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Nama

4.5
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108 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Indian
The name NAMA comes from the word Namaste which means I bow to the divine in you; or showing respect as you greet someone. The entire design and atmosphere plays off the traditional colors found in Indian culture/sub-region and will ultimately create a cozy and warm atmosphere for guests to enjoy.

Seating will have an array of options from intimate to groups. What differentiates our Indian Concept is that we will present a majority of the menu items as Shared Plates which are appropriate to enjoy and are vastly popular as all-day offerings. The idea behind the concept is that groups of people can enjoy spending time together socializing and mingling whilst trying a wider variety of offerings instead of just ordering an entree per person. This will allow Nama to cater to a wide variety of preferences and palates!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 108 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.4
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4.6
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4.2
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AmyC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend this restaurant. The food was so good my friend and I were still talking about it for days. The staff was attentive and knowledgeable. I plan to go back the next time in Richmond.

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WillM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service was great, the drinks were good, some of the dishes were good, but most of them are just ok. The sweet potato small plate was just terrible (my opinion). The prices are pretty steep. If I was asked by my friends, I'll probably tell them to skip this one.

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Jeremiah
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were terrific! Food prices were good but drinks were definitely over priced!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped by Nama after visiting the VA Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. We had been craving some good Indian cuisine for awhile and this was just the thing to satisfy. Started off eight he Chili Wings as an app, and while there was only 4 in the order, the flavor was really superb. Good spice, great char, and the sauces alongside really paired well with the wings!
For mains we ordered the “Sampler Platter” (the true name escapes me) and the Chicken Korma, with a plain Naan.
The Platter included 2 lamb chops, two large pieces of Chicken Tikka, and three Tandoori Shrimp, alongside three dipping sauces. Everything was cooked perfectly, the flavors were all different but in the best of ways! The Chicken Korma was actually the only item that was not very spicy (and my wife prefers Spicy when it comes to Indian food), but it was a nice relief to enjoy the subtle nuances in the curry over just heat on heat.
Naan was also delicious!!! The area is a little disheveled at the moment but this restaurant deserves all the attention it can garner. Big YES.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very serene and pleasant experience!!!

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JESSICAG
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nama was a beautiful restaurant with an inviting atmosphere and ambience of decor and music. The food was delicious, service was impeccable and drinks were amazing!! We will be back!!

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vipDDDD
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed Nama during our visit to Richmond. It was some of the best Indian food I’ve ever enjoyed. The staff was very friendly and attentive. Great atmosphere & vibe, too.

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KellyC
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience3

We were the only customers. The food was decent, but nothing I would ever recommend or order again. Servers were friendly. Ambiance was somewhat cold and bare. Would not recommend or return to Nama

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EricaM
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Natasha served my family. She was so sweet and wasnt put off by our requests (plain fries instead of masala seasoned for my daughter and no onion on our palak chat). I ordered a cocktail that was made to perfection by Nasib. The food came out perfect and to order. Ambiance was perfect and we all enjoyed our time there. We always have a great time and our food is always perfect!

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mardyg
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Loved the aesthetic and fun to eat Indian in a small plate style. The food was very good although the papri chat could have used more of the intense flavors that make it fun. I would go again.

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ChristiannaR
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great local find for gourmet Indian food. Would definitely go back again!

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RobinF
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blown away by the scrumptious food, warm service and energetic ambiance. Wasn't expecting much, just wanted a nice date night with hubby. The scallop and spinach dishes along with the complimentary cava were unexpected culinary delights. The crispy wings and Calamari were good, too. The only miss involved the thin, chalky garlic nan bread. Looking forward to returning.

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vipomid
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, feels quite authentic. The portions were a little bit smaller than I am used to, but the taste more than makes up for it!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience from start to finish.

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vipChaR
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

so excited to have found Nama! excellent menu. perfect serving size. fabulous drinks!

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vipMDavis
Richmond
42 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The food was pretty good except for the calamari small plate, which was rubbery and odd tasting. None of our dishes were hot enough - thermally - and might have been tastier if they had been. Service and ambiance were great.

