The Indian subcontinent is a giant piece of naan that drifted slowly through the ocean before slamming its flavors into Eurasia. Align your face's tectonic plates to give the continent a nibble in return with today's deal: for $10, you get $20 worth of Indian fare at Rasoi in Pawtucket. Splashes of yellow and red adorn both the walls and dishes at Rasoi, recipient of the Best Restaurant of Rhode Island 2009. Sitting at azure tablecloths, patrons are projected to India, where the sensations of fiery curry and chili powder arouse the appetite. Dangle the tantalizing menu in front of the taste buds before sating their cravings with regional Indian cuisine ranging from northern meaty dishes to the vegetarian meals of Gujrat, with the simplicity of spicily steamed fish running along the coast between. Rasoi serves vegan and vegetarian plates alongside the traditional Thalis platter—a full meal crafted for harmonious texture, color, and flavor.
Rhode Island Monthly gave Rasoi Best of Rhode Island awards in 2007, 2009, and 2010. Rhode Island Monthly and the Boston Phoenix both gave it positive reviews. Five TripAdvisors give it an average of 4.5 owl eyes and rank it #1 out of 118 restaurants in Pawtucket.
- You’ll find a lot of sweet and savory combinations, including a delectable (and just slightly sticky) appetizer of marinated and fried cauliflower ($4.99) that I refused to relinquish even after the entrees arrived. – Karen Deutsch, Rhode Island Monthly
- We would eat here every week if we could. – funtimes1221, TripAdvisor
727 East Ave.
Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02860Get Directions