Ashok Bajaj

Ashok Bajaj is a restaurateur based in Washington, DC. He is head of the Knightsbridge Restaurant Group. Bajaj was born in New Delhi. He left India in his early twenties, working in Sydney and in London, where he managed the Bombay Brasserie before moving the United States in 1988. He opened the Bombay Club, his first restaurant in Washington, in 1989 in his 20s, in initially working with an Australian partner, Norris Blanks, though the two parted ways after a year and a half. His restaurant group has since expanded and now includes Rasika, for which chef Vikram Sunderam won a 2014 James Beard Award.