Rasa Indian Cuisine

4.6
43 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian

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At Rasa, our ultimate goal is to ensure the total satisfaction of each and every guest. We believe the two most important ingredients are high quality food, prepared with care, and unrivaled, customer service. Rasa is a Sanskrit word meaning taste and flavor. At Rasa Indian Cuisine, we allow our guests to fully experience and relish a wide variety of delicate, bold, and exotic flavors. The Rasa Team strive to offer the best Indian cuisine in the tri-state area, and work hard to indulge our diners’ every craving. For your delight, we have the most extensive menu of delicious, gourmet items that exemplify an exclusive blend of traditional and progressive renditions of Indian cuisine, rooted in the gravitas of the unique palate. In addition to our extensive lunch buffet, our dinner menu offers a unique combination of South and North Indian specialties, to satisfy the most discerning taste of our guests.
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ersheido
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and great service. It’s a BYOB so be prepared to bring your own wine, if you’re so inclined. We had 3 different items to share and they were all delicious!

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vipIanH
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Socially distanced tables. Server wearing mask and gloves.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, reasonable prices, generous portions, very safe atmosphere for indoor dining.

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Denise
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time dining here. COVID precautions in place. I especially liked the veg samosas. Light, crisp, and very flavorable. Will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Indian food

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pafriend24
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Food, service and atmosphere. Family dinner.

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vipCKane
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We love the food, but the service was very slow. It took quite a long time to get our main course and had to remind them about what we ordered.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Food was good but we waited for almost an hour to get it after ordering.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food. Slow service

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AnandP
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Kurgi Murghi was outstanding. Was expecting the lamb roghan josh to have a thicker gravy and it was average. The staff was attentive, friendly. the ambiance was outstanding. We drove 1 hour to come there and will return to try other dishes as well as the buffet. The somewhat long wait for the food was actually a good thing. it means the dish is being prepared fresh. The namkin lassi and the nan was great. Well done. Hope to give a full 5 star rating next visit. Thank you for an enjoyable evening.

Anand Panwalker MD

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vipEmilyH
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was very good, but slow service

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Constantine
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very tasty Indian food. The lamb vindaloo was outstanding. Chicken saag and Tikka Masala were both fine as well. The Gobi Manchurian was not as crisp as I would like, but the taste was excellent. Portions were a bit on the small side, but adequate for sharing. Attentive service. I would go again.

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JonnS
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, wonderful atmosphere, very friendly and welcoming staff. Pretty much as good as it can be. We will return when we are next in the area - excellent!

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vipPaul
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place. My go-to Indian in the region.

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ChristieK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is always above and beyond excellent!! By far my favorite restaurant in the area.

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vipsallen
Palm Springs
24 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rasa is a fabulous restaurant with great friendly and caring owners and staff.
We always have a fabulous experience and always look forward to seeing Manny.

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vipNasiaS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have eaten at Rasa several times and each time was wonderful. The food is delicious and you can even request to have the spiciness altered to meet your particular tastes. The kale chat, malai kofta, chana masala and tandoori lamb chops are my favorites...so far. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and very accommodating. Overall, each time we go to Rasa, it is a very pleasant experience.

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SusanA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. Huge menu must return. BYOB btw
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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My girlfriend and I throughly enjoyed the food. This is on our list of “go-to” restaurants!

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DianeK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was busy but they were quick to seat our group and took excellent care of our table.
the food was excellent as always. We had guests with us who were unfamiliar with the cuisine and Rasa now has new fans!

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LocalGuy
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rasa is one of Thee best Indian restaurants in the area. We had 13 people in our party and were seated in the private dining area towards the back of the restaurant. The service was excellent and the food even better. All of the Apps and entrees were served at the same time, which is no small feat when there are 13 people ordering different dishes. Everything was spiced perfectly and Jai was very patient explaining the dishes to those not familiar with Indian food. He also made some spot on suggestions. All in All, a perfect evening. Highly recommend to those who love Indian food and anyone that hasn't and wants to try it.

