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Lehja

4.6
4.6
948 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian
Lehja is an award winning modern Indian restaurant in Richmond, Va .Our Executive Chef Sunny Baweja has been named Semifinalist for the prestigious James Beard Award for"Best Chef Mid Atlantic" category for 2019.We have been proudly named as “Restaurant of the Year” by Richmond Magazine this year in Richmond. Lehja serves outstanding authentic and modern Indian Cuisine, served in an elegant surounding. We are located at Short Pump Towne Center. Sunny Baweja, always strives the freshest ingredients and seasonal menu.Our Wine List Has been awarded "Award of excellence" by Wine Spectator.Sunny Baweja has been invited to Food Festivals across the country .Sunny has won many competitions around like Broad Appetit, Burger Blast, American Heart Association’s Heart ball 2018 “Chefs Challenge”to name a few.Sunny was also the Headliner Chef at 2018 “ Taste of Richmond” organized by Richmond Times Dispatch. Washingtonian magazine has also featured Lehja as one of the must visit Richmond Spots.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Indian, Wine Bar, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday -Thursday: 4.30pm - 10:00pm, Friday : 4.30pm - 10:30pm Saturday : 3.00pm - 10.30pm, Sunday : 3:00pm - 9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (804) 364-1111

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Sunny Baweja

  • Catering

    Catering offered upon request.

  • Private party facilities

    Private events done upon request.

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Cross street

    Located inside the Town Center underneath Hotel Hyatt House

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 948 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Fit for Foodies

  • Virginia

    Good for Groups

  • Richmond

    Fit for Foodies

  • Richmond

    Good for Groups

  • Richmond

    Healthy

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  1. j

    jsbeckerman

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I might have a big fan of Indian food, but I was told to try it and was very pleasantly surprised. We ordered a few vegetarian dishes and everything was excellent. They asked you to pick a spice level from 1 to 5 and we picked 3. I love spicy food, but 2 would have been a little more palatable for my taste.
  2. BS

    BhavnaS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Even Michelin-starred restaurants have their drawbacks. No place is perfect !
  3. JB

    JohnB

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Food was excellent and the waiter was very friendly and helpful. Great evening out!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service was excellent. A surprise anniversary dessert was lovely.
  5. L

    Lois

    Richmond

    160 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    160 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Rice seemed a little old or dry. Food was good & naan was perfectly made.
  6. R

    Rayray

    Richmond

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We frequent Lehja monthly. We have never been disappointed with the food. It’s the best. The environment is quite yet relaxing and comfortable. The service is of excellence. My husband and I would dine here weekly if we could afford it. Love this restaurant.
  7. SM

    SarahM

    Richmond

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish, our time was fantastic! Everyone is so warm and welcoming and answered my questions. The food is exquisite, and the feel of the restaurant is fabulous.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Locally sourced ingredients always taste best, and Lehja does them justice! What a fantastic meal!
  9. RI

    RICH

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Restaraunt in Richmond
  10. SJ

    SamJ

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely delicious. The flavor practically exploded in my mouth in a wonderful smooth way. I asked for spicy #3 and it was just right for me. The waiter was very patient explaining our questions. We did not feel rushed at all. The price while a bit high was worth every cent. I have eaten Indian food in New Delhi, Hydrabad, Secundrabad, Bangalore, and several places in south India and this food was equal if not much better than any in India. I will look forward to coming back to Lehja Restaurant.
  11. CS

    CSBTS

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Average. Look for a different Indian restaurant in the Richmond area.
  12. C

    Casey

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely love it here! We never not get the cauliflower app. Service is spectacular!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    Food was good but the service was not the best.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So we are gathering for a birthday party at our home this weekend and that means family is coming in from out of town. Where do they wanna go? Lehja. But they’ve been here before. Everybody loves it, it’s the favorite restaurant of a couple of them… But how to make it special? Chef‘s pairing menu. Familiar dishes done differently. Completely new dishes. All expertly paired with wines that partner nicely with the flavors and textures of each course. It’s about more than having a meal to fill you. It’s about the entire experience, a floorshow of aromas and flavors, education about the different wines featured, and interaction with someone who is truly passionate about sharing what they do with others. Nicely done.
  15. D

    Debbie

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu is extensive but our waiter gave us excellent suggestions. The food was very good.
  16. S

    Skydaver

    Greensboro

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived hoping to eat outdoors, but were concerned with the sun on the tables. The staff offered us a very nice table indoors, away from all other diners, and near a window that we could open if we wished. From start to finish, the service was friendly and attentive without being obtrusive, the suggestions were great, and the food was outstanding.
  17. BR

    BobR

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and great wine selection! I have been to Lehja many times and have never been disappointed!!
  18. W

