Lehja

4.6
596 reviews
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Indian
Lehja is a modern Indian restaurant in Richmond . 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.Lehja under the expert command of Sandeep(Sunny) Baweja, always strives the freshest ingredients and seasonal menu.Lehja's has also acclaimed "Award of Excellence" for 2011, 2012 & 2013,2014,2015,2016 from Wine Spectator for its extensive wine list. Lehja’s Executive Chef Sunny Baweja has been invited to Food Festivals across the country . His dish at Sugarland Food and Wine Affair was named the Best by local media at the festival. He just won American Heart Association’s Heart ball 2018 “Chefs Challenge”.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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HK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food, service wonderful experience. Even had the manager take his time and speak with us and gave us a sample fish off the menu. Great times.

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PH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and price. Enclosed outdoor dining area quite chilly so I would advise not to sit there in winter.

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Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and service with a nice atmosphere. Probably my favorite Indian restaurants in Richmond.

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V
Richmond
29 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently excellent. I love Indian food & I find Lehja's to be a cut above. I try other places but always return here. We had attentive service, good wine, and delicious food. My standby is Chicken Tikka Masala & this was just perfect. I also appreciate that they are careful to adjust the level of spiciness to each person's preference.

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Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is phenomenal and the wine menu is impressive. The wait staff is very knowledgeable about food and wine pairings as well as each of the dishes. This is one of my favorite restaurants.

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RP
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks to Sunny. Great Food and Team enjoyed the LUNCH !!!

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B
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was excellent. The service was not. Both times I’ve been here the service is VERY VERY slow. They bring the apps out before the drinks. The server informed us and complained about how slow the bartender was. Our 4 top table ordered 4 glasses of wine and they arrived 20 minutes later, one at a time (no joke). The server seemed unphased when we asked what was taking so long. I’m chatting with other folks, this seems to be the norm for Lehja. Great food, slow/poor service

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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WU
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Always came here for Christmas dinner. I think this past one will be the last. Our server barely looked at us and gave the impression that he didn’t like us. The noise level made for an unpleasant experience. The food is good. And we’ve had good experiences here in the past, but service and comfort has gone down hill for us.

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p
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Some wonderful choices. Not your typical Indian meal. Authentic food, knowledgeable, friendly service. Would return.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always get such great service and attention. Our waiter did a good job helping us pick out selections we would be happy with. Everything we had was delicious!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Holiday meal with out of town family who love Indian food. Everyone raves about how delicious our meal was!!

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SC
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere and wonderful service.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in the entire city!

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Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Had an early dinner (430) on a Saturday evening. They were able to get us right in. The Gobe Manchuria (spelling) was very good as was the tomato coconut soup. The rest of the meals were average. Prices were comparable to other like restaurants. The place did not stand out to me.

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CW
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place prepares and serves genuine Indian dishes. The suggestions for a before meal munchie was spot on. Two dishes split four ways was just right. Fried spinach and kale for one and fried cauliflower for the other. My wife and I both had the Seafood Kerala Curry for the main course. Excellent! We'll be back.

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Richmond
52 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dining out can easily be compared to receiving a service from someone. They prepare the food, you eat it. That applies to the vast majority of restaurants from fast food to fine dining. At some level, it is really just about providing a service.

The quality of the food, the attention to detail, the interaction with staff in terms of making suggestions and welcoming you on your return visits go far beyond simple provision of a service. There's a bit more. As in "This Is Spinal Tap," Lehja provides...

...an eleven.

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S
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best Indian food in Richmond.

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BK
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lehja is the best Indian restaurant in RVA (and that is saying something considering the other fine Indian restaurants in RVA).

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S
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great overall experience! Food was delicious and outstanding service.

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LP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly wonderful service, food and environment. So thankful for the staff's recommendations and attention to detail. Highly recommend.

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

This again what is it outstanding dinner! Again Sunni and his staff never disappoints. We return for our nephews birthday celebration and Sunni made all the suggestions and order all the food including pairing cocktails and wine with the selections! We also had a fascinating history lesson as to where the food comes from in certain parts of India and how they are prepared. Is expertise and passion for his restaurant and food is unparalleled! Highly recommend this fantastic and authentic Indian restaurants without hesitation. Thank you for always making it so special, Sunni.

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C
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Lehja! The service is outstanding and their food is dream-worthy. Highly recommended.

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MB
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was spectacular! It was prepared well and visually appealing. The staff were friendly, professional and quick. I will definitely be back.

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RM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food - we ate family style and every dish was a hit!

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

Wonderful food. Love the owner. Go here whenever in Richmond.

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CF
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wednesday is wonderfully quiet although filled with business people and some families.. We had a lovely anniversary celebration. While I have enjoyed Lehja at least 3 times previously.. I tried some new dishes that were tender, flavorful and deliciously fragrant. These dishes included a cauliflower appetizer, goat, and lamb as well as the best eggplant (with spinach) main dish I have ever had! We will continue to return to Lehja!!!!!

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TB
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good and the waiters were very attentive to our needs.

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OT
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy coming here and always have a great experience.

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JC
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Lehja has been our favorite Indian restaurants of late. The food is always wonderful and authentic. We love it! However, on our most recent visit two things took away from an otherwise great dining experience. First, one entree at our table of four was delivered 10-15 minutes after the other three had been served and were eating their meals. That was not acceptable, but the waiter mentioned something about the entree being burned and had to be redone? Not sure? Secondly, we were seated in the area with the open air windows. That's usually a quieter place to sit and is very pleasant. On this visit a large group of 10 adults and 4 extremely loud toddlers were seated next to us. Immediately we were shouting over the noise in order to continue any conversation we were having. It would be a benefit to the smaller groups to have the larger groups seated together in one of the inside spaces. Our meal ended as quickly as it could so we could get out of there. Unfortunate. Hopefully, our next visit will be different.

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F
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Disappointing.....waiter did not get order right.... finally brought out dish late....

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DT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Wonderful food, but our waiter was very slow and not very profesional.

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PD
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our anniversary and we did not remember that it was restaurant week and might have trouble getting a reservation in some of the busier restaurants. Then I saw that Lehja was participating and know that they are less mainstream and hence more interesting than some of the better known restaurants. This is a treasure! Delicious, well prepared Indian food and a nice wine list are their strong points. The friendly helpful staff will guide you if you are not familiar with all the ingredients. It was a bit noisy inside so we sat in the enclosed patio and had a very enjoyable night.

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l
Richmond
34 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

This was Restaurant week so had the set price combination. My vegetarian entrée was very good however the Cod my wife had was fairly bland. The service was disorganized and inattentive. Overall it was average not sure what all the praise is about.

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KH
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

First time at an Indian Restaurant, was wonderful. Very helpful staff related to dietary restrictions.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Looking forward to having some authentic Indian cuisine and Lehja did deliver on its wonderful tasting dishes however there were a few issues. Even after making a reservation waited for about 20 mins before being seated. I had a piece of plastic in my dessert. The staff coming around to collect the bill was pushy and rude...he did not speak much English. After being prompted, my dessert was not billed for.
Hopefully the next experience will be better.

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CR
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great new take on Indian classics.
Good vegetarian options.
Great presentation.

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SC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were outstanding! This was our first time visiting and we will definitely be returning.

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JC
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Indian food in Richmond! It is our new favorite place to dine and never disappoints.

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L
Richmond
121 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time for my friend eating Indian cuisine. She enjoyed the samosa and naan s well as chicken and the portobello with tofu. Yum to everything yesterday at Letha.

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