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415 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC
+1 202-656-3794
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  • Very good52%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“rice bowl” (12 reviews)
“naans” (33 reviews)
“chicken” (20 reviews)
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11:00 - 22:00All hours
Indian, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
415 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC
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1 - 10 of 149 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this place by accident and Im so glad we did. Since it was our first time there, we really didnt know what to order. Staffs were very kind. They explained to us how to order without showing any sign of annoyance. The food...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a "build your own" dish using Indian food. There are vegetarian and vegan options. It's about average for spice and the guys behind the counter tend to be very helpful.

Thank Cara S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sign says fresh indian food. Must be joking. The Naan(bread) was from from a grocery store that has a bitter taste, not freshly made. No indian curry. Just separate veggies that were put in a bowl. Even the rice was so stale it had turned...More

Thank citizen21stcentury
Rickey D, Owner at Merzi, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, my name is Rickey. I'm so sorry to hear that you had a bad experience in our restaurant. It sounds like you got a poor representation of what we do, and for that, I'm sorry. I wish you had said something to someone in...More

Reviewed 1 August 2017

We fancied Indian food that night and ventured in: modern and fresh are two words that immediately came to mind. Then, on a closer look, a certain resemblance between with Chipotle, where four simple choices will bring multiple combinations to be enjoyed. Don't expect Rasika,...More

Thank 944giorgiog
Rickey D, Owner at Merzi, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Hi! Thank you for your review and for the kind words! We really appreciate you checking us out and thank you for taking the time to tell others about your experience. Hope you'll come back and see us again next time you're in the neighborhood!

Reviewed 9 July 2017

If you've never had Indian, this isn't exactly authentic, but it's a very accessible and pretty delicious option for those probably not too adventurous in trying the real thing.More

Thank SimpsonTide985
Rickey D, Owner at Merzi, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Hi SimpsonTide985, thank you so much for checking us out! We're really glad you enjoyed your food. And you're right, we've tried to hang on to the flavors and spices and styles of Indian cooking, while streamlining it for audiences that may be wary of...More

Reviewed 6 July 2017

It was so go we ate there two days in a row! Loved everything I tried and wish I could have more! Think Chipotle for Indian food.

Thank Brandy W
Rickey D, Owner at Merzi, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Hi Brandy, thank you so much for dining with us, and for your kind words! We really appreciate it, and hope you'll come back soon!

Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

The portions are generous and a normal plate can feed 2 people, especially if it's a heavy rice or Naan bowl. The flavors are spot-on and there's great variety. I especially liked the Indian cheese and picked onions. Their Chai iced tea is excellent too....More

Thank Takemetoalaska
Rickey D, Owner at Merzi, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Hi! Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with us! We really appreciate it. And thank you for the feedback on the naan. We're always looking to improve, so we'll take that input as we make changes in the future....More

Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

I got the light rice bowl with veggies and paneer. I don't like a ton of spice and really liked the mild sauce. Even the light portion filled me up. I couldn't finish it, but it was so good!More

Thank kgrussing
Rickey D, Owner at Merzi, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Hi! Thank you so much for your review! We're really glad you enjoyed your food - and glad you noticed how flavorful and filling even a mild/light bowl can be! Again, we really appreciate that you tried us out and took the time to write...More

Reviewed 14 June 2017

My company uses Merzi frequently to cater our business meetings, and we always have a great experience with them. Delivery is always accurate and on time, participants are always happy with the quality of their food, and it's an easy catering option when you have...More

Thank brigid.boettler@gmail.com
Rickey D, Owner at Merzi, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Hi Brigid, thank you so much - both for the opportunity to cater your events, and for taking the time to review us! We really appreciate it. We're always happy to help! Looking forward to catering for you again soon!

Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

To be honest we were going to go to a sit-down place around the corner but it was going to be an hour wait...and we spent the day running around D.C. and we're starving! Merzi to the rescue! If you are looking for big flavor...More

Thank Cretiaj
Rickey D, Owner at Merzi, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Hi Cretiaj! Thank you so much for your kind words, and for giving us a try! We really appreciate that you took the time to review us, and hope that you'll stop in again the next time you're in DC!

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18 October 2016|
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Response from Rickey D | Property representative |
Hi, I'm the director of operations for Merzi - sorry for the late response, I've been traveling and just got back to DC. Short answer: YES! We absolutely cater and we can deliver depending on the size of the event and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 415 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-656-3794
Merzi Fresh Indian Kitchen is a fast-casual restaurant specializing in lightning-fast, fresh Indian food.
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