Best Indian Restaurants In Washington Near Me

Rasika West End Heritage India Indigo Jyoti Indian Cuisine Masala Story Cafe of India NaanWise Indian Cuisine Pappe Laliguras Glover Park - Indian/Nepali Cuisine Rasika Le Mirch Laliguras Indian Nepali Bistro Rajaji Curry House Indian Restaurant Masala Art Indian Restaurant London Curry House The Bombay Club Karma Modern Indian Indique Butter Chicken Company Flavors of India


1. Rasika West End - Washington

· 1576 reviews

1190 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037

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Rasika West End: what do users think?

N K: The vibe and our server was amazing! We ordered mango shrimp, malai kabab, seekh kabab, lamb biryani, chicken tikka masala, palak chaat, lamb chop, chili fish, and salmon. Everything was good except the biryani. It was super bland and not flavorful like a biryani should be. Not authentic.

Susan Miller: We were told about this place by a local and it was one of the highlights of our trip! The food was amazing and our waiter, Mani, gave us some wonderful recommendations for our dinner. The palak chaat is to die for! Highly recommend!

2. Heritage India - Washington



· 233 reviews

3238 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

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Heritage India: what do users think?

Evan Hines: Great dining experience, very pleasant staff. Food was very good as was the presentation and value. Speaking of value for money, if you give a restaurant one star in DC because it’s too expensive you may be better of having a Wawa sandwich or cooking at home for yourself… grocery stores offer affordable, abundant selections of fresh and tasty component ingredients for you to make anything you want, let the YouTube or tick tok be your cookbook. I will return, very nice restaurant 4/4stars.

Michelle Worsoff: Guys, let me just say something. This is the tastiest Indian food I have ever had in my entire life. It is the best quality you will find, which is why it’s very expensive. Yes, maybe the service isn’t perfect but the food that they serve is quite literally sent from god. I don’t get Indian food anywhere else because it’s all very bad compared to the food that this amazing restaurant makes. My favorite dishes are the chicken tikka masala, saag paneer, butter chicken, with garlic naan. The chicken is cooked to perfection. They do not serve small portions, the bowls that they use look small but believe me, it’s very hard for me to finish even one of them as the food is so filling. I am an extremely tough critic, and seeing that this place has a 4.1 made me upset. If we are judging solely on food it deserves a 5/5 and I say this with complete sincerity. Good job Heritage India. Thank you for making one of my favorite foods of all time. Best, -M

Monica Middleton: Have been multiple times and always enjoyed my meal. Staff has always been very friendly as well and happy to provide recommendations on what to order.

3. Indigo - Washington

· 1478 reviews

243 K St NE, Washington, DC 20002

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Indigo: what do users think?

Devang Patel: Awesome Hidden Jewel in DC Metro Area. Simple, No Frill Indian (Desi) Restaurants. Home Cooked Food, Desi Dhaba Feel ambient. Owner and Michelin Star Chef always available to Suggest you the Food and Drink Options. We had a Awesome time talking to Chef and Owner about their Journey and Food was JUST YUM YUM YUM!!! Highly Highly recommended.

Al Zee: I think this has got to be my favorite restaurant. I loved the lamb - both the lamb curry and indi roll. The spicy masala chicken was the bomb. I had the mango lasso for dessert which was also awesome. Only wish the soft drinks were bottomless. Definitely recommend. Oh, and the owner (or maybe manager?) was very nice. Thanks for a great overall experience.

Repo Man: Great little restaurant to get lunch or dinner. Love the outdoor seating. No waiters service. You order at counter they will bring it to you. Everything in disposable containers. Please try goat and aloo paratha. Hard to find parking on busy day.

Elizabeth Tate: Somehow I always forget to post a review, but this is my go to place in DC when I want to impress my out of town friends with flavor and ambiance. I love the string lights outside, the mango lassi is the best in the area, and the samosas are a meal in themselves that I keep going back for at least on a weekly basis.

Emily Smith: Great food and great drinks and a cool atmosphere! It is all outdoor seating but in a covered area. The bathrooms are a bit dirty and it can get cramped; other than that, everything is perfect here. Definitely check it out!

Ryan Rieboldt: Wowza was Indigo delicious!! I don’t do well with spicy food but man did I love it and it tasted so dang good! Atmosphere and music an absolute A+. Will certainly be back very soon.

Jasmine Savoy: The menu was a bit overwhelming but the food was good! The flavors were popping which I appreciate & the ginger beer too! Portion size could’ve been bigger

Angelica Sauceda: Wow, didn’t even know this place existed! I’m so glad we stumbled upon it. People, this is legit Indian food. Paneer pakora 5 ⭐️ Lamb curry 5 ⭐️ Goat curry 5 ⭐️ Green bean Aloo 5 ⭐️ Chaná served with food also 5 ⭐️

4. Jyoti Indian Cuisine - Washington

· 378 reviews

2433 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

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Jyoti Indian Cuisine: what do users think?

