When it comes to Indian food on Capitol Hill, Annapurna is the best spot, but there’s often a huge wait to get in. Zaika, a newer restaurant, is much easier to get into. While their food isn’t the best in town, it’s a great option if you’re in the mood for butter chicken in the form of tenders and paneer in the form of mozzarella sticks. If you want to keep things healthy, go for the delicious spicy sambal shrimp and the grilled seabass with potato cakes and coconut curry.
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Yeti Bar is the Nepali/Indian/Tibetan sister spot to Annapurna. Come here for tasty appetizers and saffron cocktails while you wait for your table.
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