Melange
Melange

Melange

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.mymelangerestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 9738844200
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Thai, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Kunga Gurung
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: We cater to corporate and private events and delivery is available for large orders. Party trays are available for your special occasions.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have party rooms available that can accommodate from 20 - 100 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Shibani Dhanda 9738844200

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Jefferson Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is plenty of parking available for our customers right outside the restaurant.
A word from Melange
Melange is the latest dining sensation to open in Parisppany in Morris County. We serve Asian Fusion cuisine in our own distinctive style covering the whole spectrum of South-East Asian countries. The dinner entrees have a delicious French influence while the wok specials can be cooked to your own personal taste. We are a BYOB restaurant so please feel free to bring to your beverage to enjoy with your meal. For our lunch customers, we serve a four course special from Monday through Friday for only $9! We pride ourselves on taking exceptional care of our customers and will do everything to make you come again and again. Conveniently located on Smith Road, the restaurant can be easily reached from Routes 80, 287, 46 and 10.
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Melange reviews from OpenTable diners
8 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (4)great for lunch (4)fit for foodies (3)neighborhood gem (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Horrible food
    mansa
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The veg spring rolls tasted awful; had to send them back; same for the chilli paneer appetizer; paneer did not taste fresh; The red curry veg tasted like a paneer masala dish from a north indian restaurant.
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    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hidden Gem
    njdiner007
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    First time dining at Melange was a great experience. Great table setting with eclectic Asian fusion menu. All of our meals were outstanding. Try the Coconut Shrimp. Not your typical recipe (i.e. fried). Fantastic presentation and outstanding flavors.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Fantastic discovery - we'll be back
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We happened upon Melange last year by accident - looking for a restaurant in this area on Open Table to meet family coming from the other direction. This was our third visit. We have been incredibly impressed by the range and quality of their food. We have brought different people with us each time, and all of our guests have been very happy (including my very picky mother, several people who don't eat meat or shellfish as well as our sons/other friends who love to try anything). Outside of the dumpling appetizer which did not impress us, the other 5 apps and 15 entrees we have eaten have all been very good to fantastic (definitely get the Hakka Chili chicken!). we are confused as to why this place is not much busier!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very accommodating! Delicious food!
    Rachel
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We had a group of 14 (kids included) and they had our table ready upon arrival. Food was delicious; everyone found something they wanted to try (even picky children). The spicy-ness level was individualized and portions were large enough to share. The Manchurian cauliflower was an excellent appetizer (as noted in many reviews). When the bill came it wasn't itemized, but they accepted multiple credit cards and charged us by our accounting figures for each family (we had multiple families of 4, 3, and a single person). Considering we ordered drinks, appetizers, entrees, and desserts - bill was reasonable. Very friendly and accommodating staff! I reserved online, never having been to Melange, and received a phone confirmation and greeting.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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  • Excellent Asian Food!
    bdockVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    I love their food because it's not "dumbed down" as so many places do. They offer mild, medium, and very spicy and the result is what you ordered. My favorites are the Penang chicken, Mongolian beef, and Hakka chile lamb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance3
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 38 reviews are from the Melange reviews archive.
  • I enjoyed my lunch at Melange.
    jenjoysfood
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    I enjoyed my lunch at Melange. The food was very good, service very good. Great place to go for a work lunch
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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  • Asian Fusion
    Randolphdad
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Excellent selection of Thai and Indian cuisine. The spicy chili lamb was tender and delicious as was the grilled Mahi Mahi. The owner was very pleasant and interested. There were many choices of different curreys (red, green, yellow) at what ever level of spice you wanted.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    Fabulous
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    The food and service was excellent. Can't wait to go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very quiet off beaten path
    JasonVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    This place is always empty, but the food is good. Always fresh and flavorful. I would reccomend this place.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    This was a last minute dining experiance since our other plans fell through. Whenever we are in the area this is where we will eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bad Experience
    mansa
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    Only diners on a sat evening. Service left a lot to be desired. Food was not as expected since we have dined here before.
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  • First time there...
    lynne
    Dined on 7/9/2013
    gracious hosts and service, excellent food...will return for sure
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Indian Chinese, bad any other
    sskvq
    Dined on 5/28/2013
    They should just stick to their expertise - Indian Chinese. The other items on the emnu such as Thai items were horrible.
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  • food was as per expectation;
    mansa
    Dined on 4/23/2013
    food was as per expectation; service left a a bit of bitter taste but satisfies overall.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • service was horrible, we (and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    service was horrible, we (and other tables nearby) had to wait 20 minutes for a menu and when on the clock for lunch, that is unacceptable. we were in the process of leaving when they brough over a menu
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  • Interesting Fusion Cuisine
    SusannaFromNewHope
    Dined on 3/14/2013
    Food was tasty and interesting, and the music and ambiance were surprisingly pleasant for a strip mall. I thought the prices were a little high for the venue. Also, you should note the restaurant is BYOB, and there are no liquor stores anywhere nearby.
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  • This is a wonderful restaurant.
    foodtraveler
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    This is a wonderful restaurant. The food is "fusion" primarily Asian. Everything is fresh and well prepared. don't miss the cauliflower starter. I also really loved the papaya salad. Shibonni(?) the owner is also the hostess. She is so warm and gracious, you feel as though you are dining in her home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • understaffed. waited for 1-1/2
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    understaffed. waited for 1-1/2 hours. had to eat in 2 minutes to get back to work. I am not going back there again.
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  • First time visitor. The place
    PopsVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2013
