This moderately priced restaurant in Dupont Circle manages to do several things well...particularly the curries, and martinis. The food is spicy and fresh, and the atmosphere is great. Entrées are generally in the $10 range, and the menu is varied enough that you'll probably be able to find something you'll like, no matter your taste. And although Raku is pretty popular, you'll rarely have to wait more than 5 minutes for a seat. Outdoor seating is available in the warmer weather. One word of warning...parking is scarce in this neighborhood (and if you live in DC, you're well aware of this). Try to take the Red Line metro to Dupont Circle, which is just a block away. Highly recommended.