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Mehfil, Asheville, NC

Mehfil

4.8
4.8
36 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 11 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

Menu

Appitizers

  • Veg Samosa$6.99

    Crispy Fried Indian pastry with spicy potatoes and peas

    • Aloo Tikki$6.99

      Golden fried potato patty stuffed with peas, spices and herbs

      • Bikaneri Pakora$8.99

        Onion and spinach fritters with a sprinkling of spices

        • Lamb Chops Afghani$13.99

          Tandoori lamb chops marinated with ginger and lemon

          • Chilli Chicken$11.99

            Crispy Chicken in ginger/ garlic sauce. (Contains Flour)

            • Chicken Seekh Kabab$10.99

              Minced chicken seasoned with spices and cooked in clay oven

              • Chicken Lollipop$9.99

                Chicken wings fried and tossed in sweet and spicy sauce

                • Tandoori Shrimp Kashmiri

                  Shrimp marinated in mango yogurt sauce, spiced and served with mint chutney

                  • 5 Pcs$13.99
                • Fish Rampuri$10.99

                  Deep fried fish (Grouper) with caraway

                  • Chilli Paneer$13.99

                    Crispy paneer in ginger / garlic sauce. (Contains Flour)

                    • Gobi Manchurian$9.99

                      Crispy fried Cauliflower florets in ginger garlic sauce with soya, contains flour

                      • Tandoor Scallops$13.99

                        Scallops marinated in ginger and garlic and cooked in clay oven

                        Accompaniments

                        • Papad & Chutney$3.99

                          Lentil wafer chips with mint chutney and tamarind chutney dip

                          • Side of Makhani Sauce$2.99

                            Butter chicken curry sauce

                            • Side of Vindaloo Sauce$2.99

                              Spicy Red special curry cooked in Goan style Sauce

                              • Raita$3.99

                                Yogurt with cucumber and spices

                                • Indian Salad$2.99

                                  Sliced onions, lemons and chillies, sprinkled with spices

                                  • Mango Chutney$2.99

                                    • Mixed Pickle$2.99

                                      Indian mixed pickle

                                      • Sauteed Vegetables$6.99

                                        • Salan$2.99

                                          • Chickpea Salad$3.99

                                            Garbanzo beans, tomatoes, cucumber, onion with our house special dressing

                                            • Plain Yogurt$2.99

                                              • Tamarind Chutney$2.99

                                                Tandoori

                                                • Chicken Malai Kabob$18.99

                                                  Chicken breast marinated with a light ginger and lime marinade, cooked in a clay oven. (A popular Indian classic)

                                                  • Tandoori Chicken$15.99

                                                    Yogurt marinade chicken with Tandoori roasted spices

                                                    • Chicken Tikka$17.99

                                                      Chicken thigh marinated in Indian spices, along with fresh paprika cooked in clay oven

                                                      • Fish Tikka Platter$18.99

                                                        Tandoori baked fish spiced with caraway (Salmon Or Grouper)

                                                        • Tandoori Jumbo Prawns$21.99

                                                          Clay over prawns with spiced yogurt marinade cooked in clay oven

                                                          • Mehfil Deluxe Mix Grill$26.99

                                                            Lamb chops, Chicken Tikka, Chicken Seekh kabob, Chicken malai kabob and tandoori prawns served on a bed of veggies

                                                            • Lamb Seekh Kabob$18.99

                                                              Minced lamb seasoned with spices and cooked in Tandoor

                                                              • Tandoori Vegetable Platter$16.99

                                                                Yougurt marinated vegetables and Paneer served straight from the Tandoor

                                                                • Paneer Tikka$16.99

                                                                  Indian Cheese, bell pepper, onion, marinated with fenugreek, garam masala and yogurt cooked in Clay Oven

                                                                  • Lamb Chops$23.99

                                                                    Lamb Chop seasoned with warming spices, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger

