Rasoi Indian Kitchen

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$30 and under
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Eclectic Indian fare in an elegant dining-room. Indra, the God of rain, graces the entrance. Our North Indian dishes are made using special blend of spices by Chef Poonam. A full bar including four tap beers and Indian Wines to enhance your dining experience. Reservations accepted for a la carte only.

Special Offers

Mango-Tini $5.95 til 7 PM

Enjoy from our vast varieties of Cocktails and $5 Tap Beers and Indian Wines to pair with your Dinner!!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 16 October 2018

Ends: 17 October 2117

Availability: Sun-Fri 17:00-19:00

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Denver
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

tHIS RESTAURANT CATERS TO BUSLOADS OF TOURISTS ARRIVING FOR THEIR BUFFET LUNCH. There was not another soul in the place when we arrived and no one else came in. Food was mediocre at best. The server was gracious, helpful, and friendly. the bright spot. I booked it because it was close to the Renwick , should have read reviews 1st.

Rasoi Indian Kitchen
Responded 7 days ago

Hello Sarah, I apologize if you were inconvenienced by the big group. My buses are scheduled for 1:15 PM onwards. We do our best to fore-warn before the big group is seated. Thanks for your understanding!

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Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great, owner explained dishes, engaged us in conversation and answered questions.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best Indian meals I’ve had in DC. The owners are extremely friendly!

y
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went about an a hour before closing so we were the only ones there which meant fast and attentive service. Food was delicious and options were plenty.

L
Phoenix
43 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Naan was cold and a bit dry. Otherwise, the special dinner was delicious.

EL
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoy Rasoi. I have been here a few times and always like the food and the service. Getting your food can sometimes take a little while, but I would not call the service slow by any means. I really appreciate the separate vegan section of the menu; I love the eggplant and the gobi Manchurian.

KB
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

We arrived for our reservation and there were no servers present. The workers were setting up a buffet and did not seat us. We seated ourselves and got our own menus. After several minutes, we decided to just eat the buffet and serve ourselves. The food was alright and drinks were fine.

AA
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Very courteous and attentive service. My family and I were treated with utmost respect. Great food!

DC
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My friend and I decided on lunch on this visit. We had the choice of choosing from the menu or the mostly vegetarian buffet. A warm basket of various flavors of naan arrived at our table while we headed to the buffet. I loved the fried cauliflower in a spicy red sauce. My friend's and my plates were filled with favorites like spinach paneer, chickpeas, aloo, and all the condiments. The only downside is we had no room for dessert.

FC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service, perfect location. Spinach app was awesome. All the dishes were delicious.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great, warm service and very delicious dinner- definitely recommend it!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location, fantastic food and perfect service. I will be back during every trip to D.C.

m
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Rasoi was a wonderful experience for us. We were in DC for a girls' weekend and selected Rasoi from Open Table the same day as our reservation. The food was absolutely delicious and our waitress (whom I can only assume was also an owner) had great recommendations and was very patient with us as we made our menu selections. Very good and I would go again!

D
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

That was nice. Two things worth comment. I was dining alone. This can be kind of a bummer, but the hostess was nice - went our of her way to make me feel less alone. Also, I'm strict vegetarian. I don't expect restaurants to cater to a minority of diners, and Indian restaurants are usually a no-go (ghee, paneer...) Fine choices here. Go again? Yeah.

L
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have dined twice. Once a la carte lunch and once buffet. Excellent food and experience both times.

OT
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Rasoi's lunch buffet may be Washington's best kept dining secret. The buffet changes daily and offers a generous array of vegetarian selections along with several meat dishes. Unlike some buffets, each dish is unique in flavor, color & texture with varying levels of heat, and they're all delicious. I love finishing off with the fresh fruit salad after sampling the tasty main courses.

AR
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Their kulfi was wonderful! Their service was even better

DL
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and friendly. Totally hit the spot!
Staff was excellent. Food was tasty. Portions were just right

SJ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Attentive service. The food was pretty good but not great. The tables are close together so it is a bit noisy.

OT
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place has the best food! You will not go away hungry! Service was great and the ambience was even better! Would highly recommend this to all my friends for any occasion!

JA
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time at Rasoi, which had been recommended by a friend, and we thoroughly enjoyed the great food and service and will definitely go back!

A
Salt Lake City
17 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 4

Each meat was over cooked

DO
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, nice contact with the owner. The spices are very subtile, and some of them are very soft if you are afraid of eating something too spicy. But if you like spicy food, you'll find it also ! We spent a cool evening, very relaxed.

