Merzi was founded by Kaz Kazmi in 2011.  Kaz, originally from the UK, found the American dining scene missing something that he knew he could provide:  healthy, lightning fast, delicious Indian food.  Using family recipes and consulting with premier chefs from around the world, Kaz and his team developed a system that delivers something that's very hard to find anywhere else.  We've continued that legacy through the years, never compromising on flavor, quality, or speed, to deliver something unique!

Merzi's story

highest quality

We work with local vendors to source the freshest ingredients around, then cook throughout the day.  The hard work going on behind the scenes means you can get fresh, custom-made Indian bowls and salads at Merzi in, on average, around 1 minute.  It might only take a minute to assemble, but it's because we spend hours preparing our line to deliver your food in an instant!

Best People

We believe in hiring people based on their hospitality, empathy, and positivity.  Our team's primary job is to make sure you, our guests, have an amazing meal in a happy, comfortable restaurant.  We're proud of the way our team works, and we hope you'll notice the difference between our style and the way other restaurants run!

© 2019 Merzi Fresh Indian Kitchen

Merzi is like an Indian Chipotle -  Indian Fast Casual with Naan Samosa mango lassi. Best Indian Food in DC Washington DC's favorite Indian spot.  Lots of options including halal vegetarian vegan. For indian style chipotle fast casual cheap eats cheap indian food you can't beat Merzi.

Merzi is like Indian Chipotle! Build your own bowl.  Indian inspired flavors like makani masala, tikka masala, chutneys, chai iced tea, hot chai tea, turmeric mint limeade, mango lassi, pistachio lassi, naan, samosas.  If you like Chipotle and Indian food, you'll love Merzi.  Merzi is a fast-casual Indian restaurant in Penn Quarter in Washington DC, between Gallery Place (Chinatown) and Archives stations on the Metro.  Merzi is near Verizon Center, the National Archives, FBI Headquarters, the National Gallery of Art, the National Portrait Gallery.  If you are vegan, vegetarian, halal, gluten free, you'll love this Indian Chipotle, Indian Fast Casual restaurant in Washington, DC.

415 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20004 (202) 656-3794