Deepanshu Rao: This restaurant has a nice ambience and staff. We ordered Thali and Tandoor item, both were okayish but taste and quality could have been better.

sunita panigrahi: This Resturant is just the best for Indian food. Chicken tikka was amazing. Also the chicken makhanwala tasted really good. Don’t forget to order Rasmalai if you have sweet tooth like me ☺️You won’t be disappointed with this place.

Mayukh Chakraborty: A real hidden jem. 1. Kofta Curry 2. Fish Curry 3. Lamp Korma (Boneless) 4. Papri Chaat 5. Bhel Loved the entire experience at Jyoti. We came for their Thali but it had a 45 mins waiting. So call them before you come for Thali. All in all an authentic Indian cuisine.

Paul Vetrano: Jyoti is sweet little restaurant in the Adams Morgan section of Washington DC. Lots of great flavors and nice staff in a very comfortable setting. If you enjoy delicious Indian cuisine, Joyti will make your taste buds happy. It is definitely worth checking out.

Ido Simyoni: Nice Indian place in dc. I took one of the lamb dishes which was nice. my colleague took the butter chicken and was disappointed because it was spicy (which usually should be sweet)

Yarborough Cleland: Another Great India Resto here in Washington. I love this place and the food was always great.
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5. Masala Story - Washington

· 530 reviews

3301 12th St NE #4008, Washington, DC 20017

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Masala Story: what do users think?

Larry “Big Schlim” Mcleod: I came across this Indian spot via a fellow food reviewers post. The food looked good, and it’s a family owned business!! I’m there, I Love a goodt Tikka Masala!! Ironically, I pass this spot weekly. I’m glad I saw that post, I’m glad I went in, and my stomach, palate, & pockets are well pleased!! . Where I am: @Masalastory . Location Reviewed: 3301 12th St., N.E. Washington D.C. . Menu Includes: Spinach Rolls, Veg. Chicken, Lamb Pakora, & Samosas. Chicken Tikka Masala, Butter, Korma, & Punjabi . Lamb, Goat, Fish and/or Shrimp, Vindaloo, Biryani, Curry, & (Veggie available) Korma. Flatbreads, Roti, Garlic Naan, Gulab Jamun (sweet fried dumplings), Malai Kulfi (ice cream), Mango Lassi, & Masala Chai tea. . Items Reviewed: Their Lamb Samosas (with a tamarind sauce $9). STAMP!! Crispy, flaky, well seasoned meat & that tamarind was EXCELLENT!! Their Butter Chicken, & Tikka Masala (half of each with Jasmine rice & chickpeas $16). STAMP the Butter Chicken, sweet,& fragrant!! STAMP Their Tikka Masala!! Hearty, & spicy…WINNING!! Their Rice & Chickpea’s were Absolutely DELICIOUS!! The rice wasn’t sticky,& the chickpeas blended well with everything. Their Roti bread (nice & spicy). STAMP!! This was really spicy…hot spicy!! Their Rasmalai (a fragrantly milk’ish rice based pudding $5). Absolutely DELICIOUS!! Different, it really had a floral fragrance to it. Their Neembu Pani lemonade $3. STAMP!! A salted lemonade?? Yes please!! Refreshing & palate clean . Customer Service: Welcoming, Pleasent, Clean eatery. . Online Navigation: Super Simple & Their menu breaks down what’s what!! . Parking: Street, Residential Easy . Recommendations: Get those Samosas, The Butter & Tikka Chicken!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️=STAMP ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️➕=A.DELICIOUS ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️= DELICIOUS ⭐️⭐️⭐️=DECENT ⭐️⭐️=PASS ⭐️=NAH #Bigschlimsreviews

Michael Bustamante: Excellent, affordable Indian food. They have options for vegans, vegetarians, and meat eaters. The customer service is excellent. The gentleman at the cashier offered great suggestions, so don’t hesitate to ask for advice. We had one fish plate, one fish appetizer, and several veggie sides. Total cost with mango lassie was about $50.

Arindam Bose: Great food, great ambiance in an affordable family owned restaurant. I ordered the non veg thali that comes with 2 non-veg and 3 veg items plus a traditional indian roti. And the food was undoubtedly delicious.

M Wade: Great food and service! Staff was very helpful in making recommendations for me due to egg and gluten allergies. Amazing vegetarian options. Great vibe and full bar. Will most certainly be back!!!

