Lehja

4.6
775 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian

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Good Vegetarian Options
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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JenniferC
Richmond
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The overall experience was fantastic! Would definitely recommend :)

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vipJulieS
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Indian food I have had in America! I lived in London for three years and miss Indian food so much! This was amazing and the service excellent too!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The food was average. I’ve had better. Lemon Cuisine is awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date night spot!

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Steven
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food could not have been better. Great service even though the restaurant was at a very low capacity. Will definitely return.

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Avery
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Quiet lunch. No regular coffee on tap today though. Food was delicious as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

18th Birthday

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Indian restaurant at which of ever eaten.

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vipMrDarcy
Richmond
53 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good Covid protocol… Felt very safe and secure at our isolated table!

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Leah
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining at Lehja and I could not be more impressed. The experience, all-around, was fantastic. Great service, inviting atmosphere, and some of the best food I’ve had. Plenty of well-designated vegan options, which is always a plus, and a diverse menu of beer, wine, and signature cocktails. Would 100% recommend and will be back soon!

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CourtneyJ
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Indian food & excellent service. Highly recommend trying their appetizers & desserts.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is best I’ve ever had anywhere

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TamaraB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a 4:30 confirmed reservation and when we showed up the doors were locked and no one around. Very disappointed.

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vipLois
Richmond
144 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The soup was spicy, and then the coconut accompaniment made it much more palatable for me. I always love veggie samosas, and these were wowza! My chicken curry was really good, so all in all this was another great experience for lunch. If the waiter hadn’t brought the coconut for the soup, I probably would have stopped with two spoonsful, for sure. Too important to forget this for those of us that aren’t Indian!!

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vipTomC
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was slow. The waiter had too many tables.

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ScottK
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lehja delivered delicious food and a beautiful experience for my wife and I's anniversary. While the service was adequate, don't expect the staff to be able to answer any questions you have about the food or drink ingredients. They are friendly order-takers, but don't add much else to the experience.

However, the food was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience from start to finish, as always. Sunny and his team do a great job of providing amazing food and service and in a timely manner for lunch. Remains my favorite Indian cuisine in town, hands-down.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening introducing our daughter’s friend to Indian food - wonderful experience as always

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always it was amazing! Everything I have ever tried there is off the charts!

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vipDinners
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice food spice range was excellent, the blue crab taka tac was excellent

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Aligib14
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best night out when I get to go to Lehja!! Food is amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible!!!

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special
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lehja is always excellent! The leechitini was delicious, and lamb chops enhanced by the buttery sauce.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and the ambience

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JerryS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food India style with varying degrees of spice. Very nice variety of dishes and cuisine. Always a friendly place and enjoyable.

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Ackgirls
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Dellicious, flavorful Indian cuisine.

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vipKathleenE
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I do not always love Indian food but this was absolutely the best I have ever had. Delicious!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
117 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Host had zero personality.

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AnthonyF
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food and service as usual. Our only complaint would be that we thought there was a brunch menu on Saturday too. We realize that due to the pandemic things may temporarily change but they should update their website.

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DarcyC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Services was excellent! The waiter was super friendly and very helpful too!

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jrhaynie
Richmond
40 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another stellar meal at Richmond and probably Virginia's finest Indian cuisine restaurant. Recommend the shrimp and chicken zafrani, surf and turf curry and really any of the appetizer dishes. Great wine and beer list as well as excellent service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
67 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a special occasion. We made sure to let them know ahead of time that we were going to have the chefs special tasting “feed me Sunny“ dinner. But, I repeat myself as that’s a special occasion, by itself.

We went early, wanting to avoid crowded situations as much as possible. We enjoyed approximately five courses, each with a wine paired perfectly. One of the things that we enjoy about the tasting menu is the opportunity for the kitchen to get creative...and this they do.

It would be easy to say we had a few different things including a chicken breast, a crabcake, and a tasty dessert. The chicken breast was well done and yet so very moist. The crabcake was definitely not your typical Chesapeake Bay fare, having distinct Indian overtones.

As much as we have our favorite Indian dishes, it was so enjoyable just trusting them to present items which we know they had spent hours preparing.

When finished and reflecting on the meal, it was hard to identify the special occasion. Was it the birthday we recognized that week or the incredible meal?

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I booked an 8 PM reservation and spoke to someone in advance via phone as well in regards to having outdoor seating. When I arrived no table and was told 10-15 minutes. I waited and no table and not even the courtesy to give me a call to save it will be a little bit longer. Terrible customer service and follow up.

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vipJulieG
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Find!
I have been to Lehja a few times, and it never disappoints. This was my first venture out since the pandemic, and I felt very comfortable on the patio. Everyone who came to our table wore masks and gloves. We were even offered hand sanitizer upon arrival. I was celebrating my birthday with a friend, and we both were blown away by the customer service and the food -- just outstanding! The menu is so comprehensive it can be overwhelming, but the wait staff is incredibly helpful. They will describe any dish you ask about and give you their opinion based on what you share that you like. I really appreciated the time they took to make sure we knew exactly what we were getting and helped us make excellent choices, although I do not think we could go wrong with anything on the menu.
I cannot wait to go again!

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jenniferB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food and great wine

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vipdcsapper
Washington DC
98 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for somewhere authentic for dinner and found Lehja online. We booked our table with Open Table which made it so easy.

The food was excellent. It's just how I remember Indian food from back home. It was not too spicy hot but superbly spicily flavoured, maximising our enjoyment of the food.

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vipwineman
Richmond
206 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Sonny and his staff are first class!!!! Everything on the menu is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. It was our first time out on a date night since the pandemic started. We really enjoyed everything! The food suggestions were on point!

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vipmargaret
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We very much enjoyed our first visit back!.........

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SarahD
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The entrée with scallops and crab was delicious and a welcome relief in difficult times! Being able to sit outside on a lovely evening was delightful, and we felt very safe.

FAQs

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

Lehja is rated 4.6 stars by 775 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.