Rasika (West End)

Modern Indian

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Overview

As the second location of the original Penn Quarter location, Rasika (West End) opened in 2012 serving creative riffs on traditional Indian cuisine. The impeccable white dining room sports tasteful, teal booths and notable menu offerings from James Beard award-winning chef, Vikram Sunderam. Don't miss crispy spinach favorite, palak chaat, as you peruse their inventive a la carte or tasting menu.

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Accolades

  • Number 9: Tom Sietsema’s Top 10 2016 - Washington Post
  • Number 5: 100 Very Best Restaurants 2016 - Washingtonian
  • Best Restaurants in West End, DC 2016 - Zagat
  • Chef Vikram Sundera, Winner: James Beard Foundation Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic 2014
  • Zagat rating of 4.8 out of 5
  • Top Upscale Indian Restaurants around the US 2016 - Table8

Menu for Rasika (West End)

Lunch Menu

Pre Theater Menu

Appetizers

  • Chicken Tikka Kesari
  • Malai Seekh Kebab
  • Palak Chaat
  • Sev Puri

Entrées

  • Chicken Tikka Masala
  • Lamb Kashmiri
  • Salmon Tandoori
  • Grouper Bengali Curry
  • Gobhi Mattar / Vegetable Rassa / Dal Dhungaree

Dessert

  • Sorbet / Ice Cream
  • Gulab Jamun with Ice Cream
  • Rice Pudding

Breads

  • Naan
    $3.00
  • Garlic Naan
    $3.00
  • Roti
    $3.00
  • Mint Paratha
    $3.00
  • Onion and Sage Naan
    $4.00
  • Chili Olive Naan
    $4.00
  • Truffle Naan
    $4.00
  • Goat Cheese Kulcha
    $4.00
  • Tawa Cauliflower Dill Paratha
    $4.00
  • Bread Basket Naan / Onion Sage Naan / Mint Paratha
    $8.00

Rice

  • Basmati Rice
    $3.00
  • Saffron Pulao
    $5.00

Tasting Menu

First Course

  • Palak Chaat Crispy baby spinach / sweet yogurt / tamarind / date chutney

Second Course

  • Tuna Chutneywala Ahi tuna / coconut / cilantro / kachumber

Third Course

  • Black Cod Fresh dill / cheddar / star anise / honey / peanut quinoa
    $8.00
  • Grouper Bengali Curry Panch poran spices / onion / tomatoes
  • Lamb Kashmiri Caramelized onions / ginger powder / fennel powder
  • Chicken Tikka Masala National Dish of England!
  • Vegetable Rassa Seasonal vegetables / mustard seeds / curry leaves
  • Bhindi Chili Garlic Okra / onions / ginger / green chilies

Fourth - Dessert Course

  • Date and Toffee Pudding / Gulab Jamun

Nosh-Farmana

  • Cauliflower Bezule Mustard seeds / curry leaves / green chilies / lemon juice
    $8.00
  • Wada Pao Spiced potatoes / garlic chutney
    $8.00
  • Chili Fish Fingers Red chili flakes / lemon mayonnaise
    $10.00
  • Chicken 65 Black pepper / coriander seeds / lemon juice
    $8.00
  • Assorted Pappadum's
    $4.00

Tawa-Griddle

  • Calamari Balchao Kashmiri chilies / malt vinegar / tamarind
    $10.00
  • Tuna Chutneywala Ahi tuna / coconut / cilantro / kachumber
    $14.00
  • Sea Bass Varuval Curry leaves / fennel seeds / black pepper / upma
    $11.00
  • Chicken Kathi Roll Onions / tomatoes / chicken tikka
    $10.00
  • Shammi Kebab Lamb / lentils / garam masala / mint chutney
    $10.00
  • Tawa Baingan Eggplant / spiced potato / olive oil / peanut sauce
    $9.00
  • Masala Uttapam Rice lentil pancakes / green onions / tomato chutney
    $8.00
  • Beetroot Cashew Nut Tikki Goat cheese / red chili / rhubarb chutney
    $8.00

Sigri-Barbeque

  • Mango Shrimp Fresh mango / cashew nut / ginger / coriander
    $12.00
  • Malai Seekh Kebab Lamb / ginger / garlic / clotted cream
    $9.00
  • Spicy Reshmi kebab Minced chicken / mint / coriander / green chilies
    $8.00
  • Chicken Tikka Malai Cream cheese / saffron / mint chutney
    $8.00
  • Hariyali Paneer Cottage cheese / mint / cilantro / green chilies
    $9.00