Helen Caballero: I love this place so much! Not only is the food delicious, fresh and always hot when I receive it but the people of the establishment are so nice and polite. I placed an order through ubereats and had my naan missing so I called them and within 15 minutes I had a fresh naan and a delicious dessert for the inconvenience delivered to my door. I would definitely recommend Masala Story to anyone who loves Indian food. PS the chicken samosas are the best I’ve ever had! 😋

Naredeen Mikhaiel: What a discovery!! The people there are so welcoming. The food is amazing. We got the chicken tikka and the chicken vindaloo; both were beyond our expectations. The chicken was so tender, and the sauce was just right.

6. Cafe of India - Washington

· 214 reviews

4909 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

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Cafe of India: what do users think?

Madhavi Gajera: We love the food this is best Indian cuisine I have ever been before very good service and very clean test it’s best when you come DC you need to visit Cafe of India 🇮🇳

Irene Salloukh: After going to Royal India restaurant where no one served us or was even inside, we decided to Come here. Im glad the other restaurant was a fail because we ended up here and the staff is so friendly. They great you the moment you walk in, fast service, the food is DELICIOUS. We had the butter chicken and chicken Korma with garlic naan. We are from out of town but when we come visit our family again, I will definitely come back!

Niki McCarthy: We LOVE this neighborhood spot! We’ve ordered takeout and dined in on several occasions, and every time the food is so delicious and flavorful (you’ve got to try the crackling spinach, and the pistawala chicken is my go-to). Our 5-year-old has declared palak paneer as his favorite food after eating it, and the employees are always so nice and generous to him, even when just walking our dog by the restaurant. Highly recommend!

Sharath Patil: Amazing food and excellent customer service. The Pistawala Chicken was so good - highly recommend. I can’t wait to return.

mamesaye kane: Food was good and the price was great!

Shrishti Pachigalla: Love the food and the ambiance. The staff is very courteous. I can see why they are rated among the 10 best Indian restaurant in Washington DC area. And if you are missing home food and craving some ‘Gajar ka halwa’ don’t forget to order some!

manuel tortosa: I have been eating here for many years and it is my favorite restaurant in DC. The food is excellent, the ambiance is welcoming, and the service friendly.

7. NaanWise Indian Cuisine - Washington

· 132 reviews

2635 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

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NaanWise Indian Cuisine: what do users think?

Heena Patel: The restaurant uses a QR code based ordering system, so you can take your time with ordering and closing the tab when you’re ready to leave. There is also a server who comes around to refill your water and check-in to see if you need anything. Everything we ordered was flavorful and delicious. We got the vegetable samosas, shahi paneer, aloo gobi, and some rotis and puri (so, so good!). The portions were generous and the food came out lightning-fast. Also, the restaurant offers five spice levels for the entrees, which is really helpful if you’re dining with people who have different levels of spice tolerance. All in all, this is a solid spot for Indian food.

Core Shaft: This place has some great food and they have a great environment, the environment made me feel great with some music and nice modern approach, staff was friendly. There are a few occasional stains here and there but nothing unsanitary. I would recommend this to anyone who is not Indian or anyone who doesn’t have a spice tolerance but wants to try the most flavorful food because they have options for less spice. This is a great restaurant and I would definitely eat here again. 9/10 would recommend.

Sanjay Jindal: NaanWise serves original Indian ethnic food , travel from VA to dine in , Delicious, fresh Indian flavoured food , serving staff gives warm hospitality, excellent experience, definitely going back.

T. J. Wooldridge: NaanWise is a gem! We had butter Chicken and Lamb Korma and they were both amazing. The Naan was outstanding as well. I cant say enough good things about this place. The owner and staff are so nice and friendly. Great lunch. Cant wait to come back.

Sangam Sharma: The best indian food in the dmv area. The quality of the food has always been so great and consistent.Owner is very nice and welcoming.Overall great experience.

Callum Wayman: My go-to Indian takeout spot. Great breads and spicy curry. As with most Indian places there is a great selection of vegetarian options, but I especially love their navratan korma. Also some delicious unique appetizers like the veggie Manchurian make naanwise a great gem in NW DC.

Derrick Nguyen: Awesome, amazing, delicious, authentic, generous portions, perfect amount of spice. Generous and competent workers. Great service, satisfying Lassi. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for authentic Indian food.

Roel Feys: NaanWise is our go-to place for Indian food. The food tastes great and each dish has a unique flavor, even when you request them not to cook it too spicy. We usually get takeout, but have dined in a number of times. Service can be a bit inconsistent, but the excellent food makes up for that. Make sure to try the naan with lamb and the Kabuli naan!

Dane Hartman: Fantastic food. My friends and I each got different dishes, and we all enjoyed them very much. I plan to return should I ever be in the area again.

8. Pappe - Washington

· 557 reviews

1317 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

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Pappe: what do users think?

umeeksha sharma: We went on a impromptu trip to Washington DC. After visiting various attractions all day we searched for some good Indian restaurants and we found Pappe! Every food item on a menu has some kind of twist and fusion but that does not compromise the authentic tastes of Indian food. 1) The Chillitini and the old monk cocktail is a must try! 2) Pappe has an amazing raw and authentic ambience. We tried tandoori chicken, gobi manchurian, chicken Malabar and biryani. I would rate everything 5/5!!! 3) Also, one of my friend follows Jainism (cannot eat root vegetables and some fruits). After giving the chef/manager a list of food items my friend couldn’t eat, the chef quickly made the food without giving a second thought! And this rarely happens with my friends since he cannot eat root vegetables and restaurant managers or chefs always don’t accommodate such requests. 4) don’t miss the Rasmalai tres leches and the chai crème brûlée!!!

Gopal Iyer: Was tired after a long day’s stroll around DC and visiting all the historical monuments and government buildings! Craving for Indian food, came across this restaurant. Ordered the Mattar Paneer, Dal Tadka, Malai Kofta and the Garlic Nan. Everything was tasty and adequate in quantity. The spice level was moderate! Overall it was a good experience! Definitely recommend!

Tucker Howard: I went here for restaurant week last night and they were having some wait staff staffing issues so service was a little delayed. However, the chef was incredibly kind and apologetic and the food and drinks were INCREDIBLE. I will definitely go again.

Pete Perry: Great new Indian restaurant on 14th St NW. Stopped in here this past weekend, and was happy to see a pretty good choice of Indian Street Food and Vegetarian dishes! Absolutely delicious; fresh ingrediants, skilled cooking. And the service was very attentive and helpful.

Julie Snow: I love Indian food and have eaten it at venues all over the world. I ate at PAPPE last night and it is, by far, my new FAVORITE restaurant! They take a subtle, yet innovative twist on traditional Indian flavors without losing any authenticity. Utterly delicious. And the cocktails...I want to try them all. It is clear the Chef prioritizes fresh and healthy foods, which I appreciate, and the staff was helpful and kind. I will be going out of my way to visit Pappe often. Be sure to make a reservation as it was pretty busy for a Tuesday night!

Pursuit Color: Everything here is amazing! Literally salivating thinking of my last meal here. From the staff to the drink, and menu items, you are bound to have an awesome time and meal here.

9. Laliguras Glover Park - Indian/Nepali Cuisine - Washington

· 46 reviews

2332 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007

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Laliguras Glover Park - Indian/Nepali Cuisine: what do users think?

YOUNG-i The GOD: Great vegetarian lunch special. The chickpea curry with the spinach, rice and bread! Definitely on point. And the small bed of green leaf lettuce is always a good addition to any meal, even if only for digestion purposes. But I definitely recommend this place. An associate of mine ordered a chicken dish and he said it was wonderful also. Just thought I throw that in there too. ✌🏼

Taylor Sloane: Very good Indian food. Probably the best I’ve had in DC. We had butter chicken and shrimp taka-tak. Specialties are tawa, which apparently means wok. A little bit pricey ($15-20 per main dish) but was worth it. Highly recommended for Glover Park.

Leevan Rajbhandari: I performed here (Open Mic). The service, food, and everything was great.

Brieana K: What a wonderful place!! The staff alone was perfect. Our server was more than happy to explain dishes and make recommendations and he was very patient when my friend and I made split second decisions to order extra things. The food was particularly delicious, and the price point was pretty solid as well. I would definitely go back, and I look forward to making this place my go to for great Indian food!!

Afton Boles: Very happy this place opened. The atmosphere is nice inside, the food was delicious, and the service was great. I had the samosas as a starter, which came out quickly and were freshly made. For entree, I ordered the lamb vindaloo. The lamb was tender and the sauce was perfect. The garlic naan was impeccable. Finished with a dessert recommended by the server as a finishing touch. Other than the wonderful food, the service alone is enough to warrant a return trip. They were so attentive and I never had to ask for anything. I’ll be back for sure.

Reece Eaton: Finest food, welcoming staff members, regularly excellent atmosphere. They charge convenient pricing and the food quality is very good. Keep up the good work.

EC Arcos: Never lets us down! Love the vegan options. Good portions too!

10. Rasika - Washington

· 2548 reviews

633 D St NW, Washington, DC 20004

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Rasika: what do users think?

Stuti Khandwala: The best Indian food I have ever had, do not forget to order/specially go there for the Gujarati lasagne (it literally blew my mind by how balanced and wholesome it was!). Their purple potato dosa was a family favorite. The staff was very sweet and loving and the service was fast and great.

salinaling: Great service, delicious food. Our server, Chaitanya, was personable and had good knowledge of the food. He explained flavor profiles and made recommendations to help us decide which dishes to order. He was very kind to help us celebrate our friend’s birthday. I will say the Chai tea at the end was not spicy, as i usually prefer.

Monique Bruce: Came to have a nice dinner with a close friend, and let’s just say; things didn’t go as planned. Hey such is life. However the only reason we decided on coming back; was the manager. He handle our evening with such grace, and treated us with so much respect. Well I just have to give it another shot. He didn’t disappoint. The staff was cheerful, friendly and the food was absolutely perfect. Personally, I have no issue spending money, but I like a good experience. Lol if you have the money, and want a beautiful experience Rasika is the place for you. Thank you to the Rasika team the evening, it was memorable.

Joshua Flores: Straight up incredible Indian food with a swanky atmosphere and good service. Definitely get the crispy spinach. We got the 4 course sampler and shared it between the both of us. It was so much food I have no idea how one person can finish that off by themselves.

Wendy A: The best fine quality Indian food with excellent service. You need to make a reservation ahead of time as it is very popular.

Alan: The palak chaat was an awesome play on chaat, retaining familiar flavors of chutneys and yogurt sauce. However, the carbs are taken out for loosely fried spinach leaves and plenty of tempura flakes. It yields a much more oily satisfaction that is at the same time complemented by the sweet chutneys and broken up by their acidity. It was delicious. The tikka masala was more savory and less sweet or tomato-forward. The sauce was very hearty and perfect with rice, with the occasional chunk of near raw tomato. The chicken was generally tender and flavorful. The black bean dessert was fairly simple but very well done. A sweet porridge like soup made of black bean is paired with cardamom ice cream, which slowly melts and elevates the flavors. Some fried coconut shreds add texture.

11. Le Mirch - Washington

· 359 reviews

1736 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009

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Le Mirch: what do users think?

FFR: This place is incredible! If you’re new to Indian cuisine or have had bad experience else where you gotta come to this place! All their dishes are so good so delicious that you would never have to worry about what to to order ! My girlfriend and I love this place to death and we even want to have our wedding party here.

Sohana Nasrin: Always been a big fan of Le Mirch. The people are super nice there and very accommodating. Huge fan of their lamb shank and biriyanis. Also love their jackfruit curry. We go there whenever we have a chance and also use their catering services. Just last night, we ordered food for a birthday party and everything turned out perfect. We ordered three kinds of biriyanis, lamb dishes, and chicken dishes- all were tasty and fresh. Also, love their mango lassi. ♥️

Justin Edwards: Lovely environment, great service, wonderful food. I highly recommend the Chile momo and Rogan Josh. If it isn’t quite hot enough to kill your tape worm, ask for a spicy caddy and they will hook you up. Such a nice spot

Michael Maddens: Wonderful friendly service with flavorful but not overpowering spice. On vacation now but would come back regularly if my hometown. Kashmiri nan was new to me but phenomenal.

Arnob Alam: I ordered catering for my birthday from Le Mirch and it was a great experience. The food was great, and packed professionally for pickup and prepped in time. I highly recommend the biryani and lamb dishes.

Rahat Pervez: Food is amazing. Best authentic food I had in DC. Servers are great . I always enjoy spending time here with great food. Such homely place . Thanks for the great service. Keep it up.

12. Laliguras Indian Nepali Bistro - Washington

· 161 reviews

4221-B Connecticut Ave NW Ave, Washington, DC 20008

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Laliguras Indian Nepali Bistro: what do users think?

Achyut Shrestha: Recommend the potato cauliflower curry for lunch. Also ask for masala tea (extra dark). The staff were nice and down to earth people.

Sanket Bhattacharya: If you want to get the true momo taste, biryani taste, etc., please go to this place. Wonderful place, great food, and a truly great experience.

Sonya Williams (Wildflowers and Hooyahs): Butter Chicken was a hit! Tikka masala was decent but chicken harra masala was amazing too! Will def be back!

Chaturbhuj bhojwani: Very good food, excellent service. Best in Washington DC. I recommend that everyone should eat here at least once.Lots of food options for vegetarians like us.

Sulav Bista: The waitstaff was very friendly and welcoming and the vibe was nice. Got to try Nepali Momos after a long time, and it was delicious!

13. Rajaji Curry House Indian Restaurant - Washington

· 404 reviews

2603 Connecticut Ave NW #2634, Washington, DC 20008

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Rajaji Curry House Indian Restaurant: what do users think?

Alexander Noguera: We stopped in for lunch and ordered several dishes, all were delicious! The lamb ribs, the shrimp, the shish kebab and dessert. The service was very nice and on top of everything.

