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Reviews of our West End restaurant.



Chef Vikram Sunderam – Winner – James Beard FoundationBest Chef – Mid Atlantic  2013.


President Obama Celebrated his 52nd Birthday at the Chef Private Room.

Washington Post, August 2013.


Nominated for Best New Restaurant and Best Chef

Eater Awards, November 2012

3.5 Stars (out of four)
Washington Post Fall Dining Guide, October 2015

“Former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary last night at Rasika West End.”
Eater, October 2012

“This is the place to make a grand entrance”
Washington Flyer, July 2012 issue on Best Date Restaurants

“Ashok Bajaj’s newest location features an elevated patio that can accommodate 40 guests.”
DC’s Best Deck Dining, Capitol File, July 2012

Executive Chef Vikram Sunderam won the “Chef of the Year” award
Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington June 2012

#5 Washingtonian 100 Very Best Restaurants list 2016


“Rasika West End which is easily the swiftest passage to India the Beltway has ever seen.”
DC Modern Luxury, June 2012

“Some news for anyone who thought the second branch of one of the finest Indian restaurants in the country, Rasika in Penn Quarter, would reflect a mirror image: Rasika West End is not an identical twin…”
Rasika’s sequel is no clone, Tom Sietsema, Washington Post Magazine