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578 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118-1603
+1 617-859-4805
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
578 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118-1603
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were strolling along Tremont St., checking out the lunch menus and decided on Mela's Indian buffet. We were pleasantly surprised by the assortment of items, salad choices and desserts. At a great price. Small inside but this was a Monday and very comfortable inside....More

Thank buzzy-10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant offers a slightly larger than average sized buffet that includes vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. The fish curry, saag paneer, and vegetable samosas were particularly good. The spiciness level was not very high, which disappointed me a bit. The wait staff were extremely helpful...More

Thank DZ7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After two weeks in USA we were desperate for something different . With some mixed reviews we visited Mela. There was no need to worry. From stepping through the door I knew we had chosen well. The welcome , ambience , decor, music all classy....More

Thank Tony G
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Would rate it at average when compared to other Indian Buffets in the greater boston area. Would recommend if you are taking someone who is new to Indian cuisine.

Thank Mrinal K
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Went here for dinner and had a great time. The Indian Food was very delicious and the staff very friendly and helpful. The only thing we didn't like so much was the Indian beer.

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We were up in Boston for a job, and our client recommended we eat dinner here. We both love Indian food and have eaten at many restaurants across the country, but this remains one of our favorites! We got the Coconut Carrot Soup, Chicken Korma...More

Thank Valentina T
Reviewed 25 July 2017

A friend and I enjoyed Sunday lunch buffet. I don't usually like buffets, but this one is a great way to try many different dishes. There was a variety of vegetarian and meat dishes. The staff was warm and welcoming.

Thank Tonsoffuntravel
Reviewed 15 June 2017

The service was excellent and friendly. I ordered the Chicken Korma and Garlic Naan. The food tasted just OK, and it did not taste like Korma (at all). The Garlic Naan was good. I will not return but perhaps they have a unique Korma recipe?...More

1  Thank Matthew F
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We booked this restaurant as the hotel we were staying at did not do anything veggie. Both my wife and I got "dressed up" for the evening meal, and when we arrived we were clearly over dressed. The staff were friendly and the food brought...More

Thank JeffOP
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Restaurant has a nice cozy family feel. Lamb curry was very authentic and made me finish 1 entire plate of rice :) Don't expect anything fancy here but very decent choice for a change of taste. Good beer too.

Thank Jessica Y
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Response from Stephen B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, lots of vegetable dishes. We have a friend that is gluten free and this place is her favorite restaurant. Thank you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 578 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118-1603
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighbourhood: South End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-859-4805
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