Anokha

4.9
156 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Indian
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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
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Phone number
(804) 360-8686
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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What 156 People Are Saying
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Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all got something different and shared. It was great. The wait staff was really great.

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Raleigh
28 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband & I love this place! The food and service are always excellent!

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and great food

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and portions are large. Space is small but still has a good flow. Looking forward to coming back!

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Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My son and I really enjoyed our evening at Anokha. The food - which can be ordered on a 1-6 scale of heat - was delicious. We had the Tandoori sampler to start, I had Saag with shrimp, the naan was perfect and the desert a perfect match. Presentation and flavors superb.

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MS
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Deeee-licious lunch menu!!! Salad/soup, entree, side dish, & small dessert!! With buttered naan bread! All for a more than reasonable price!!
The attention to Detail is outstanding.
Our waiter was on top of it all.
My ONLY complaint was the overhead speaker (directly over MY head) was TOOOO Loud. But my ears r sensitive.
Love this place!

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SY
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic lunch specials. Servicer are first class.

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Raleigh
28 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as usual!

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BK
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent meal, and the staff was very attentive and pleasant. We will be going back to try more on the menu!

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CR
Richmond
77 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great food and service here. One of the best Indian restaurants in RVA.
Highly recommend.

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Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I got the chili chicken and my date got the butter chicken both were delicious. A quick note that the naan is not included with the meals, even if your server makes it seem as though it is.

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TF
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food and great service! Really enjoyed it.

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Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never a disappointment. All my friends I take from out of town always want to go back with me. Beats all the Indian restaurants, even in the big cities.

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Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Love this place!

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s
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with my boyfriend for our anniversary at the recommendation of my good friend whose family is from India. They said this is the one place they go for authentic Indian in the Richmond area and we were not disappointed! We ordered samosas, tikka masala and naan—all of which was delicious. The staff was extremely accommodating, the music was upbeat and it was a great date spot!

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JB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the tasty food, to the quiet ambiance and superb service, this restaurant is a winner any way you look at it. My 16 year old son had 4 helpings and said it was the best Indian food he's ever had!

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Richmond
56 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

It WAS my favorite/go to restaurant in Richmond area...
but this visit was a B A D experience...
ordered our wine...
had to ask about it 2 times...
nan arrived.... cold, not the usual warm, soft delicious... tasted like an out to the bag bad version.
Dinner arrived before... yes, before we took a sip of wine or taste of nan with dips...
there was no room on the table, delivered too quickly .. this is a nice restaurant not Denny's.
and to top it off, there is a charge for a warm up or refill on coffee..... and the server didn't not
mention it... we refused..... as we were getting up, she came to the table with a cup of coffee...
but we were "enroute" to the car!!
VERY BAD experience.... sad

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SY
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service is always wonderful

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TF
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great service. Thank you so much!

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Good service. Good ambiance

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KC
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The food is excellent. This is our favorite Indian restaurant in the Richmond area.

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JL
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated Mother’s Day with our good friends and their children. It was obviously very busy but the service was good and food was excellent as usual. Very pleased we chose this place to celebrate this special day. Highly recommended.

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DL
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. We’ll be going again soon! The food is authentic Indian cuisine.

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Richmond
83 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a dining treat. Food is fresh and the menu delivers on all the Indian classics. Service is friendly and professional. And the refreshingly simple, contemporary decor manages to avoid the "kitschiness" of many Indian restaurants. No next day "Delhi-belly" here!

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food in town!!!

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Raleigh
28 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

As always, the food was tasty. We were seated promptly. There was a slight mix-up/confusion with our appetizer order. My date didn't have a fork or knife and wait staff never brought one despite coming to our table several times and seeing he was eating his food with the large serving spoon. Yes, we could have asked for utensils, but you would think they would have seen and just brought one.

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TF
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great service. Thank you so much!

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting from Pennsylvania; food was exceptional, and we will visit again if back in Richmond area.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A friend from Europe was visiting Richmond. Anokhas food, service and atmosphere are wonderful, and my friend enjoyed herself. Many thanks.

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KM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very tasty food, enjoyed our meals and felt price paid was very reasonable. Atmosphere could use some updating, which would have made our experience more enjoyable

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scrumptious food and excellent hospitality!
We went here to celebrate our daughter’s birthday and it was amazing. The ambience of this restaurant is wonderful.
Overall, it was an amazing dining experience.

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B
Richmond
56 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

On this visit we had a great New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc (again) and tried a vegetarian dish with mixed veggies in a mango sauce coupled with the lamb marsala.... both entrees were tasty, hot and delishious. Great recommendatios, Jessie!

Decor is relaxing and comfortable; music was lovely and we could actually have a cocnvesation and hear each other.

Thank you for another great dinning experience.

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K
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Anokha is always a favorite. Great wine selection, too.

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New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 2ambience 3

Not the best

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Richmond
56 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The ambiance is a pleasant surprise: Nice music, modern decor, friendly greeting, immediate seating, good wine selection, etc... Easy menu to read with good suggestions from waitstaff.
Curteoius, attentive service with out hovering.

suggestion: pace service depending on customer/table availability. I've been there dtwice now with out of town house guests, wanting to sip wine and chat, but dinner came too quickly. Table availabiltiy was NOT a problem nor was time of nite.

Will look forward to retutning for dinner again soon.

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KG
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is experience delicious. Everything we've had has been tasty. The Gobi Manchurian was amazing, would have preferred more but I left full and satisfied with everything we ordered. The wait staff is attentive and quick to fill up your water glass. Definitely will return.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Anokha! Their service is wonderful...the food is amazing...we will continue to visit them as often as we can. We have already recommended them to our friends and family who have in turn spread the word. You won't be disappointed!

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SL
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome - excellent place to eat. Food is great as is the service.

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TF
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and excellent service as usual!
Thank you so much!

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Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to eat. I am never disappointed by the food or service. The staff is always very attentive. The food is great. This is my favorite Indian restaurant in Richmond.

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