Rasika

restaurants / Indian

Rasika information

Location
Washington, DC , USA
Address
633 D St NW
Telephone
+1 202 637 1222
Getting there
Metro: Archives-Navy Memorial
More information
www.rasikarestaurant.com
Prices
mains $17-26
Opening hours
lunch Mon-Fri, dinner daily
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Rasika (‘flavors,’ in Sanskrit) is incredible, and likely the best Indian food in town. This ain’t your average McMasala’s. Rather, it’s as cutting edge as Indian food gets, both in terms of menu and presentation. The latter resembles a Jaipur palace decorated by a flock of modernist art gallery curators; the former…well, it’s good . Narangi duck is juicy, almost softly unctuous, but pleasantly nutty thanks to the addition of cashews; the deceptively simple dal (lentils) have the right kiss of sharp fenugreek. Vegans and vegetarians will feel a lot of love here.