Gurpreet Ghuman: This is what I call authentic Indian taste. Even if you have 3 curries on your plate, still you can taste each flavor apart. I love their lacchha parantha as it’s done RIGHT. Try their Peshawar parantha with pickle and you will taste sweet and sour at the same time as you munch the raisin. A MUST EAT when in DC.

Adi: The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. The curries and sauces were so good, the garlic naan was incredible, and we loved the staff. So friendly and attentive, we will definitely be coming back.

Kevin Markman: Very fulfilling and filling. Attentive service and a variety of delectable delights.

Kerishma Panigrahi: Had an absolutely wonderful outdoor lunch at Rajaji! Restaurant employees were so kind and attentive, and the food was fantastic. I especially appreciate being able to specify desired spice level in my Indian food (I like it hot)! I will definitely be returning to this neighborhood gem.

Ryan Longo: Went on a Friday night, got a table right away and the service was extremely friendly. Ordered the Murgh Masala and Murgh Tikka Masala, both were delicious. Enough rice for both and they offered to bring out more. Rice pudding at the end was a great ending too. Highly recommend as a go to local Indian food, definitely going back!

Cheyenne Thompson: Food was delicious and service was great. The restaurant itself also had a very nice atmosphere. Date night was very enjoyable.

Samira Omarshah: If I could give 6 stars, I would! The staff are friendly, the food is delicious and the outdoor seating was lit and Covid-safe. Thank you to the staff for a lovely dining experience :) we will be back!

14. Masala Art Indian Restaurant - Washington

· 200 reviews

4441 Wisconsin Ave, Washington, DC 20016

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Masala Art Indian Restaurant: what do users think?

Geetank: One of the best Indian restaurant in DC! I go to this restaurant almost every other week. The staff is very friendly and the chef cooks authentic Indian food. You can’t got wrong with anything on the menu.

M planetmike: Arguably the best lamb vindaloo in DC! Excellent service on a Thursday night. I have passed by this restaurant many times and finally decided to give this a try. It is indeed a hidden gem in the neighborhood. Consistent quality at a reasonable price. Half price bottles of wine on Thursday evenings.

Tan Sav: This isn my go to spot for Indian food in the city. Less trendy than other better known Indian restaurants in the city but on par quality wise. Paneer, naan and the chicken with cashew and saffron gravy is signature combo.

Lisa Hourin: Always wonderful service and SUCH delicious food (and drinks). Definitely one of our favorite restaurants in DC.

Emily Cunniff: I love Masala Art. Their delivery is always fantastic. I love the level of spice - it’s always flavorful and not just hot for the sake of being hot. I’ve never ordered something I didn’t like. The chicken is always so tender. The price is a little higher than some other Indian places, but the food is SO comforting and I typically easily split an entree over two meals (or 3!). Quality matters and it’s just so good.

David Monash: What an amazing find! I went there on Saturday night and was impressed how clean the restaurant is and very well appointed. The food was fantastic and reasonably priced! I am definitely going back again! Great job guys!

15. London Curry House - Washington

· 67 reviews

1301 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009

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London Curry House: what do users think?

Sivasagar Kalagara: London curry house is one of the gems for Indian restaurants in DC. The authenticity of food is well maintained. The price for the location is very reasonable. Their cocktails are really good definitely try one. The staff is very friendly.

Jazlyn Gallego: Thank you London Curry House for a wonderful date night. My boyfriend and I felt extremely well attended by Melvean. I swear, even if I didn’t like the food, I would be willing to come back just to see this sweet man. Luckily, I was also amazed by the unique Indian English fusion cuisine. I can’t wait to bring family and friends!!!

Gayatri Sanku: Truly some of the best indian food in the city. We have tried a few dishes from here now, Lamb Roganjosh and the Goan fish are my favorites. Also, the cauliflower bezule is super savory and a great addition to the meal. The most special part about london curry house is the authenticity. I was reminded instantly of curries I’d had when actually in london!

Coolcraft: Visiting dc went had a great time food has variable spice level for whatever you like. Our waiter meluedn harp was so friendly Love the food definitely recommend

Devin Dotson: Enjoyed sharing the non-veg platter and the veg platter, both very good and a great intro if you want to try several things here. Def will order the Chicken Tikka Masala next visit. Also both the samosas and mango lassi rock. The bartender created a great non-alcohol cocktail upon request and took the time to walk over and ask flavor interests and get a vibe for how my day went. Both the server and bartender were very personable and nice. A great evening, and we enjoyed this different take on our Columbia Heights favorite Bombay Street Food.

Kareem Yakub: I went to London Curry House for lunch and it’s nice to know there’s a new gem in the neighborhood. Our experience was limited to food as none of us ordered drinks, but the cuisine was fantastic. We started out with tandoori wings, which were so flavorful that no sauce was required. For our entrees, we split the chicken tikka masala (of course), lamb rogan josh, fish curry, and the chicken bunah. I’ve been eating Indian food for a long time and came across some curry dishes that were unbeknownst to me. I’ll certainly be back and will tell my friends that if they want a casual, delicious, and reasonably priced place for Indian food in DC, this is it.

