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Lehja

4.7
531 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
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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Executive chef
Sunny Baweja
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Located inside the Town Center underneath Hotel Hyatt House
Additional
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 531 People Are Saying
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4.6
service
4.4
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4.4
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

a bit pricey

need more side dish options

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The food was delicious. We went with some of the server recommendations and they were good choices. The medium heat was spicy but did not burn. Naan was the best part!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Outstanding food and service. Owner Sonny always helpful with wine selection and having food prepared with the amount of spice you like.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Sunny and his staff are always on point and the food is terrific

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4.0Dined on June 5, 2018

We had lamb biriyani and a chicken dish in a cashew sauce. Both were very good, as was the regular naan. While dining, we overheard the waiter inform another guest that they also were able to prepare dishes that were not on the menu, and the waiter described a specific one - palak chaat (a spinach dish) - which we have had at another Indian restaurant, and which we would have ordered had we known the restaurant could make it. It would be nice if waiters offered these additional options without having to be asked specifically about them.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Fantastic dinner as always. Wonderful food and service.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

This was my first Indian food experience . Restaurant is connected to a mall . Dress is casual . The temperature of restaurant was a little warm for me as if air conditioning wasn't working properly . Waiter was unethusiastic just took our orders and was like here you go . However there is a delightful man who walks around I assume owner, who caters to your every need . He is the reason this place is a success . He explained and suggested different options recommended drinks all with enthusiasm . Basically his service makes up for waiters lackluster service . Food was phenomenal ! Loved the garlic naan and the Lahoori lamb shank . The seafood is great and the appetizer cauliflower fantastic . I'm gettting hungry just thinking about it . I will be back !

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Wonderful evening with fantastic food and service - always a great experience

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Always a delight dining @Lehja
Wonderful , authentic and original Indian taste

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The food at Lehja is absolutely out of this world delicious! Five of us shared three appetizers: chaat, samosas and marinated cauliflower, each one a festival of flavors, and then each had our own entree with naan and roti. Everyone was delighted. On this busy Mother's Day evening, they were having computer problems, which affected the speed of service, but service was friendly and decent, just slower than ideal, which is why I didn't give five stars there. I highly recommend Lehja -- worth the drive out to Short Pump for this city family!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Food as always was amazing. Never disappointed here.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Wonderful lunch with my wife & son.
Amazing flavors.......not your average Indian restaurant.
A little pricey, but you get what you pay for.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Mother’s day

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The food and service were excellent. The only thing that was weird was the waiter brushing crumbs from two of the three plates he was placing on the table with his bare hands instead of bringing out clean plates. My husband had the Chicken Masala which was excellent and I had the Chicken Dalcha also very good.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Delicious, authentic, and elegantly presented Indian food in a stylish environment with attentive service. The prix fixe weekend brunch is an outstanding value.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Always a favorite

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2.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Food was over cooked, portion small for entree, vegetables undercooked and cold, service not accommodating.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Lehja is one of our favorite restaurants in the Richmond area. I've never had a dish served that wasn't perfectly balanced in flavor. Their wine selection is fabulous and the servers are attentive and knowledgeable without being overbearing.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Our second visit. Everything was wonderful. This has become a favorite of ours for great authentic Indian fare.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

If you “think” you don’t like Indian food, let this restaurant prove you wrong! The food is fabulous and the staff is amazing. Can’t say enough good things about this place.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Lehja is a personal and family favorite for birthday dinners---or just because! A lovely restaurant where the food is authentic, staff is amazing and the ambiance relaxes you. Love to watch the owner greet his patrons and make menu suggestions. On top of the delicious food the staff at Lehja treats you as an honored guest.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

The food was excellent as was the service. We enjoy Indian food and were happy to find this place. Parking is easy. They are under renovation but not sure what they are doing. Maybe outside seating.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

This is one of the great restaurants. Sunny puts on a virtuosos performance whenever we eat at Lehja's. One of our friends, a complete Indian food naïf, was asked what foods she liked and Sunny took it from there and conjured up a unique dish specially for her! My friends could not have been more impressed.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

I wanted to try something new for date night so we visited Lehja. From the appetizers to the dessert, the food was amazing. The decor is beautiful, the service was outstanding, and the food was delicious.

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

The food was very good. Server was super nice and knowledgeable. Although they were understaffed so clearing of plates sat awhile. Server apologized for the lapse in service and we knew it was not his fault. Overall really good authentic Indian with a contemporary decor I was t really feeling. Great people.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Date night for us

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Food: lamb vindaloo was outstanding, chicken tikka masala was delicious, samosa was decent, but the crust was a bit thick.

Overall Experience: Our waiter was polite, but seemed frazzled, and had to be reminded of things. Drinks arrived 10 min apart, which was very odd considering the specialty cocktail came first, and a simple glass of wine 10 min after. The decor is pleasant, but up close, not clean. Our table had food from prior customers on it, as though it was frantically wiped down seconds before we were seated. I was honestly surprised that the main dishes were any good based our experience up to that point. Would I go back? Unlikely to dine in...just for take out, as the lamb vindaloo was possibly the best I’ve ever had.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Loved this place. The atmosphere is wonderful and the food is excellent. I will definitely be coming back.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Amazing restaurant!! Wonderful and personable service. Superb quality, creative Indian food!

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Way too overpriced just because it is located in Shortpump Mall. For the price, you get a dated ambience and mediocre service.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

As always, we were treated like special guests(as is everyone at Lehja). The food is delicious, fiery spiced according to taste, and comes with a story. My teenagers love this restaurant too!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Fantastic!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Very good first visit to this restaurant both food and service were great.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Once again Lehja has proved its value and expertise at giving great cuisine in an unassuming atmosphere with friendly and helpful staff! Thanks Lehja!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great experience

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Always very good. The owner is always attentive and the waitstaff are excellent. Great variety. The best Indian food in Central Virginia!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Lehja is the best Indian food in town and one of the best restaurants in town period. Everything we had was delicious! The chaat was amazing, samosa were perfect, cauliflower was perfectly spiced. Entrees were all so good that we couldn’t pick a favorite. Can’t wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Me and my friends from Randolph-Macon College went here to get some food out by Short Pump mall, and all of us agreed it was worth it as we shared samosas for our appetizer and chicken tikki masala for the main course. We had two different desserts that really sealed the deal for us!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Delicious food! Attentive service. We had a nice family celebration there.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We keep coming back for the food, which is always wonderful, the personal attention even on busy nights from Sunny, the owner, and the classy and contemporary ambiance. Always a home run!

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