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Best Indian Restaurants in the U.S.

Best Indian Restaurants in the U.S.: Rasika

Michael J. Colella

Rasika, Washington, D.C.

Visitors to D.C. soliciting dining recommendations are almost always steered to Rasika: it’s among the best, Indian or otherwise, and owner Ashok Bajaj was fêted in The New York Times as “arguably the most successful restaurateur in Washington.” The Penn Quarter flagship proved so popular that a West End outpost opened in 2012—to the same rave reviews. Expect nouveau Indian dishes like lobster pulao and an apple jalebi beignet with cardamom ice cream, paired with creative cocktails.

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