Mela Tandoori Kitchen

Mela Tandoori Kitchen, 536 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco

About Mela Tandoori Kitchen
Mela Tandoori Kitchen
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Average Price: $30 and under
Cuisine: Indian
Dress Code: Casual Dress
v 1.3 miles from San Francisco center (as shown on map)
The word 'mela' means carnival or fair. When the mela comes to your village, it means an explosion of color, fun and good times (not to mention good eats)! Mela Tandoori Kitchen evokes the mela spirit with colorful striped walls, glittering candles and fragrant Indian dishes. This place is all about family: Mela's North Indian and Pakistani recipes come from three generations of Indian restauranteurs. Brothers Sohel, Zoaib and Moiz run the show now, but it was their father who opened Mela's original location as one of the cities first Indian restaurant in the early 80s.

Mela's food is family-oriented too. It can be ordered family-style to take in the full range of deliciousness on the menu, like the prawn biryani, creamy chicken tikka masala, and house specialty tandoori mixed grill. Save some room for the faluda dessert (an Indian-style ice cream sundae). Sounds like the carnival is in town, and it’s headed to your mouth!

Mela Tandoori Kitchen Customer Reviews

Overall Average Score: 
Exceptional (5 out of 5)

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Exceptional - 5 out of 5

Robin Sun, 22 October 2017

The food was delicious! They offer a variety of naan, and meat and meatless dishes. The flavorful spices and heat were perfectly balanced; the meats moist. From the street Mela Tandoori Kitchen does not look like much, but do not be deterred! Enter, sit, dine, you will not be disappointed!

Liked: Great atmosphere; attentive and knowledgeable wait staff; full and varied menu.
Disliked: No low points.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Mela Tandoori Kitchen is #881 of 5793 things to do in San Francisco

5 of 5 stars5 out of 5
By: jndowling, Austin, Texas
Sun 6 Oct, 2019
l Highly recommended. Authentic and accessible. Great Chicken Tikka Masala and attentive service. Will return.

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5 of 5 stars5 out of 5
By: YuvaM, San Francisco, California
Tue 3 Sep, 2019
l My go to place for North Indian in the city and probably one of the best in Bay Area for their price tag , ambience and simplicity

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4 of 5 stars4 out of 5
By: daithesong, San Francisco
Tue 7 May, 2019
l we dropped in for a light mid-week meal and were not disappointed. excellent bread, really very good spinach, and a nice chicken dish made for a very nice experience at a good price.

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Mela Tandoori Kitchen 536 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco