First visit - May 2009:
The food was decent and reasonably priced (only about $7 each for a full meal with soup, main, rice, and a pakora,) and the people behind the counter knew exactly which items were vegan. There wasn't a lot of choice, but it was a food court, so that was to be expected. The staff were very polite and pleasant. It was great to get such good and reasonably priced food right in the middle of D.C's tourist haunts. The cleanliness looked somewhat suspect, however.
One thing about the food: the vegetables in the rice appeared to be from a frozen vegetable mix and were rather unpleasant in texture and about 100 per cent taste-free.
Thankfully, the place did not appear to be wimping out on spice: the food was nice and spicy.
Second visit - January 2010: Prices had gone up and the flavour had gone down to pretty much zero. I was disappointed. And I probably won't go back
The people behind the counter told us that this food court location and the Indian restaurant Nirvana are owned by the same people.Pros: Location., Friendly staff.