Mela Indian Restaurant

70 N Lexington Ave, Asheville, North Carolina 28801 USA

502 Reviews
Open Now
Tue 11:30a-9:30p
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
  • Wifi
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“Indian Cuisine in Asheville!”

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. Mela Indian Restaurant first opened its doors in 2005. Since then we have gained a great customer base among the community and have won numerous awards. We have been the first-place winner for Best Indian Restaurant in Western North Carolina in the Mountain Xpress Readers’ Poll every year since we opened in 2005, as well as overall Favorite Restaurant two years in a row. In addition, we have been recommended by the New York Times. Thank you so much for your support!

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Jeff T.

The food was good but I made the unconscionable mistake this afternoon of going to the buffet and starting to fill a plate before being seated (I didn't see the sign that said to wait to be... Read more

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Excellent! Spent the last few days enjoying the mountains and the quirky personality of the Asheville area. We decided before going, rather than dining on the usual, we would step out of our... Read more

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Todd B.

This had a lot of potential. The menu contained a few items I don't think I have seen in other Indian menus and I was excited to try. Wasn't a home run though. I ordered the Kozi Milagu... Read more

Mela Indian Restaurant

70 N Lexington Ave
Asheville, North Carolina
28801 USA


Open now until 9:30 pm
  • Sun - Thu: 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
  • Fri, Sat: 11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Bar
  • Lunch
  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Takeout
  • Breakfast
  • Waitstaff
  • Drive Through
  • Outdoor Seating
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