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Mehfil, Asheville, NC

Mehfil

4.8
4.8
147 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian
*FOR PARTIES OF 9 OR MORE, PLEASE CONTACT THE RESTAURANT DIRECTLY, HAVE A CREDIT CARD READY WHEN CALLING TO SET THE DEPOSIT*
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

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  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–9:45 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 do not host private events as yet. We however plan to host private events very soon and will update this space accordingly.

  • Neighborhood

    Asheville

  • Cross street

    Very close to the crossing of Patton Av and Biltmore Av

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    On the crossing of Patton Av and Biltmore Av

  • Additional

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

What 147 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Overall

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Food

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Value

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Healthy

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Hot Spot

  • Asheville

    Best Overall

  • Asheville

    Best Food

  • Asheville

    Best Service

  • Asheville

    Best Value

  • Asheville

    Healthy

  • Asheville

    Hot Spot

  • Asheville

    Great for Lunch

  • Asheville

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. PW

    PhillipW

    Western NC

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great Indian food and service. Would highly recommend
  2. P

    Paul

    Western NC

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is awesome and I requested a knowledgeable waiter to discuss the wine and he provided an excellent pairing. Really down to earth ownership and service

    MehfilResponded 1 day agoWe are thrilled that you had a good experience, looking forward to your next visit already.

  3. BR

    BruceR

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been there many times. Always fantastic. Took relatives from out of town who love Indian food. Both said the food was the best they ever had.

    MehfilResponded 1 day agoIt is always a pleasure to serve you and we feel honored that you choose Mehfil to bring your out of town guests, thank you.

  4. r

    readingdancer

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Had a nice meal, if you are used to a English Vindaloo curry, I’d suggest asking for a 4 level of spice, we went for 3 and for us it was still not a “hot” curry. However it did taste great.

    MehfilResponded 6 days agoThanks for dinning in with us. Please do visit us again and we assure you that we will get the spice level correct.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    We were exhausted by touring NG the Biltmore and the Blue Ridge Parkway the same day . Tried and hungry . These folks took care of with wonderful cocktails, try the Pink Lotus and tandoori!

    MehfilResponded 7 days agoWe are thrilled that you had a great experience with us, that is what we strive for - to make our guests happy with good food and great service.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, and it came out fast. We would absolutely go back.

    MehfilResponded 7 days agoThanks for dinning in with us, we look forward to your next visit.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of best restaurants in Asheville!

    MehfilResponded on September 19, 2022Awesome! We are so glad that you rated us among the top, we appreciate your thoughts and are very grateful for this.

  8. SW

    StevenW

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I’ll start by saying we were on vacation had an excellent meal here. Started with Aloo Tikki which was just slightly spicy but not too much, and quite tasty. I ordered the Chicken Tikka Masala made mild and it was delicious. The sauce had a slight hint of sweetness and was slightly thick so it didn’t just drip all over the place as I ate. My wife ordered the Aloo Gobi and though she was a little disappointed because it wasn’t in the tomato based sauce she was used to it was very tasty also. The service was quick and friendly, food came out without much waiting, and everybody there was very friendly. I also had a glass of Pinot Noir that was quite good. Price was not too expensive and the entire experience was lovely. The only downside, and it really isn’t much, is there isn’t much ambiance. Place is very clean, but had a bit of diner feel to it. Not unpleasant in the least but of you’re looking for real ambiance it’s not there, but you’ll get a great meal with good service.

    MehfilResponded on September 15, 2022We appreciate your feedback and are happy that you liked our food and the service. We strive for good food and great service and we are happy that you found both of these to be nice and had a good experience.

  9. SL

    SavannahL

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone was so kind! The food was perfect, the lamb was cooked perfectly and the flavors in each dish were balanced so well. So glad to have a menu and a space like this in the neighborhood!

    MehfilResponded on September 15, 2022We are thrilled that you had a good experience and look forward to serving you again.

  10. p

    patf

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we walked in we knew this was going to be a treat. The aromas from the kitchen increased my appetite! The service was prompt friendly and not intrusive. The food arrived and we were not disappointed. The layered taste profile was spot on. My new favorite restaurant in Asheville.

