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
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Anokha Ratings and Reviews
Overall it was a great evening. Our gues ...
Overall it was a great evening. Our guests felt uncomfortable as their baby was a little fussy. They felt badly for disrupting the ambiance. The wait staff tried to be understanding by entertaining the baby. The food was very good!
This Restaurant is located in a "strip m ...
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.
Excellent all around...
Seated immediately, outstanding service... attentive, pleasant, well informed and there but not too much hovering.... the food is excellent; Lamb, shrimp and chicken were all excellent. Curry dishes in our group got rave reviews, my Saag was superb .....
An Outstanding Indian Restaurant
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.
Great Experience at Anokha
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!
Oh lamb chop
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.
Great evening with friends
Sponsored a dinner with 5 friends at Anokha on a recent Friday night. Our round table was ready for us when we arrived. We ordered drinks and many appetizers and breads to start everything was amazing. I particularly liked the cauliflower dish. My Tandoor shrimp was accompanied by a luscious orange sauce and vegetables. One person who has an extensive travel background proclaimed her lamb main to be the best lamb she ever had. All in my party were happy at the end of the evening. Thank you Anokha, we will be back!
Looks are Deceiving
On the outside, this looks like just another spot in a strip mall but it was anything but typical. The atmosphere is tasteful, the food is wonderful and beautifully presented, the service attentive but not bothersome and the price is very reasonable for both the quality and quantity. The cauliflower appetizer, which our server recommended is absolutely delicious. Our lamb and chicken entrees were prepared to the amount of spiciness we requested and were wonderful. What a treat!
First time with group (8 people), next took siblings to dinner for birthday, and yesterday, husband and I for quiet dinner just the two of us. Each time has been consistently pleasant experience, and we love the food. Service is great - it's becoming a favorite for sure. Highly recommend.
Definitely will be back
Our group of five was comfortably seated. Drinks were good, limited beer selection. We are vegans and the waiter suggested various options they could do with their menu. Vegetable green curry was the best I've had. Waiting time was good since there were a couple of large groups eating at the same time as us. No one was disappointed with their dinner. We had no room for dessert
Keeps getting better
This wonderful Indian restaurant just gets better each time we are there. The food is authentic and beautifully prepared. The wait staff is excellent. They are happy to accommodate your preferences and attentive without being intrusive. The place is attractively decorated and the tables are far enough apart that you can have a comfortable conversation without being over heard or needing to yell as is true in so many restaurants these days. Anokha is a real joy in every way.
Great Indian food. I've been several times and the food has always been good. The server was really good and kept our bowls of rice and naan filled. My only concern was that we had a 1:00 PM reservation for 12 and we weren't seated until after 1:15 PM.
Great Indian food - not very crowded
The wait staff were attentive and the food was fabulous. We dined with friends and try a different type of restaurant every month. I love Indian cuisine and would definitely return to try something different. The restaurants ambiance was new Indian, refreshing and new. Located in a small shopping center off Lauderdale Dr. It's a great neighborhood find.
Great Date Night
This was one of the few places I could find reservations for. My girlfriend has tried to get me to try Indian food for awhile now. I was willing to finally try some for our Valentine's Day night out. The service was very good and fast. The atmosphere was nice and I enjoyed the food! My girlfriend enjoyed her food too as she is the more experienced with Indian food dining. I recommend Anokha for great Indan food!
First Induan food experience
For my first Indian cuisine experience my son and I chose to try Anokha, and we were not disappointed. The food was tasty and fresh, and the waiter even brought us a cauliflower appetizer (on the house) that was fabulous. I'm looking forward to my next Indian food experience, and I wouldn't hesitate to come back to this restaurant.
Nice spot- little small
The dining area was tastefully decorated and simple. However it was a small space for the amount of diners. Tables placed very economically and maneuvered expertly by staff. But atmosphere felt stuffy due to closeness of other diners.
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