Richmond, VA 23233
Anokha is a groundbreaking restaurant located across from the hip Short-Pump Town Center in Richmond’s West End, serving signature Nouveau Indian Cuisine. Anokha, which denotes “Unique”, offers diners a new take on Indian food, mixing the flavors and spices of India with western cooking techniques and the finest seasonal ingredients. Anokha’s cuisine offers a symphony of Indian flavors and spices that is sure to excite both the neophyte and the connoisseur alike. We hope you will join us soon in our intimate and contemporary dining room to enjoy our sumptuous offerings paired with a selection from our hand selected wine list or relax in our cozy lounge savoring a fine single malt scotch or a top-shelf tantalizing cocktail.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
$30 and under
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Anokha Ratings and Reviews
We go back to Anokha for all the things we love about it. First of all, the flavor is outrageously delicious. I'm not an Indian food expert but their fare has all the ingredients for a tasting paradise. The servers were extremely attentive, engaging but not intrusive and the cost was very reasonable....especially for the flavors they gave you!
Always enjoy eating here! Food is excellent. I enjoyed a refreshing, non alcoholic citrus mint beverage, which was quiet refreshing on a hot July day! Chicken Korma was tender enough to cut with the serving spoon. The Penner was delicious! I love the fact that whatever "heat" you order (mild, spicy or SPICY), you actually get what you order! Thank you again for a delicious meal and a wonderful evening!
This Restaurant is located in a "strip mall" type setting , but I did not get that location feel once inside. The establishment has done good job at obliterating the outside and pumping up the ambience inside. The food was delicious and there is an adequate wine list.... what a taste of India!
My wife and I went here for Sunday brunch as an alternative to the usual eggs or hamburgers. What a wonderful experience. The staff was uniformly pleasant, personable, and efficient. The menu options evidence more creativity then in other Indian restaurants in Richmond. Everything was deliciously and attractively prepared. While my wife had been here before with Indian co-workers, this was my first time. Anokha is an extremely attractive and spotless establishment and I will absolutely return.
This is our second dining at Anokha and we're anxious to go again. The food quality is high, the entrée choices are many, and the differences in tastes are striking. We are vegetarians and we had no problem finding many options on their menu. In fact, it was hard to make a choice, and our server was most helpful in this regard, from the appetizers to the mains. They can prepare the food with six different spice levels, and at our server's recommendation we chose one at 3 and one at 4. Both were very tasty, and the difference was significant. While the "4" didn't cause any burning in the mouth, it caused some perspiration to occur. I can't imagine trying a 5 or 6, but I'm sure there are those who do. The restaurant is on the small side, so making reservations is recommended. The noise level was relatively low and casual conversation was very easy - which we appreciate very much. They have tasteful decorations and cloth table coverings which gives the restaurant an elegant feeling. They have a large menu of sweet alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks to choose from, but we chose to order wine by-the-glass and it was a good compliment to the meal, as well as a good value. We first found this restaurant by asking our Indian friends for a recommendation, which we think speaks for the authentic quality of the food.
OK. I feel like I'm cheating on TripAdvisor where I usually post. Anokha offers a great dining experience in West End Richmond. I think the food must be pretty authentic because we often see Indians there. We find the cuisine, service and ambiance quite good. Slightly more expensive that the run of the mill Indian restaurant, but an excellent value. Highly recommend!
I'm not sure how to classify Anokha-- certainly it's Indian, but there's some type of American flair that separates it from the rest. First off, you feel like you're in a restaurant rather than some rajah's throne room... (music is definitely 21st century and fits well with the decor, albeit a few decibels on the loud side).
The food-- TOO many decisions-- nearly everything looks very good on the menu and no sampler platter to be found. So, forced to make a decision, my party went all tandoor (and one butter chicken) and no regrets. My lamb was very generous and was spicier than the hot curry sauce that was served with it. Appetizers again were pretty generous and tasty.
Service was efficient, unobtrusive-- couldn't ask for more.
I look forward to heading back and digging in to another unique and tasty meal.
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