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!
If I had to pick somewhere to have my last meal, it would be Lehja.
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.
The food is always delicious and the service is outstanding. Love this place!
Continues to best the best in Richmond. Nominated for a restaurant of the year and chef of the year!
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.
Fantastic dining experience. Perfect on every level.
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!
The food was outstanding and the service was friendly, helpful with the menu, and quick.
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!!
Food was flavorful although portions were quite small for price. Service started out great. Once entrees were delivered our server seemed to just disappear. There are too many excellent restaurants in Richmond to select this one again.
Prompt service, great recommendations by our water, broad menu with something for everyone attentive staff and outstanding food. Highly recommend for those who already love Indian food and those who want to learnt o love it. Best Naan in town too!
Amazing food! Best Indian food I have had in Virginia.
Food was outstanding as always, the staff is always nice. Quality/service never fails to exceed expectations.
You do not get to be the BEST RESTAURANT IN RICHMOND - without all five star rating. I would HIGHLY recommend. OUTSTANDING.
The garlic naan was a tip off that the food would be top notch. Feather light with marvelous seasoning and crisp bottom crust, it was sheer delight, as was everything we ordered. We shared the scallop appetizer, and had the vegetable croquets with fig stuffing and a wonderful lamb dish as main course. It was hard to choose, we could come back 3-4 times without needing to repeat a dish we’d like to try.
We had a wonderful time. Staff was very attentive.
Excellent food. Since I didn't recognize many of the dishes, the waiter walked me through the choices and offered superb recommendations.
Best Indian restaurant in Richmond, and probably one of the best on the East Coast. Sonny, the owner, personally makes each guest feel that he/she is the most important diner in the restaurant, is ready with recommendations and will happily prepare dishes that are not on the menu. While you can get traditional standards like Chicken Tika Masala, try one of the more innovative items on the menu as well. Lovely ambiance, quiet enough for conversation. Don't let the shopping mall location keep you away!
The food was very good, and the staff was extremely polite and helpful. They have a brunch menu on the weekends that is modestly priced.