It's only been open for a few months, but Pappe is quickly moving up the list of favorite D.C. restaurants.

Pappe is one of my favorite restaurants in the entire city of Washington, D.C. And if you like Indian cuisine, I think it will quickly become your favorite, too.

It's only been open for a few months, but already it’s hard to get a reservation -- even on a Tuesday night. However, take the time to make that reservation, and then you’ll be all set to enjoy this experience. Plus, it’s located on the ever-popular 14th Street in the heart of Logan Circle

As for the ambiance, the lighting is dim, and there are several colorful draperies that add color and texture to the space. From the moment you enter, the aroma of spices hit your nose. 

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Pappe has a full bar, but I recommend getting a cold beer to pair with Indian food. If you’re feeling something stronger, there are also some delicious specialty cocktails available on the drink menu.

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Now on to the best part: the food. My favorite and go-to dish is the Chicken Tikka Masala, which I know is fairly basic, but it is the BEST Chicken Tikka Masala I’ve ever had. The chicken is so tender every single time I order it. And the sauce is just so creamy and spicy, with the perfect kick of flavor. You must absolutely get the garlic naan to go with it. The naan is always freshly made with actual pieces of garlic in it. 

If you want to order an appetizer, I recommend getting the Galouti Kabab, which is a patty made out of really great quality lamb with a delicious (though spicy) green sauce. The dish comes with two patties, so it’s the perfect bite to share before entrees. 

Pappe’s menu includes plenty of meat and vegetarian options, with a ton of different sauces. And I absolutely love their price point. The large portion of Chicken Tikka Masala, which will for sure fill you up, is only $15, and you can taste all the quality ingredients. 

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I’m telling you, once you try out Pappe, you will never go back to any other Indian restaurant in Washington, D.C. again (except Rasika, but for different reasons, and we’ll get back to that in a different review). You’ll especially want to come back here at least once a week like I do (no shame), especially once the weather turns cold and you’re craving something warm

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If and when you do go, I would love to know what you thought of the food and the overall experience! Already been? Let me know how you feel about Pappe in the comments below!