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Any recommendations for Indian food in Richmond? We just moved here a few months ago -- and we haven't found an Indian place yet. Open to pretty much any area -- we live in Bon Air, but love Carytown and the Fan for "date nights." Thanks!

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  1. IMO, the best Indian food in Richmond is in Short Pump (I know, I know).

    Anoaka across from Short Pump Towne Center is very good as is Malabar on Lauderdale in a strip mall near Wellesley. Lehja in Short Pump Towne Center has gotten good press but I have not been there.

    There is an Indian place at Robious and Midlo that is god-awful. The one in Carytown is bad also.

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    1. re: Janet from Richmond

      Agreed that the place in Carytown is terrible.

      I've only tried Lehja and Anokha once each, and prefered Lehja by a landslide. At Anokha, I did not like the vegetable dish I orderd - it was the mixed vegetables you buy frozen with some sauce poured over. My dinner companion enjoyed his tandoori, and many other people have praised Anohka, so maybe I'll give it a second shot at some point.. At Lehja, I went with regulars who ordered for the table, and every dish was very good. The group was mostly Indian expats, and they all say Lehja is their favorite in town. I've heard Malabar is good, but haven't tried it.

      1. re: Abby0105

        I'd love to go with someone who knows Indian cuisine better than I do. I had the Chicken Tikka Masala (my go-to dish) at Anoaka and it's great (and enough for two meals). I need to get to Lehja with some people who really know their Indian cuisine.

        1. re: Janet from Richmond

          Reporting back....had lunch at Lehja today and it was fabulous!!! And I have enough for lunch tomorrow.

    2. We've found Mystiq Masala off Hull Street Road to be pretty good - even the lunch buffet is pretty good - but try it for dinner first. - on Rittenhouse, shopping center with Kroger/TGI Fridays/Red Lobster - near 288 and Hull St Amelia exit, like 2 lights up . It reminds us of an idian place in NYC that we like - but I can't remember the name!!!

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      1. re: jeanmarieok

        I have lunch there about once a week since it's near my office :-) Really nice people and good food.