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About Mehek

India is a sublime fusion of the east and the west, in the most delicate and subliminal way. It is deeply steeped in tradition and yet is incredibly progressive; it is where knowing your heritage is just as important as opening up to new influences. It is this which makes India unique - the correct mix of tradition and modernity. The hospitality of Indians is legendary: the dictum of hospitality lies in three famous Sanskrit words ‘Attithi Devo Bhavah’ or “the guest is truly your god". Indians believe that they are honored if they share their meals with guests.-The finest of India"s cuisines is as rich and diverse BS its civilization. It is an art form that has been passed on through generations purely by word of mouth, from guru (teacher) to vidhyarthi (pupil) or from mother to daughter.
Méhék (Aroma) showcases the finest of Indian Cuisine in its new avatar - delectable traditional dishes with a contemporary twist.

164 Nassau St
Princeton, NJ 08542-7005
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Indian, Pakistani, Asian

Hours of Operation:
Brunch & Lunch: Sunday - Friday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 2:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Washington Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 279-9191

Website:
http://www.meheknj.com/

Catering:
We do all size catering and off-site events. We do live stations of tandoori, provide waitstaff for events, and offer party trays as well.

Parking Details:
Street parking is widely available.

Public Transit:
Bus: Take NJ Coach to Princeton. Get off at the last stop, Player Square.
Train: Take the Trenton-bound train. Get off at Princeton Junction, then transfer to the dinky towards Princeton. The restaurant is 3 blocks away.

Executive Chef:
Senthil Murgan

Additional:
BYO Liquor, Cafe, Delivery, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

Mehek Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.1

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4.0

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3.5

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3.9

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Quiet

87% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (19)
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Romantic (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Special Occasion (5)
Authentic (5)
Spicy (5)
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Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Casual (1)
Cozy (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fun (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Wow, the flavors! Amazing. Friendly and attentive waiter.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Good food: chicken tikka masala, sooo matar, nann, small space but quaint

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 5, 2017

For the town of Princeton, Mehek is a moderately priced, pretty good restaurant. It's BYOB which helps to keep the cost down. The sauces are flavorful and overall, it's a pleasant place. But in a really competitive restaurant town, Mehek wouldn't make it. All the dishes we had were very light on key ingredients like lamb and eggplant and generous on sauce. My husband thought it was a rip off. I would be more generous in my assessment than that, but would not recommend it.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Nashville)·Dined on June 5, 2017

I had made reservations with Open Table but restaurant seemed to not have the reservation and ended up making a table of 6 for me. The food was very good, very spicy. The prices were excellent.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Mehek is excellent Indian food with great service and value. It is BYOB, but there are liquor stores just a block or two away. Red wine or beer are recommended.

Tags: Business Meals, Spicy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 6, 2017

The food was delicious with large portions. I was able to take home a meal for lunch the next day!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Our dinner was quite good and the waiter very kind. The breads, raita and chicken korma...all delicious. We will return.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Food was excellent well worth a trip to Princeton

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Another wonderful Indian meal in Princeton. Still a favorite!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The food was not good.

The Staff was friendly and also got us another order of the same item but it was too late by then. The food actually made me sick right after.

Do not recommend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2017

Great as always.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2016

Went for a college visit dinner with my daughter and the food was delicious and the ambiance was great.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on May 21, 2016

My boyfriend and I have been looking for a decent Indian restaurant that provided a nice setting for a sit down dinner, as well as delicious and authentic food. We've found places we enjoy in Princeton but hadn't been nearly as satisfied as we were at Mehek. The service was excellent, the food was really delicious, and we are pleased to say that we've found our new go-to option in Princeton.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 19, 2016

It took more than 30 min to becserved and rice was cold and glumy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 5, 2016

Mehek has a calm, welcoming atmosphere with great food and the nicest servers. The waiters are very polite and there to accommodate you. The food is rich with flavor and homemade. There are a lot of vegan options listed on the menu. I've had the vegan daal and a vegan chickpea dish and both were really good and there is rice and naan as well. When I went with my aunt she ordered a dish of tilapia soup and was also raving about it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2015

Worst restaurant worst food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2015

Didn't know it could be that good. The waiter was also very accommodating and pleasant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2015

My fiancé and I love coming here for Indian food. His favorite is the spicy Chicken Vindaloo. My favorite is the Lamb Korma. The Chicken 65 is an excellent appetizer, as well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 26, 2015

The food was great, good variety. Particularly liked the bread basket, 4 types of Naan. The waiter assisted us with portion size and was sensitive to spicy levels. Would have liked to wash this great food down with a beer or wine but none available unless you BYOB. A couple had a sizable wine bottle with them as we left; they had to have been local (I wasn't) and knew better.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 28, 2015

The server was very good but the food overall lacked the richness and delicacy of indian cuisine.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2015

Especially helpful, since some of our party don't like hot spicy flavors. Great Mehek staff guided us to ask for mild seasoning, and dinner was fantastic. All the breads are amazing, too. Best local Indian flavors, BYOB. Sound rating (above) meant to indicate that the sound level was excellent, not that it was loud.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 21, 2015

The food was very delicious. My mom, as a first time Indian food partaker, absolutely loved it. The atmosphere was amazing and very quiet. We ordered by menu instead of the buffet, but that was an option. Everything was perfect. Will most definitely come again. It was so great, I just made another reservation there.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 26, 2014

My wife & I enjoyed Mehek. The decor is not much, but the food was quite good and the servers were attentive without being pushy. The menu was sufficiently lengthy so as to provide a wide array of dishes to choose from, regardless of your preferences. The eggplant & chicken dishes we ordered were spicy but the heat did not overwhelm the flavor of the dishes. In this regard, it was done quite well in that they struck a proper balance. The garlic naan was fresh and tasty. I left feeling full and satisfied. I intend to eat there again - this time, the lentils since I had a tough time choosing between eggplant and lentils.

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on December 13, 2014

The food and service was very good. I booked the reservation through Open Table, the hostess did not note it. The following day I received a note from Open Table requesting a reason for not attending.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2014

The food at Mehek is so good you have to overlook the spotty service to some extent. We went on a busy Saturday evening and still waited to be seated for our reservation. We also waited quite some time for our food but once it arrived it was well worth the wait. The only problem was no one ever asked if we wanted coffee and desert. They suddenly just brought the check. So we left. They were definitely a bit rushed and less than helpful with the menu. But oh so delicious.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2014

The food, service and atmosphere was nice for this dinner with my son. I ordered my dish Medium and it was a bit hot for me but tasted delicious just the same.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2014

Great Indian food with friendly service. Despite ordering a " mild" dish it came out too spiced. The server promptly took it back into the kitchen and returned with an even milder dish. We liked the flavorful food so much that we returned the next night.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 19, 2014

The Indian restaurant by our house was closed so we ventured to Princeton and found this gem. We tried several dishes we hadn't tried before and they were great. The spicy garlic naan was excellent and something we never saw on a menu before. The chicken chaat app was good enough to be a meal. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 18, 2014

Great Indian restaurant! Great service. Nice atmosphere. Large number and variety of menu choices. Delicious food - we enjoyed everything we ordered. We highly recommend the chocolate naan!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 11, 2014

My family and I gathered at Mehek for a early Mother's day dinner...we picked Mehek because of the reasonable prices, the variety of vegetarian dishes and of course the love of Indian food. This was everyone's first visit and we were all pleased/satisfied. Mehek is a very cozy place...with my group of 6 and 2 other groups the dining area was comfortable. Only bad point is the single restroom. The food was very good, we ordered the vegetarian appetizer and the cauliflower (delish!!), bread basket, Mango Lassi, a chicken and a vegetable birani, tandoori shrimp, garlic shrimp, tandoori mixed grill, and chicken Korma....we were stuffed with plenty of left overs. Everything was seasoned well and very tasty. I will return!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 26, 2014

We chose Mehek for a second visit because we wanted a quiet restaurant where we could enjoy good Indian food and chat with friends comfortably. We weren't disappointed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 18, 2014

Treated my daughter who's a Princeton student. Beats dining halls by a mile. Spice was very good and not overwhelming. Definitely will return.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 17, 2014

Came in at the end of the lunch buffet (1:45) and as it was my first time, I thought this might be a good introduction to their food. Although the food had been sitting awhile, it was still warm and very good. I don't, as a rule, usually do buffets, but in this case it worked out very well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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