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Mehfil, Asheville, NC

Mehfil

4.8
4.8
221 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian
Nestled in the heart of downtown Asheville, Mëhfil is a restaurant that brings you authentic Indian food in a beautifully relaxed atmosphere, decorated with authentic fabrics, carvings, and statues imported from India.

Come enjoy a casual meal with friends or a celebration with your loved ones. Either way, you'll be taken care of by our knowledgeable and friendly team. We take pride in what we serve and how we serve it - Great food and exceptional customer service.

*FOR PARTIES OF 9 OR MORE, PLEASE CONTACT THE RESTAURANT DIRECTLY, HAVE A CREDIT CARD READY WHEN CALLING TO SET THE DEPOSIT*

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

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  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (828) 412-5151

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    South Asian/Indian

  • Catering

    We undertake catering for events. Please contact us at mehfilasheville@gmail.com for details.

  • Private party facilities

    We host private events and cater for additional menu items as well. Please write to us at mehfilasheville@gmail.com with your requirement and we will contact you.

  • Neighborhood

    Asheville

  • Cross street

    Very close to the crossing of Patton Av and Biltmore Av

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    On the crossing of Patton Av and Biltmore Av

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 221 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. VD

    VikkiD

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have now enjoyed Mehfil for 3 meals. The grouper curry is very good, the cauliflower small plate was quite nice - our entire party loved it.

    MehfilResponded todayThanks for dinning with us, we appreciate the review and are grateful for your business.

  2. H

    Hank

    Western NC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Despite the high number of patrons, the Manager kindly accommodated a reservation error where I didn't correctly count our party size and needed a additional seating. Food was very good and service from Julian was excellent. Only error was not noting that the portion size of our separate biryani orders were so generous in the bowl (hence a higher price). No way we could eat that much for a dinner but fortunately we were local and could take out. We enjoyed all our dishes (5 different) and Julian helped us evaluate the heat level of some.

    MehfilResponded 2 days agoWe are thrilled that you had a good experience. Mehfil means a place where friends and family get together and there was no way that we did not accommodate your full group. It was a pleasure to serve you and your appreciation has been conveyed to Julian as well. We look forward to your next visit.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a wonderful dinner. The restaurant was busy but our server was attentive. Food came out quickly. I would have rather had more time between appetizer and entree but since it was a rather busy evening (thanksgiving) our server suggested we order everything at one time. Food was really good. I had a lamb badam korma and my date, the chicken Mehfil. The cauliflower appetizer was suggested by our server and was fantastic!

    MehfilResponded todayWe are glad that you liked our food. Thanksgiving was a crazy day for us and we are happy that the community decided to visit us in so large numbers. We were a little short staffed as we appreciate your patience and the good review.

  4. N

    Natbel

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu was extensive. The food was delicious! The portion size was large, providing a second dinner!

    MehfilResponded 3 days agoThanks for dinning with us and we look forward to your next visit.

  5. KL

    KerriL

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Thanksgiving. Very noisy and the tables were positioned very tightly together. Food was very good and came out quickly after ordering. Server was very nice, however we sat for about 15 minutes before our server took our drink order and dirty dishes were not cleared from our table timely. I will definitely go back on a regular night to get the true experience.

    MehfilResponded 4 days agoWe are sorry that you did not have a good experience. Though we were short staffed but their is no reason not to be able to provide good service to our guests who come in with reservations and we apologize for this. We shall be contacting you and we will make up for this.

  6. KG

    KathyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again a delightful experience at Mehfil last night. Food was delicious and service impeccable!

    MehfilResponded 4 days agoThanks for dinning with us and we are glad that you had a good experience.

  7. P

    Patricia

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was truly delicious!! I highly recommend it!!

    MehfilResponded 5 days agoThanks for dinning with us and we look forward to your next visit.

  8. k

    kateb

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, friendly staff. We’ll definitely be back

    MehfilResponded 7 days agoThanks for dinning in with us and thanks for mentioning about our staff, they mean the world to us.

