The name “Rasika” is derived from ancient Sanskrit to mean “flavors.” This appropriately named modern Indian Restaurant is owned by Ashok Bajaj, the recent winner of Washingtonian’s Restaurateur of the Year.

This dynamic restaurant is bejewel with contemporary décor, striking Indian art, and an elegant ceiling made with a combination of dark and light woods.

The award-winning Rasika not only looks modern and hip, but also showcases an authentic Indian fare. Options range from food prepared on the tawa (griddle) to dishes from the sigri (open barbeque).

You can also book one of the private booths styled like a palanquin and lined with cerulean pillow to feel like a king.