Abhijit Chatterji: I ordered food through Grub Hub. It was to be delivered at 7:45pm. It is now 8:26 pm and Grub Hub tells me they haven’t even assigned a driver yet and my food might arrive by 9:00pm, an hour and fifteen minutes late. I called the restaurant and my food was ready at 7:20pm. So by the time my food gets here, if it does, it would have been sitting ready for an hour and a half. NEVER ORDER THROUGH GRUB HUB and my suggestion to London Curry House would be to discontinue using them. Door Dash is far more reliable. Astounding level of poor service from Grub Hub. Deleting the app after I get my order.

16. The Bombay Club - Washington

· 810 reviews

815 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006

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The Bombay Club: what do users think?

Alia Aldalli: The best meal since Decmber and believe me I have been to.many restaurants since. The spicy food is so skillfully made that you taste the various spices individually as well as a whole. The decor is understated elegance and service was impeccable. Coming back soon!

Lambodar Ray: We had a visit to Washington DC and looking for an Indian restaurant for Lunch. While searching in google found this place. It was an amazing experience and served with delicious food. We ordered for Samudran Thali , it had different fish and vegetarian items. They also gave Roti along with Thali , we all enjoy, when I come next time definitely visit this place

Akash: Would recommend this place over Rashika. Great service, live music and food taste amazing. Compare to other Indian restaurant portion size are small. If looking for unique experience try their Cobra Coffee .

Hilda Kroll: An elegant setting for a great meal. My starter was the delicious Corn Paneer Kebab. The Railway Lamb Curry was lean and tender and the sauce was perfectly spiced for me. The Gulab Jamun was a refreshing ending to one of the best meals offered during Washington Restaurant Week.

Arpita Jindal: Truly authentic Indian food. Loved the ambience. A must go when in DC!

Ema Klimaitė: Great food and service. The place belongs to a restaurant group of all amazing restaurants from Indian to Israeli cuisines. Has both indoor and outdoor seating.

Onyinyechi A: wow... WOW. I had such an amazing experience. from confirming the reservation until asking the gentleman to take pictures at the end the staff was amazing. they continuously checked on us made sure that the cup of water was full of make sure that empty plates were cleared quickly gave great recommendations everything tasted amazing. all items came out quickly fresh to order. validated Your valet. give this place five out of five!!

17. Karma Modern Indian - Washington

· 713 reviews

611 I St NW, Washington, DC 20001

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Karma Modern Indian: what do users think?

Grishma Patel: Amazing food! Amazing ambiance / great time with friends. I am only removing 1 star because the service was extremely slow, foods took over 30 minutes to arrive at the table and that was the only downside. When the food was On our table - we enjoyed every single dish & cocktail. Would definitely go back here again despite slow service (which I’m sure is a temporary glitch) Would recommend this restaurant while in DC!

Aditi Rajvanshi: The food was really good with a lot of vegetarian options! The dishes were very flavorful and a favorite would be the pistachio kulfi. Yet, I would not recommend the turnip dish as it was lacking in flavor. I would recommend the drinks though as they were unique and yum!

Samantha Elliott: We had an amazing experience on Valentine’s Day our server was amazing and we loved the atmosphere and food. They made our special night even more special. Thank you guys! It was a preset menu which is our favorite style. Chef had our taste buds singing.

Dee Bee: The food, the service to the decor and vibe screamed "Michelin Star". This was our second time there. Today, we ordered the Pre-Fix lunch special in which we were served a three course meal-- appetizer, main course, and dessert. The Chicken Tikka was incredibly juicy and succulent, and the spicy green dipping sauce gave it the spicy kick it needed to push it over the top from simply great to FANTASTIC. This was only our first course... We then ordered the Butter Chicken and the Palak Paneer for our main course. We supplemented our main meal with a side of Chickpeas, a warm Whole Wheat Roti and a buttery crisp Laatha Paratha. Every item served in our second course was perfect, and the combined portions served was food that the two of us could finish in one sitting. To close out our visit, we ordered caramond ice cream and a Carrot Hafka for dessert, our final course, which was small but satisfying. Overall, I give Karma a perfect score. If I could give it a sixth star 🌟 I would. I recommend this restaurant for any and all occasions. The food and service is consistently tasty.

Zohaib Ghatala: Went here during winter restaurant week. We liked most of the dishes we tried here. Lentil soup was good. Their paneer pesto was our favorite for starters. Their heirloom paneer was great as well. Nariyali chicken prawn and kashmiri chicken gustaba were okay. Loved their rasmalai. It was different. Pretty good service.

