Anokha

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$30 and under
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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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Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was very good! Nice portion sizes and good pricing. Where the restaurant was lacking was space and service. We didn't really have one particular waiter which made ordering and get the check confusing. Also an appetizer we ordered was forgotten and by the time we got a waiters attention about it we finished our entrees which was disappointing. They comped us for the appetizer because at that point we weren't interested in eating it. I'd go back again for takeout if I was in the area. The food was delicious and that is the reason for the higher rating despite everything else.

OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Some of the meals can be a little spicy, even if mild, but that is expected for this authentic Indian cuisine. Our service was excellent and prompt. Great experience.

AC
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Indian restaurant with an extensive menu. Great wine offerings. Looking forward to returning.

CB
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Waiter has no knowledgeable about menu items and was not attentive.

KC
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Our experience at Anoka has always been good, but this visit was just ok. I hope that isn't a trend.

OT
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was varied and tasteful. Can't wait to go back and try other dishes. Try the fried spinach appetizer. Yummy.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Not impressed. Poor service.

S
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down, this is our favorite restaurant for Indian cuisine. I love learning that certain friends have never tried Anokha because it becomes their favorite too. Everything is always cooked to perfection and serving staff is helpful with decision making...it's sometimes difficult to decide what dish we're feeling. They will modify as much as they can to provide what diners want. Pricing for the quality of food is more reasonable than that of other nearby Indian restaurants.

RA
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

As always the food was exceptionally good. However, the place also always has shortcomings in its service. On this occasion, the hostess either was unaware or ignored our OpenTable reservation and had us wait in the bar while several tables were open.

g
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food is good. Only bad thing was the fish was fishy, which means it wasn't fresh. The space is a littles closed in so not much privacy between one table and the next. Service was ok.

l
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Indian cuisine,outstanding service,pleasant ambience. We heard that this was a good restaurant and our evening far exceeded our expectations. Highly recommended.

TF
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Thank you as always.

KL
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

First two visits here were truly excellent. Third time though was not the charm. Maybe because a Monday but food not to same standards as before. Music was too loud as well. Will try again due to first two dinners and hopefully will be back to previous level.

r
Richmond
34 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Took the out of town friend who actually introduced me to Indian food to Anokha and she was impressed. We had Tandoori chicken and butter chicken. Both were wonderful. Service is attentive but not overbearing, you can talk to each other, food is wonderful. Great way to spend an evening catching up!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious!

JW
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our first experience at Anokha. The service was incredible, attention to detail unmatched and the food exceptional. We will definitely be returning!

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small, intimate dining floor.

Food is absolutely amazing, and drinks are unique and delicious.

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent Indian cuisine.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Service was very good as well. I did note that ‘Indian spicy’ was not very spicy at all but this was my only time here so far so can’t say if it was a fluke or not. Will definitely be going back.

K
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So flavorful and quality is always great! Good wine menu too.

SW
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful and very nice portions. Atmosphere was warm , inviting and comfortable.

DV
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and professional service, perfect food and beverages.....it was a perfect date night. Highly recommended.

ED
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first experience at an Indian restaraunt! The service was great and the food was even better! We will definitely be back!

s
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is some of the best Indian cuisine in Richmond area. I am about halfway through the menu after several visits and everything I’ve had has been terrific. Service very attentive and pleasant. Every time I leave I feel it was money well spent.

BH
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent venue and excellent staff. Could not ask for a better curry house.

OT
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anokha is always just right.

T
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed with Anokha at Richmond Short Pump. The place is nice, the food is great and the service is excellent. Everybody is very friendly and attentive and I always have great time dining there. All that with reasonable prices. I highly recommend it.

RM
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall the food was really good (btw it was Valentine's Day) . Even though it was very crowded, the service was excellent. The food taste, temperature and portion sizes we're great ( wished we had asked for a little more sauce). The cocktails we're tasty and strong which is always a good thing. Naan, the mango lassi, Bhindi masala and Tandoori chicken was fantastic. We'll definitely be back and would recommend this place of business.

KO
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anoka has the best Indian food in town. Very thankful for their delicious food :)

JH
Richmond
34 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite Indian restaurant. Never fails to provide quality service, the best food, and a good price. We visit every couple of months or when the urge for great Indian food strikes.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Anokha is great! The food is always amazing and we have not had poor service yet and have been many many times! Everyone from the host to the server to the owner is just truly amazingly hospitable! I am lucky to have my favorite place for Indian food so close to me!

KD
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Indian in RVA. Hands down. And affordable! 10/10

Z
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dining experience as always! Food was delicious and served was attentive. A pleasure in every way!

SL
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Anokha! Food is fantastic, service is excellent. One of our favorite restaurants.

OT
Richmond
47 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anokha is our go-to place for Indian cuisine. We have never had a less-than-great meal here. This visit we had the veggie sampler appetizers, plentiful and tasty for only $8. For entrees we had the Lamb Korma (mild for me) and the Lamb Coconut Curry (Indian hot for my husband). The lamb is always well trimmed and the sauce flavorful even when mild. At Anokha we always have the chai tea because their blend is spicy but not peppery. We enjoy their garlic naan and tried the thula kulcha this visit and thought it was crusty and good as well, although the description of being "stuffed" with goat cheese and basil is a little misleading. For a good Indian meal, perhaps not trendy but always tasty and thoughtfully prepared, we depend on Anokha every time.

WB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best indian restaurant in town. Authentic, great service, great value.

HL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience3

New Years Eve with family.

RA
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's an amazing place, very comfortable, with an outstanding service and delicious food. Eat how many portions of Naan could be possible.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Christmas evening. Was crowded. Very loud inside, since the restaurant room is very live (not much to muffle noise). Ordered appetizers and dinner. Dinner arrived first, then about 10 minutes later came the appetizer. Empty dishes never cleared, and since the table was small, things were excessively crowded. As it happened, we also sat in the direct line of cold December air coming in every time the entry door was opened.

Food itself was very good. If the ambiance and service were better, we would be happy to return.

KR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was authentic and delicious. The service was very good and the ambiance warm and inviting. I look forward to my next meal there.