Chaat-Savories

  • Sev Batata Puri Crispy biscuits / potatoes / raw mangoes gram flour vermicelli / chutneys
    $8.00
  • Avocado Banana Chaat Cumin / red chili powder / tamarind / date chutney
    $10.00
  • Palak Chaat Crispy baby spinach / yogurt / tamarind / date
    $10.00
  • Sweet Potato Samosa Ginger / green chili / cranberry chutney
    $8.00

Seafood Entrée

  • Grouper Bengali Curry Panch poran spices / onion / tomatoes
    $22.00
  • Red Snapper Mappas Coconut milk / fennel / malt vinegar / rice vermicelli
    $20.00
  • Shrimp Bottle Masala Onion / blend of spices / mangoes
    $22.00
  • Dum Ka Lobster Cashew nut / caramelized onion / saffron
    $28.00
  • Salmon Tandoori Lime leaves / ginger / garlic / lemon pickle
    $21.00
  • Black Cod Fresh dill / honey / cheddar / star anise / peanut quinoa
    $27.00

Meat Entrée

  • Tandoori Chicken Tikka Chilies / garlic / garam masala
    $17.00
  • Andhra Chicken Curry Red chilies / curry leaves / coriander seeds
    $17.00
  • Chicken Badami Korma Almonds / cinnamon / black pepper / saffron
    $17.00
  • Chicken Tikka Masala National dish of England!
    $17.00
  • Tandoori Lamb Chops* Mace / cardamom / cashew nuts / ginger
    $12.00
    $24.00
    $36.00
  • Hyderabadi Lamb Biryani Aromatic lamb / basmati rice / saffron / raita
    $19.00
  • Lamb Kashmiri Caramelized onions / ginger powder / fennel powder
    $18.00
  • Lamb Xacuti Goan speciality / coconut / blend of roasted spices
    $18.00
  • Duck Salli Duck breast / apricots / straw potatoes
    $22.00

Vegetarian Entrée /Side Dishes

  • Paneer Tamatar Kofta Cottage cheese / sun-dried tomato / cumin
    $14.00
    $8.00
  • Malai Palak Spinach / cumin / garlic / ginger
    $14.00
    $8.00
  • Bhindi Chili Garlic Okra / onions / ginger / green chilies
    $14.00
    $8.00
  • Gobhi Mattar Cauliflower / green peas / cumin / ginger
    $14.00
    $8.00
  • Vegetable Rassa Seasonal vegetables / mustard seeds / curry leaves
    $14.00
    $8.00
  • Butternut Squash Kootu Tamarind / lentils / coconut
    $14.00
    $8.00
  • Cremini Pea Korma Cashew nuts / onion / tomato / garam masala
    $14.00
    $8.00
  • Dal Dhungaree Smoked lentils / garlic / tomatoes / fenugreek
    $10.00
    $6.00
  • Cucumber Raita Cucumber / yogurt relish
    $5.00
  • Vegetable Biryani Aromatic seasonal vegetables / basmati rice / raita
    $16.00

House-made Chutneys

  • Eggplant Ginger Chutney
    $2.50
    $6.00
  • Tomato/ Golden Raisin Chutney
    $2.50
    $6.00
  • Mango Chutney
    $2.50
    $6.00

Dinner Menu

Pre Theater Menu

Appetizers

  • Chicken Tikka Kesari
  • Malai Seekh Kebab
  • Palak Chaat
  • Sev Puri

Entrées

  • Chicken Tikka Masala
  • Lamb Kashmiri
  • Salmon Tandoori
  • Grouper Bengali Curry
  • Gobhi Mattar / Vegetable Rassa / Dal Dhungaree

Dessert

  • Sorbet / Ice Cream
  • Gulab Jamun with Ice Cream
  • Rice Pudding

Breads

  • Naan
    $3.00
  • Garlic Naan
    $3.00
  • Roti
    $3.00
  • Mint Paratha
    $3.00
  • Onion and Sage Naan
    $4.00
  • Chili Olive Naan
    $4.00
  • Truffle Naan
    $4.00
  • Goat Cheese Kulcha
    $4.00
  • Tawa Cauliflower Dill Paratha
    $4.00
  • Bread Basket Naan / Onion Sage Naan / Mint Paratha
    $8.00

