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What to eat at Rasika?

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I'm a vegetarian, and not a fan of okra, but no other parameters. I don't think I'm up for the tasting menu right now, but suggestions of specific items will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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  1. the spinach salad is a MUST-have and can be ordered ala carte.

    it comes with the tasting menus (1 order each of the tastings is too much food, but 2 will feed 3 easily)

    1. For us meat eaters? Any reccs?

      Has anyone tried the bison?

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      1. re: WestIndianArchie

        Chicken Makhani and the Black Cod (I know cod isn't "meat" but it's not only vegetarian either). Haven't had the bison--or any red meat there actually. I always end up going back to the cod or chicken.

      2. You absolutely must have the Palak Chaat -- crispy spinach with sweet yogurt, tamarind and date chutney -- so delicious!

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        1. re: Lauman

          THAT's the name of the spinach dish!

          sorry no recs on meat, although I am an omnivore, somehow we always end up going the vegetarian route there.

        2. Had the crispy spinach, which was absolutely delicious! Also had the small plate of smoked eggplant, which was amazing. I am actually planning on returning to Rasika in a few weeks on the strength of these two dishes alone. Incredible, layered flavors. The garlic naan was aromatic and the texture was fabulous. I didn't love the lentil dumplings, and the uttapam got pretty soggy. As far as non-meat, one fried ordered the cod and really loved it. I will definitely be back and heartily recommend this restaurant for innovative and delicious food. Note that the honey bourbon drink is a pretty serious cocktail. I had to share it!