We were in a need of an Indian food fix and in the Friendship Heights neighborhood…what better place to try than Indique Heights?? So we went for it…samosas, papri chaat, chicken tikka makhani, the works. We went in with lower expectations than usual (*Maybe because our vision is clouded by the likes of Rasika, which has some of the most deelish Indian food on the other side of Chinatown…), and what we came out with is a surprise to our taste buds. Now, days after leaving, we can’t seem to shake the flavorful shallot potatoes or the mint sauce served with every meal that matches perfectly with the chicken tikka and rice (*we know we probably weren’t supposed to mix all these flavors together…but we couldn’t resist;-).
Hidden in the top floor of a random building on Wisconsin Avenue, Indique Heights is a great find when you’re in need of some good Indian street food. On its menu is a whole section dedicated to Indian street snacks: Vegetable Samosa Chaat, Syrian Lamb Fry, Vada Pav, Pao Bhaji and the list goes on and on. The service matched the mood too: polite, chill and not too over the top. All in all, we had a nice meal out with a friend (*great place to celebrate a promotion or group dinner…not really a spot for romance;-)
What we didn’t care for? Some of the seating is kind of low, so ladies please don’t bother putting on those 4″ Louboutins‘ for this outing, keep it low so your knees get a break…We suggest reserving one of the tables along the windows.
The Money: You can enjoy a meal with a street snack, main dish and a drink for $35 (including tax and tip;-)
Metro: Friendship Heights (Red Line)
Parking: Yes! Underground (located on Wisconsin Circle) and the charge is $3.00 with the restaurant validation.
Disclaimer: These are only the views of JKGF on the night that we went…different servers, cooks, etc. could provide another experience for you, but we hope you’ll go and enjoy like we did:-)
Picture source: http://www.indiqueheights.com/
Category: cultural cooking, Johnna's Pick of the Week, restaurant reviews, Washington D.C.
Johnna Rowe is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Washington, DC and North Carolina. All three places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. Rowe, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. Rowe has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9 and WJLA’s News Channel 8.