Young and Hungry

Weekend Feed: Rasika in Downtown D.C.

Rasika

633 D St., Washington, DC 20004

(202) 637-1222

Rasika has done something to Indian food that it seems like no one else has: It’s made it modern. And, apparently, that’s what people have been dying for. “I lunched at Rasika for Restaurant Week and was extremely pleased.” “From the modern décor, including glass chandelier beads as a room divider, to the conversation-piece silverware to the knowledgeable waiter to the “where do I begin” comprehensive menu and subsequent exceptional quality food, Rasika lived up to everything I’d already heard about it.” “Rasika is a phenomenal restaurant-one of my favorite dining destinations in D.C.” “The menu is familiar to those who already love Indian food but includes dishes never before seen in a traditional Indian restaurant: asparagus uttapam (from the griddle section), sliced asparagus with spices served over a rice lentil pancake with coconut chutney (my favorite of the three small dishes I tried); broccoli cashewnut poriyal (a vegetarian entree or side).” “Their palak chaat is incredible and a must-have. It is one of those dishes that you will have cravings for.” The service lives up to the food. “The food is visually stunning and service is great. The sommelier is particularly helpful and they have a great selection of wines to complement their menu.” “The service was really fantastic. Our server brought me a second diet Coke before I had even finished half of my first!... I filled up on half of my lamb, and was given extra naan and rice to accompany my leftovers at home.” “There’s nothing I’d change about Rasika—except its popularity; this was the first time I could get a reservation on a choice night with less than a month’s notice.”

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