Bindaas, web site, 3309 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC, 202-244-6550 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [WaPo | Washingtonian | TripAdvisor | City Paper | Ylp | Gayot]
From the people who brought you Rasika, this place is more casual. If you go with four people for lunch you can order the entire lunch menu and maybe a few doubles. That is what we did. Everything was quite good, though the median dish was not a revelation. They served some cup thingies filled with avocado (Avocado Golgappa), I thought that was by far the best item and we ordered a few more of those. It is one of the best dishes in town. The two kinds of uttapam were stellar. Nothing was bad. So your first visit here, I say diversify. For later visits, specialize in the best dishes. There is more on the dinner menu, by the way. Overall this place is just Indian snacks, no curries, a very good idea says I.