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TrussedUp Sep 12, 2011 09:45 PM

My Pops is coming to DC on his way to a business trip for a one-night visit (and general parental check in).

He LOVES Indian food (spent a lot of time in that country for work and has some close Indian-American friends), and has a birthday coming up, so I was thinking it was the perfect excuse to finally go to Rasika. Is it worth it? It's certainly a special-occasion place for me!

If it is worth the trip, what should I make sure to order?

thanks in advance!

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Rasika Restaurant
633 D Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004

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    lilkimbo Sep 14, 2011 01:48 PM

    I definitely think it's worth it! The infamous Palak Chaat is as good as everyone says, as is the cod. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

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      lukshen Sep 13, 2011 03:01 PM

      We were there in July and let the waiter order for us. We had a wonderful meal and we'll sure to go back next July, when we are back in DC for the Fancy Food Show.

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      Rasika Restaurant
      633 D Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004

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        Jeserf Sep 13, 2011 03:55 PM

        mmmm fancy food show. BEST DAY EVER. How did you have room for Rasika?!

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        Rasika Restaurant
        633 D Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004

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        BookGuy Sep 13, 2011 09:22 AM

        Get the tasting menu, regular or vegetarian. It isn't cheap but it does give you what the chef believes are his best dishes.

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          hill food Sep 13, 2011 09:49 PM

          'or' being the operative word in the tasting menu choices. there is overlap in that the regular has a bit of both. I have been happy splitting the vegetarian and specific meat dishes rather than doing both tastings.

          DO believe the hype. and the negatives (it's noisy and loud and sure it's not strictly authentic, but who really cares when it's that good - I think it represents an evolution, like when French went nouvelle and wasn't just escargot or coq au vin anymore but in this case for Indian food. the basic techniques and elements are there but in a very inventive way)

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          Elyssa Sep 13, 2011 07:11 AM

          I think Rasika is great and perfect for an Indian-food loving birthday boy. I do think the room can get rather loud (especially at 8pm on a Saturday night for example) so if that's an issue perhaps you would want to go to Bombay Club instead (Much more subdued dining room yet still delicious).

          Definitely make a reservation though.

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          Rasika Restaurant
          633 D Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004

          Bombay Club
          815 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20006

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            Jeserf Sep 13, 2011 04:30 AM

            if you can get a reservation, yes.
            and palak chat.

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