A Look At Some Dishes From Fusion


I gave a sneak peek of Fusion located at 4815 Georgia Ave last week but I finally had a chance to sample some of the dishes. Ed. Note: I was able to do a taster menu (which I paid for) so some of the portions that you see photographed may be a bit smaller than the actual portions. I recognize that I am not a proper restaurant reviewer. I can’t tell you that the hint of chutney blended brilliantly complimenting the spicy potato patty but I can tell you it was freaking delicious. I honestly do look forward to Tom Siestma and Tim Carman’s reviews. I think they are going to be blown away. Additionally, it is super nice to a have a proper sit down restaurant on Georgia Avenue that is of the highest caliber.  I have no doubt the quality will match or exceed those of other Indian restaurants around town. As many of you have noted, the owner Barry and his family are also as nice as can be, which only adds to the pleasant dining experience.

Pictured above is the Ragda Patties. Ed. Note: I will post a full menu when it becomes available to me in an electronic format.

Below you will find the Mango Shrimp which were also freaking delicious.


Below you can see the Lamb kurma on the left and the Palak paneer on the right. Barry explained to me that the Palak paneer is so green because he uses fresh spinach that is pureed in a blender. In addition to the Palak paneer there are also five other vegetarian options. Let me just add that soaking the bread in the sauces of these dishes is a delight in and of itself.


Finally I tried the Chicken Makhani which was also quite tasty but I’d say the Lamb kurma and the mango shrimp were my favorites.


Hopefully they’ll have their liquor license soon which will seal the deal as this being one of my new favorite restaurants. I really think the quality is so good that this is going to become a destination restaurant for those that don’t even live nearby. So I’d head over soon while it’s still possible to get a table!  Full menu after the jump.


Ragda Patties
Spiced potato patties, chick peas tamarind & date chutney .7

Mango Shrimp
Jumbo shrimp mango purée, basil served with mint chutney. 7

Crispy Spinach Salad
Flash fried Baby spinach cumin; tomatoes & black sea salt .7

Chicken Kebab
Ground chicken, bird pepper, fresh thyme .7

Masala Crab Cake
Crab meat. Cumin, saffron & mace .8

Perri perri Tilapia
Tilapia filet, ginger; red chili, lemon juice & cilantro .7

Mix Greens Salad
Mix greens, goat cheese & cherry tomatoes .6

Divers Scallops
Pan sears scallop ginger garlic & tomatoes .7

Smoke salmon
Wild Alaska smoke salmon ,prawn moose & dill cream cheese. 8


Lobster masala
Main lobster tail,garam masala,onion,ginger.20

Shrimp malai curry
Jumbo shrimp,coconut and ginger . 16

Gosh palak
Leg of lamb ,fresh spinach .15

Lamb kurma
American lamb, pistachio, almonds, onions & garam masala .15

Chicken Makhani,
Broil chicken, fenugreek, tomatoes .15

Grill Lamb Chops
American lamb Mace cashew huts, cardamom & green herbs .18

Sea food curry
fish, shrimp& scallop .17

Tandoori ( Grill ) Salmon,
Scottish salmon, cinnamon, ginger .15

Tandori ( Grill ) prawns
Prawns , ginger, garlic & mild spices.17

Chicken Tikka Masala
Broil chicken, tomatoes and a blend
of Indian spices .15

NY strip chili roast
Prime stake, tomatoes, chili and red wine reduction.18

Fish malai curry
Fresh market fish coconut ,ginger & mild spices. 16

Sunday brunch 3 course $ 25.00

Vegetarian flavors

Dal makhani
Lentils, tomatoes, garlic and fenugreek 10

Bigan bartha
Egg plant ,onion ,ginger and mild spices.12

Cucumber raita
Cucumber, yogurt relish .6

Vegetable kurma
Seasonal veg, ginger, coconut milk .12

Aloo pakak
Fresh spinach, potatoes and tomatoes.11

Palak paneer
Home made cottage cheese, fresh spinach .12

Channa masala .11

Breads & Rice
Goat cheese kulcha 2.50
Aloo paratha .2.50
Paratha. 2.00
Naan/garlic 2.00
Puri 2.00

Please send any comments to Mr. Barry Dindyal at [email protected] 726 2210

Hours of operation
Monday – Saturday 11.am to 11pm
Lunch & dinner
Sunday brunch 10:30 am to 2:30 pm, Dinner 5 pm to 10 pm.

House special

Fusion cocktail
Hendricks gin/orange bitters/fresh lime.7

Green cool night

kaiture glacier
Sparkling wine/ginger.7

Avenue spicy queen
Infuse vodka/mango/chili.7

Red puma
Tequila/pomegranate/triple sec 7

Infused bourbon
Wood ford reserved/dry fruites.6

Fusion honey
Knob creek/frangelico/orange/7

Roman cosmo
Vodka/triple sec/mango/cranberry.7

Tequila blossom
Chocolate tequila/baileys.7

40 Comment

  • We went Sunday and wholeheartedly agree! Food was delicious and beatifully presented in a simple way, Barry is a very nice guy, and the place is great. Real table cloth and napkins put a nice final touch on it all. I hope people go and dine there rather than (only) use it as a take out place.

    Btw, Barry told us that he will start a 3 course Sunday brunch for $20 soon!

  • Vonstallin

    Glad you mentioned the tasters portion size. I was ready to plan a McDonalds trip after dinner.

  • Where is the naan?

    Prince of frippin’ Petworth, you tease me so!

    We’re still trying to organize our lives enough to get the hell up there! Tell me there’s a vindaloo on the menu dammit! A good soul-burning shrimp vindaloo with onion kulcha is the meaning of LIFE! Probably won’t get up there for a few days, but this must happen!

  • And some good news for parents: I haven’t had a chance to eat there yet, but stopped by to pick up a menu and spoke to the owner. When I asked about dishes that would work with my toddler’s food allergies, he said that if I brought my son in, they’d be able to whip up something kid-friendly for him.

  • Oh my I am so there. I actually tried to go last night. Ended up at Moroni’s instead. My lights actually went out last night. So I stopped by Looking Glass. Man the place was packed last night. Anyone know what was going on there?

  • I concur with all the great comments so far – my husband and I had a GREAT dinner at Fusion and plan to return soon. Super-tasty appetizer. Delicious aloo palak, wonderful ambiance and great serivce. We talked to Barry, who is wonderful. I think this might be my new favorite restaurant! And it’s right in the ‘hood! Hooray!

  • I also concor with all the great comments, we must support good products in our neighborhood so there will be more!

  • I ate there Friday night with a party of seven. We were very well taken care of by the staff, and the food was great. They do serve a pretty good naan, and my seafood curry was very tasty, a large scallop, a few shrimp and a chunk of fresh snapper. Folks in my party had the chicken masala, lobster masala (which looked real good, and was reportedly spicy), a grilled shrimp dish, among other items. We were all pleased and look forward to returning.

  • Looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it! I did try to order carry out from there on Saturday night but their line was busy for over an hour so I gave up and ordered from elsewhere. I’ll try again after the holidays.

  • I highly recommend the crabcake – has a slight curried taste…so yummy….

  • Fusion was excellent – the service, the atmosphere and definitely the food. I had the lamb vindaloo which was amazing and of course fiery hot. The naan was very good as well. Once they get their liquor license, I suspect business will take off for them. Between Moroni Brothers and Fusion, I never dreamed living off the 4800 block of Georgia Ave would yield such restuarants.

  • We went last weekend and really loved it. Barry and family were fantastic (we left an extra dollar for his daughter who was doing her best to change out linens when tables were cleared).

    The funniest thing though – was that everyone we overheard telling Barry how they’d heard about the place said they read it on PoP. We should have declared an impromptu happy hour.

  • Another way to try improve thing is to complain not so much about the facility itself but the floor employees to the manager. Most petty managers like this guy sounds to be love to kick their employees butts for almost any reason to try feel more important and that might drive away some of the rotten apples in their staff…

    Hmm.. that might backfire but thought of suggesting of something new. 😀

  • Uppss.. not sure what happened. I thought I was commenting on a topic on WSC service o the CHNews forum.. lol.. sorry all. Fusion rocks, disregard and ignore. I’ll blame it on the computer.

  • Man, that place looks great. I’m stoked to try it out in those dead days between Xmas and New Years when I’m tired of holiday leftovers but don’t feel like cooking…

  • Don”t need to plan a Mcccccccc ‘d :trip, man that guy will go an extra mile for any one ,Barry is a family man ,i spoke with him many times,i love him.

  • Hate to be a party pooper, but we got takeout from this place a few weeks ago and it was TERRIBLE. The palak paneer was tasteless and runny and the naan was literally raw dough on the inside. It was the worst Indian food I’ve ever eaten. It may have been an off night since they had just opened– other folks sure seem to like the place– but I’m not sure when I’ll make it back there. I prefer to order takeout from Jyoti in Adams Morgan.

