There’s a reason why there’s so much hype surrounding Daru. The food is absolutely amazing, and they deserve all the accolades, and then some! I recently went with one of my dear foodie friends – shoutout to @hungryglomad – and we had a truly lovely dinner there. It was his first time so I was excited to go with!
We started our meal off with 3 apps: their Baigan Paneer Bhurji, their Blue Cheese Reshmi Kebab and their Bison Momo. Everything was tasty, but the momo and eggplant dish were standouts. I really wanted to get their chicken tikka tacos as well, but I wasn’t super hungry so savin’ those for next time! I remember really loving their jackfruit tacos though so I’m sure these are fire.
For mains, we ended up getting their Lasooni Lamb Chops, their Wild Mushroom Biriyani, their Wok Fried Cabbage and their Bread Basket. The only thing I didn’t love was the cabbage, and my favorite dish of the night was their mushroom biriyani. It was made with cremini, shiitake, mace, and apricot, and it came with this really beautiful seasonal raita. DEFINITELY make sure to get this with your meal.
The lamb was exquisite! The flavors were out of this world, and if you’re big into said protein, I have no doubt you’ll enjoy this as well. Made with black garlic, pink peppercorn, and dahi yogurt, this entree’s priced per chop.
And pro tip: don’t pass on bread. The basket we ordered came with plain naan, garlic naan and herb laacha (two pieces each), and I really loved dipping it in the raita we got with our rice. For those of you interested, they also offer different chutneys and sauces for a small upcharge. If you like spice, make sure you get their habenero-kashimir chili sauce!
Have you guys been to Daru yet? I’m such a fan. I high key think they have some of the best Indian food in DC, and I know I’m not the only one that feels that way! Let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment below, and click here to see more of my favorite DC eats. Until next time, friends!