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For 2
Wed, 2/21
9:00 PM
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486 reviews
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$30 and under
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Lehja is a modern Indian restaurant now the best Indian rated by Todd Kliman of Washingtonian outside of Washington DC region featuring 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 from Wine Spectator for its extensive wine list. Lehja has been the winner at the Broad Appetit for its award winning Dishes of Coffee and Donuts, Tawa Style Seabass & Mango Glazed prawns with five beans and mango salad.Lehja has been named one of the best Richmond Restaurants by Varoius media.April issue of Washingtonian featured Lehja as one of the must visit Richmond Spots.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Indian, Wine Bar, Vegetarian / Vegan
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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
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Phone number
(804) 364-1111
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Cross street
Located inside the Town Center underneath Hotel Hyatt House
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 486 People Are Saying
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Nancy (Richmond)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful place to explore the tastes of India. Friendly staff happy to dial up or down the heat/spice and give you enough help to try something new. The food is fabulous!

ErinA (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

If I had to pick somewhere to have my last meal, it would be Lehja.

ASCC (Richmond)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was delicious though a little pricey. We went Valentine’s Day and unfortunately a family was seated next to us with a child that could not sit still. He kept throwing his toy across the room. At one point the dad turned a tv show on his phone at full blast. It was not a relaxing evening to say the least. The service wasn’t great but the food was very good so I’ll give it another shot. Will not go there for a special occasion again though.

HAHoe (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The food is always delicious and the service is outstanding. Love this place!

vipMrDarcy (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Continues to best the best in Richmond. Nominated for a restaurant of the year and chef of the year!

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

This was our first time visiting Lehja and every aspect of the meal impressed us, including the drinks, appetizers, entrees, and service. Our waiter was helpful and really knowledgeable about the menu, offering suggestions tailored to each person's interests, and the owner came around during our meal to make sure everything was perfect. I had one of the cocktails made with tequila and chilis. The drink was spicy but really well made and balanced. I ordered the lamb Biryani, and the meat was so tender it melts in your mouth.

vipMSTRS (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Fantastic dining experience. Perfect on every level.

Beholden (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

How was our experience at Lehja? "Astounding" would be an understatement. The food is extraordinary. I have read extensively about alteration of India's cuisine to suit the American palate, never a successful ploy. There is none of this nonsense at Lehja. The flavors, textures, variety are all of the highest standard. If the quality of the offerings were not enough, the attention to detail by the staff goes beyond all expectation. Our young server was knowledgeable about every item and provided articulate, friendly responses to our inquiries. Every dish was just as he described. He made suggestions to help us avoid repetition so that we would experience the full breadth of Lehja's menu. Each table receives a visit from the owner, who is friendly, justifiably proud of his creation, and intent on the satisfaction of those who visit Lehja. Despite these superlatives, it's not break-the-bank expensive. What a wonderful dining experience!

Kayes (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

The food was outstanding and the service was friendly, helpful with the menu, and quick.

Kristen (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Lehja is one of our favorite restaurants in the region. However, 3 weeks ago my husband and I started a weight loss program but still wanted to eat out the night of our visit, so we went into the restaurant fully expecting to blow our diet. In looking over the menu, we veered away from our usual indulgent selections and realized how many of their dishes were perfectly acceptable to our diet plan. I asked the server to recommend the kitchen's best vegetarian dish and immediately he pointed me to a dish that was incredibly healthy, low in diet points and absolutely delicious. My husband ordered a shrimp dish that was equally healthy and delicious. I also have to point out that in spite of the swanky/high traffic atmosphere of Lehja's location in Short Pump Town Center, the staff and manager of this restaurant are so doting and personable every single time we've visited. Always a wonderful experience!!