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RebeccaS
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, fun dinner with the family! We all learned about, tasted, and enjoyed all the the small plates we ordered. What a great way to explore Indian cuisine together! We all highly recommend, and will definitely go back!

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Jillian
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We loved all the small plates, but found the curry pots average. Cocktails were great! Will be back to try more small plates.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love Nama. The food is exquisite and modern and the cocktails were delightful. We were able to have a wonderful conversation and could hear each other even though every table was seated. Will always come back to this jewel in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food. Ate off the Fixed Price VDay menu and it didn’t disappoint! Can’t wait to head back to see the full menu.

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MarciaL
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful b

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vipChaR
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible meal! Loved the menu options. Great energy! Will definitely return and recommend.

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Vijayj
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience2

The slowest in service. Had to wait more than an hour and half to get the food. Priced highly for the taste, quantity or wait time.

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vipZara
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The feel of the Resturuant is very calming and peaceful. Our server was attentive and informative. Our dishes arrive hot and they were all delicious. I highly recommend Nama. Will be returning very soon! Thank you for a delightful dining experience.

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luv2dineout
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Indian food. Loved the fact that there are many choices for small plates as you get a chance to try several dishes. Will definitely be back soon.

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SappyP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best Indian foid in town. Atmosphere is lovely as well. Lunch was served quickly. It worked out great for everyone's work schedule. Thanks, NAMA!

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stephruff
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This place is fabulous! Nama met our expectations… And it was an above and beyond experience! The cocktails are creative and AMAZING… Fresh, bright flavors and knowledgeable bartender. The manager is A+!! Sociable, fun to talk to & helpful. We'll definitely be back— and bring friends!! 110%

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love NAMA!! I’ve been there twice with friends and everyone has loved the food. The tapas style menu makes sharing easy and we loved trying so many things.

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RyanS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Seated in upstairs area when there were plenty of tables available in the main dining room. Upstairs was very bright and did not have the same relaxing atmosphere as the main dining room. Portions were very small.

Nama
Responded on January 22, 2020

Ryan thank you so much for visiting us. We can understand how the upstairs does not set the same tone as the main floor. We are working on changing the lighting settings and provide a more intimate experience for diners. In the future please feel free to recommend the main floor and we will ensure our hostess to place your party accordingly. Thank You!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

The food was too spicy and there is no mild option. A Saturday night was just starting and They were already out of some cocktails and small plates. The service is not too friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this place and I wish them very well.

SO
SharonO
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is a little pricey but delicious! The menu selections are great! The noise from the pop up bar next door greatly impacted the dining experience.

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SouthJerseyFoodie
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Megan (I think), my waitress was very nice! She recognized that I was an out of towner and made some suggestions of things to see around the city. The prices were reasonable and the food was outstanding, I had the paneer appetizer, the chicken tikka masala was some of the best that I've had thit's side of London and the garlic naan was the best I've ever had! The next time I'm in town I will definitely be back! Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good and flavorful. It had just the right amount of heat for us that don’t like too spicy. The ambiance was very nice. We will definitely return.

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MChristine
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Have been a few times now and always love it! Easy to reserve a table. Fun to try different small plates with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time there and we really enjoyed it. We got there very early so not a lot of customers but by the time we left the place was getting full. I would recommend!

MC
MonicaC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for New Year’s Eve and they had run out of the one Vegan option which was an appetizer. They had a limited menu so their regular other vegan options were not available. Service and Ambiance were great. Food is usually phenomenal.

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Rebak
Richmond
34 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful and delicious as always

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PSWrva
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

My only complaint with Nama is it is attached to a pop up nightclub. The music was excruciatingly loud with the bass reverberating without mercy. And this was at 7:30! This really took away from the beauty of the restaurant and the overall ambiance of such a nice place. Nightclub and fine dining just don’t mix. Lose the nightclub during dinner hours.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Beautiful decor

FAQs

Nama does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Nama also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 665-9450.

Nama is rated 4.5 stars by 108 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.