18. Indique - Washington

· 474 reviews

3512 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

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Indique: what do users think?

Edward Hoegg: One of my favorite Indian food places in the district. Food is full of flavor and for a great price. Staff are always kind and go out of their way to ensure you have a great experience. I wish they would bring their brunch back.

Elizabeth Sutton: Delucios! Nice outside seating and in enjoyable meal in DC. Reasonable pricing quick service. Definitely will be back on my next visit to our Capitol.🇺🇸🙂

Dave Keuler: It had been years since I’ve been here. The food was fantastic! The samosa chaat was delicious, as was the shrimp and lobster bisque. The soup could have benefited from lumps of crab and more shrimp but the flavors were excellent. The fish (cod) curry was cooked to perfection, and the garlic naan was thin and wonderfully made. 9/10 overall.

Jerry Anderson: Our first try at Indique was one takeout dish was Saag Makai. When we tasted it at home we thought, these people know how to cook. We came back a couple days later when we weren’t very hungry but needed to eat. We ordered the Seasonal soup, pea-based, and the lobster and shrimp bisque. They were delicious. As was the chicken keesh, a tandoori appetizer special that day. We sat outside on a beautiful night. Since the restaurant is just above the metro, we enjoyed the Cleveland Park neighborhood. Besides the good food, though, the staff was pleasant, helpful and enjoyable to be around. We enjoyed it all so much that we ended up taking home another meal for the day after! We highly recommend Indique.

Karuna: Outdoor seating at Indique on a summer night enjoying a glass of cabernet sauvignon with lamb chops watching people walking by with two of my dearest friends. It was a beautiful way to enjoy my last evening. Most menu items are priced under $20 and offer delicious value. I highly recommend you visit Indique...Indique offers unique flavors and exceptional values!

Johnson Legal PLLC: Great food, authentic! Clean, courteous staff, this is my favorite Indian restaurant in the DC Area. Having been to India several times and London on many occasions (where in my opinion the best Indian cuisine can be found), Indique is top notched!

19. Butter Chicken Company - Washington

· 106 reviews

818 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20006

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Butter Chicken Company: what do users think?

Jessica Martin: Great place for a pickup or a sit down, cool vibe to the place and kind workers. Small menu but that means they do what they do well. Had the Tikka masala and it was rich and flavorful but fresh and tender with a slight spicy kick. Huge servings too. Asked them to trade out the naan for rice (gluten free allergy) and they left out the saag paneer so it might have gluten in it? In any case I’m excited to try their butter chicken next!

Derek Reinhard: Does not disappoint. But get there early! Choose 1 of 2 choices for entree and pick-2-of-3 sides. Healthy level but not too much spicing. Limited seating but they specialize in to-go (their dishes and utensils are 100% recyclable). Downside is the busier they are the slower the line. Worth.the.wait.

Vy H.: This place is the bomb. Great place to grab lunch, and they are always busy (pre-COVID) but the line goes by quick. And most importantly, they close once they sell 300 portions, so come early! I recommend their signature dish, the Butter Chicken—it is very flavorful with a spicy kick, and the chicken chunks meats are huge. The spinach and chickpea sides are so good, especially dipped with the naan they give you, complimentary. The portion is huge here so come hungry or prepare to bring back home/office with you!

Mallory Meaney: Went on the second day - they are still working out a few kinks but the food is amazing! Warning to those who can’t take the heat - all the food is pretty spicy! Loved the garlic naan and the butter chicken. They make enough for 300 meals, when they run out they close. We went around 1pm and called ahead to make sure they were still open. They said they had about 50 meals left at that point. They could improve by offering free cups of water - I had to buy a bottle of water - and instituting a better ordering system. I will be back!

Lou Fegans: Incredible butter chicken! It tastes so fresh and the chicken is so tender. The staff are friendly and quick to offer service. The seating is cute and cozy, plus they offer carryout.

20. Flavors of India - Washington

· 37 reviews

2524 L St NW, Washington, DC 20037

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Geo Gritsunov: Might not be the cleanest and comfy places, but the food is amazing, the prices are reasonable. My wife and I ordered one appetizer, naan and chicken curry and came out full. They have some good Indian beer too. Service is modest, the servers get the job done.

KAS: Food was delicious!! We were starving and the food came out quickly and was full of flavor. There was no one meeting patrons at the door that was the only drawback.

Ernst Georges: This is an amazing authentic Indian who serve each customer diligently... The staff is awesome an the food is delighting I eat some Brandi masala my frieds had some chicken and shrimp.. We share some wine and some Taj Mahal beers... We enjoy our time at this place ... We really recommend this to everyone...

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