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917 W Grace St, Richmond, VA 23220-4109
+1 804-213-0170
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 17:30 - 23:00
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK, this is a hipster college joint. Not fancy by any means. Dark and cramped atmosphere, but you can envision the kids packed in there at night drinking their favorite boutique ale. We ate lunch there and I had a bean burger that had a hummus topping along with lettuce and tomato. The sweet potato fries were pretty thin and... More 

Thank edbatizu
Columbia, South Carolina
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice vegan options. Delicious lunch. Comfortable outdoor seating. Parking nearby. The tofu Reuben was especially good.

Thank chefsoup
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299 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

if this is the "to go" vegetarian restaurant in richmond - IT WENT .... poor service (i know it's college servers - but 50% screwed up orders is not a passing grade) ... i was more impressed with daily kitchen for my vegetarian needs ....

Thank joisey-joe
Richmond, Virginia
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We love to drop in to Ipanema Cafe whenever we're in the Fan district. This place is right across the street from the Grace Street Theater and only a block from the Siegel Center so it's a great choice for VCU events. The food is delicious and nutritious, mostly vegetarian with the occasional fish entree. The staff is very friendly... More 

Thank DayGloPirate
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89 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Yes, this is our new go-to place for out-of-the-way dinner. The atmosphere is college, and very romantic with a lively energy. But the food is why everyone comes to Ipanema .... The ingredients are local and organic and everything is made from scratch. The sandwiches are known as some of the best in the city but for dinner the entrees... More 

Thank B Il'Cibo B
Cincinnati, Ohio
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211 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Interesting little bar along Grace St. in the university district. They have a nice selection of foods. We were there for a light lunch so we shared a nacho dish with beans and rice. Food and service was very good.

Thank Swwalton
Richmond, Virginia
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Ipanema is fantastic - creative, delicious vegetarian dishes. Favorites include tofu sandwich, jackfruit BBQ, arroz con soyo. It's all good! Cool, casual, cozy English basement setting.

Thank tekt
Richmond, Virginia
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Turning out reliably good veg fare, vegan options. Service can be iffy, especially if crowded. Not rude, just slow or lost orders. I just try not to go at peak times if I'm in a hurry.

Thank JR B
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

The food here was amazing. I had the Paella, but there were several things on the menu I wished I could have tried. Will gladly return to try more of the menu.

1 Thank Heidi P
Brussels, Belgium
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118 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

For the originality of the dishes, for the freshness and flavour of the food, this was my favourite restaurant in Richmond. The service was genuinely friendly. The place itself is windowless (it feels like a cellar) and it has a hippy, downbeat, studenty vibe that made it special. I wouldn't take my granny here for her birthday, but I'll come... More 

1 Thank pbru54

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 917 W Grace St, Richmond, VA 23220-4109
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-213-0170

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Richmond, Virginia
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?