Rasika

Rasika, web site (Flash), 633 D Street NW, near MCI Center, Washington, DC, 202-637-1222 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Washingtonian | WaPo | food-plan | The Hill | Don Rockwell | Yelp | Gayot]

Right now this is one of the best places in DC. It has declined since opening but it still pretty good. The food here has real taste, much as you might find in India. Nice décor. Many fine touches in the cooking. The best dish is the spinach (somewhat fried or frittered), with corn; better than it sounds. The way to go here is to order starters, chats, appetizers, etc., and avoid the good but less innovative main courses. Good okra, very good cauliflower and I very much like the black lentils. Going all-vegetarian here is not a mistake. Good prawns. Overall a strong entry into Washington’s dining scene.

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  3. I had lunch at Rasika today; it was fabulous! Thanks for the recommendation.

  4. Kathryn says:

    Skip Rasika.
    Decent food, but way over-priced and poor service. People rave about the cod, and sure, it’s good, but it costs $28 for two small pieces of fish on a plate (bread is extra – our table of 6 people was billed $32 just for bread).

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