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Tips for Rasika

Palak Chaat: crispy spinach

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Best Indian food in DC, Chef Vikram is amazing as well as owner Ashok Bajaj. Sexiest restaurant also. -Tamesha Warren, Top Chef

- Bravo

You have to try the Palak Chaat. Crispy spinach / sweet yoghurt / tamarind / date chutney.

- Line Storgaard-Conley

There is a reason why Washingtonians talk so highly of the palak chaat — flash-fried spinach — the standout appetizer at this much-beloved Indian restaurant. Try it. You'll thank us.

- FiOS 50

Easily the area’s best Indian restaurant and unlike any other in the crowded field. What to get: Ragda patties, potato cakes with tamarind-date-and-mint chutney; avocado and banana with date chutney.

- Washingtonian Magazine

4 stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. Tom recommends the baked cabbage dumplings. http://wapo.st/qBcG1C

- Washington Post

Get the spinach. Trust me. It's actually that good.

- Michael Miller

The palak chaat - crispy spinach - is highly recommended by nearly everyone who's ordered it. Ever tried truffled naan? Now's the time.

- The Daily Meal

Crispy spinach, and the shrimp curry. DO IT.

- Jenn Ettinger


Chic, warm atmosphere and masterful dishes. "Rasika (‘flavors,’ in Sanskrit) is incredible, and likely the best Indian food in town." -Lonely Planet on TripExpert

- TripExpert


Wouldn't normally think about dessert at an Indian place. But finish your excellent meal with the date toffee cake, gulab jamun, and kulfi.

- Varun Shetty


Wow. Everything here is delicious. Standouts include the palak chaat (it's a spinach dish), raghda patties (potato), and lamb curry. Odd but delicious: goat cheese kulcha.

- Varun Shetty

Must get the Palak Chaat and save room for the Date & Toffee pudding!

- Frank Rimalovski

Rasika's sev batata puri is the real deal. The crispy little rounds of bread are topped with potato, sour raw mango and crunchy threads of fried chickpea batter.

- Washington Post

Hip space, the very best Indian food in DC. The Palak Chaat is a must, but really can't go wrong with any dish. Plan ahead, reservations are difficult to get. Or show up with your fingers crossed.

- M Squared Real Estate

About as good as it gets in DC for Indian

- Andrew White

crispy spinach & naan... mmm.

- Tammy Gordon

my favorite restaraunt in DC! Love it

- Phil B

For the perfect meal for 2; order a chaat to start, 3 vegetable side dishes, rice and a roti. The dal is highly recommended.

- Chris Bell

Do not pass GO! without having the lamb chops. Amazing.

- Ravi S

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