                                                                    • Whole Red Snapper$18.99

                                                                      Red snapper marinated in onions, garlic and cumin and cooked in clay oven

                                                                      Entree Non Vegetarian

                                                                      All Entrees Come with Basmati Rice

                                                                      • Lamb Badam Korma*$18.99

                                                                        Smooth saffron and cashew sauce

                                                                        • Lamb Roganjosh$18.99

                                                                          Lamb Curry With Fennel

                                                                          • Lamb Saagwala*$18.99

                                                                            Spiced spinach curry with fenugreek

                                                                            • Lamb Vindaloo$18.99

                                                                              Spicy Red special curry cooked in Goan style Sauce

                                                                              • Chicken Badam Korma$17.99

                                                                                Chicken in smooth, aromatic saffron and cashew sauce

                                                                                • Chicken Makhani*$16.99

                                                                                  Butter chicken curry in a spiced tomato, butter and cream sauce

                                                                                  • Chicken Mehfil$16.99

                                                                                    House special chicken curry in hearty tomato and onion sauce

                                                                                    • Chicken Saagwala$16.99

                                                                                      Boneless chicken chunks served in a spiced spinach curry with fenugreek and yogurt

                                                                                      • Chicken Tikka Masala$16.99

                                                                                        Chicken marinated in spices and yogurt served in a creamy curry sauce with onions and sweet pepper

                                                                                        • Chicken Vindaloo$16.99

                                                                                          Spicy red special curry cooked in Goan style sauce

                                                                                          • Lamb Tikka Masala$18.99

                                                                                            Lamb cooked in spiced tomato, butter and cream sauce

                                                                                            Sea Food

                                                                                            All Entrees Come with Basmati Rice

                                                                                            • Shrimp Vindaloo$18.99

                                                                                              Spicy Red special curry cooked in Goan style Sauce

                                                                                              • Kerela Shrimp Curry$17.99

                                                                                                Prawns in spicy south Indian sauce with coconut and curry leaves

                                                                                                • Bombay Fish Curry$17.99

                                                                                                  Grouper / Salmon in spicy south Indian sauce with coconut and curry leaves

                                                                                                  • Fish Badam Korma*$17.99

                                                                                                    Grouper / Salmon in a saffron, cashew nut sauce and cream

                                                                                                    • Fish Curry$17.99

                                                                                                      Grouper / Salmon is spicy south Indian sauce with coconut and curry leaves

                                                                                                      • Shrimp Curry$18.99

                                                                                                        Shrimp cooked in coconut milk and red curry

                                                                                                        • Kadai Shrimp$18.99

                                                                                                          Shrimp cooked in rich tomato/onion and peppers

                                                                                                          Entree Vegetarian

                                                                                                          All Entrees Come with Basmati Rice

                                                                                                          • Vegetable Tikka Masala$15.99

                                                                                                            Mixed vegetables in creamy tomato sauce with onion and sweet pepper

                                                                                                            • Kadai Paneer$16.99

                                                                                                              Paneer In Creamy onion sauce with sweet pepper

                                                                                                              • Malai Kofta$16.99

                                                                                                                Vegetable dumplings stuffed with cheese served with creamy and spiced tomato-based curry

