What a surprise. We enjoyed a delicious meal here - from starters thru main course. The basmati rice was exceptional (not all Indian restaurants make it as clean and fluffy and tasty has Mela). Try their Chowpatti Ragada (potato patties topped with curried chickpeas, tamarind, yogurt and mint... read more
Located on Lexington Avenue in the heart of downtown Asheville, Mela...
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!