Lehja

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$30 and under
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Indian

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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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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The modern design is very nice. Ambiance is very inviting and relaxing . You are not rushed and enjoy your meal. Service was impeccable , very attentive . But more importantly the food was delicious . We shared multiple appetizers and entrees . Everything we selected was delicious . In addition their wine list is full of great selections for every budget and it’s filled with many varieties of wines.

OT
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. If you like it a bit more quiet, sit on the patio. Food was and is always amazing. Service was great. Can’t say enough good things.

SG
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Zeke was so helpful in explaining Indian food to our table. And Sonny stopped by for a bit to make us feel welcome in his home/restaurant.

C
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were,as always amazing. The ambience in the new build out is a little lacking, too bright.

CA
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding!

OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been three times and my third time was at the bar. Michael gave EXCELLENT service and the food is fantastic!

DS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The wait staff was attentive and had fun with us, letting us sample a number of wines, helping pair them with our food order. The food is delicious with portion sizes that are normal.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best! Wonderful food service!!

CR
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and outstanding service.

JB
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!!

JD
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience2

Kitchen took over an hour to prepare our food. Nothing was given to compensate for wait

w
Richmond
199 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Sonny runs an excellent Indian restaurant. Best in the West. (Short Pump).

l
Charleston
209 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We all got something different and shared. Everything was excellent!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Seated at 6:30pm and order was taken. Received appetizer right away but food never came. When another table seated after us received their food for four. We were told our food was coming up and something got mixed up in kitchen by the manger. A few minutes later our waiter said the kitchen was behind. Food came almost 2 hours after order was taken. We decided to get it to go and go home. Unhappy with the service and lack of making it right.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Amazing food! Amazing chef !

LO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

December 25, 2019

GB
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Another wonderful experience. I highly recommend this restaurant. The food and cocktails were excellent. It is a wonderful place for a special occasion or just to stop in for lunch while shopping.

FC
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food along with amazing service. Great place. Will return soon!!

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was off. This was probably due to multiple wait staff tending us and apparently not communicating with each other. The manager tried to make up for it and was very attentive. It usually isn't that spotty. Food was very good with unique presentations.

AP
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Indian food representing 20 different Indian states. Also, an amazing wine list. Save room for dessert.

RA
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Service was great. Selection was great. If you like Indian cuisine, you need to try it.

AK
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at our favorite Indian restaurant. We had the spinach chaat. Very light a crispy. Full of flavor. Chicken tikka masala was creamy and spiced perfectly. I had the goat curry. The meat was falling off the bone tender. Best in town!

CM
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was great, beer was great

S
Richmond
52 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Fair Indian food. Overall good service. Enjoyed the company most.

MW
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Way elevated. Liked as much as Rasika in dc. Great aromatics in curries.

SE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food served by a warm and attentive staff. A great place for an authentic Indian meal.

OT
Richmond
63 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another visit for-the-win as we brought business associates this evening, some of which were Indian skeptics, if not nay-sayers. Converts, all! The fenugreek chicken, vegetable korma, saag paneer, and crab/scallop MelJol were very good. The ahm anardana ka-gosht (a lamb dish, former menu) was great and the sea bass special was outstanding! As always, the service was thoughtful, giving appropriate suggestions and sensitive to our needs (Ali).

M
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience4

I love the food here but the services sucks so badly. I’ve been twice this month cause it’s so tasty but wow they need better servers.

JB
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always!!

G
Richmond
29 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server was very helpful describing dishes as we are unfamiliar with Indian food terms. Three out of the 4 of us loved our dishes! We especially liked that they don't play music, which means everyone dining can talk quietly and still hear each other, therefore making the whole restaurant quiet! We go out to eat to catch up with friends, so we'll definitely be back!

T
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunny made my wife’s birthday perfect. Great wine, great food, great service!

M
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Good food. Servers seemed disinterested.

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Yummy food and quick service. I don’t think my waiter took my spice tolerance seriously because my food was mild at best, but still full of flavor.

EW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the atmosphere was very inviting.

IK
Richmond
35 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and excellent service. The staff makes excellent recommendations. Best service in Central Virginia

M
Kansas City
44 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family has a passion for Indian food, and we seek out Indian restaurants wherever we travel. After watching Randolph Macon's women soccer team clinch the conference championship, we headed for Lehja to celebrate. Lehja did not disappoint. The wait staff and our menu selections were outstanding. While discussing dish preparation with our waiter, he suggested a one that wasn't on the menu which I opted for - it was excellent! They accommodated the widely different spice tolerances of our party of 6. Their sauces were superb. All in all, a delightful evening of celebration.

EL
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food. Indian with a modern twist. Great service.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

We had terrible service and experience at Lehja this week. The waiter messed up our order three separate times and was not attentive to us. We had to ask numerous times for drinks and food throughout our dining experience. While the food was good, the poor service we experienced will result in us not returning.

FC
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and exemplary service!

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always - loved our family Friday night out