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Mehfil, Asheville, NC

Mehfil

4.8
4.8
64 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian

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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Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:15 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

    Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access

What 64 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
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Overall

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Food

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Service

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Value

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Hot Spot

  • Asheville

    Best Overall

  • Asheville

    Best Food

  • Asheville

    Best Service

  • Asheville

    Best Value

  • Asheville

    Hot Spot

  • Asheville

    Great for Lunch

  • Asheville

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. P

    Peter

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    Masala sauce too sweet, not much protein swimming in the sauce, run-of-the-mill saag paneer, topped with shredded store-bought mozzarella? Priced like gourmet.

  2. AM

    AshevilleMike

    Western NC

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great time. Waited on by Sarra. VERY Good service, good food. Very creative. You must have the chicken lollipops. A bit hot but delicious. We have the lamb chop appetizer. Very good. Chicken tikka masala, very nice. Vegetable samosa. Tasty. Go. It is fun and worth it.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mehfil was amazing!!! We used to love Andaaz so when they started this venture, we knew it had to be good and we were right! Excellent service and outstanding drinks/food. Run, don’t walk!!

  4. L

    Lavinia

    Western NC

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    So happy to have another excellent Indian restaurant in Asheville. I will say that the spice level was all over the map - we ordered "medium" for everything. The Gobi Manchurian was too hot for our palate but so delicious that we ate it anyway. The Saag Paneer was exactly medium, and fun to eat. The lamb korma was not spicy at all, which was actually fine after the Gobi. The staff was friendly and helpful and we will definitely come back.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Soooooo good. Best Indian food I’ve ever had.

  6. G

    Grammy

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was an extraordinary meal, beautifully prepared and expertly served. We were impressed. Frankly, it was the best dining experience in Asheville in many years!

    MehfilResponded 2 days ago

    The whole team is humbled by your review. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We hope to see you again soon!

  7. JB

    JoBra

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely fabulous. Is now one of my favorite eateries in Asheville!!

    MehfilResponded 2 days ago

    We love being a "favorite." Keep coming back to see us!

  8. t

    travelinginthesouth

    Western NC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Raven's suggestions were on point! He was very attentive also and has a great personality. The food was delicious. This is one of the best Indian restaurants in Asheville - must try. This was my 2nd visit and I look forward to more!

    MehfilResponded 3 days ago

    So happy you're already a loyal guest! We think Raven AND our food can't be beaten. Thanks for the feedback. Look forward to having you back.

  9. AM

    AnnMarie

    Western NC

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was excellent and food was delicious, thank you very much

    MehfilResponded 4 days ago

    Thank you for letting us know you had such a wonderful experience with us. The team at Mëhfil truly can't be beat.

  10. M

    Mccrorc

    London

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Extensive and delicious menu, and plenty of food to take home.

    MehfilResponded 4 days ago

    We're delighted you found so many delicious items to choose from, and we think leftovers are a true perk of the dining experience at Mëhfil.

  11. c

    cindyp

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, wonderful cocktails, attentive service. Some of the best Indian food in Asheville. This could easily become one of my favorite restaurants and we did not have to make reservations weeks, or months, in advance.

    MehfilResponded 4 days ago

    Keep coming back! You can definitely rely on consistency at Mëhfil. We look forward to being your favorite restaurant in Asheville. :)

  12. GP

    GregP

    Western NC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great experience. Very reasonable pricing for downtown Asheville. Our server was amazing!

    MehfilResponded 6 days ago

    We're delighted you had such a positive experience. Thanks for letting us know.

  13. LE

    gg10LES

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mehfil is outstanding! The food is exceptional and the service and ambiance just enhanced the experience. 5 stars across the board!

    MehfilResponded 6 days ago

    Thank you for the five stars and great review.

  14. GA

    GloriaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fresh and delicious! Service was good-Raven was wonderful! We loved the food-so yummy!!! Will definitely return!

    MehfilResponded on June 14, 2022

    We're so proud of our service. The Mëhfil team cannot be beat. Thanks for noticing how special Raven is and how delicious our Indian food is, too! We look forward to see you again.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome Food

  16. B

    Beth

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Beautiful restaurant. Service was great, food was good. Our appetizer was delicious. Unfortunately, my food was not at the spice level requested and was below temperature.

    MehfilResponded on June 14, 2022

    Beth, thank you for your helpful feedback. Let's get your experience at five-stars next time! That way, you can enjoy every aspect of your experience. Reach out to us at 828.412.5151. We want to ensure you're happy from appetizers to spiciness to temp!

  17. AJ

    AllisonJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The dishes were fantastic and so was our server! We will definitely return!

    MehfilResponded on June 10, 2022

    Thank you, Allison. Come back anytime!

  18. M

    Mccrorc

    London

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely delicious meal!

    MehfilResponded on June 10, 2022

    So happy you enjoyed it. We look forward to seeing you again!

  19. DD

    DustyDan

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Super tasty dishes and great service combined to make this a great night out.

    MehfilResponded on June 10, 2022

    We love being a destination spot for a fun night on the town in Asheville!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A wonderful surprise! Great food and service. The menu is expansive, but extremely well prepared. This is the best Indian food in Asheville!

    MehfilResponded on June 6, 2022

    We pride ourselves on great food and service, so thank you for commenting on those two attributes. We welcome you back anytime.

  21. MK

    MadelineK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We’ll be back for sure! So good! The food was delicious. We can’t wait to try the lunch buffet.

    MehfilResponded on June 6, 2022

    Thank you, Madeline! You'll love the buffet, so please come back.