                                                                                                                • Methi Malai Muttar$15.99

                                                                                                                  Green peas cooked in creamy sauce with fenugreek

                                                                                                                  • Muttar Paneer$16.99

                                                                                                                    Indian cheese, green pea in smooth saffron and cashew sauce

                                                                                                                    • Navratan Korma$15.99

                                                                                                                      Mèlange of vegetables served in smooth saffron and cashew sauce

                                                                                                                      • Paneer Makhani$16.99

                                                                                                                        Indian cheese in spiced tomato, butter and cream sauce

                                                                                                                        • Baingan Bharta$14.99

                                                                                                                          Roasted eggplant cooked in aromatic spices with onions and sweet peppers

                                                                                                                          • Bhindi Masala$14.99

                                                                                                                            Fried okra in creamy tomato sauce with onions and sweet pepper

                                                                                                                            • Channa Masala$14.99

                                                                                                                              Chickpeas in creamy tomato sauce with onions and sweet peppers

                                                                                                                              • Channa Saag$14.99

                                                                                                                                Chickpea served in spiced spinach curry with fenugreek and yogurt

                                                                                                                                • Dal Mehfil$14.99

                                                                                                                                  Yellow Lentil curry with spices

                                                                                                                                  • Saag Paneer$16.99

                                                                                                                                    • Saag Aloo$15.99

                                                                                                                                      Potatoes served in spiced spinach curry with fenugreek

                                                                                                                                      • Aloo Gobi$14.99

                                                                                                                                        Spiced potatoes & cauliflower

                                                                                                                                        Rice

                                                                                                                                        • Keema Rice$6.99

                                                                                                                                          Aromatic Basmati Rice cooked with smoked and minced Lamb

                                                                                                                                          • Plain Rice$2.99

                                                                                                                                            Basmati Rice

                                                                                                                                            • Lemon Rice$3.99

                                                                                                                                              Basmati rice cooked with lemons and spices

                                                                                                                                              • Peas Pulao$4.99

                                                                                                                                                Basmati rice cooked with green peas and cumin

                                                                                                                                                • Jeera Rice$3.99

                                                                                                                                                  rice cooked with cumin seeds

                                                                                                                                                  Biryani

                                                                                                                                                  • Chicken Dum Biryani (House Special)$21.99

                                                                                                                                                    Aromatic flavour basmati rice cooked with Chicken, cardamon, mint, and saffron rose water. Served With Raita and Salan

                                                                                                                                                    • Lamb Biryani$17.99

                                                                                                                                                      Aromatic flavor basmati rice cooked with lamb, cardamom, mint and saffron rose water

                                                                                                                                                      • Shrimp Biryani$18.99

                                                                                                                                                        Aromatic flavor basmati rice cooked with shrimps, cardamom, mint and saffron rose water

                                                                                                                                                        • Chicken Biryani$16.99

                                                                                                                                                          A savory chicken and layered rice dish with aromatic flavors cooked with chicken, cardamom, mint and rose water and saffron

                                                                                                                                                          • Vegetable Biryani$16.99

                                                                                                                                                            Vegetables in Fragrant Basmati rice, yogurt sauce, & nuts

                                                                                                                                                            Bread

                                                                                                                                                            • Naan$4.99

                                                                                                                                                              Soft, leavened, oven-baked flatbread

                                                                                                                                                              • Garlic Naan$4.99

                                                                                                                                                                Naan with Garlic

                                                                                                                                                                • Bullet Naan$4.99

                                                                                                                                                                  Naan with garlic, spicy green chillies and cilantro

                                                                                                                                                                  • Kashmiri Naan*$5.99

                                                                                                                                                                    Sweet

                                                                                                                                                                    • Rosemary Naan$4.99

                                                                                                                                                                      Naan with Rosemary sprinkling

                                                                                                                                                                      • Keema Naan$6.99

                                                                                                                                                                        Naan stuffed with smoked and minced lamb

                                                                                                                                                                        • Roti$4.99

                                                                                                                                                                          Flatbread from stoneground made with whole wheat flour

                                                                                                                                                                          • Garlic Roti$4.99

                                                                                                                                                                            Whole wheat flatbread with garlic and cilantro

                                                                                                                                                                            • Cheese Kulcha$5.99

                                                                                                                                                                              Naan Bread with cheddar mozzarella cheese

                                                                                                                                                                              • Aloo Paratha$4.99

                                                                                                                                                                                Unleveled whole wheat dough rolled with with potato, green peas and spice

                                                                                                                                                                                • Onion Kulcha$5.99

                                                                                                                                                                                  Naan stuffed with onions and spices

                                                                                                                                                                                  Deserts

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Kheer Mehfil*$6.99

                                                                                                                                                                                    Indian style rice pudding with Nuts and cardamom

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ras Malai*$6.99

                                                                                                                                                                                      Cottage cheese dumplings in a soft condensed flavored milk

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Gulab Jamun*$5.99

                                                                                                                                                                                        Indian cheese-cake dumplings in a warm honey rose syrup

                                                                                                                                                                                        Beverages

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Tea$3.00

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Pelligrino$3.99

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Pierre$2.99

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Soda$1.99

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Frooti Mango$2.99

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Lemonade$2.99

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Pineapple Ginger Beer$6.99

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Last updated: May 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                      What 36 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
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 4.9Food
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 4.9Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 4.6Ambience
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 4.7Value

                                                                                                                                                                                                      NoiseModerate

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        BobS

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall4food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. AG

                                                                                                                                                                                                        ArthurG

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Charlotte

                                                                                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                        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

                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. KB

                                                                                                                                                                                                        KrystaB

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Western NC

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                        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!

