Located in Chinatown, around the corner from the Arch, Mehak is an Indian restaurant with a sibling in Northern Virginia (Merrifield area). The DC location is much better than the suburban locaton.
The restaurant is elegant, with cloth tablecloths and napkins and the like. The cuisine is standard Indian cuisine, well-made, although this is not the best place in the city for tandoori stuff. The curries are out-of-this-world, though, and the lamb rogan josh and vindaloo favored by my husband hot and yummy. My favorite, malai kofta, is wonderfully tasty here, as is the dal.
Quite vegetarian-friendly, of course.
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