    MehfilResponded on September 11, 2022It seems that you had a true Mehfil experience and are glad that you had a great time. It was a pleasure to serve you and we look forward to your next visit.

  11. HP

    HannahP

    Western NC

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    As soon as we walked into the restaurant the warm wonderful scent hit us. The food was excellent. Just a bit noisy in the restaurant but it was busy and a Sat. night. Will definitely go back and recommend.

    MehfilResponded on September 12, 2022Hi Hannah, we appreciate your good review and look forward to your next visit.

  12. RL

    RenelleLD

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were greeted warmly and seated on time with our reservation. Server was pleasant and answered our questions regarding menu and ingredients. Food was outstanding and portions were more than adequate. It was our first visit and we were so pleased we decided on your restaurant and Indian cuisine. We will definitely return.

    MehfilResponded on September 14, 2022We enjoyed serving and interacting with you and we are glad that you had a good experience, looking forward for your next visit.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent meal and service!

    MehfilResponded on September 14, 2022Thanks for a five star rating, do come back and see us again.

  14. KL

    KaitlynL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is delicious and if you give them advance notice, they are super accommodating about food allergies. HIGHLY recommend!!!

    MehfilResponded on September 7, 2022Hi Kaitlyn, we are so glad that you had a nice experience and we are also very appreciative that you had the confidence in us, it was a pleasure to serve you and we look forward to your next visit.

  15. BA

    BonnieA

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great dining experience. The menu had numerous selections. The service was outstanding. The worst thing was deciding what to pick. It all sounded so good.

    MehfilResponded on September 5, 2022It is always a pleasure to serve you, we appreciate the wonderful review and look forward to your next visit.

  16. CH

    CheriH

    Western NC

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent from start to finish. With a plethora of Indian restaurants in AVL, Mehfil deserves its spot near the top.

    MehfilResponded on September 5, 2022We are grateful for the way you feel about us, much appreciated.

  17. MO

    MerrilyO

    Phoenix

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Every dish is really good so you simply cannot go wrong. This was a special request from my granddaughter for her birthday meal. We felt very special and enjoyed spectacular food for the occasion.

    MehfilResponded on September 4, 2022We are so glad that you had a good experience and are grateful that you chose us to celebrate your granddaughters' birthday, that does make us feel special and we appreciate it. Do come back and see us again.

  18. ME

    MarwaE

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Indian food we have ever had. We will be back!

    MehfilResponded on August 28, 2022Thanks so much, we are really glad that you had a good experience, looking forward to serving you again.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and wonderful service. One of our go to places!

    MehfilResponded on September 6, 2022We aim to provide good food and great service, thanks for mentioning both the things we are proud of. Looking forward to your next visit.

  20. KB

    KurtB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Service was great and the food was good. The only issue was the waitress we drying some plates and created a lot of noise.

    MehfilResponded on August 28, 2022We apologize that you did not have a good experience. We should have noticed this extra noise and should have pointed it out to the server, we are sorry for that. We request you to give us another chance and we assure of you of a better experience.

  21. PG

    PatrickG

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific as always.

    MehfilResponded on August 27, 2022Thanks for dinning with us, we appreciate your business, looking forward to serving you again.

  22. F

    Foodie

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food and great ambiance. Definitely we will go back often.

    MehfilResponded on August 27, 2022Thanks for mentioning both the things we pride ourselves in - good food, great service. Reviews like this always motivate us to work harder, looking forward to serving you again.

  23. M

    Mardi

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Our second visit to Mehfil and both times it was excellent. Saturday night was busy and loud but it was still great on every level.

    MehfilResponded on August 22, 2022We are so glad that you had a nice experience and we appreciate your business.

  24. AS

    AmyS

    Amarillo

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took friends who were visiting from out of town. We shared dishes and everyone loved the food. We had enthusiastic and attentive service. It was a great evening!

    MehfilResponded on August 22, 2022We are happy that you and your friends had a nice evening, that is what we aim for - good food and great service.

