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Date
Tue, 4/24
Time
9:30 PM
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Lehja

4.6
503 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
Perfect For:
  • Authentic
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
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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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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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 503 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.5
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

This was my Husband’s and I second time visiting the restaurant. The service is good and the menu is adaptable to our dietary needs ( i.e. no meat ). Great restaurant!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We had a very good meal. Our waiter was very helpful and made very good suggestion on what to order. We will be back.

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The food was tasty and better than run-of-the-mill choices. The atmosphere was nothing special - diner-like except for the zebra floor. But if I don’t return, it wll be because of the very slow, indifferent, and forgetful servers.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

The food and service of Lehja are always superb. The dining experience is made special by the unobtrusive personal attention and guidance with menu options

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Don't shy away from LEHJA because you don't think that you like Indian food. LEHJA will change your mind. The food is outstanding and if you are not sure what to order, get Sonny to suggest something that you will like.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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2.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Fantastic dining experience. Perfect on every level.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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!!

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3.0Dined on January 9, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Amazing food! Best Indian food I have had in Virginia.

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5.0Dined on January 2, 2018

Food was outstanding as always, the staff is always nice. Quality/service never fails to exceed expectations.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

You do not get to be the BEST RESTAURANT IN RICHMOND - without all five star rating. I would HIGHLY recommend. OUTSTANDING.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

We had a wonderful time. Staff was very attentive.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent food. Since I didn't recognize many of the dishes, the waiter walked me through the choices and offered superb recommendations.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

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!

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Staff was so helpful in bringing delicious food for a wide range of tastes, from one who ordered a dish "Indian hot" to a cautious eater who had not eaten Indian food before. We all left happy.

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3.0Dined on November 22, 2017

The evening was spoilt by a squealing baby who should have been left at home at 830pm.

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5.0Dined on November 20, 2017

The food was exceptional, as was our service. Pretty restaurant. They were very attentive, but not overly so. Our brief conversation with the manager was lovely. Our server bought us dessert for our anniversary. Can't wait to go back!

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