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Nama, Richmond, VA

Nama

4.1
4.1
160 Reviews
$31 to $50
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!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Indian, International, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (804) 665-9450

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Kumar Satyam

  • Catering

    Catering packages can be custom created based off of our menu. We offer our small plates as hors-d'oeuvres or our curry pots in a buffet style.

  • Private party facilities

    NAMA provides 2 spaces for guests to enjoy. An upstairs private mezzanine and a main dining hall. Our Mezzanine seats 48 with 96 people standing room. And our main floor seats up to 112 with 268 standing. Our Space features a built-in sound system and is for any AV equipment needed.

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Cross street

    N. Adams Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Located right on the Pulse Line!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 160 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Fit for Foodies

  • Richmond

    Fit for Foodies

  • Richmond

    Notable Wine List

  • Richmond

    Romantic

  • Richmond

    Special Occasion

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  1. M

    Mary

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    It smelled like sewage. Food was bland. We found hair in the food. At least the server was nice but we will not be returning
  2. a

    andream

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Server was very pleasant. Food took a little longer than expected
  3. ZH

    ZiaH

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GREAT food, excellent service. I highly recommend it.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Food was cold server confused about anything on the menu.
  5. JB

    JasB

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious. Servers were friendly and attentive. Full bar with some specialty cocktails. What's not to love?
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server was very friendly and attentive. Food was fresh and hot and didn’t took too long. Very delicious !!! Drinks too. Our table area was very neat and clean. Very good experience. We will be going there again.
  7. RV

    RVAtheatreBuff

    Richmond

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    NAMA has a very extensive menu. We enjoyed our meals. My friend was particularly pleased with her chicken spinach saag. The spice levels appear to be somewhat high based upon our experiences in other local Indian restaurants. While the service was attentive enough and not intrusive, two factors could have been improved. Our server could not really answer questions about specific dishes AND there were no prices on either the online OR printed menu. Our server was able to provide general ranges for types of dishes. This latter situation was apparently a result of trying to update rapidly changing prices.
  8. S

    Sridhar

    Richmond

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was fantastic. Authentic and delicious South Indian. Best in town.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day celebration for m girlfriend. She loves Indian food and Nama was the most authentic and delicious cruising that she has had in a long time. We literally ate until we could not eat any more. Loved the fresh man out of the oven to the table. Everything was delicious and the service impeccable. The hostess took good care of us and made wonderful drinks.
  10. SC

    SCha

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Was expecting something special for Mother’s Day. The last time we were there they had a live band and more. However, this go around it was just a lunch buffet that felt a bit underwhelming and ambiance that seems to be falling behind.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Food was wonderful. Server was nice but not near enough staff and took food 45 minutes to come out (we only ordered appetizers!). I know they have recently reopened though so are probably working out the service kinks. Amazing food though!
  12. SG

    SarahG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was delicious-we will definitely go again!
  13. CF

    CindyF

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Found this restaurant searching for Ramadan menu. They had it and it was a ton of food and variety and delicious! The staff were super friendly. There was a parking lot close by. Would definitely go again.
  14. AK

    ArtK

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We really enjoyed the food and cocktails. I especially enjoyed the Gongura chicken curry. Also samosa chaat was very nice. The only down side to the whole experience is having to walk from back of building to front and having to deal with homeless and the nasty sidewalk used as bathroom.
  15. S

    Sanjay

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We went to the lunch buffet on the first day it was available. The host (owner?) was extremely gracious and welcoming. We were one of the few customers in the place, so he treated us like royalty. The food was fresh. The tastes were wonderful and varied. I will be going back soon.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Booked an “experience” which we were told had been cancelled some time after we were seated at a different restaurant NEXT DOOR...
  17. SG

    SamG

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The drag brunch show is incredible!! Definitely plan on coming back!
  18. DP

    DoreenP

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I celebrated my Birthday with my girlfriends....We all had a wonderful time! The show was amazing, and plan on seeing the new show in April. Highly recommend!
  19. SS

    SymoneS

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved the Drag Brunch at Nama. We got a mimosa tower for the table and it was perfect for the 4 of us. Will definitely be back for the next round of shows!
  20. LB

    LaurenB

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2021

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    Had multiple entrees at our table: a few hits and several misses on the food, drinks. Not easy to see the entire performance area unless you are in spitting distance. So many good places in rva, can't say I will be back.
  21. S

    Steph

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2021

    overall3food1service1ambience5
    The Chicago drag show was amazing! Will come back only for that. The food was not worth the price. Potatoes were not cooked, and the dish came cold. Waffles were also very cold and hard. The grits were super runny, and cold.. everyone’s plate came out separately every 10 minutes. Sadly no one finished their meals as it lacked flavor (you cannot throw peppers in grits and expect that to be your only source of flavor, especially a southern staple of shrimp and grits), potatoes were crunchy, and the only thing that was really edible was the french toast. Please work on the food section (names are clever), your chefs ability to thoroughly cook meals, and your staff bringing food to the table at appropriate times for all. Appreciate your work and willingness to be open during a pandemic but you can’t have a drag show every day to bring in business, so give people a wonderful food experience too.
  22. a

    allisont

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time at the show. The food and service was excellent. Everyone was nice and helpful. The performers were so talented! We will definitely be back.
  23. A

    Anna

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an amazing time. Great food, drinks and service.
  24. AV

    AngelicaV

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The whole experience was amazing!! Our food got lost in translation , Didn’t get it to the very end , which I’m sure it was an honest mistake but besides that I absolutely loved the experience.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A pleasure as always! It was my birthday and they made it special.
  26. t

    timber

    Richmond

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, as always The Diwali menu running through Dec 5th is fantastic- sweet potato and beet chaat was amazing!
  27. KB

    KenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was very polite and helpful. She took the time to explain the menu, offer her suggestion, and found ways to help us get exactly what we wanted.
  28. BF

    BaFoodieRVA

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Found this gem via OpenTable and something about it just spoke to me. I'm glad that I listened! Beautifully decorated, the ambience is perfect, customer service is beyond fantastic and I didn't even take pictures of the food because it was in my belly as soon as it hit the table. Made for a wonderful date night. Thank you to Amy for all your recommendations on the menu, your mocktails and for taking pics for my wife and I. Thank you to the bartender for your mocktail as well and for coming and chatting with my wife and I for a bit. We will definitely return for brunch and other meals.
  29. KD

    KylieD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food was great. They didn’t have an ingredient for one of the drinks and also didn’t have some of the wine options. But the other drinks were good. It was fairly bright in the restaurant and almost awkwardly quite
  30. AS

    AnaS

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    omg this place is amazing and so flavorful! I love the tapas aspect as it lets you try a little bit of everything. I have to go back to try the mango cheesecake
  31. k

    kiyamaria

    Kansas City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very safe. Very clean. The server was knowledgeable and helpful as we decided what to order. The bartender made me a fabulous mocktail (preggers), and the food was delicious. I love the little waiting area with the porch swings. Great ambience. We will return.
  32. K

    Kartezcookies

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant and wonderful staff. I will definitely be back.
  33. JR

    JeanaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time there. Attended brunch and there was a live band. Food, staff, surroundings, everything was awesome! Will definately go back.
  34. KG

    KelvinG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time at NAMA, great food, great music and just an overall great atmosphere. We loved it a must do again
  35. GP

    GeorgeP

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time. The food was amazing. Amy was the best server EVER!!!!!
  36. BS

    BethlehemS

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The tapas are amazing at Nama, totally better then the main dishes. The main dishes are large portions you can share but you can definitely tell the tapas are the main focus and attraction, so yummy!
  37. LW

    LillianW

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance was amazing! The restoration and decor was beautiful. Our waiter was great! Friendly and very attentive. The food was good. I would only suggest that the French toast is cooked a little longer or a crustier bread. The artist before the band was EVERYTHING!!!! I would love to see her perform again! What can you say about J Baxter and the Sauce band?!? AMAZING!! They never disappoint!! Definitely will be coming back!!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great vibe, music was awesome. Food was delicious. Service was good. Repeat visit needed.
  39. NJ

    NJdiner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An outstanding and amazing space with food that is a modern take on the Indian classics. This restaurant is a gem. The staff were clearly proud. And the entire facility was Covid aware. I highly recommend more than one meal here.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome, will definitely recommend

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Nama using the Order Online button. Nama also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 665-9450.

Nama is rated 4.1 stars by 160 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Nama

15 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220

Additional information

  • Cross street

    N. Adams Street

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Indian, International, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Located right on the Pulse Line!

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Kumar Satyam

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (804) 665-9450

  • Catering

    Catering packages can be custom created based off of our menu. We offer our small plates as hors-d'oeuvres or our curry pots in a buffet style.

  • Private party facilities

    NAMA provides 2 spaces for guests to enjoy. An upstairs private mezzanine and a main dining hall. Our Mezzanine seats 48 with 96 people standing room. And our main floor seats up to 112 with 268 standing. Our Space features a built-in sound system and is for any AV equipment needed.

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