                                                                                                                                                                                                      4. B

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bikerchik29

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Western NC

                                                                                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                        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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      5. JD

                                                                                                                                                                                                        JonD

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Western NC

                                                                                                                                                                                                        101 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        101 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                        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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      6. S

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Svgs

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Orlando

                                                                                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Excellent food and friendly, efficient service.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      7. HA

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Happy40thAnniversary

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Western NC

                                                                                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                        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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      8. CL

                                                                                                                                                                                                        CatherineL

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                      9. 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!

                                                                                                                                                                                                      10. 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      11. 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      12. RB

                                                                                                                                                                                                        RobertB

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Western NC

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 13, 2022

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                      13. 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      14. AL

                                                                                                                                                                                                        AlisonL

                                                                                                                                                                                                        London

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 12, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Very delicious, authentic Indian food. Loved it. Charming restaurant space too.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        MehfilResponded on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thank you for the wonderful review, Alison!

                                                                                                                                                                                                      15. LK

                                                                                                                                                                                                        LorraineK

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Western NC

                                                                                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Excellent service from Kristen and friendly greetings by many staff members. Really liked the light, bright, happy atmosphere.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        MehfilResponded on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                        We love the bright happy atmosphere, too! Glad you appreciated it and we hope you'll bring your cheerfulness back to Mëhfil.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      16. L

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Letta

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Western NC

                                                                                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 11, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Great food and service. Less than thrilled that restaurant was too noisy for dinner conversation. (Maybe they don't want guests to stay too long?) Anyway, food was very good and merits a return visit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        MehfilResponded on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Letta, we're thrilled you loved our food and service but regret your conversation was disrupted by noise. Next time you come in, please let us know. We want to accommodate you in a different section and see if that ensures you enjoy the food, service, AND company. Thank you!

                                                                                                                                                                                                      17. j

                                                                                                                                                                                                        johnariatti

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Western NC

                                                                                                                                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                        We normally eat Indian food at another popular Indian restaurant in town. However, of late the food didn't seem as good and they just seemed to have lost something during the pandemic. The service was very good and accommodating. It was nice that a co-owner Raj, came by and chatted with us for a little while. We had two appetizers, a cauliflower dish and chicken drumstick s from the wings. Both were good, but the drumsticks were very good. (Sorry but I don't remember the menu Indian names for any of the dishes). My wife had a chicken dinner and I had lamb. Both were very good. The bill for all was lower than we thought it would be. We obviously enjoyed our meal and will be back.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        MehfilResponded on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                        We are thankful to you for coming in and writing this wonderful review about your experience. Can't wait to visit with you again!

                                                                                                                                                                                                      18. OC

                                                                                                                                                                                                        OliverC

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Charleston

                                                                                                                                                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 6, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        The food was amazing. Much better than the Indian food we normally eat at home

                                                                                                                                                                                                        MehfilResponded on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thank you, Oliver. We hope to see you again.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      19. DB

                                                                                                                                                                                                        DonnyBrasco

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 6, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        This place is great. Food was excellent and service was top notch. Will definitely be back!

                                                                                                                                                                                                        MehfilResponded on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Excellent food and service is what we strive for, Donny. Can't wait to see you again.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      20. I

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Irina

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Western NC

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                        When I found out that the original team behind Andaaz opened this new place, I was elated! The entire staff that made Andaaz so successful has seamlessly transitioned to Mehfil. Although it just opened, it is just as good if not better than I remember! The food, atmosphere and gracious staff make this a special place. So happy you all are back and we look forward to visiting often! If you are looking for delicious and authentic Indian cuisine, this is the best restaurant in Western North Carolina.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        MehfilResponded on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                        We are thrilled by your review. From our entire team, THANK YOU!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                      21. MW

                                                                                                                                                                                                        MichelleW

                                                                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 2, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Food was excellent. Ambience could be enhanced by dimming the lights and allowing bar seating. Then it would be perfect

                                                                                                                                                                                                        MehfilResponded on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Michelle, we value your feedback. We're so glad you enjoyed the food and we're discussing your suggestions!