  9. BH

    BarbaraHillman

    Western NC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service is always exceptional! Raj the owner is great. Large portions and delicious!

    MehfilResponded 7 days agoIt is always a pleasure to serve you and we are already looking forward to your next visit.

  10. R

    Rednewt

    Western NC

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    This was a great dinner with friends, we felt we had a very private space for dinner, the noise level was good…not great, but I have challenges in public spaces. They were certainly no worse and better than many restaurants. The food was really good and the service was also very good. They went over and above to accommodate our changing plans…altering the reservation to meet our needs. A definite addition to the list of “regulars” for dinner.

    MehfilResponded 7 days agoWe are glad that you had a good experience and are thrilled that we are now on your "regulars" list.

  11. RS

    RichardS

    E. Tennessee

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Best Indian food we've had in a very long time. Staff was friendly and efficient. Much bigger on the inside that you might think.

    MehfilResponded 7 days agoWe are glad that you liked the food and thanks for mentioning about our staff as well.

  12. DD

    DillynD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food!! We really really enjoyed everything we got, highly recommend

    MehfilResponded on November 21, 2022It was a pleasure to serve you and we look forward to your next visit.

  13. B

    Bartacus

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second visit, and the Chicken Makhani and Lamb Badam Korma were amazing! Aloo Paratha and Garlic Naan were too delicious for words. Mehfil never fails to impress. Big thumbs-up to Julian K, who is an excellent server, and poured an amazing Old Fashioned. We can't wait to come back!

    MehfilResponded on November 21, 2022Thanks for dinning with us and thanks for such an awesome review, we appreciate your business and it is always a pleasure to serve you. Julian is great member of our team and he is very thankful for the appreciative words as well.

  14. RK

    RobK

    Tampa

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a good meal at Mehfil and enjoy the variety of spices in all the dishes. We had four different dishes all presenting with a different array of flavors. Dinner was delicious and we also enjoy their sister restaurant next door with Indian Street food. Thank you for another great meal.

    MehfilResponded on November 15, 2022Thanks for dinning in with us, we appreciate your business and are grateful for an awesome review. Do come back again soon, it is always a pleasure to serve you.

  15. F

    Fletcher

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, nice location, great selection and portioning. Had a cocktail too, and pretty darn tasty.

    MehfilResponded on November 15, 2022Thankyou for dinning in with us, we are glad that you had a nice experience. We are also glad that you liked one of our cocktails, we have recently changed our drinks menu and added a bunch of new cocktails.

  16. k

    karenk

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious fish korma. Tender and flavorful. Loved the sautéed vegetables. Unique flavor which satisfied . Zara was attentive and helpful. Lovely experience.

    MehfilResponded on November 13, 2022We are glad that you liked the food and had a good experience. The praise has been conveyed to the server as well and she is very appreciative as well.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our food was delicious and brought out quickly to accommodate our tight schedule. The staff was up to date on our reservation change as well.

    MehfilResponded on November 17, 2022We are glad that you had a good experience and we look forward to your next visit.

  18. M

    Mccrorc

    London

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mehfil’s is probably my favorite restaurant in Asheville now. The service is friendly and efficient, the food is out of this world delicious, and the noise level is acceptable. The background music is appropriate. Last week I ate at another Indian restaurant that played hard rock music in the background, so this was a welcome relief. The other thing I love about Mehfil’s is that on Open Table you can choose which room you want to eat in. That’s nice. One last thing: I’ve been on a campaign to get restaurants to give every customer a cocktail menu. Typically, restaurants give every customer a dinner menu, but just one cocktail menu for the table. What’s up with that? Is only one person allowed to choose cocktails for the whole table? Come on restaurateurs! If you give everyone a food menu, then give everyone a drink menu! It’s not rocket science! But lo and behold- last night as we were being seated, I noticed 2 food menus and TWO cocktail menus! Bravo Mehfil’s! You’re the smartest restaurant in Asheville - in so many ways.

