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Two dinners in Richmond/Short Pump

We will be picking our daughter up from the University of Richmond and due to packing and other things will be staying over two nights. The first night (Thursday) we will pick her up at the University and are looking to find something good within a 20 minute drive. The second night (Friday) we will all be staying in the Short Pump area so looking for something near there. In both cases we will have either had a long pack or a long drive so don't want something where we can't get a dependable reservation or the wait time will be lengthy.

Generally don't want to spend more than $100 for either dinner for all of us (probably no alcohol being purchased). We eat pretty much anything but would prefer something unique to Richmond.

All suggestions welcome. Thanks

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    1. re: Kuhlchix

      IMO not very good and nowhere near Short Pump

    2. Go to Kenji Hibachi and Sushi Bar. It is the finest authentic Japanese food. It is located at the Park Place shopping center at Short Pump Town Center. It is located on the ring road inbetween hh gregg and pet smart.accross from Nordstrums. It is our famly favorate and when we visit our daughter also in U.R. we all go and we always have a good time.

      1. I recommend DD33 of Cox Road http://dd33va.com/net/home.aspx

        For your first night near UofR I recommend Azzurro http://www.azzurros.com/

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        Azzurro Restaurant
        6221 River Rd, Richmond, VA 23229

        DD33
        3601 Cox Rd, Richmond, VA 23233

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        1. re: Janet from Richmond

          Completely agree with Janet. You can get reservs at both of these. No reservations at the Boathouse.

          1. re: Janet from Richmond

            Ate at Azurro once and was pleasantly surprised by how good it was

          2. Yep, I third that...Boathouse is overrated. Nice for the view and a cocktail but totally out of the way and food is mediocre. I love Azzuro and also really like Osaka Sushi and Steak nearby. Delicious sushi, steaks, and seafood. There is also one in Short Pump by the same owners I believe but for some reason, I don't think it's as good as the one on River Road. Little Venice off Ridgefield Parkway isn't too far and has great steaks and Italian specials. Angela's is another FANTASTIC Italian place on Ridge Road that has wonderful seafood and pasta and is family owned, which I love. Not exactly Short Pump area but not too far either. Let us know where you end up!

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            Little Venice
            10482 Ridgefield Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23233

            Osaka Sushi
            5025 Huguenot Rd, Richmond, VA 23226

            1. I agree with DD33. Have found Azzuro's to be pretty good too. And in a charming area. I also like Eurasia - not too far either.
              www.eurasiarich.com

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              DD33
              3601 Cox Rd, Richmond, VA 23233