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“Excellent” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lehja

Lehja
11800 W Broad Street, Suite 910, Richmond, VA
804-364-1111
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Ranked #18 of 1,303 Restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $31
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Located inside the Town Center underneath Hotel Hyatt House
Danville, Pa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012 via mobile

We love Indian food and we visited from out of town. No wait, great service on a Thursday evening. The lamb dishes were fantastic. Get the Indian donuts and mocha dessert.

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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Go to the other place across the street, this one you can skip.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012 via mobile

Should have known better when we waited at the host stand for 5 minutes while the server played on his phone at the bar, before finally getting up to seat us. Went there for lunch on a Sunday, total in our party, 5 adults, total of the bill, over $100! This place is beyond over priced! We were not given a lunch menu, just a dinner menu & a special list with no descriptions of what the offering were. I was served the wrong item. When the correct item was served it was so spicy I couldn't eat it! (I had asked for mild, no spice.) Everyone was disappointed in the quality of the food. The dinning room, bathroom & kitchen were all dirty. Couldn't wait to get out of there. The location is the only reason this place gets away with charging what they do, the quality of the food doesn't hold up to the prices they charge. The decor is dark with colored lighting, like you're in a nightclub. Not a good atmosphere for a Sunday lunch. We will never go back.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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68 restaurant reviews
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Not your typical Indian restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Whether you think you like Indian food or not, you should give this place a try. Though the food is still distinctly Indian, the chefs bring this cuisine to a whole other level. Beautifully prepared dishes, outstanding service, in a very unique atmosphere. A bit pricey, but worth it.

Visited June 2012
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012 via mobile

The restaurant has a nice decor. The staff are very welcoming and helpful. The food was absolutely delicious. The homemade sodas were tasty. It's a small place but it felt intimate and not cramped.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Richmond, Virginia
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“Sleek”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Lehja is a very pleasant restaurant with a sophisitcated feel, but also welcoming and calm. It is a great place for conversation with friends, and a sleek spot for a date. Once you are inside Lehja, you can easily forget that a shopping mall is right outside the door.
Much has been said about the food. I will add that, on several trips over a span of time, I have always had attentive & informative service, and food that delights the tastebuds. Last night we started with Firecracker Chicken Tikka and Shiitake-Leek Tikki. Both were excellent.
For my entree I selected Paneer-Asparagus Labadaar, and it was tailored to my taste (extra-hot). I felt like a sleuth trying to track down the asparagus, but the flavors were rich & complex, and that's what I love about great Indian food. Lehja cooks up its own twist on Indian fare, which may be a reason for the name; according to an interview with a managing partner, Lehja means "style" or "accent."
The portions are adequate to modest. I'd say, given the quality of food, service, and atmosphere, you get what you pay for and you pay for what you get.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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