Inarguably the best Indian restaurant in Dublin, Rasam, nestled into seaside enclave Glasthule and across the road from the incredible Cavistons, is in good company. Rasam isn’t married to a specific region of India; instead you’ll find a dynamic menu with Rajasthani dishes next to Keralan curries. The real beauty of this cuisine is how inclusive it is—vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options abound. For those who can’t decide (or don’t know where to start) order the thali, basically Indian tapas with a taste of all the greatest hits. The dimly lit space itself is quite grand, with beautiful Indian ornamental details and a smart lounge; it feels celebratory, maybe because it’s always full of people enjoying themselves. The wine is excellent, the service attentive, and the crowd loyal—proprietor Nisheeth Tak was one of the first to introduce the flavors of India to Ireland, and there’s no going back now. (If you’re waiting for a table or fancy a predinner drink, head across the road to the very cozy 64 wine bar.)

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