Where to Find Modern Indian Fare Near Your Navy Yard Apartment: Rasika

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Ashok Bajaj has been named Restaurateur of the Year by both the Washingtonian and the Washington City Paper, as well as a ten-time nominee for the James Beard Foundation’s Restaurateur of the Year award. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that his Penn Quarter restaurant, Rasika, is a hit. 

If you’re already a fan of Indian cuisine and haven’t visited Rasika, you should do so as soon as possible. Showcasing modern Indian cuisine, Rasika has more than two dozen items listed under “Critical Acclaims” on their reviews page, and for great reason. But it isn’t just critics that give raving reviews to this upscale spot. Customer reviews are just as glowing: “Best Indian in Washington, D.C. hands down.” “What a treat . . . . “ “An excellent spot for a date… or just pure gluttony in a button down.

Rasika features an open kitchen to showcase their tawa (griddle) and sigri (barbecue) cooking methods. Their menu features traditional dishes like chicken tikka masala and vegetable biryani. Pickup and delivery options are available so that you can even enjoy these classic Indian dishes from home. With a side of naan and a bottle of sangria, you’re in for a treat. 

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