Anokha

4.6
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223 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.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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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
3 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
3 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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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.

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SharonV
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want incredible Indian food and awesome service, this restaurant is the place to go.

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vipZara
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious each time I visit. Service is attentive and cordial. Cannot to go back !

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vipThomasL
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed Anokha's excellent cuisine and service was efficient. A good date location and could carry on conversation since background noise was not too loud.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If it isnt THE best Indian food in the area, it's definitely one of the best.

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vipDrlipid
Richmond
22 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Comfortable with excellent food and attentive service

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is the best Indian Restaurant in Richmond. The food is delicious. The service is outstanding. What a great place to go and be treated to a wonderful fun experience. The menu is extensive and cost is reasonable. You get a lot of food which they kindly box the leftovers for you to take home.

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edwardd
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delicious experience. They are very consistent with the “hotness” rating system and usually recommend the 3 out of 6. If you want it really hot - a 5 or a 6, be prepared.

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Stephanie
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, and atmosphere is always fantastic!

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vipTato
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anokha never fails to delight. Three-generation family 10-75 loves every dish every time we come here. Outstanding Indian meals, deeply satisfying.

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Geneice
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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AC222
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipCB111
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

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

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KennethC
Richmond
19 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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Not impressed. Poor service.

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Stephanie
Richmond
2 reviews
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.

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RodneyA
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.

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geem
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.

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luvstoeatout
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.

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

Great food and great service! Thank you as always.

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vipKathyL
Richmond
14 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.

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vipriversidemom
Richmond
38 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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious!

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vipJudiW
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!

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Anokha does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Anokha is rated 4.6 stars by 223 OpenTable diners.

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