Young and Hungry

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Rasika

Ashok BajajOne by one, we’re running through the 50 restaurants that made the cut on this year’s Young & Hungry Dining Guide. If you have visited the day’s featured restaurant, let us know what you think. If you’re planning to visit for the first time, tell us about your meal when you return.

Enough about the crispy spinach chaat, OK? We’ve heard about it a thousand times already. Yes, it’s a great appetizer—crispy and sweet, with an undercurrent of heat—but chef Vikram Sunderam can impress you in so many other ways. My current obsession is Sunderam’s tandoori lamb chops—these Frenched and marinated chops that are dropped in the clay oven until charred on the outside and juicy pink on the inside. Good God, I could eat those chops like Popsicles on a summer day.

Rasika, 633 D St. NW, (202) 637-1222