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415 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2202
+1 202-656-3794
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  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Indian, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
415 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2202
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you check-in you get a free delicious mango lassi and we really liked it! The food was really good, a lot of options and the place is clean and comfortable. Employees are nice too! They seem to use biodegradable utensils!!

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

Hello Upekkhapr, thank you so much for checking us out! We're glad you enjoyed your visit with us, and we're especially grateful you took the time to share your review! We hope you'll visit us again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was looking for a take out restaurant near the Smithsonian museums. I walked North on 7th Street and found Merzi. The food was good and abundant. Tasted fresh. I eat outside on the street. The weather was so nice. It is close enough to...More

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

Hi Carole, thank you very much for trying our restaurant! We're really glad you enjoyed our food, and we're happy you took the time to share your review here on tripadvisor! We hope you'll come back and visit us again sometime soon!

Reviewed 9 March 2018

I eat a lot and the full size was more than enough, a medium with a beverage would've been ok. The mango Lassi is good and the chai latte was one of the best I've had. The spicy is not that spicy but there is...More

Thank B0RR4N1
Rickey D, Owner at Merzi, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much! We're glad you enjoyed your meal with us. We're actually working to increase the spice level on the spicy sauce, and we've added habanero chutney as well. Next time you're here, check it out! Thanks again!

Reviewed 2 March 2018

Merzi is not bad at all. I had the rice bowl with chickpeas and cauliflower and the "spicy" sauce. I had debated on whether to get medium sauce or not, but even the spicy didn't turn out to be very spicy. Overall, the food is...More

Thank scoobydoo99
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

It’s similar to chipotle. You can select rice or naan as vase then can add veggie or meat, gravy and different toppings. Good food.

Thank Kishor D
Rickey D, Owner at Merzi, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Hi Kishor, thank you so much for reviewing your meal with us! I'm glad you enjoyed it, and I hope you'll visit again sometime! - Rickey

Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this Indian eatery enroute to China Town and loved it. Fresh take on Indian food and how it is usually served in restaurants. Samosas were a little stale but the naan was really good. Great place for a quick in and out...More

Thank CreativelyUrs
Rickey D, Owner at Merzi, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Hi! Thank you so much for checking us out! We're sorry about the samosas - we'll get to the bottom of how those got past us and made it out to our guests. Thanks again for trying Merzi, we hope you'll come back again next...More

Reviewed 4 December 2017

Food was great, the bowl I had was very filling and I would go back and get it again. Very modern decorations, different self-seating options. I wouldn't say they had bad service, but there was a lack of service. I had to ask about several...More

Thank Tandra B
Reviewed 17 November 2017

It is kind of Indian chipotle type food. We tried this place twice and food had a good flavors. Good portion food. I liked their soft drink tea. it is unique.

Thank A_Akauf
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

I wanted to love this place, I really did. The "Indian Chipotle" concept intrigued me as I love both Indian food, and Chipotle so wondered how I could go wrong. I walked about 5 blocks to get here and didn't mind the walk with the...More

Thank martyfarty69
Reviewed 28 September 2017

This is a good place to stop for a good, different, cheap, and quick lunch. The food is good, but nothing earth shattering. If you're looking for a nice authentic Indian place, I would say to look elsewhere. But if you're looking for something quick,...More

Thank Fireandice29
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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

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 415 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2202
  • 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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