Mela Tandoori Kitchen
I really enjoyed dining thereI really enjoyed dining there they got variety of excellent dishes i would recommend all foodies eat there. At the end they served us a complimentary falooda for our wedding anniversary which was so delicious and the staff is so nice. I would just say its worth trying you would love it!!6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMTandoori Taste TreatsOur experience at Mela Tandoori Kitchen was excellent. We started with the vegetable samosas--bite size and delicious, accompanied by two sauces: a dark hard-to-describe-but-tasty sauce and a somewhat spicy yogurt/mint sauce. First rate Tandoori chicken and beef dishes and a well-executed lamb curry dish were our main courses.
The limited wine list featured only Indian wines but the sauvignon blanc was good and went well with the dishes we ordered.
We have no hesitation in recommending Mela Tandoor Kitchen.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food before the OperaThis was the second time we dined at Mela Tandoori. It is convenient to the Symphony and Opera, and has excellent food. We ordered the spicy chicken wing appetizer and the garlic naan which we liked on our first visit, and had an excellent eggplant dish and shrimp curry. It is unpretentious, has excellent food and is moderate priced. We will be back!6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you like it hotMy friend and I ordered several dishes, they looked small, but there was so much food, we had plenty to take home for another meal. I like my food mild, my friend likes it hot. He was very happy, so in order to cool my tongue, I ordered a Mango Lassi. Just right . My favorite is the Tandoori chicken. Not too hot and so tasty.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious!We arrived shortly after opening on a Saturday, and the staff was just getting going. We waited about 20 minutes for our foood to arrive, becoming slightly anxious at the end as we had a performance to attend. But then the Lamb Tikka Masala and Palak Paneer arrived very hot and delicious. The finger bowls at the end were a nice touch. We will definitely return.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMKind of stark but clean decorKind of stark but clean decor in an odd location off Van Ness. The night we were there they were getting ready for a private party so was not crowded so no idea about noise level when they are full. Very friendly service and excellent food. Not a place to go for good wine or beer but great location if you are going to ballet/opera or concert and very reasonably priced. Would definitely go there again.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat pre-concert Indian foodSurprisingly good Indian food. Very convenient to all the Civic Center cultural venues - more people should consider it as a pre-concert dinner stop.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat first time at mela tandooriThe chicken tikka masala was super good. The mixed tandoori was also pretty good. I liked how the chai tea was sugarless and we got to add as much sugar as desired. The service was really good, and the waiter confirmed that we had an opentable reservation. This wa especially nice since the ladt couple times I've made a reservation from opentable I didn't get credit. We found parking like right away too! We will be back again!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is excellent. ServiceThe food is excellent. Service supportive. Looking forward to a return visit4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMCasual atmosphere. The GarlicCasual atmosphere. The Garlic Naan and Spicy Chicken Wings appetizer were especially good. Will add this restaurant to our list of places to go before the Symphony.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat mealThis was our second dinner here and it was as good as the first. Excellent chicken tikka masala and tandoori chicken. Love the fragrant naan and rice. The service is exceptional. We will return again.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI've been here for the LunchI've been here for the Lunch Buffet with co-workers, a casual dinner with friends.and most recently an event with a big group. Every time the experience is outstanding. This is my favorite Indian restaurant in the city. Everyone at the event agreed the food was top notch! The staff was flexible about accommodating our group and the service was excellent. Highly recommended this restaurant to anyone for any occasion.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGood restaurant, very good serviceI'm not an expert of Indian cuisine, but I have found everything delicious. Probably the choice of dishes was not wide as in other restaurants, but that's ok for the price of everything.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently delicious food....butConsistently delicious food....but beware that it is spicy! The service has improved significantly. Still need to be a bit patient but well-worth the wait. Perfect pre-show choice (Davies, Herbst, Opera House, SF Jazz) but allow 2 hours.3/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find near the opera houseThis little place serves wonderful food. Allow plenty of time- it takes awhile.3/2/2013 12:00:00 AM