Anokha

4.7
248 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 248 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.6
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJess
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good I could not snap a picture before it was all gone!

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Ubermom
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food, service, and atmosphere was very nice and we will definitely return. What was disappointing and, frankly, annoying was the sound of the telephone nearby - very loud ring that was not always answered within the first few rings. We asked our server, and then another server, if perhaps the ring volume could be reduced, but there was no such accommodation made. Sorry that it spoiled an otherwise pleasant dining experience.

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PamsTable
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service -- as always! Anokha is one of our favorites!

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EllenR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was quite good, with the exception of fritters in a vegetable appetizer platter that were oversalted. Lamb Korma was tender and mild at spice level 1 (it goes up to 6). Nice selection of wine, beer and cocktails. Paratha was a little bland but entrees were good. The lighting was extra bright and not very restaurant-y on the night we went. Noise level is fine (music in background but it was enjoyable). Attentive service.

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vipKaren
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food

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Maria
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was ok...not the best Indian cuisine I've had. I asked for mild and my food was still very hot/spicy. Service was fair. I felt we were being rushed, but very polite. Ambiance modern, nice, well lit so you could actually see your food and lots of room to eat outside if you so desire. Inside, adequate space between tables. Basically ok. I've had better right here in Richmond

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Diningout
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alway a great eating experience. Save distance to other guests and tables. We are planning an other visit.

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CJ2014
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Seated promptly. Service was excellent. Food was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and you are treated so well. It is a fantastic place for Indian food.

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vipRVAgal
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a long time fan of Anokha and my expectations were met once again. Inside tables were socially distanced and staff and patrons appeared to be taking appropriate precautions. Lunch was delicious as always and the bottle of chardonnay cut the heat of our dishes. They have the best naan! bubbly, crusty in spots and warm. Perfect to sop up all the goodness of the sauces.

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vipMichaelD
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Indian food.

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Frans
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The menu offers extensive choices of a variety of Indian cuisine, including appetizers. The food quality and presentation are superb, among the best of many Indian restaurants we have gone to. The service is prompt and polite. High value also for the prices.

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vipCMiller
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I never disappointed. The food is incredible, the service is great.

We try a new restaurant once a week and visit the restaurants we liked best once a week. Anokha made the list of restaurants to revisit.

JM
vipJamesM
Richmond
45 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Forest, I was very happy to have an outdoor seating option. Only complaint, no seat cushions for a wood bench seat.
Good and services were great. My wife and I definitely want to go there again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
49 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anokha is consistently great and never disappoints. This visit, we went for lunch but got the same attentive service and fine food we appreciate at dinner. At lunch they offer soup or salad. We both enjoyed the Coconut Lime Soup although I would prefer a soup with some vegetation in it. For entrees, I had the Lamb Korma and my husband tried the Tandoori Platter. Both were well prepared and so tasty that he-who-hates-cauliflower ate it all! Lunch also includes a side dish, a basket of naan, and dessert, excellent as usual. Service is quite attentive and all the servers wore masks. Also, the tables have been spread out for social distancing. This was one of our first meals "out" since March and well worth the chance!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Definitely will be back!

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Trell
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. The spice was just right and the out door seating was very comfortable.

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DaphneS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delicious food, wonderful service, a lovely oasis during a crazy time.

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PatrickG
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints. The food and the service are great every time we go there. We love it!

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vipSridhar
Richmond
55 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Great lunch venue. The Chicken 65 was fabulous - AND HOT! We had good expedient service and enjoyed the food. Will be back soon.

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vipEricB
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Too cold in the restaurant area. Other than that food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, always great food and a very friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch here for my wife’s birthday because it’s her favorite Indian restaurant (possibly her favorite overall) and they definitely did not disappoint. Friendly, prompt and attentive service coupled with great food made for a wonderful lunch.

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vipCMiller
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Food is exceptional.

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Teencouple
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good service, amazing indian food. Will go again

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SharonV
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is, by far, the best Indian restaurant in Richmond. We always have a positive experience there.

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Wendy
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go back to Anokha regularly and always fine the food, the wine, and the service excellent.

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KatieO
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience2

Service was great. The waiters answered questions... made recommendations... really, they were great. The decor is tough. The lighting would be much better on a dimmer... It felt like flourescent. :( Sound was fine.. no issue. We will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Love it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food is consistently delicious!! However, the waiter we had for our Valentine's Day dinner was not very good. The couple next to us was seated and fed before us and we arrived before them. Our original waiter never came back to our table after taking our order. We relied on the waiter (whose table was next to us) to assist us. Had it not been for him, we'd probably still be sitting there.

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SBJJR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine's Evening couldn't have gone better. Arrived 10 minutes before our reservation and was seated immediately. Service was attentive and timely. Food well prepared and tasty. A good choice for our special night.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations for Valentine’s Day because it it a special place. We love the food and the staff are so accommodating. We had a wonderful evening that ended with them giving me a rose. Thanks. We will return.

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cawdiner
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We have been many times and like the place. The service is mixed but the food is always good.

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SteveK
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anokha has consistently good food, excellent staff and service. Limited drink menu
I have never had a bad meal here and highly recommend it

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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luvgoodfood
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Excellent food but ridiculously loud on the night we visited. A group of 13 cotillion kids were there. Manager should have seated them in the patio tent. Some diners got up and left because you literally could not hear a conversation

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EmStapes
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really wonderful food, I was surprised at how quiet it was even though it was a small room & every table was full by the middle of our meal. The tikka masala was amazing (my meal) & so was the naan. My husband loved his lamb saag. We’ll be back!

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vipbbc3
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Favorite Indian in Richmond. I like the lamb dishes (believe it or not the chicken is to high end. I like dark meat for my Indian dishes and they only use breast). Best nann!

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vipBendalton
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The waitress spilt water on our table and did not bother replace the table cloth. The food was just okay.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good.

FAQs

Anokha does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Anokha also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 360-8686.

Anokha is rated 4.7 stars by 248 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.