Nama

4.5
134 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!

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Special menus

  • Diwali Menu

    Nov 10 - Dec 5, 2020
    From November 10th to December 5th we are running a special menu with an expanded list of Curry Pots in celebration of Diwali.

Offers

Happy Hour

Starting Sep 1, 2020 · Tue - Fri 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Enjoy $5 off all curry pots and 1/2 off select bottles of wine.

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Sun 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Tue - Sat 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 134 people are saying
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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viptimber
Richmond
30 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, as always

The Diwali menu running through Dec 5th is fantastic- sweet potato and beet chaat was amazing!

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KenB
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.

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BaFoodieRVA
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 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.

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KylieD
1 review
Dined on November 3, 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

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AnaS
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 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

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vipkiyamaria
Kansas City
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.

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Kartezcookies
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and wonderful staff. I will definitely be back.

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JeanaR
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.

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KelvinG
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

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GeorgeP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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BethlehemS
Richmond
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!

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LillianW
Washington DC
2 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!!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

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vipNJdiner
New York Area
5 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, will definitely recommend

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jaimiea
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Overpriced and food pretty bland. Biryani was just spicy with no flavor. The curry pots are not enough for two people to share. Presentation of food was better than flavor. Service and atmosphere was great though.

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jessicaw
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, exotic atmosphere, great service!

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vipCliveB
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had initially made a reservation anticipating I would be going to a traditional Indian restaurant w/ the standard Indian music. Since the website stated they had live music on the weekends. Given we are in COVID, I thought this would be a nice change than the silence we've all been getting when inside or outside any eating establishments.
I was shocked, in a very good way, to find that the live music was actually soul, Motown and something close to what I would expect a Gospel Brunch to feel like. The group playing and singing were amazing. They kept the energy of the room up and gave people a real sense of enjoyment.
The restaurant was good in that all their wait staff wore masks and they cleaned down tables quickly upon people finishing. They were also very attentive and wanted to ensure you had plenty to eat and drink, all the time. Service was exceptional.
If I had one concern/criticism, it would just be that the singers would have stayed closer to their stage area, as opposed to walking around. Although it certainly helped the energy levels, given the concerns over COVID and obviously the singers not wearing masks to perform, that would have be preferred. But again, they were courteous and provided a great respite from all that has been going on.
I would certainly recommend for anyone who enjoys live music and good Indian food, to check it out.

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Mand
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was pretty bad food was bed timing was bad, too noisy, service was terrible

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambiance, and service is great.

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Jordan
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious! We shared three small plates and a curry pot and enjoyed every single bite of the spicy, delicious flavors. Our service was great & we had a wonderful overall experience. We will definitely be coming back.

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Foodie
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nama is wonderful and delicious. An absolute treat.

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vipSridhar
Richmond
55 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed our first visit to Nama. The Chicken Tikki Masala is the best in Richmond and arguably the best we've had. We also truly enjoyed the Saag Paneer. The service was wonderful and ambiance was pleasant.

Have made another reservation in a few weeks to take a friend.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! The waitress was amazing, along with the drinks, food, and ambiance.

SM
vipStephenM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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vipCrystal
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cocktails. Wonderful service. Delicious crave-worthy food! Perfect place to go for a date night!

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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
5 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.

OT
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
16 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.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Nama using the Order Online button. Nama also offers 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 134 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.