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The vegetable samosas were to my satisfaction. I was delighted to have their butter chicken. I asked for spice level 6/10 (medium) and was totally satisfied with the outcome.

NB
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

It is very conveniently located and has plenty of seats for a circle of friends. The food was not great unfortunately - my tandoori chicken and naan were kind of dry.
If I were to go there again, I will definitely order something else.

D
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This is a very bad restaurant. Very rude and unruly owner. They charged my 3 year old twins full buffet price each. They hardly took a bite of anything. Very bad restaurant. Bad quality food. You will feel disappointed and sad after your visit to this place. Don’t ever waste your time and money.

g
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

We came to Rasoi for my daughter's birthday. As a vegan, it can be difficult to find good dining options, but Rasoi was a great experience. The food was very good, I'd say that on the same level as Rasika, where finding a reservation is usually very difficult. The lady who welcomed me defines customer service. I am thinking she must be the owner or similar. Her smile and warmth sure beat anyplace else's service. I told her about my vegan birthday girl and she said she would be aware of that throughout the dinner. In the end, as there were no vegan desserts, she brought a cute bowl of melon with a candle. Our food was amazing and, if you think you're good on spicy food, do try their vindaloo. Outstanding! A great night was had by all, and we enjoyed the welcoming service and conversation.

DA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent customer service! The host is very personable.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The worst indian restaurant in this world, the people were super rude/rascist. They kept serving water and checking on the Caucasian customers and belittling us. More than that, the food was uncooked and unwanted. It might sound too extreme but this restaurant deserves to be shut down.

FI
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Pretty disappointed... Lunch buffet wasn't so tasty, and the food wasn't very warm. One plate of food was plenty. No refurnds for us!

CA
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

My self run and own a business,i never write a review about other business.but i am writing about this place, this place need to be close down. we walked in to the restaurant and owner was arguing with family which came to dine in and they walked out.well thats not the issue. we could not find the table in good rated indian restaurants in surrounding area they were all booked up until 9:30pm and we had 3 years old who was very hungry, so despite of bed rating we choose this place for dine. we should have assumed when we saw only 2 table were occupied when the other restaurants don't have tables till 9:30. food were microwave warm, no fresh cooked. my self cook better food then this restaurant does. this place is ruining the name of indian cuisine. i felt bad about those non indian people seating in the restaurant assuming this what indian food taste. when in reality street vendor in india also make lot better food. for god sake for the name of india you should close this down.

ER
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been to Rasoi for dinner a number of times and always really enjoyed the food. It's on par price-wise with what I would expect for an Indian restaurant in DC and they serve very sizable portions. For 3 people, we ordered 3 entrees and 2 baskets of naan and took home plenty of delicious leftovers! It's usually pretty quiet during dinner time - never had trouble getting a table. On my most recent visit I asked for a dish that I didn't see listed in the menu and they were happy to make it for me.

While they do validate garage parking, there is still a $5 charge and we got a little lost coming out of the garage after parking. Seems like it would be much easier to street park at a meter and probably more cost effective.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at this restaurant was outstanding and the manager very friendly. We enjoyed it very much!

M
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I was pleasantly surprised by this restaurant, since I’d never heard of it before and I work in the area. The food was very good and authentic!

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Food is not at all good and very expensive. For everything, they are just adding cashew mix.

BB
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rasoi has been my go-to restaurant for years. I can't say enough about the quality of the food and the friendly and welcoming environment. An intimate meal or a many member meal fits well at Rasoi. Food is authentic and delicious!
Barbara B

SB
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The service was beyond deplorable. And they make victims through false advertising. Beware!

Refused to accept a valid Groupon after 2 of us each purchased $15+ entrees because the manager said the $24 three-course meal didn't qualify as an "entree". Despite the fact nowhere on the menu is the term "entree" listed. And despite the fact the supposedly non-qualifying meal was twice the cost of a regular entree. We were also given the wrong dish, and were duped into ordering it in the first place.

In addition, the restaurant was understaffed on a Saturday night despite being at about a quarter capacity. The single server/bartender/host/waiter/busboy/manager/pickpocket/owner on duty was too busy devising ways to swindle customers out of hard-earned money to bother providing knowledgeable, efficient service.

V
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very tasty food, fast service, nice staff, reasonable price.

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely excellent!

VN
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Don't go here for dinner if you are looking to order and eat quickly, but if you plan on a long leisurely dinner, food is worth the wait!

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