    First time visitor. The place was almost empty, but it was late on a Tuesday night. Not planning to return. The menu has little imagination and is composed of 5 ingredients in every dish, just in different combinations. Spicing was overdone on everything. Too much heat to find any flavors - maybe some folks like that. Did not impress.
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  • This was our third visit to
    foodtraveler
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    This was our third visit to Melange. The food is consistently outstanding and we have enjoyed trying new things. The service is very professional. There were several families with young children but the noise was controlled and our server apologized for it. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Excellent food and the owners
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/11/2012
    Excellent food and the owners are extremly friendly and helpful. Highly recommend this place! Can get busy during lunch but that's just a sign of how good it is!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was our second visit to
    foodtraveler
    Dined on 11/9/2012
    It was our second visit to Melange and they didn't disappoint. It was also their first open day since Hurricane Sandy closed them down. The food and service were terrific. It really is a wonderful Thai fusion restaurant and I look forward to many more meals there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • If you are looking for a neighborho
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/28/2012
    If you are looking for a neighborhood avant-garde restaurant that serves flavorful and spicy cuisine - this is the place... Outstanding Indian/asian fusion cuisine. The ambience was intriguing and the service was excellent. But, most important, the food wass better than outstanding. Their ingredients were fresh; you must order one of their salads. Their shrimp served in a coconut bowl is an original - inspiring presentation and the taste will bring you back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Owner was unprofessional
    BacciVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2012
    Food was ok and if you wish to enjoy a vegetarian meal, there are good choices. I have eaten here primarily for lunch over the past year. We made reservations for dinner through open table. The owner made us very uncomfortable by asking us not to make our reservations directly through open table. She asked us to go to her link from open table to make reservations as it will save her money. She then complained about the per person charge from open table. She made us feel small and had caused them a problem. We will not return.
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  • Our experience was relaxed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    Our experience was relaxed and would recommend it highly.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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  • I found Melange to be spectacular
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/17/2012
    I found Melange to be spectacular I enjoyed the pre-fix dinner menu and everything was very very good. We went out there before a comedy show and really enjoyed the overall experience, although I missed the belly dancing which I heard is something nice to experience. I would recommend this place it's great.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Some appetizers did not taste
    mansa
    Dined on 8/17/2012
    Some appetizers did not taste well as they looked undercooked.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is pretty good for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    The food is pretty good for a neighborhood Asian fusion restaurant. Very reasonably priced and BYBO is a plus.
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  • Interesting take on "Asian
    VirguleVIP
    Dined on 1/16/2012
    Interesting take on "Asian fusion". I had a hot and sour soup unlike any other I've eaten but quite good. Then "Peking duck" unlike any other I've eaten (no pancakes, for one) but still tasty. I'd go back, but not with wild enthusiasm.
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  • The food was excellent and
    LovetoeatoutVIP
    Dined on 12/19/2011
    The food was excellent and the owners couldn't have been sweeter or more gracious and accomodating. While this is a bit out of the way for us, I'm sure we'll be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Excellent food. Great sauces
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/24/2011
    Excellent food. Great sauces and very,very attentive service
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • very nice place. did love
    SteladelaVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2011
    very nice place. did love it. will return. shibani the owner was delightful and guided us very well w/ food selections. loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • The staff could not have been
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2011
    The staff could not have been more welcoming, efficient and gracious. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Always enjoy dining. Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2011
    Always enjoy dining. Good lunch specials and nice, intimate setting for dinner. I've have the green curry beef for lunch that included soup, salad, and egg roll. Staff is very attentive and owner very nice and thoughtful. Definitely a good spot to visit if in Parsippany.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • They have an unbelievable
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/4/2011
    They have an unbelievable $10 lunch deal. Very filling, very tasty. Will be back.
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    great for lunch
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  • We did not enjoy the experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    We did not enjoy the experience. Our waiter ( who looked very young) did not know how to uncork our wine bottle-it was an expensive bottle of wine and I had cork pieces in my glass of wine. The food was greasy and the sauces on every dish were too heavy. We will not return!
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  • I'm not familiar with Parsippany,
    LovetoeatoutVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2011
    I'm not familiar with Parsippany, and have not spent much time off of the main roads, so findig Melange after driving through both residential areas and a business park threw me off until I reached the small strip mall where Melange is located. It was a good place to meet a friend for lunch. The $10 lunch special included delicious cauliflower soup, spicy panang chicken, rice and two crispy, thin spring rolls. My friend had a salad with thai chicken and a wonderful dressing on the side. While she found the oddly shaped salad plate hard to eat from, she did enjoy the meal!
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    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Medium size restaurant, comfortable
    RickVIP
    Dined on 12/21/2010
    Medium size restaurant, comfortable decor. Large menu of asian/thai food combinations, served to your liking mild to very spicy. Entrees included a chicken dish that came looking more like rice balls than chicken, though the chicken was tasty. Also had the salmon which came with a cream sauce that over wealmed the taste of the fish. Service was the highlight of this visit. We had a 6 o'clock reservation and were the only people in the restaurant the majority of the time we were eating, one other couple, one of which knew the owner, came toward the end of our meal. This restaurant is also lost in what I believe to be a bad location. We will not return, too many good restaurants in the area.
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  • Exciting menu choices and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/16/2010
    Exciting menu choices and always excellent food! Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • It was the first time I visited
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/8/2010
    It was the first time I visited Melange. The menu was good and the waitress was very polite. My party and I weren't able to find our waitress after dinner was served and I had a question about my order. That was a little frustrating. The host seemed to have stopped by to check in at our table more. I still would recommend to eat here but next time we'll bring wine as we were unaware of the BYOB rule.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet