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New Rasika Restaurant Coming to West End

by Prince Of Petworth February 23, 2011 at 12:30 pm 7 Comments

WBJ’s Missy Frederick first broke the news on Friday saying Rasika’s:

“Bajaj will occupy 5,600 square foot of space, for a split level restaurant and cafe at 1190 New Hampshire NW.”

and yesterday the Post’s Tom Sietsema reveals a few more details:

The prolific restaurateur, who just signed a lease for a seventh establishment at 1177 22nd St. NW, hopes to fill it with Rasika West End by February 2012.

The major difference between the two: “A bigger kitchen will allow us to experiment” more in the West End, says Bajaj, who expects to find a dedicated chef in Bombay or London.”

We previously judged the original Rasika located at 633 D Street, NW.

  • Anonymous

    I find it really hard to believe this guy also owns Ardeo/Bardeo. One one hand, Rasika is one of the best restaurants in the city. On the other, Ardeo/Bardeo has always been very mediocre when I’ve been there.

    • steve


  • Anon

    Wahoo! Looking forward to the new Rasika West End venture!

  • Peter Lemonjello

    From a business standpoint, I think this is a big mistake. It may generate a profit in the short-run, but I think it will lose the red velvet rope appeal and end-up hurting the brand in the long run. What the hell do I know, though?

    I was never that impressed with Rasika. I thought it got a lot of unwarranted hype.

    • Me

      Jane, you ignorant slut!

  • Wong Tong

    no thanks to overpriced indian food. try experimenting with price! we need more places like sacrificial lamb.

  • Peter Lemonjello

    Dan, you pompous ass!


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