Mela Indian Restaurant
Mela Indian Restaurant in Asheville, North Carolina offers authentic Indian food made fresh daily from local and organic ingredients. It has been voted the Best Indian Restaurant every year since 2007 by the Mountain Xpress Readers� Poll and even received a very favorable review in the New York Times.
If you like Indian breads, you�ll appreciate the many options available at Mela. There is naan, garlic naan, peshwari naan, pudine naan, poori and paratha available. While Mela offers many traditional vegetarian menu items, there are plenty with meat in them, too. You can order the tandoori chicken salad, Mela chicken curry or the chicken pakoras, just to name a few.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Staff is vaccinated
Wonderful supported by warm and gracious service. Four of us dined there and everyone enjoyed the meals.
The appetizers were fabulous. The main dishes seemed like the curries were pre-prepared and the fish or chicken was mixed in to it at time of order. We did not think it was freshly cooked made to order all the way.
The drinks were fabulous .
Great food, great staff, for a fair price! We will be back!
Great food and great service!
Weird atmosphere because of COVID precautions but great food and service.
Good food, Great Service!
My girlfriend's favorite Asheville restaurant
Very nice dining experience as always. Great traditional Indian food.
Fantastic food and cocktails but it was definitely a little loud
Food, service, value were excellent. Our waitress was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu which is so appreciated when dining at a place where you don't have a lot of experience with the type of food. Everyone at the table was thrilled with there dinner. Drinks were good. Loved that the specials were an insert in the regular menu and had clear descriptions.
Too loud but excellent food/service servers nice flavor good
Another of Asheville's gems. Good food. Limited, but diverse, menu. Knowledgeable server not afraid to give opinions and offer advice. Could have been a little more attentive at beginning -- gave us waters and didn't reappear for ~15 minutes. Drinks, appetizers, and main course appeared promptly. We did not order dessert. To-go box provided on request.
All three of us enjoyed our dinner. Food was excellent and service was good. Will be back!
The only negative was: I had an ulcer in my mouth and i asked for my food to be not spicy and for me it was very hot but it still tasted good.
Thank you so much for the service! The food was absolutely delicious!!
Both our appetizers were cold and, well, they weren’t supposed to be. Our meals were very simple, nothing elegant nor exciting about them. It could’ve been lunch just as well. It took a bit for our meal to arrive so we had to ask for refills on drinks, which isn’t all that bad, however, the take-out orders seemed to be flying out the kitchen door.
I’m on vacation in Asheville and I had the worst Baingan Bartha I’ve ever had here. It was sour and had no flavor. It was like an Indian version of tomato sauce with too much onion and peas. I couldn’t even eat it.
My friend had okra which was really mediocre. I love Indian food and this was one of my worst Indian meals ever.
Messed up my ticket, & put me down for a no show, & we were early
Vegetable samosas were amazing!!! Lots of great vegan options.
Overall food was not great. The okra was OK but not as good as you can get in other places.
You can order delivery directly from Mela Indian Restaurant using the Order Online button. Mela Indian Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 225-8880.
Mela Indian Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 20 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.