                                                                                                                                                                                                      22. RB

                                                                                                                                                                                                        RhondaB

                                                                                                                                                                                                        St. Louis

                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 1, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        My husband and I ordered a couple of vegetarian dishes and naan. It was all delicious. The restaurant was clean and nicely decorated, and the wait staff were efficient and and pleasant. Overall, it was a very nice dinner.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        MehfilResponded on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                        We're delighted you and your husband enjoyed your meal at Mëhfil!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tim007

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Pittsburgh

                                                                                                                                                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        This was a our first visit to this new restaurant in Asheville. To be honest we selected Mehfil because they could accommodate our party of seven on short notice on a Saturday evening in Asheville. The restaurant has only been open about three weeks. The service was great and the food delicious. We ordered several different meals and all were delicious. Our waitress was very helpful in suggesting appropriate spice levels for each of us. For a great Indian meal check out Mehfil. We will definitely be back.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        MehfilResponded on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Glad we could accommodate your party, Tim! Thank you for coming in and enjoying our Indian food. We hope to see you again.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        DeanB

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Punjabi style goat curry was unbelievable. We’re lucky to have a place like this in Asheville.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        MehfilResponded on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thank you!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        MerrilyO

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Phoenix

                                                                                                                                                                                                        27 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        27 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        The bright interior and tall ceilings make this delightful downtown gem a find. If you like Indian food, you will like Mehfil. Lots of choices with vegetarian ones visible and plentiful. This will be a return for us when desiring some spice in our diet.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        MehfilResponded on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                        We intend to make it easy for vegetarians to enjoy our restaurant with lots of options. Thank you for letting us know about your great experience.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Whatsfordinner

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Charlotte

                                                                                                                                                                                                        20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mehfil had been open 3 weeks when we visited and the wait staff was apologetic about slow service as they work out kinks. Candidly, we see didn’t find it slower than other post-pandemic understaffed dining experiences. Extensive menu; food was excellent and well-presented. Specially recommend the Tandoori fish tikka. Cocktails were good and strong. The one in our party who loves hot food thought the most spicy level wasn’t all that hot but maybe the kitchen went a little lighter on the spicy for our very WASPy party.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        MehfilResponded on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thank you for the kind words. We are having a great time getting our restaurant going and we're happy we delighted you and your party. Next time, we plan to make it the perfect level of spicy!

                                                                                                                                                                                                      27. J

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jolikesfood

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        My dad came to visit and we love Indian food. We heard that the staff left Andaaz and came here so we followed! We really enjoyed the food! It’s up there with India Garden. My only suggestions would be to dim the lighting! And it was quite cold. But the food was amazing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        MehfilResponded on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thank you for your great and helpful feedback! We're taking it seriously and look forward to seeing you and your Dad another time.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      28. JL

                                                                                                                                                                                                        JustinL

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 29, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Very good food and service. The food was fresh and tasted great. Highly recommend.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        MehfilResponded on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thank you, Justin. Your review makes us proud.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        AmandaH

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Western NC

                                                                                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 29, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Excellent service and delicious food! The ambience is lovely and colorful.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        MehfilResponded on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                        We hope to see you again, Amanda.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      30. a

                                                                                                                                                                                                        angelah

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Western NC

                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Excellent food ans service. Really enjoyed our dinner

                                                                                                                                                                                                      31. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Western NC

                                                                                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Enjoyed the food, service )

                                                                                                                                                                                                      32. AD

                                                                                                                                                                                                        AaronD

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 24, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Was absolutely delicious! Spices, heat, and atmosphere was perfect! It’s a must try when in Asheville!

                                                                                                                                                                                                      33. s

                                                                                                                                                                                                        sweetrevenge

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Western NC

                                                                                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 23, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        It was outstanding. We went for dinner and the food was really, really good. We have been waiting for an Indian restaurant like this to open in Asheville and it is just as good as we hoped. Can't wait to try the lunch buffet!

                                                                                                                                                                                                      34. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Western NC

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Best Indian food in AVL!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                      35. FS

                                                                                                                                                                                                        FoodieSuzy

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Western NC

                                                                                                                                                                                                        20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Best Indian food in Asheville! We had the Gobi Manchurian, Butter Chicken and Saag Paneer. Everything was amazing… we will definitely be coming here often.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      36. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                        overall4food5service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                        My husband said some of the best Lamb Biryani he has had in NC. The staff was very nice, I know they are working out new opening kinks and they were very kind to our busy crew.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      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 36 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Delivery

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      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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