Rice

  • Basmati Rice
    $3.00
  • Saffron Pulao
    $5.00

Tasting Menu

First Course

  • Palak Chaat Crispy baby spinach / sweet yogurt / tamarind / date chutney

Second Course

  • Tuna Chutneywala Ahi tuna / coconut / cilantro / kachumber

Third Course

  • Black Cod Fresh dill / cheddar / star anise / honey / peanut quinoa
    $8.00
  • Grouper Bengali Curry Panch poran spices / onion / tomatoes
  • Lamb Kashmiri Caramelized onions / ginger powder / fennel powder
  • Chicken Tikka Masala National Dish of England!
  • Vegetable Rassa Seasonal vegetables / mustard seeds / curry leaves
  • Bhindi Chili Garlic Okra / onions / ginger / green chilies

Fourth - Dessert Course

  • Date and Toffee Pudding / Gulab Jamun

Nosh-Farmana

  • Cauliflower Bezule Mustard seeds / curry leaves / green chilies / lemon juice
    $8.00
  • Wada Pao Spiced potatoes / garlic chutney
    $8.00
  • Chili Fish Fingers Red chili flakes / lemon mayonnaise
    $10.00
  • Chicken 65 Black pepper / coriander seeds / lemon juice
    $8.00
  • Assorted Pappadums
    $4.00

Tawa-Griddle

  • Calamari Balchao Kashmiri chilies / malt vinegar / tamarind
    $10.00
  • Tuna Chutneywala Ahi tuna / coconut / cilantro / kachumber
    $14.00
  • Sea Bass Varuval Curry leaves / fennel seeds / black pepper / upma
    $12.00
  • Chicken Kathi Roll Onions / tomatoes / chicken tikka
    $10.00
  • Shammi Kebab Lamb / lentils / garam masala / mint chutney
    $10.00
  • Tawa Baingan Eggplant / spiced potato / olive oil / peanut sauce
    $9.00
  • Masala Uttapam Rice lentil pancakes / green onions / tomato chutney
    $8.00
  • Beetroot Cashew Nut Tikki Goat cheese / red chili / rhubarb chutney
    $9.00

Sigri-Barbeque

  • Mango Shrimp Fresh mango / cashew nut / ginger / coriander
    $12.00
  • Malai Seekh Kebab Lamb / ginger / garlic / clotted cream
    $9.00
  • Spicy Reshmi kebab Minced chicken / mint / coriander / green chilies
    $9.00
  • Chicken Tikka Kesari Cream cheese / saffron / mint chutney
    $8.00
  • Hariyali Paneer Cottage cheese / mint / cilantro / green chilies
    $9.00

Chaat-Savories

  • Sev Batata Puri Crispy biscuits / potatoes / raw mangoes gram flour vermicelli / chutneys
    $8.00
  • Avocado Banana Chaat Cumin / red chili powder / tamarind / date chutney
    $10.00
  • Palak Chaat Crispy baby spinach / yogurt / tamarind / date
    $12.00
  • Sweet Potato Samosa Ginger / green chili / cranberry chutney
    $8.00

Seafood Entrée

  • Grouper Bengali Curry Panch poran spices / onion / tomatoes
    $25.00
  • Red Snapper Mappas Coconut milk / fennel / malt vinegar / rice vermicelli
    $24.00
  • Shrimp Bottle Masala Onion / blend of spices / mangoes
    $24.00
  • Dum Ka Lobster Cashew nut / caramelized onion / saffron
    $28.00
  • Salmon Tandoori Lime leaves / ginger / garlic / lemon pickle
    $22.00
  • Black Cod Fresh dill / honey / cheddar / star anise / peanut quinoa
    $30.00

Meat Entrée

  • Tandoori Chicken Tikka Chilies / garlic / garam masala
    $18.00
  • Andhra Chicken Curry Red chilies / curry leaves / coriander seeds
    $18.00
  • Chicken Badami Korma Almonds / cinnamon / black pepper / saffron
    $18.00
  • Chicken Tikka Masala National dish of England!
    $18.00
  • Tandoori Lamb Chops* Mace / cardamom / cashew nuts / ginger
    $24.00
    $36.00
  • Hyderabadi Lamb Biryani Aromatic lamb / basmati rice / saffron / raita
    $20.00
  • Lamb Kashmiri Caramelized onions / ginger powder / fennel powder
    $20.00
  • Lamb Xacuti Goan speciality / coconut / blend of roasted spices
    $20.00
  • Duck Salli Duck breast / apricots / straw potatoes
    $24.00