  • @nate: looking glass had their employee party last night that was open to the public as well.

  • Mr G” beyond my wildest dream i never saw any one in a chef jacket show their staff how to setup a table,I think this guy is in for something very very good in our “nb” hood.

  • Go for frozen spinach in Adams Morgan,and pre cook naan saaaaaak.

  • McJoe, if you are referring to me, my comment was misplaced – was not on Fusion at all. As you can see from my other comments on Fusion, I love it and its manager/owner/chef too! 😀

  • Good morning Katie,I am very sorry if the food did not met your expectation,I want to make it up to you please give me a call at 202 726 2210 , 301 466 8667

  • I have one guy to do delivery from 6pm to 10pm mon-sat,so please call 202 726 2210 or call me direct at 301 466 8667 and I can go over the menu with you all,many thanks.Barry

  • Fusion will open christmas day and new years, bring their own wine no corkage fee .

  • I never heard of it, but I am familiar of the location, having used the Industrial Bank’s ATM.. while there, PoP, train your lens to those houses across the street, one, Murray’s Funeral home with the formstone, with the interesting bay windows on the front and the side wall, another is the shingled house next to it, or those beautiful homes south of Decatur (even numbers) on Georgia.
    The food looks scrumptious, I may try it on your recommendation, thanks.


  • Not sure if you’re talking to me about a fluke, I was referring to PoP’s fine photography, maybe off key on my part, I’ll try the food when the time is right, enjoy!

  • We had a fantastic dinner for two a few nights ago at Fusion. The decor, staff, food – all was fantastic. The chicken satay is different than anything I’ve ever had. The curry shrimp dish is fantastic. Ask for extra naan or rice to soak up every drop.
    Barry says he learned to cook from his mom, but I’m sure his time at the Bombay Club didn’t hurt. This is seriously good Indian food!

  • Happy holiday every one .

  • Just got back from dinner at Fusion tonight and the PoP community is right – this place is delicious! We had the potato cakes appetizer, lamb korma, and chicken tikka masala – all SO delicious. The dining room is lovely, the bar looks like it will be too once they get that license, and the staff was super friendly. Our server told us they’ve had 4-8 tables a night, without advertising, and I think that’s due in no small part to this blog. We’ll definitely be back, and are so happy to have Fusion in the neighborhood!

    And P.S., they deliver! 3-mile radius! But the dining room and presentation are so nice I’d have to be pretty unpresentable to opt for delivery.

  • Went last night with friends and had a delicious dinner. We brought our own wine, although they indicated they think they’ll have their liquor license early in the new year. With 6 of us we got to try several dishes and all were good. The lobster curry was a standout. Palak paneer and lentils were good vegetarian choices. But everything was delicious. Dining room is warm and inviting. We are SO happy to have Fusion join the neighborhood.

  • hi, anonymous! i think my boyfriend and i were leaving as your party came in – one of y’all asked us how it was and i’m glad we didn’t oversell it to you!

  • I will add three pasta to the menu and also lower the price on all entree.lunch menu will have chicken salad,lamb burger,and regular burger all will served with mix greens.wheat pasta,spahetti with eighter butter chicken,grill shrimp,lamb and veg or any entree item all under $11.00.sataring monday 5th.

  • Hello Barry and my beautifull aunt. just wanna say that I hope and wish to go there soon to try and help you in the restaurant. Here in Colombia everyone send some greetings and loves to your new project.

  • I tried Fusion the other night with a group of friends and it was EXCELLENT. Good service, beautiful atmosphere. I was told by a friend that the owner is a former chef from Rasika – and you can tell!

    They don’t have their liquor license yet, but we were told it should be coming in the next week. I will definitely be coming back to this place and often 🙂

  • Do the fine folks at Fusion have a web site yet? Or can they send a menu to PoP for posting here?

  • Prince Of Petworth

    Sorry, I have a menu. I’ll post tonight!

  • Oh and the BEST thing I’ve seen in a long time is this phrase on their website –

    “We also offer delivery from 5- 10 PM every day with min of $25 Max 3 miles”

    HALLELUJAH!! A 3-mile radius pretty much means in addition to delivering in PW, they would also deliver to CH, Adams Morgan, Mt. Pleasant, U Street, etc.

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