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vipGaryandJoy
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff and management. Excellent service and food.

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BirgitC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. I did not know what to order but the waiter helped me by explaining what it was. We had a great experience there!

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ScottG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and wonderful service. Definitely worth your time and money.

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ChrisB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful meal at Rasa!

CK
ChristieK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it! Favorite place to eat in the area! And wonderful service!!

LG
LocalGuy
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Authentic Indian cuisine with a deep menu of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. Very attentive, friendly service.

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BobP
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

BYOB. Not very crowded. Very good food! Surprising flavors. Chicken was so moist - not always so with Tandori. Spice level was nice. Garlic naan was a small portion and not amply garlic-ed. Overall, we enjoyed and would come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service were fantastic.

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Mae01
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted to go to Rasa for the Tuesday Chaat Night. There were many choices for every dietary preference. As usual, the food was delicious! The owner was present and made it a point to speak to all the customers. Rasa is always an excellent dining experience.

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vipBrianK
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The menu offers extensive options of Indian cuisine, including biryanies, tandoor dishes and lots of small bites and vegetarian/non-veg entrees. I highly recommend the mulligatawny soup, which is a smooth but thick soup made from lentils, curry and coconut milk. The flavors were a great start to the meal. My wife tried the spring uttapamone (a lentil-rice pancake with mixed vegetables), one of the many appetizers options. We both thoroughly enjoyed our entrees -- my wife chose the chicken saag (one of her go-to favorite comfort foods), and I went with tandoori chicken, which was flavorful, tender grilled chicken. We were too stuffed to try any dessert.

The restaurant is a bit bland -- an open room with booths and tables. But it's good for couples or groups with flexible seating. The staff could have been a little more attentive. For example, our server didn't check on us for quite a while after we received our entrees, and when he did, he realized I was missing my naan. It really wasn't necessary by that point. However, everybody was very friendly (and our server was very apologetic).

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Staff was very friendly and food was excellent. Service got a slow towards the end of our meal, but the restaurant had become pretty full by that point. We'll definitely be back!

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Bill
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Very good dosa! And a value buffet but we did no try it we ordered from the menu and enjoyed each dish favorite was the chicken Tika masala

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vipHomiK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Indian food every time we've been. A real local gem.

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FoodieThumbs
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Overall, I would say the food is some of the best Indian food you’ll find in the area. Though, there could be an improvement on service. Many times I found myself waiting for our server. I asked for an additional item, the server acknowledged my request, though I never received what I ordered. A bit disappointing, but the food made up for it!

JM
vipJustinM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Food was delicious and the staff and owner were very friendly. We’ll definitely be back.

LG
LocalGuy
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

If you like authentic Indian food, you will love Rasa. Everything was freshly prepared and delicious. The menu is very diverse from vegetarian to lamb with everything in between. We happened to go on a night when they were short staffed or would have given service a 5. Everyone was very friendly and attentive, including the owner's husband who came in to help.

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vipEB1000
Austin
20 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food! Understaffed the evening we had dinner but worth the wait.

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Oprd
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can sum up our visit to Rasa in one word - Yummmm!!!!!!! We started off sharing Ragda (potato) patties. For entrees we had Paneer Makhani and Chicken Tikka Masala and Garlic Naan. You can choose your spice level - mild, medium, and spicy. It was all so delicious and we will go back soon.

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Kev778
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time dining here. We love Indian food so we thought we would try it out. We weren’t disappointed. The staff was very friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive but, not too attentive. The food when it came out was exquisite. The flavors were wonderful. The proportions just right.
The owner told us about the executive chef. He came from Washington D.C. The restaurant he worked was rated the best Indian restaurant while he cooked there. So good that he cooked for three sitting U.S. Presidents.

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Rasa Indian Cuisine is rated 4.6 stars by 43 OpenTable diners.

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