  22. J

    John

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good. Was great we like Indian food, but it seems we like northern Indian food from here even better

    MehfilResponded on June 6, 2022

    We're delighted you enjoyed our Indian food, John. If you like Northern Indian flavors, keep coming back!

  23. EL

    EddieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Both our dishes were excellent, this is now my favorite restaurant in Asheville!

    MehfilResponded on June 6, 2022

    We look forward to seeing you again!!

  24. P

    Phillips413

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Best Indian food in town! Great to see their menu! Chili chicken is back and amazing!

    MehfilResponded on May 31, 2022

    Thank you so much! Please come back and enjoy many other dishes on our men!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was wonderful! Bday dinner and we got a complimentary dessert 😊

    MehfilResponded on May 31, 2022

    Dinner at Mehfil is the perfect way to celebrate! Come back and enjoy another meal with us anytime!

  26. PD

    PradeepD

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    The owners have opened Mehfil after having opened and moved out of Andaz. The food here is better though the space is very cramped unlike Andaz that had a better ambience. But I always care for the food more than the ambience. The staff seemed highly motivated. Will return.

    MehfilResponded on May 31, 2022

    We love our staff so much. They make our place special just like the food. Come back and see us soon!

  27. BS

    BobS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Very good Indian food. Great ambiance and decor. Fine service. Nice music. (A tiny detail: Toilet bowl needed better brushing.)

    MehfilResponded on May 27, 2022

    Happy to hear you had a good experience with us and we appreciate the helpful feedback. Noted!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The decor is a bright and made us feel like we were at an Indian Weddjng! The food was way better than other Indian restaurants in town and the service and drinks were incredible!

    MehfilResponded on June 3, 2022

    We love that you picked up on the festive feeling inside Mëhfil. It's meant to be a place that feels as special as our food and our customers. Come back for that sentiment, great food, and yummy cocktails!

  29. AG

    ArthurG

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Food and service both are amazing, one of the dish we ordered didn’t come out as it should be but our server and manager made up for it so that really is impressive customer service where restaurant owned up for their mistake without any questions. We ordered other food and it was really good. Will come back again and recommend others to visit. FYI this place is now better than Andaz ( another upscale Indian restaurant). Andaz is going down the hill since change of management and it is super expensive without quality and traditional Indian flavors whereas Mehfil is not as expensive, better quality of food and located in downtown

    MehfilResponded on May 27, 2022

    Doing things the right way is the ONLY way, Arthur. :) We appreciate your good naturedness and can't wait to have you back for another Mëhfil experience.

  30. KB

    KrystaB

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a great new family style restaurant for Asheville. Service was phenomenal and the food was amazing. Atmosphere is modern and bright with the culture that is being shared. 1000% would recommend for the Indian food enthusiast!

    MehfilResponded on May 27, 2022

    Our team loves when the whole family dines with us! So, please come back and often.

  31. B

    Bikerchik29

    Western NC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The hostess and waitstaff went out of their way to accommodate us. They clearly want you to enjoy your experience. Lots of menu choices and they always ask what spice level you’d like. Beer, would be, cocktails too.

    MehfilResponded on May 27, 2022

    We're so happy you felt welcomed from start to finish. That's what great service is all about to us at Mëhfil. We can't wait to have you back.

  32. JD

    JonD

    Western NC

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Mehfil sets a new standard for Indian food in Asheville. Although you can find their dishes elsewhere (not street food) their renditions are more flavorful than others I have tried. Service is quick so order apps first and then the mains when they arrive.

    MehfilResponded on May 27, 2022

    We're proud of our authentic flavors and unbeatable service. Thanks for the review, Jon!

  33. S

    Svgs

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and friendly, efficient service.

    MehfilResponded on May 27, 2022

    Thanks for all of us!

  34. HA

    Happy40thAnniversary

    Western NC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious. Tasty. Spicy. Beautifully presented. Wine special on Wednesday - bottle of rose for only a dollar more than a single glass! Server Raven did a great job. Will definitely be back.

    MehfilResponded on May 27, 2022

    The only things that make Indian food better are good deals on wine and a fantastic server like Raven. We hope you'll be back!

  35. CL

    CatherineL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, friendly and warm staff. Can’t wait to try their daily buffet.

    MehfilResponded on May 27, 2022

    Our staff cannot be beat! Thank you for recognizing their awesomeness.

  36. HM

    HootsMcB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Our group had Chicken Badam Korma, Fish Badam Korma, Chicken Makhani, and Methi Malai Muttar. All were eagerly devoured! There does seem to be a bit of sugar added to the Makhani sauce, though. Although we were not prepared for that and would rather it have not been added, it was still delicious. All the breads are lovely, too!

    MehfilResponded on May 27, 2022

    Thank you for trying so many of our dishes and letting us know what we can work on in the future. We hope you'll be back to try a few other specialties!

  37. LB

    LisaB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Would have appreciated more lamb pieces in the dish. Sauces were delicious.

    MehfilResponded on May 27, 2022

    That's helpful feedback, Lisa. Happy to hear the sauces were yummy!

  38. RF

    RandyF

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very friendly staff delivered a wonderful meal. We will be back.

    MehfilResponded on May 27, 2022

    Thank you for the positive feedback. We're glad your experience was such a good one!

  39. RB

    RobertB

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food, service and decor were all first rate. A welcome addition to downtown dining.

    MehfilResponded on May 27, 2022

    We appreciate the kind words!

  40. w

    williamb

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. Fast service. G was an excellent server. Highly recommend this place if you like Indian food.

    MehfilResponded on May 27, 2022

    Excellent food and service are what we strive to deliver. Thank you for noticing!

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 64 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

June 2022
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Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

  • 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–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:15 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

    Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access

  • 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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