INDIGO NoMa: Amazing Indian Food in Washington, DC

Nomsters, who’s excited to learn about a bomb new (…new for us, not to the district) Indian place in Washington, DC?  We recently checked out INDIGO NoMa, and we were high key blown away by their takeout.  Located at 243 K Street NE, this small family-owned joint’s open Monday through Friday from 11-9PM and Saturday from 4-10PM.

indigo noma

Before this brick and mortar location, they were known for their amazing pop up in Eastern Market.  They specialized in Indirolls, which is basically a roti wrap filled with veggies and/or meat sizzled on a hot place with cilantro, spinach and onions.  Choose from chicken, vegetarian, and lamb!

Although they’re famous for said noms, we actually didn’t get any this time ’round.  Here’s what we got to go though:  their spicy butter chicken, their veggie samosas, and their spicy pumpkin & roasted eggplant.  Everything was packed neatly in separate containers, and the food was fantastic.  We honestly couldn’t pick favorites because it was all so tasty!

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spicy butter chicken

Their food had a great kick to it, too!  We especially loved the pumpkin curry and butter chicken.  The meat was melt in your mouth tender, and the curry was everything we wanted on a rainy day: rich, creamy, spicy, and most importantly, comforting.

spicy pumpkin curry

The pumpkin curry was the perfect mix of sweet and savory, and it kind of reminded us of hobak juk (Korean squash porridge).  We liked that there were chunks of pumpkin throughout, and it complemented the butter chicken beautifully.  The chicken also came with a side of rice, and we liked that they used a ton of herbs because who doesn’t enjoy fragrant greens?

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Next time, we’re planning to get their lamb curry, and we hear their vegetarian platters are great as well.  You get rice, chickpeas, raw spinach and cilantro along with two sides of your choice for $15, which sounds awesome.  Portions are fairly generous so you should be able to get two meals out of each order.

veggie samosa

They have a spacious patio so there’s plenty of outdoor seating – if you feel comfortable dining out, definitely make sure to stop by and support.  This humble and unassuming establishment is anything but basic so if you’re looking to treat yourself to some incredible Indian food, bookmark and enjoy friends.

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For more on DC eats, browse this tab, and keep an eye out for more content coming your way.  We update our blog daily, and we post 3-4 times on instagram so definitely make sure to stop by and say hello.  We’re heading to Philly on Friday so our stories should be lit!  Until next time – happy eating.


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