    Woodson

    Richmond

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Met a friend for dinner who was from out of town. He was really impressed with the meal recommended by our waiter. It was a chicken dish that was specially prepared and not on the menu. I had the tandoori lamb chops; tender and delicious.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We Cannot say enough about the quality of the food and the attention to detail. We went with the special chef’s pairing menu… where essentially the kitchen provides a number of courses paired with delicious wine. We’ve been coming here for years and there was a special synergy when, knowing what we tend to order, they created upgraded “versions“ of our usual order. Everything was delicious, creatively prepared, with thoughtful pairing.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as usual.
  21. H

    Hjbs

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was spectacular and we loved the excellent service!
  22. DM

    DougM

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    We love the food and typically get takeout - this being our first dine in experience since before COVID. Service was uneven and overall was lacking, especially since the restaurant was not that busy. Available wines are limited but wine list is extensive with staff 'steering you' towards more expensive choices i.e. +$15/bottle than wines we wanted. Wines are not chilled so there is an additional 15-20 minutes while your bottle chills. For these reasons we will go back to takeout service which makes the meal less reliant on service staff quirks and more affordable.
  23. AS

    AndreaS

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is simply delicious and expertly prepared
  24. A

    Asimoska

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Highly overrated. Food was mediocre at best and I am of Indian descent so I know my Indian food. Even though we had a reservation, we waited for 5 minutes before anyone showed up to greet us. The restaurant was almost empty and the servers were not interested in any of the guests. They looked underpaid and uninterested in providing any kind of service.
  25. LB

    LisaB

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meals, of Deconstructed Butter Chicken for my wife and Tandoori Seabass Kadhai for myself. The wine list is extensive and the owner/ chef delights in helping with wine selections. As always, a wonderful experience from start to finish!
  26. DC

    DavidC

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner here was fantastic and exactly what we needed! From service to food, this experience was top shelf.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it Delicious food great service
  28. R

    Rayray

    Richmond

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food is always delicious and we enjoy the conversation when management comes around and share information about food with us. Would like to see wait staff as engaged as manger. Only good things to say about the food. It’s amazing
  29. F

    Fred

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. What a find!!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lehja is reliably delicious & I have never had a disappointing dish. The blue crab taka-tak was especially good & I will return for that! Excellent service & we never felt rushed even though we were the last table.
  31. s

    songbird71

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    We made a reservation for a large party and we were sat right away at a very nice table. It took a little longer than expected to be greeted but we were served waters right away and soon our drink order was taken. All moved along well most of the time, but there were long lags between visits from our server resulting in no water to drink and food getting cold while waiting for more rice, etc... The food was delicious and the service was very friendly, just a little too slow. We will definitely be returning!
  32. KB

    KellyB

    Greensboro

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely a Richmond gem! The wait staff was very professional and made great suggestions! They even made a dish that wasn’t on the menu! Highly recommend!
  33. J

    Jeff

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Celebrated Mother's Day with an excellent meal at Lehja. My wife ordered the sea bass and raved over the flavor. I had the traditional chicken
  34. AF

    AllisonF

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day dinner! It was a wonderful experience- I highly recommend this restaurant for anyone who loves Indian food and a fine dining experience.
  35. LR

    LindaR

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there for Mother’s Day dinner. Had a great meal, my husband had Lamb Korma, my son Chicken Tikka Masala and I had Butter Chicken. Everything was wonderfully spiced and delicious as always.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We actually decided to try a couple of menu items outside of our norm. We find it very cool that staff knows what we normally order and congratulated us on stepping outside of our norm, lol. Everything was wonderful.
  37. m

    matthew

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience. The food was wonderful and the lighting was perfect. The owner stopped by and asked how things were. I loved the care everyone provided to us.
  38. DB

    DavidB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Chicken was very chewy all dark meat and food was very expensive 83$ for the 2of us
  39. S

    Susheela

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    We had a very lovely time. Delicious food, as always. Excellent service from our waiter, too. The only thing that was a little off-putting was when the bus woman brought our take-out containers. She didn’t just leave them and return. She stood there, hovering and waiting for us to put our leftovers into the containers; so, she could take the empty plates and serving platters away immediately. I understand that restaurants have a 1.5-hr table time nowadays. But we were well within that time limit. The hovering was a little overbearing. My friend got nervous trying to rush and put food in her container and accidentally dropped food under the table, hitting me in the leg. The bus woman could have left the containers and come back 5 minutes later. Somewhat minor issue and easily fixable.
  40. PP

    PaulP

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down the best and most innovative Indian food in Richmond. Great for vegans as well.

FAQs

Lehja offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 364-1111.

Lehja is rated 4.6 stars by 948 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Lehja

Short Pump Town Center, 11800 West Broad Street, Suite 910, Richmond, VA 23233

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Located inside the Town Center underneath Hotel Hyatt House

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday -Thursday: 4.30pm - 10:00pm, Friday : 4.30pm - 10:30pm Saturday : 3.00pm - 10.30pm, Sunday : 3:00pm - 9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Indian, Wine Bar, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sunny Baweja

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (804) 364-1111

  • Catering

    Catering offered upon request.

  • Private party facilities

    Private events done upon request.

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