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About 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.

4015 Lauderdale Drive
Richmond, VA 23233
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Indian

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

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(804) 360-8686

Website:
http://www.anokha.us/location.html

Anokha Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (6)
Spicy (6)
Authentic (5)
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Casual (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Vegan (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Richmond)·Dined 5 days ago

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)·Dined 7 days ago

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Spicy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vegan
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This is our favorite Indian restaurant in Richmond. We have been there too many times to count and we keep going back. The food is always delicious and the service and atmosphere are great! I would highly recommend!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Delicious! Beat indian food I have wver had. I wish I could go once a week. Perfect for dine in or take out!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Always have a delicious meal and pleasant experience here!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Very, very pleased with all- appetizer, entree and drinks! We will definitely return!

Tags: Spicy, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Always one of our favorites.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The food was excellent

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on October 28, 2017

After having so many people rave about this restaurant, I was seriously underwhelmed by the food quality. The salads were heavily dressed and peppered which left an acidic taste on my palate. The paneer pakora was heavily breaded. The shining star in this dinner was the lasooni gobhi and even tomato glaze sauce wasn't well mixed to balance the sweet and savory. We ordered medium heat on both the paneer makhni and another paneer dish and there was absolutely no hint of heat on either. The final insult was the dessert which was abominable--we could have used a straw for the rice pudding as it was so watery and the chocolate torte must have been removed from the freezer 10 minutes before I ordered it.
Bottom line: Service was good, food not so much unless bland is your thing.
I would have given a higher rating for the value had the price point been lower.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 18, 2017

This place was recommended to me to take someone who was Vegetarian. The place is a typical strip mall conversion....it reminded me of a Pop up restaurant. However, having said that, the decor was simple an not off putting. The food was liked by everyone at the table. I am not a huge fan of Indian food, but I didn't go hungry. The person we took there was Indian and he gave the food a B. The service was okay; not perfect but okay. There were delays and we had to ask to get water filled, etc. The restaurant was nearly empty.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Anokha is one of my favorite restaurants in Richmond. I usually give them 5 stars all the way around, but this visit for some reason the restaurant seemed to be having an 'off' night. Still have nothing but love for this restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Always enjoy this restaurant- lunch is an amazing bargain with excellent food- dinner is equally good

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Spicy, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 16, 2017

This was our first bad experience at a restaurant that had been our favorite. The waiter didn't understand English well enough to take our orders. After bringing us the wrong entries, he was never able to get the correct order delivered.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Last visit was OK.
Good quantity, good taste, less choice of food but good.

Tags: Spicy, Quick Bite, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Food is good from appetizers through entrees. Service is good and is attentive, but not rushed. Have dined here several times with varied dishes and have always been happy.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Our second time here and we were not disappointed! Came for our anniversary while we were in town for the Richmond Jazz festival! Great food and service!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 5, 2017

First timing dining here, but definitely will be back again! Food was so delicious. My husband has a tree-nut allergy, and they were attentive and walked us through recommendations from the menu. Fantastic service! Looking forward to visiting again.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Tremendous variety of entrees. Generous portions. Friendly, yet nearly invisible, the service is outstanding. Great advice on selecting meals and spice intensity. A fine range of affordable wines appropriate to the meal. Lunch has to be the best quality/value in Richmond.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for Groups, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Anokha is the best!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Love this place. The chili paneer and chicken Korma are my favorites!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Enjoyed myself! Great curry! Coconut lime soup is scrumptious!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on July 8, 2017

my second time to anokha and it was even better than the first! a great neighborhood gem with authentic indian cuisine and outstanding service

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 5, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 25, 2017

All Curries were well made. However the quantity of food in each dish is not adequate and proportional to the cost of the dish. Tomato soup had black pepper in which ruined the flavor of the dish.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Cozy, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on June 24, 2017

I love Anokha. Food is always a pleasure, and service is good. Ambiance is nice and quiet, so it's easy to talk with guests at the table.

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Definitely my favorite Indian restaurant in Richmond.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Always a family favorite. Always a pleasant and tasty meal. One of our go to places. Love the ambiance, especially the music.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Delish! Our favorite go -to for Indian food! We have been multiple times and it never disappoints. Would highly recommend!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Excellent meal. Been hunting for good For Indian cooking since moving to RVA 8 months ago. Now we have found one.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Went for lunch on Mother's Day...have been several times. The food is always excellent and the menu has a lot of nice variety. Service is attentive.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The food was absolutely delicious. I can't wait to come back and try more things from the menu. The flavors were outstanding, everything was so spicy and flavorful. The restaurant was a little chaotic and noisy. Service was a little chaotic as well, I think we had three waiters over the course of the meal! Everyone was very nice though. Not necessarily the place for a quiet romantic dinner. If you want great Indian food though... wow! I can't wait to come back.

Tags: Authentic, Spicy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Celebrated my sister's birthday at Anokha. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Perfect celebration !

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 20, 2017

We love this place. It has some of the best Indian cuisine we have ever had, comparable to the quality found in London and New York. Such a gem.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on March 24, 2017

We have been to this restaurant a few times and every time the food was delicious. We had great service. Definitely will be going back!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Thank you for another wonderful meal! Just remember reservations are a must, especially on a Saturday night!

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Very inconsistent heat levels from visit to visit. Overall good experience, but for a spice level of 3 out of 6 there was zero discernible heat, even according to my 7 and my 9 year old. In contrast, the last time we couldn't eat much of our meal and we ordered the food at a spice level of 4 and we like it pretty hot.

The waiter was courteous and polite, but, never stopped by to see if we needed anything. We ran out of rice and water.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on March 4, 2017

While it was not the first time for me in Anokah it was first time for lunch. Lunch menu was extensive with a broad range of choices. The food was as good as for dinner. I had Vin D'Alho with lamb and both meet and sauce were very good.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 27, 2017

Good atmosphere, excellent food, excellent service - who could ask for more!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 24, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in Short Pump. I love the atmosphere. The food is amazing and the service is excellent. They are very attentive without being overbearing. I have never had a bad meal here!

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy
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