About Us

Literally translating to the “Essence of Life.” RaaSa is Westchester’s premiere Indian fine dining destination. Featuring traditional Indian fare with a modern twist, created by Michelin Star and James Beard Foundation recognized Chef Peter Beck. RaaSa celebrates all the tastes of India, where the old world meets the new.

About Chef Peter Beck

Chef Peter Beck was born in New Delhi, India, and has excited palates around the globe, with stops in the U.K., Singapore, Hong Kong, and Thailand, among others before settling here in the United States. Chef Beck has been responsible for elevating Indian Cuisine in New York City, where he was noted as one of the James Beard Foundation’s “Top Chefs of 2002”. Chef Beck is a culinary innovator whose restaurants in New York have garnered numerous accolades, including elusive Michelin Stars at Tamarind and Benares.

About Owners Ashok Salian & Priya Kapoor-Salian

RaaSa’s husband and wife ownership team have a background in hospitality and specifically in fine dining. Ashok attended culinary school in India, before moving to the U.S., his wife Priya studied culinary arts in New York. The two first met while working for J.W. Marriott in Phoenix, and were later part of the team that launched highly acclaimed Tamarind Tribeca, where they first met Chef Beck. The couple works closely to manage RaaSa, and each plays to their individual strengths. Priya manages the front-of-house and oversees RaaSa’s catering program, while Ashok is responsible for back-of-house operations, as well as being RaaSa’s mixologist, creator of their fantastic cocktail menu.


Monday – Sunday: 12pm – 3pm
Monday – Saturday: 5pm – 10pm
Sunday – 5pm – 9:30pm


145 East Main Street
Elmsford, NY 10523

Tel: 914-347-7890
Fax: 914-347-2490