Shalom
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  • Review Count
    2
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    January 13, 2014
  • Last Review
    April 7, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    3.5
 
 
Shalom's Reviews
 
OYA promises guests an exquisite experience through exceptional food, contouring textures, smooth vibes and sophisticated service. Serving an innovative menu of creative sushi, small plates beginning at $6 and entrees that blends the best of Classic American with an Asian flair. All set in a beautifully theatrical designed space. OYA brings a unique flair for ingredients and flavors to the Washington, DC dining scene.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Beautiful Ambiance, Okay Food
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/05/2014
 2010
Dined on 04/05/2014
 2010
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Gorgeous white walls made of paper roses, marble, fireplace, and waterfall. Ginger peach soda is great. Do not order the sweet potato gratin - it was bitter. The other food we ordered was fine (sushi, macaroni and cheese, and molten chocolate cake). This is a great date place, with lovely chandeliers and candles. Very elegant atmosphere. But expensive!"
Dined on 04/05/2014
 2010
Special Features: fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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Rasika, which is derived from Sanskrit meaning "flavors,” is the award-winning modern Indian restaurant owned by Ashok Bajaj. Leading the kitchen is Group Executive Chef Vikram Sunderam, a 2012 nominee for Best Chef Mid-Atlantic from the James Beard Foundation. Rasika has consistently earned four stars in the coveted Dining Guide of The Washington Post, and is in the top tier of Washingtonian magazine’s annual “100 Best.” Esquire magazine named it among the country’s best new restaurants in 2008 and Food & Wine magazine also stated that Rasika is “One of the hottest restaurants in the world.” Rasika showcases authentic Indian fare prepared on the Tawa (griddle), Sigri (open barbeque), as well as Tandoori and regional dishes. The restaurant is also noted for its international wine list, innovative cocktails and intimate, plush dining room. For private dining, Rasika has an exclusive space that can seat up to 16 guests and a semi-private area for up to 28.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Good appetizers, mediocre curries
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/10/2014
 2010
Dined on 01/10/2014
 2010
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This is one of the more upscale Indian restaurants in desi. There aren't many people of South Asian descent you'll see in here, including the waiters. Most people dress up. It was loud, a bit too boisterous for a romantic meal. The appetizers were good. Spinach chaat was tasty. The cardamom pistachio ice cream was presented in a pretty manner, with an orchid. Mango shrimp was decent. However, the main dishes could have been better. I was disappointed with the chicken tikka masala. The chicken could have been marinated, and sweeter. The vegetable curry tasted like licorice - too much fennel seeds and star anise. The naan resembled pizza dough. If you want a heartier meal for a lot cheaper, go to a suburban restaurant that's more authentic."
Dined on 01/10/2014
 2010
Special Features: hot spot, special occasion
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