Mélange

4.1
14 reviews
$31 to $50
Asian
Casual elegance meets culinary flair. This Asian European restaurant infused with Asian nuances & flavors lives up to its name meaning “a mixture of things” by combining bespoke culinary delights at breakfast & dinner with interactive dining experiences. Melange specializes in European and Asian fusion cuisine. Guests favorites include Yellowtail Crudo, Miyazaki Wagyu Beef, Diver Scallops with Santa Barbara Uni and Garlic Noodles. Chef Mako Tanaka brings an extraordinary culinary expertise honed alongside of the World’s Best chefs

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 14 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.0
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
3.8
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Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Mamala
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good. Will try the dinner next time. Our server was very helpful and we got so much attention. Will definitely come back

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience2

This place…well, new and looks great! However, flies everywhere, food tastes really does not match the price.
We have been to a lot places to eat and try different things.
I think, if you want somewhere nice and taste great, this is not the place for ya!

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jl123
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

First of all this is a very new restaurant. I think they only open 1 month ago so there will be a lot of improvement especially on the limited menu. It is located in Le Meridian hotel and the restaurant is beautiful. Service is excellent and definitely worth for a revisit when the menu is expanded.

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LindaS
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 women for dinner, and the shared plates were terrific. Our favorites were the tofu, chicken octopus and risotto. Deserts great, too!

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Sonix91
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Melange is located inside Le Meridian in Arcadia, right across the racetrack and near the hospital. There appears only to be valet parking and the restaurant validates (3 hrs/$10). Melange is located right by the front entrance and you can’t miss it. We made it to our 6pm reservation and I am glad we didn’t come any later because it started to get really busy by 6:30-8. Our server, Amina, was spectacular. We asked her for some food and drink recommendations and she did not steer us wrong. The tuna tataki, crispy spicy tofu, sautéed diced scallops w/ uni and drinks were great. We also ordered the garlic noodles with crispy onions which I thought could’ve been a little more garlicky. My husband thought they were a little bit on the dryer side but something I appreciate about these noodles is that they had a little bit of char. We ordered a protein, the 10oz prime peppercorn New York steak. It didn’t come medium rare like we had asked and it’s a shame because it was $42. By the time our last two entrees arrived, the restaurant was probably 60% full and we already heard servers apologizing to nearby tables that their food was running late. Keeping in mind this restaurant only opened a month ago. There is definitely still room for improvement. Moving onto dessert, we ordered the matcha basque cheesecake which was a nice bitterness to balance out the 3 scoops of ice cream we got as part of their Le Scoop program. The cheesecake was a little dense in my opinion (coming from someone who has made basque cheesecake before). The Le Scoop program is unique in that they teamed up with local ice cream shop, Fosselmans, for some unique flavors to add onto the restaurant menu.

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HopeC
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, this was my second visit. The first was to the bar/restaurant where I found the ambience, food and service to be wonderful. Great musical entertainment that wasn’t overbearing. My second visit was to Melange, again the service and food were excellent. My entire group raved about the food, so flavorful and the unique menu makes for a nice change when going out in the area. Our group tried a variety of menu items, all fabulous !! This new gem in Arcadia will certainly become a hot spot. My little tic-toker in the group is likely boasting about it now so I would suggest getting in before it takes off.

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KristineS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sea food aficionados will swoon over Chef Tanaka's imaginative and umami packed food. Braised octopus melts in the mouth. Yellow fin crude is bright and fresh. Scallops topped with uni was rich with flavor and the side of noodles with fried garlic added the right amount of heft. The steamed salmon was deceptively simple - full of flavor. Service was impeccable. A bottle of wine had been set aside for us the night before but could not be located when we arrived. Our server took the initiative to track it down and found it well hidden to prevent it being sold.
Make a game of finding all the equestrian references in the decor. Finish the evening on the patio with a drink and live music.

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JFab
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and upscale restaurant with service and flavors to match! Mélange is my new favorite place for dinner and the new Le Meridien hotel is gorgeous! The service is also top notch here. Upon arrival, valet is quick and professional, Ricardo our host, greeted us with a friendly and welcoming smile. I also love the ambience of the restaurant and how the tables are set in a way where you don't feel like you're in the next table's conversation! Our server Erik was amazing! He was friendly, attentive, and really took the time to make sure we were enjoying our meal. One of the managers, Tessy even stopped by our table to check on us! Eddie our busser made sure our table was always clear and ready for our next meal.

We started off with the Crispy Oysters, Garlic Noodles, and the Grilled Baby Romaine. I would buy the sauce in those Crispy Oysters! It was so good that we were dipping our noodles in it lol! Next, we shared the Tuna Tataki, Sautéed Scallops w/ Uni, Chilean Sea Bass, and Lamb Chops. My girlfriend and I can eat! Our food came out timely and fresh so big kudos to the kitchen! It is family style here so I recommend breaking up your meal like we did with some small plates, then moving on to the larger items. The flavors in every dish are impeccable. The sauce in the tuna is delicious and refreshing, the sea bass melts in your mouth like butter, the scallops are perfectly cooked and seasoned along with the lamb chops! I don't know how we had room but we managed to squeeze in gelato for dessert. I suggest the yuzu, ube and matcha combo! So yummy and the perfect way to end our meal!

I read that the Executive Chef comes from the likes of Wolfgang Puck and Spago. As well as running his own restaurant in Beverly Hills, you can definitely taste his talent in the menu. Chef Mako did an unbelievable job with these dishes, the flavor combinations are perfect and the sauces are life changing! I can't wait to try the rest of his dishes!

Highly recommend!

GS
GSS1
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Newly opened restaurant , disorganized with service, some dishes were good ,
scallops and the steak., fried oysters, prices were way off the portions ,
servers forgetfull not enough personal ,
You can get the same food at half the price at a regular diner

GM
vipGaryM
Hong Kong
23 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

When we read about the chef who was from a Michelin rated restaurant, we quickly booked a table. However, what we should have done was to wait at least a few months before this place has settled on its tracks.

The appetizers and the main courses all arrived at the same time, except one of the main courses. We alerted the waiting staff and the excuse was "it is a family style serving so that guests would share all the dishes at once!" The last item was the grilled steak and did not arrive until we have finished everything. So, there goes the "family style" serving.

The overall service was great! Our server was very attentive and friendly. So nice of her to offer free dessert due to the serving snafu!

The price was reasonable for a mid-tier hotel restaurant, but none of the dishes are memorable. The steak dish was a very generous portion and good to share.

Lastly, parking was unreasonable since there are no self park and all guests have to pay for valet parking. Luckily, we found free parking inside a public park adjacent to the hotel.

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vipPHco
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

food was horrible, service was 1star, price ok, not worth it

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Our server was attentive , fast and made sure we had a fine dining experience. The food was excellent, each dish well seasoned with umami flavors.

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RLeyva
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed a very lovely dinner. The servers were amazing and they had great recommendations. Loved the spicy tofu! We'll definitely be returning. I'm not a vegetarian, but would've preferred more vegetarian options, though. Overall, we had a great dinner and the service was perfect!

JR
JasonR
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Totally disappointing! We were super exited visited Mélange at the LeMeridien Arcadia, for there grand opening, things started off ok at the lounge, and the beginning of dinner as our server Connie, was top notch, problems started when the food came out. They didn’t bring all of our dishes out at the same time actually they brought (2) plates out first and then after almost an hour and letting out server know about our (2) other dishes as well as speaking to the manager they came out and were totally tasteless, I hope they get there act together.

FAQs

Mélange offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 412-8683.

Mélange is rated 4.1 stars by 14 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.