Anokha
Anokha

Anokha

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.anokha.us/location.html
  • Phone: 8043608686
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Asian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Anokha
Anokha is a groundbreaking restaurant located across from the hip Short-Pump Town Center in Richmond’s West End, serving signature Nouveau Indian Cuisine. Anokha, which denotes “Unique”, offers diners a new take on Indian food, mixing the flavors and spices of India with western cooking techniques and the finest seasonal ingredients. Anokha’s cuisine offers a symphony of Indian flavors and spices that is sure to excite both the neophyte and the connoisseur alike. We hope you will join us soon in our intimate and contemporary dining room to enjoy our sumptuous offerings paired with a selection from our hand selected wine list or relax in our cozy lounge savoring a fine single malt scotch or a top-shelf tantalizing cocktail.
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Anokha reviews from OpenTable diners
12 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.8
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (10)great for lunch (4)neighborhood gem (4)good for groups (3)great for outdoor dining (3)romantic (3)special occasion (2)notable wine list (2)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Nice spot- little small
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The dining area was tastefully decorated and simple. However it was a small space for the amount of diners. Tables placed very economically and maneuvered expertly by staff. But atmosphere felt stuffy due to closeness of other diners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    vabeachdiner
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This is one of my favorite restaurant -it is consistently excellent on all fronts; food, service and setting. Every time I am in Richmond I make it a point to dine here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and great service
    RichmondFoodie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Delicious, varied flavors. Favorite dishes are the tikka masala, korma, patia, and vin d'alho. This is by far our favorite Indian place in Richmond, 2nd only to homemade. Anokha has become our favorite spot to take out of town guests who want to try something really fantastic they can only get here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Among the best Indian in Richmond
    TrinaLC
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was our third time at Anokha. Wonderful, flavorful Indian cuisine in a nice ambience. We were seated promptly at our reserved table for five even though the restaurant was full. Quick service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Girl's Night Out
    Breezy26
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Nine ladies, ranging in age from 92 to 65, go out monthly to different ethnic restaurants. This was the best we have found so far.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Indian in Richmond
    RichmondFoodie
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Went to Anokha to celebrate my sister's birthday. We had made a reservation for 7, but 9 ended up coming, and the waitstaff handled that seamlessly. Each of us ordered a different dish, and then we passed them all around and shared. Everyone's favorites were the Tikka Masala, Korma, Vin d'Alho, and the Patia mango curry. It was so good, there was a minor fight about who got to take home the leftovers! (Portions were large compared to other Indian restaurants in the area--so big, we should have ordered 1 dish for every 2-3 people) The next day, my mom (who claimed not to like Indian food) was still raving about the Korma. I'm already craving the Korma and Tikka Masala again! Also, the staff was very nice about splitting the checks up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 6 reviews are from the Anokha reviews archive.
  • Authentic tasty Indian food
    GK02VIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Anokha is one the best Indian Restaurants in Virginia. The food quality is really good. The service is very good and Jassi and Karan personally look into the quality of food as well as timely service. Anokha prepares authentic tasty Indian food. The ambience is modern and relaxing. We have been to this restaurant many times and every time the quality of the food is genuine and appealing to the senses. Overall this is great restaurant and the staff strives hard to offer top quality service and great Indian cuisine.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not your traditional Indian food
    mnoormo1VIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    If traditional Indian food is what you're craving this is not the place to come to. The nouveau Indian cuisine is tasty and flavorful but it doesn't have the explosion of flavors and spice one gets with the more traditional Indian restaurants. The chicken tikka lacked the tandoori spices I am accustomed to. However, the naan bread was simply outstanding. It's the best I've had anywhere in Canada or the United States. It pops with flavor (you can taste the butter in it). The gulab jamun was perfect. Not too sweet.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great as usual!
    JPTIII
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Been to Anohka many times and it never disappoints. Some of the Best Indian food in Richmond!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food
    dacoman
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We always have a great meal at Anoka. Our favorite dish is the lamb jalfreezi. This restaurant is very consistent and we have never been disappointed
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a short pump cliche
    Rich
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Sadly short pump has become over commercialized and chain food haven that only accommodates to families and early closing venues. Anokha gives u a chic urban feel in the burbs. Food was great. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely Recommend!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Attentive wait staff, excellent menu with a ton of choices, and some really interesting dishes such as the crab curry. Definitely recommend.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic