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“Delish indian in a fun and happening little space!”

Mela Indian Restaurant
Ranked #66 of 809 Restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 11 - US$ 30
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Downtown Asheville
Description: Located on Lexington Avenue in the heart of downtown Asheville, Mela Indian Restaurant specializes in North and South Indian food made from scratch with local and organic ingredients. We are certified by the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project for using ingredients produced by local farmers. Come sample our lunch buffet which has a range of delicious options including chicken and naan cooked in our authentic tandoor oven, raita prepared with house-made yogurt, and seasonal vegetarian specialties. The atmosphere at dinner is warm and intimate; specials include such favorites such as pistachio lamb and spinach and goat cheese naan which are baked in our genuine tandoor oven. Mela welcomes children and offers a kids menu. In addition to dine-in, we also offer catering services. We have many options available - please contact us for more details. At Mela, our goal is to provide our community with a taste of traditional Indian cuisine. We hope you'll come and join us soon.
Reviewed 29 April 2012 via mobile

I love Indian food and this was some darn good food! We had the whole fish tandoori snapper... Yum! AlOng with chick tikka and vegetable koorma it was a perfect meal. They have some awesome cocktails....a ginger lime cilantro mint mojioto knocked my boots off.

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Reviewed 28 April 2012

Excellent Indian food in downtown Asheville. Nice buffet at lunch. A little more spice than India Garden. Also, a little higher on the cool factor.

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Reviewed 25 April 2012

This is a pretty good place with a hipster style and reasonably creative dishes. The Lamb Vindaloo is spicy, but not excessively hot, as was Goat Curry and Shrimp Bahnu. The dishes are modest in size, but come with rice and a small "tasting" of soup, unlike the typical fully a-la-carte Indian style. If only Chutney was on the table as a condiment, as it should be. Prices are a bit high - most meat items are $15 - 19, but the standard sides help offset this. Parking is awful, even on an April Monday at 7 pm. - come by limo service to compensate. Service is good and efficient.

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Reviewed 23 April 2012

Love Indian food always. This is an authentic Indian favorite.

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Reviewed 23 April 2012

Lunch buffet was very good, especially the draft beer and buffet special for $11.

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