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415 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC
+1 202-656-3794
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good52%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“rice bowl” (11 reviews)
“lamb” (19 reviews)
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Indian, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
415 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 yesterday

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 1 week ago

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 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Merzi is a sure thing - fresh, healthy, filling and yummy. I especially enjoy their lamb! When you're on the go and want to still eat healthy without sacrificing the taste, Merzi is the place to go.

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

Hi Stephanie! Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to let us know about your experiences with us. We really appreciate it, and we hope to see you back at Merzi soon!

Reviewed 16 May 2017

Food was really good. I took the large size rice bowl with veggies, potatoes, chickpeas, paneer masala, mild sauce ,corn, cucumber salad, onions and gravy. Quantity was more than enough for me (saved fr dinner too!) I really liked the paneer.. very soft..melts in your...More

Thank punyatoya m
Rickey D, Owner at Merzi, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Hi Punyatoya! Thank you so much for checking us out, and for taking the time to give us your review! The paneer is my favorite, too, by the way! Glad you liked it. We hope to see you back at the restaurant soon!

Reviewed 17 April 2017

I went in late for lunch, so there was no wait. The staff were friendly and helpful. The "medium" spicy sauce was very bland. Flavors of the various components did not go well together. I know that could be that I didn't select the right...More

Rickey D, Owner at Merzi, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Hi! I am really sorry you didn't enjoy our food! I wish you had said something in person, as I was there all day, and even in my absence, every member of our staff is empowered to easily give you your money back if you...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I love Indian flavors and this one is good. And is cheap, that's a good thing. If you are in a hurry and near the area just come here is nice and the food is good. And is kind of healthy

Thank Cyril M
Rickey D, Owner at Merzi, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Hi Cyril, thank you so much for your kind words and your 5 star review! We really appreciate it, and we're glad you enjoyed the food! Hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 7 April 2017

Found Merzi on our walk to Verizon Center for a Caps game. The place works similarly to Chipotle but Indian instead of Mexican. You get to choose what you want in a bowl. Lots of items to choose from. My only complaint is that they...More

Thank BullyLover2
Rickey D, Owner at Merzi, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2017

Hi BullyLover2! Thank you so much for the review! Two quick insider notes for you for your next visit: (1) we'll put as much or as little sauce/veggies as you want, so just let us know you want more! and (2) we have thai chilies...More

Reviewed 5 April 2017

I love the idea of the concept. It's Indian food with a Chipotle approach. We enjoyed the food. There were two employees working, one you could tell was an owner, or at least heavily vested in customer service - the other could care less. It...More

Thank hyku
Rickey D, Owner at Merzi, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2017

Hi hyku! Thank you for taking the time to review us! And I'm sorry to hear that you saw different levels of service from different team members. If you'd like to tell us more about it so we can focus in on the team members...More

Reviewed 3 April 2017

This is a fusion restaurant inspired by Indian ingredients. It is so similar to Chipotle (to the level of mild, medium, hot sauce). The ambiance it also suited for quick eats. There are rice and naan variants of bowls. Mango lassi was good. We spent...More

Thank Anupam S
Rickey D, Owner at Merzi, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Hi Anupam, thank you for the feedback and for taking the time to write a review! We hope to see you back again soon!

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you cater and deliver for large events?
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
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery
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
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Merzi Fresh Indian Kitchen is a fast-casual restaurant specializing in lightning-fast, fresh Indian food.
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