    MehfilResponded on November 12, 2022Thankyou so much for such an awesome and a detailed review. It seems that you had a true 'Mehfil Experience' and we look forward to you dinning with us again soon.

  19. E

    Edwin

    Atlanta

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    I reserved our spot through OpenTable and it was a nice touch that a reserve placard was placed on our table at the front window. There were a few customers already there and more showed up before we finished. Kailas was our server and guided us toward delicious choices including the lamb badam kamora. All the food was delicious and spiced accurately to our specifications. We had plenty of leftover chicken and rice for another small meal. I enjoyed the flavor and texture of the gobi manchurian more than the veg samosa. The samosa did come with two tasty sauces. My gal loved the lamb badam kamora. Both chicken dishes were outstanding, butter chicken and mehfil. Entrees came with basmati rice. Naan bread orders were plentiful garlic and rosemary. The garlic was my preference. If 4.5 stars were offered that would be my rating. Why not 5 stars? Everything is ala carte. No veggie or bread with entree. Delicious but standard Indian fare. Kailas was a friendly and helpful server; his gentle encouragement to order more and more was not unnoticed.

    MehfilResponded on November 9, 2022Thanks for dinning in with us and we are glad that you had a good experience.

  20. G

    George

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This probably is the best Indian food I have had in the US.

    MehfilResponded on November 8, 2022We are so glad that you liked our food. Thanks for an awesome rating and we look forward to serving you again,

  21. b

    bibbidy

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly and welcoming staff and great food.

    MehfilResponded on November 7, 2022Thanks for dinning in with us and special thanks for mentioning about our staff, they mean the world to us as well.

  22. t

    thediner49er

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food from start to finish. That is a rarity these days. Chicken tika masala was rich and savory. The lamb vindaloo was the same. If you like a little heat, spicy dud the job we will be back.

    MehfilResponded on November 5, 2022Thanks for dinning in with us, we appreciate the good words.

  23. j

    jambro

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mehfil Indian Restaurant has become one of our three favorite restaurants in Asheville and our favorite for Indian cuisine. This is saying a lot for a town blessed with several excellent Indian restaurants. We have just returned for our fourth visit and the experience has been consistent each time. With very flavorful dishes, attentive service and nice atmosphere, we highly recommend Mehfil to anyone who loves Indian cuisine.

    MehfilResponded on November 7, 2022We really appreciate your business and we are grateful for such an awesome review. It is always a pleasure to serve you and we look forward to your next visit.

  24. f

    farklesister

    Western NC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Was definitely not great Indian food. The appetizers were better than the entrees. The sauce on the tikka masala was closer to spaghetti sauce. Edible, but I expected much better!

    MehfilResponded on November 5, 2022We are sorry that you did not have a good experience. Will will contact you in the hope of finding out what went wrong and we assure you that we will make all efforts to fix it.

  25. LM

    LisaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic, delicious! The restaurant employees made us feel welcome and appreciated. We will definitely return!

    MehfilResponded on November 6, 2022Thanks for leaving us such a good review and we look forward to your next visit.

  26. L

    Lisa

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Service was slow. Food was mediocre. I would not go back.

    MehfilResponded on November 3, 2022Hi Lisa, we are sorry that you did not have a good experience. We will connect with you and would want to know more details - we want to resolve the issues faced by you and hope to win you as a returning customer.

  27. SS

    StaciS

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great service. Will be back soon for sure

    MehfilResponded on November 1, 2022Thanks for an awesome review, we are already looking forward for your next visit.

  28. CM

    CMDateNight

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Mehfil has consistently had very good food and service. When it first opened the prices were lower, so the value for the overall experience was outstanding; however, it is still a very good local gem. Will definitely come back!

    MehfilResponded on November 1, 2022Thanks for dinning in with us, looking forward to see you again soon.

  29. DB

    DavidB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is probably the best Indian restaurant in Asheville right now. The atmosphere is great, and the service was excellent and friendly. It's a little pricey.

    MehfilResponded on November 1, 2022Thanks for dinning in with us and we feel honored with your review and comments.

  30. TD

    TommyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This team is amazing and their food even better. We had a party of 8 and everyone enjoyed their meal. The staff waited on us quickly and always made sure we had what we needed. As always, this team goes above and beyond to make sure their guests leave happy. The food was so good! Thanks again for another great meal!

    MehfilResponded on October 29, 2022It was a pleasure to server you and feel honored that you chose Mehfil for your meeting. We look forward to you dinning with us again soon.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Indian food we have had. Service was great. Very friendly

    MehfilResponded on October 30, 2022Thanks for dinning in with us, we appreciate the good words about our service as well.

  32. JD

    JonD

    Western NC

    109 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great addition to downtown dining scene. Relatively reasonable prices compared to other Indian restaurants in A'ville with super friendly owners and servers. We are locals who have eaten here often and it never disappoints.
  33. E

    Emerson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu offers a large variety of dishes. The sauces are flavorful and distinct. It is nice to have a choice in hear!

    MehfilResponded on October 27, 2022Thanks for dinning in with us and we appreciate the wonderful review.

  34. j

    judithw

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent once again. This was my second time returning and the maître d’ and the server and everyone that we came in contact was truly amazing. I brought three new people with me for dinner, And everybody loves the food. No complaints whatsoever. I highly recommend this restaurant

    MehfilResponded on October 27, 2022It is always a pleasure to serve you and we look forward to your next visit.

  35. R

    Rachel

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and friendly, attentive staff. Did not disappoint!

    MehfilResponded on October 26, 2022Thanks for dinning in with us and thanks for the good words about our staff, we agree they are truly wonderful.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner to celebrate Diwali!

    MehfilResponded on October 27, 2022We are blessed that you celebrated Diwali with us, it was a pleasure to serve you and we look forward to your next visit.

  37. K

    Keverlee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience4
    We had a lovely Diwali dinner last night at Mehfil. The veggie samosas and chicken kabob appetizers were delicious, as were the entrees (chicken tikka masala and malai kofta). The complementary desserts for Diwali were a sweet way to end the meal. FYI there is not a children's menu. We were able to piece together a dinner from a variety of items for our 4-year-old, but we appreciate it when there are a selection of items recommended for children, and in children-sized portions, for smaller patrons. Overall, a great experience and we will be going back!

    MehfilResponded on October 27, 2022We are glad that you liked the food and we appreciate the feedback regarding the children's menu. Looking forward to your next visit.

  38. P

    Patience

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service. Can't wait to go back.

    MehfilResponded on October 27, 2022Thanks for dinning in with us and we cannot wait to have you back.

  39. S

    Stephonic88

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Always delicious! Our server did not have a great command of English, however. The Diwali celebration was very nice.

    MehfilResponded on October 27, 2022Thanks for dinning in with us and we look forward to your next visit.

  40. BH

    BarbaraHillman

    Western NC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fabulous as always. It was so nice celebrating Diwali at Mehfil. A special shout out to Raj! He is fabulous!

    MehfilResponded on October 26, 2022It is always a pleasure to serve you, we appreciate the review and look forward for your next visit.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Mehfil using the Order Online button. Mehfil also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 412-5151.

Mehfil is rated 4.8 stars by 221 OpenTable diners.

Mehfil does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Mehfil

5 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3603

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Very close to the crossing of Patton Av and Biltmore Av

  • Neighborhood

    Asheville

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    On the crossing of Patton Av and Biltmore Av

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    South Asian/Indian

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (828) 412-5151

  • Catering

    We undertake catering for events. Please contact us at mehfilasheville@gmail.com for details.

  • Private party facilities

    We host private events and cater for additional menu items as well. Please write to us at mehfilasheville@gmail.com with your requirement and we will contact you.

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