  25. RK

    RobK

    Tampa

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great new restaurant downtown. Second time there and food was well prepared and staff was extremely attentive. As we left, I asked how they were doing with the new Indian restaurant next door, Dilbar. Turns out it is the same owners serving Indian Street Food. Will look forward to trying that next time out. If you don’t want to wait in line at Chai Pani, this is a great new spot and only wish them the best!

    MehfilResponded on August 21, 2022We are so glad that you had a good experience and we really appreciate the good words about our staff, they are the ones who help us create the true Mehfil Experience. Looking forward to serving you again, soon.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, service was excellent. Great experience overall. Definitely will be back.

    MehfilResponded on August 21, 2022We are glad that you had a nice experience, looking forward to serving you again.

  27. BA

    BonnieA

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My new favorite restaurant. The food was great and the service was excellent. I live 2 hours away but I would drive here for dinner

    MehfilResponded on August 21, 2022Thanks for the good words, they mean a lot to us and we are glad that you had a good experience.

  28. s

    stevew

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Far better than we expected. When you order hot it is HOT.

    MehfilResponded on August 21, 2022Hey, we are so happy that we could get you the spice level you were looking for. Looking forward to serving you again.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was told about this place from a former coworker. I was super excited to try it because I love Indian food. I am vegetarian and they had so many options available! The ambiance was delightful. My friends and I had the absolute best time there. The waitstaff was great and the cocktails were amazing! Highly recommend!!

    MehfilResponded on August 22, 2022Thanks for leaving such a good review, we are very thankful to your coworker as well.

  30. d

    disappointed

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Love this place!

    MehfilResponded on August 19, 2022Thanks so much, we love serving you as well, do come back soon.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service.

    MehfilResponded on August 17, 2022We pride ourselves in our food and service, thanks for mentioning both these. Looking forward to serving you again.

  32. k

    kktown

    Louisville

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! Honestly, the best Indian we’ve had outside of India. Food was 5 stars+, and service was attentive. Ambiance was superb as well. The owner even bought us a round of drinks because we had to wait ten minutes beyond our reservation. He came to our table and apologized for our table not being ready when we arrived. Unbelievable in these unprecedented times! We can’t wait to return and try their new street food restaurant next door.

    MehfilResponded on August 15, 2022We appreciate your awesome review and cant wait for you to return. Thanks for mentioning about our service as well, we are very proud of our staff as well.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening! We had the table at the front of the restaurant and got to enjoy watching Asheville on a Saturday evening outside of the window. The service was wonderful, the food was delightful and we will def recommend the space to others. We will be back!

    MehfilResponded on August 14, 2022Thanks for dinning with us and we are glad that you had a true Mehfil Experience. We are already looking forward for your next visit.

  34. c

    cindi

    Tampa

    220 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    220 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was great and nicely presented. Excellent service in a charming space
  35. S

    jeffS

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently good food

    MehfilResponded on August 15, 2022Thanks for you business and a five star rating.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It took a bit to get serviced upon arrival but once we placed our order service improved. I had the tandoori chicken and it was excellent! Best I’ve ever had. Overall, a great dining experience

    MehfilResponded on August 9, 2022We are so glad that you had a good experience. Do come back and try the other items on the menu as well.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and atmosphere, very prompt service. Will definitely be back.

    MehfilResponded on August 6, 2022We are so glad that you had a nice experience and look forward to your next visit.

  38. DN

    DinerN

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant has an authentic atmosphere, nice decor and well spiced, tasty food!

    MehfilResponded on August 9, 2022It is great that you had a good experience. All our spices are authentic so that everyone can have a true taste of Indian flavors - thanks for mentioning about them,

  39. VE

    VernettaE

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All around great experience, we will going back soon!

    MehfilResponded on August 6, 2022We are happy that you had a great experience. We look forward to serving you again.

  40. MI

    MartinI

    Charleston

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and food . One of best Indian experiences in SE

    MehfilResponded on August 5, 2022Thanks for an awesome review, we are glad that you had a good experience. Please come back and see us again.

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 is rated 4.8 stars by 147 OpenTable diners.

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 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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, Wed, Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • 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

    Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, 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 do not host private events as yet. We however plan to host private events very soon and will update this space accordingly.

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