Vegetarian Entrée /Side Dishes

  • Paneer Tamatar Kofta Cottage cheese / sun-dried tomato / cumin
    $14.00
    $8.00
  • Malai Palak Spinach / cumin / garlic / ginger
    $14.00
    $8.00
  • Bhindi Chili Garlic Okra / onions / ginger / green chilies
    $14.00
    $8.00
  • Gobhi Mattar Cauliflower / green peas / cumin / ginger
    $14.00
    $8.00
  • Vegetable Rassa Seasonal vegetables / mustard seeds / curry leaves
    $14.00
    $8.00
  • Butternut Squash Kootu Tamarind / lentils / coconut
    $14.00
    $8.00
  • Cremini Pea Korma Cashew nuts / onion / tomato / garam masala
    $14.00
    $8.00
  • Dal Dhungaree Smoked lentils / garlic / tomatoes / fenugreek
    $10.00
    $6.00
  • Cucumber Raita Cucumber / yogurt relish
    $5.00
  • Vegetable Biryani Aromatic seasonal vegetables / basmati rice / raita
    $16.00

House-made Chutneys

  • Eggplant Ginger Chutney
    $2.50
    $6.00
  • Tomato/ Golden Raisin Chutney
    $2.50
    $6.00
  • Mango Chutney
    $2.50
    $6.00

Bar Menu

Sparkling

  • Sparkling Cava Rosado (Trepat), Mont Marcal, NV, Penedes, Spain
    $12.00
  • Sparkling Riesling, Dr Loosen Bros, "Dr. L", Extra Dry, NV, Mosel, Germany
    $13.00
  • Champagne Collon, Brut, NV, Champagne, France
    $22.00

White

  • Gewurtztraminer, Brandborg 2012 Umpqua Valley, Oregon
    $11.00
  • Chardonnay Blend, La Closerie Des Lys, "Les Fruitières" 2014 Limoux, France
    $12.00
  • Sauvignon Blanc, Yorkville Cellars 2014 Mendocino, California
    $12.00
  • Grüner Veltliner, Tegernseerhof 2014 Wachau, Austria
    $12.00
  • Riesling, Mercer 2013 Yakima Valley, Washington
    $13.00
  • Chardonnay, Hoopla 2014 Napa Valley, California
    $13.00
  • Chenin Blanc, Domaine du Viking 2011 Vouvray, Loire Valley, France
    $15.00

Red

  • Tempranillo, Artadi, 2012 Rioja Alavesa, Spain
    $11.00
  • Cabernet Franc, Couly-Dutheil, "Les Gravières" 2013 Chinon, Loire Valley, France
    $12.00
  • Merlot Blend, Château La Braulterie de Peyraud 2008 Cotes de Blaye, Bordeaux, France
    $12.00
  • Grenache/Syrah Blend, Château Simian, 2011 Côtes du Rhone, France
    $13.00
  • Poulsard, Domaine de la Pinte 2011 Jura, France
    $14.00
  • Nebbiolo, Damilano, "Marghe" 2012 Langhe, Piedmont, Italy
    $15.00
  • Pinot Noir, Coeur de Terre 2012 Willamette Valley, Oregon
    $16.00

Rosé

  • Grenache/Syrah, Palais Privé 2014 Luberon, Provence, France
    $13.00
  • Sangiovese, La Spinetta, "Il Rose di Casanova" 2014 Tuscany, Italy
    $12.00

Cocktails

  • Rasika Passion Fruit Puree, Housemade Ginger Liqueur, Sparkling Wine
    $12.00
  • Kaminee Pimm's, Chili Gin, Lime Juice, Ginger Syrup, Cucumber
    $12.00
  • Sania Bourbon, Spiced Pear-infused Honey, Allspice Dram, Lime Juice, Bitters, Fresh Thyme
    $12.00
  • Sonam Gin, Celery Juice, Fresh Dill Lime Juice, Sugar
    $12.00
  • Gayatri Spiced Rum, Butternut Squash, Brown Sugar, Cold Milk, Bitters, Fresh Nutmeg
    $12.00
  • Priyanka Amrut Fusion, Sweet Vermouth, Brandy, Benedictine, Bitters
    $12.00
  • Padma Peruvian Pisco, Pineapple, Vanilla, Peychaud's Bitters
    $12.00
  • Divya Gin, Apricot Liqueur, Lemon, Spiced Honey Syrup, Sparkling Wine
    $12.00
  • Asha Reposado Tequila, Cranberry Reduction, Ginger, Lime Juice, Frizzante Brachetto, Rosemary
    $12.00
  • Rekha Mezcal, Genepy des Alpes, Pampelmousse Liqueur, Campari, Cardamom Bitters
    $12.00

Draft Beers

  • Brewer's Art, "7 Beauties", Country Rye Ale, Baltimore, MD
    $8.00
  • Kingfisher, Lager, India
    $8.00
  • Sixpoint, "Bengali Tiger" IPA, New York
    $8.00

Bottled Beers

  • Port City, Downright Pilsner, Alexandria, Virginia
    $8.00
  • Bell's, Two-Hearted Ale, IPA, Michigan
    $8.00
  • Great Lakes, "Edmund Fitzgerald", Porter, Cleveland, OH
    $8.00

Non-Alcoholic Specialties

  • Ginger Limeade Fresh Squeezed Lime, House-made Ginger Syrup
    $5.00
  • Mango Mocktail Mango Puree, Rose Hip Grenadine, Club Soda
    $5.00
  • Passion Fruit Punch Passion Fruit, Pomegranate Molasses, Rose Syrup, Club Soda
    $5.00

Indian Specialty Single Malts

  • Amrut "Fusion" Distilled from both Scottish and Indian Barley
    $14.00
  • Amrut Single Malt Cask Strength Distilled from barley grown in North West India. Licorice and toffee notes with a bitter-sweet balance
    $16.00
  • Amrut Single Malt Cask Strength - Peated Intense barley with malt body and a finish of smoke and drier oak characteristics
    $16.00
  • Amrut "Intermediate Sherry" Aged in Bourbon Casks, then Sherry Casks, then back to Bourbon Casks to complete maturation
    $24.00

Amrut Indian Single Malt Flight

  • Amrut Indian Single Malt Flight Served with Ice and Water on the Side
    $25.00

American Specialty Whiskeys

  • George Dickel Rye
    $10.00
  • Bookers Bourbon
    $16.00
  • Four Rose's Single Barrel Bourbon
    $16.00
  • Breckenridge Bourbon
    $12.00
  • High West "Rendezvous" Rye
    $13.00
  • Whistle Pig "10 Year" Rye
    $16.00
  • McCarthy's Oregon Single Malt, Scottish Barley
    $13.00

Single Malt Scotch

  • Balvenie Double Wood 12 year - Speyside
    $16.00
  • Glenlivet 12 year - Speyside
    $14.00
  • Glenlivet 16 year "Nàdurra" Cask Strength - Speyside
    $19.00
  • Macallan 18 year - Speyside
    $36.00
  • Dalwhinnie - Distiller's Edition- Highland
    $20.00
  • Oban 14 year - Highland
    $18.00
  • Glenmorangie 10 year - Highland
    $16.00
  • Highland Park 12 year -Islands
    $14.00
  • Caol Ila 12 year - Islay
    $15.00
  • Ardbeg 10 year - Islay
    $18.00
  • Amrut Blackadder - Bangalore, India
    $13.00

Irish Whiskey

  • Red Breast - 15 year
    $18.00
  • Bushmills
    $12.00
  • Green Spot - Single Pot Still
    $14.00

Gin

  • Beefeater London Dry Gin
    $10.00
  • Bombay Sapphire
    $11.00
  • Boomsma Oude Genever
    $10.00
  • Boomsma Jounge Genever
    $10.00
  • Hendricks
    $12.00
  • Plymouth
    $11.00
  • Sipsmith London Dry Gin
    $12.00
  • Tanqueray No. 10
    $12.00

1190 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20037

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Modern, Romantic, Trendy/Scene
  • Dress Code: Dressy
    Good For: Meet For A Drink, Outdoor Dining, Power Scene
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (202) 466-2500
  • Private Dining Room: Yes