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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 2 weeks ago 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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 18 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
Reviewed 15 September 2017 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 7 September 2017

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 5 September 2017 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 6 September 2017

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 Giorgio G
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!

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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, 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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