Rasika is an elegantly designed contemporary Indian restaurant with a boundary-pushing menu that still keeps its roots in traditional Indian cuisine. Its wine list also spans across the globe and is hand-selected to complement the menu.
The crown jewel of Ashok Bajaj’s Knightsbridge Restaurant Group empire, Rasika’s signature palak chaat, bhindi amchoor, and other dishes broadened the DC diner’s palate beyond butter chicken when the original Penn Quarter location debuted 15 years ago. Soon followed by the more contemporary West End spot, Rasika has become one of the city’s most beloved restaurants, attracting celebrities and heavyweights from both political parties. This year, the Knightsbridge Group’s Rasika and Bombay Club will offer two desserts complimentary to guests in celebration of Diwali: kala jamun dipped in cardamom flavored sugar syrup, and motichoor ladoo, fried soft balls made with gram flour.