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New and coming-soon restaurants + bars in Asheville

Dining in Asheville is always a fresh experience with new restaurants + bars popping up all the time — and more on the way.

Dishes from Botiwalla in asheville

Botiwalla joined the local food scene in August.

Photo by Tim Robison, courtesy of Botiwalla

Some people make to-do lists — we make to-dine lists. Many hot new restaurants, cafes, and bars have opened in Asheville since July, from breweries with comfort cuisine to Indian street food.

To satisfy those who are really hungry for fresh dining options, we’ve got details on several more Land of the Sky restaurants coming soon, too. Grab your forks as we dig right in.

Newly open

Bad Manners Coffee, 697 Haywood Rd., Ste. G | Coffee | Reservations: No
Coffee, matcha, tea, and sweet treats found a new pretty-in-pink home.

Botiwalla, 697 Haywood Rd. | Casual Indian street food | Reservations: No
From Chai Pani’s Chef Meherwan Irani, this spot serves up dishes like bhel puri and a paneer tikka roll in tribute to the Irani cafes of India.

Diatribe, 1042 Haywood Rd. | Brewery + pub snacks | Reservations: No
The West Asheville brewery has lagers, stouts, sours, and more on top as well as snacks like pretzels, queso, and hummus.

Eda’s Hide-a-Way, 1098 New Stock Rd., Weaverville | Bar | Reservations: No
Cocktails with spirits from Eda Rhyne Distilling Co., an array of beers, not to mention pool and ping-pong are in store at this laid-back bar.

Laila, 77 Biltmore Ave. | Modern Indian cuisine | Reservations: Yes
Sister to Biltmore Village’s Andaaz, the restaurant dishes out a menu of everything from tandoori chicken wings to goan shrimp curry — plus, a well-stocked lunch buffet.

The Low Down, 723 Haywood Rd. | Speakeasy | Reservations: No
This neighborhood bar is a little hidden away — but down some unassuming stairs, you’ll find cocktails, beer, wine, and snacks.

Mizu, 22 New Leicester Hwy., Ste. D | Noodles + Asian cuisine | Reservations: No
Get your fill of ramen and fried rice, hibachi and bento boxes, curries and poke bowls.

Mudpuppies Sushi & Sports Bar, 5 Andrew Way, Ste. A, Arden | Sports and sushi bar | Reservations: Yes
Catch your favorite team on one of the 40+ screens while you dine on sushi, burgers, fries, wings, beer, sake, and cocktails.

The Pot Stirred, 191 Lyman St. | Mushroom cafe | Reservations: No
Get elevated with drinks infused with mushroom and adaptogens, euphoric with mushroom and plant-infused drinks for creativity, or grounded from calming beverage favorites.

Nightcrawler, 11 Southside Ave. | Craft beer + cocktails | Reservations: No
Located inside Farewell Coffee, the bar serves beer, natural wine, cocktails, and all-night coffee.

Sage & Spice, 1056 Patton Ave. | Gourmet market | Reservations: No
Shelves of local products will help you build your own delicious dishes, but you can also grab salads, sandwiches, smoothies, coffee, and more.

salt face mule brewing dining room

Salt Face Mule has space inside and out for dining and drinking.

Photo by AVLtoday

Salt Face Mule, 450 Weaverville Hwy. | Brewery + comfort food | Reservations: No
An Appalachian-inspired menu is paired with beer brewed on site, mini golf, and a dog-friendly patio — plus, remote-controlled racing still to come.

Sweets & Seats, 81 Patton Ave. | Dessert | Reservations: No
If you want bubble tea or coffee, creme puffs or cake, you’re in luck — but if you want modern, sleek outdoor furniture, you’re in luck here too.

Taco Boy Biltmore Park, 2 Town Square Blvd. | Mexican cuisine | Reservations: Yes
Enjoy the menu of tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and craft cocktails, plus a vibrant mural by Wyatt Grant.

Terra Nova Beer Company and Loott House, 204 Whitson Ave., Swannanoa | Brewery + American | Reservations: No
The brewery and restaurant share a space for sippable craft beers and a menu of burgers, wings, rice bowls, and more — keep an eye out for Terra Nova’s Asheville location in early 2024.

Tiki Easy Bar, 197 Hilliard Ave. | Craft cocktails | Reservations: No
Wander toward the back of Hi-Wire to get transported to get yourself on island time and try out wild drinks with crazy tropical garnishes.

Coming soon

Pastrami sandwich at Beradu in Black Mountain

Beradu’s market is already serving food, and its kitchen is coming soon.

Beradu, 2 E. Market St., Black Mountain | Gourmet market + wild game | Projected opening: Wednesday, Dec. 27
The specialty market is already open for all your gourmet food needs, and you’ll be able to dine on wild game, invasive species, local fish, and more in the restaurant very soon.

The Dolly Llama Waffle Master, 2 Town Square Blvd., Ste. 130 | Dessert | Projected opening: January 2024
You’ll be able to satisfy your sweet tooth with bubble waffles, over-the-top ice cream + toppings, and extra large milkshakes.

Good Hot Fish, 10 Buxton Ave. | Casual fish camp | Projected opening: winter 2023
The much-anticipated restaurant of Chef Ashleigh Shanti will be opening a brick-and-mortar spot in Burial Beer Co.'s new music venue, Eulogy — in the meantime, you can catch the food at pop-ups.

Haywood Famous, Haywood Rd. | Coffee | Projected opening: spring 2024
The little Cuban coffee shop will be encouraging art, music, ideas, and sober community with its nighttime hours.

The Overlook, 28 Broadway St., Black Mountain | Elevated small plates | Projected opening: spring 2024
Located in the town’s historic icehouse building, the rooftop bar and restaurant aims to be a date night destination with seasonal food and meats from Foothills Local Meats.

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