3215 W. Broad St.
Second Place: Lehja
Third Place: Anokha Cuisine of India
Richmond got seriously lucky when Lemon Cuisine of India went into the old Byram's space, delivering a mouthwatering array of traditional dishes using organic ingredients and scaling the heat factor up or down according to each eater's preference. Readers responded to terrific food and the low-key setting. And given the number of ex-pat Indians we've encountered in the dining room, it's the real deal. Besides second place, Lehja has managed to accomplish the unthinkable, winning over people who are certain they don't like Indian food, while luring the city-bound to make the drive to Short Pump for a superb meal in a stylish mall dining room. Anokha, also situated in the far West End, marries the flavors and spices of India with Western cooking methods.