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Indian Restaurant$$$$
South End, Boston
  • Andrew C.
    "Lunch buffet is a great value for the speed and price of everything!"(4 Tips)
    Aaron W.
    "Great garlic naan as well."(3 Tips)
    Yechiel E.
    "Best Indian in Boston (just got a free lassi)"(4 Tips)
    Fabio d.
    "The lamb coconut curry is fabulous!"(3 Tips)
39 Tips and reviews
  • Indian food
  • lunch buffet
  • garlic naan
  • free mango
  • good for dates
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  • Tainah M.
    Tainah M.October 7, 2015
    Probably the best Indian buffet I've tried in the Boston area so far. Go on weekends, when they have a greater variety of dishes available (including samosas)!
  • richard l.
    richard lealOctober 24, 2014
    So far all good. Pleasant service, samosas great. Got our free mango lassi. Waiting on our tikka and tandoori.
  • AskMen
    AskMenJanuary 13, 2011
    Sometimes you just want to dig into some rich, filling Indian food to soothe your soul & not have to think about it. Mela in the South End covers both bases, with its new organic Indian cuisine menu. Read more
  • Vanessa G.
    Vanessa GatlinFebruary 16, 2014
    (Best of Boston 2013-INDIAN) Improper Bostonian says, "Sanskrit for "fair", Mela offers tandoori dishes and classic curries that are your ticket for a joyride through Indian cooking."
  • Gifted B.
    Gifted BostonSeptember 6, 2011
    If I were on a deserted island... Mela would be the one restaurant I needed. Chicken tikka masala, onion naan and a mango lassi. Copper colored walls & glitter table tops. This is my happy place.
  • Harsha J.
    Harsha JagadishDecember 8, 2011
    Try the dinner for two. Very flexi and a smart option. Works out very well. The only complaint about this place is they expect a lot of tip or gratuity
  • Tania R.
    Tania RooneyAugust 3, 2013
    Garlic naan melts in your mouth. Also, make sure to take advantage of the free mango lassi when you check-in.
  • Kevin W.
    Kevin WMarch 27, 2013
    Food is great, but if you want to save money when you eat here get an eGift card from I bought two and there are only a few left. Here's a link to the Raise page:
  • Kevin W.
    Kevin WangMarch 28, 2012
    One of the best Indian food places in Boston. Won't give you the runs. Bring friends here and eat slowly.
  • Aaron W.
    Aaron WheelerAugust 18, 2015
    Loved the bangain bartha! So good! Great garlic naan as well.
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzMarch 26, 2015
    Try their coconut curry. Pretty effin' good. The rest is pretty good too.
  • Fabio d.
    Fabio de PaulaSeptember 14, 2014
    Very delicious indian food! The lamb coconut curry is fabulous!
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CameronAugust 8, 2014
    Lunch buffet is a great value for the speed and price of everything!
  • Eric V F.
    Eric V FieldsApril 24, 2012
    Authentic Food ...Wonderful Service ... and they can make the dish as hot as you would like (trust me)
  • Yechiel E.
    Yechiel EngelhardJuly 6, 2013
    Best Indian in Boston (just got a free lassi)
  • Masha K.
    Masha KaruJune 20, 2014
    Very good! Everything we took was extremely tasty!
  • Harry A.
    Harry AnscherNovember 23, 2014
    All the curry dishes are delicious, and big portions
  • Melissa
    MelissaDecember 20, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing food and service! The prix fixed 3 course menu makes it an everyday affair.
  • Enrico S.
    Enrico SFebruary 7, 2015
    Pretty good Indian food. Try the lamb curry.
  • Joris
    JorisSeptember 19, 2013
    Stella Artois is not dutch as it says on the menu ;)
    Restaurant.comJanuary 12, 2012
    For something a little different, try the hot stone cooking!
  • bettina s.
    bettina spechtJanuary 24, 2015
    The peshwari naan is simply amazing!
  • Yue Z.
    Yue ZhaoFebruary 27, 2015
    I like the lunch buffet there.
  • A S.
    A SSeptember 2, 2015
    The service leaves much to be desired. I didn't find any genuine warmth the entire time we ate there. Doesn't matter how the food was, I wouldn't want to go back.
  • Joel F.
    Joel FernandesSeptember 29, 2013
    Jeez.. The plate size! Omfg.. Bigger plates please
  • kalpesh g.
    kalpesh guptaDecember 27, 2011
    Perfect spices in food (2 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Lisa B.
    Lisa BattisteJanuary 2, 2013
    Get the chicken coconut curry!
  • Erin C.
    Erin CMay 4, 2011
    The vegetable samosas are fantastic!
  • Emrecan D.
    Emrecan DMarch 13, 2015
    Quality indian food!
  • Megan M.
    Megan McInnis1 week ago
    Chicken Tikka Masala
  • Jarrett G.
    Jarrett GoetzAugust 5, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Excellent lunch buffet.
  • Christina P.
    Christina P.May 8, 2011
    Avoid the fustercluck of Mela and get the same food at Kashmir!
  • Kirsten E.
    Kirsten ElinAugust 7, 2014
    Great food
  • Xavier T.
    Xavier TeoJanuary 7, 2010
    Great Indian Food, the best in my point of view. Located in the southend. Boston. Read more
  • Jessica S.
    Jessica StantonMay 29, 2010
    great service. Try the butter chicken
  • Greg K.
    Greg KiepJune 23, 2011
    Best sangria
  • Sidd P.
    Sidd PagidipatiJuly 11, 2010
    Amazing buffet!!!
  • Susan Hunt S.
    Susan Hunt StevensMarch 12, 2010
    Love the lunch buffet
  • Ace B.
    Ace BhattacharjyaNovember 29, 2009
    get the garlic naan
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