My wife and I brought our
My wife and I brought our daughter here for her 18th birthday. I come here for lunch once in a while but had not come for dinner before. They did not disappoint. The food was predictably excellent, the chef made a personal appearance to check on our meals and our server was very attentive but not overly-so. I'm glad to see that their quality for food and service does not decrease as the place gets busier.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
First visit--nice to find
First visit--nice to find regional South Indian specialties and not just typical Indian restaurant standbys. Our waiter, Francisco, was very knowledgeable and helpful. The tropical beachside lentils turned out to be a very substantial portion of chickpeas, so I was worried that I might not be able to eat all of the chicken 65 entree, yet somehow I managed! The chicken 65 was very tasty. I think it was chicken breast, which is not my favorite, but it was in small pieces so that there was a great seasoning-to-meat ratio, and it was very good. I plan to go back.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
My sisters were visiting from
My sisters were visiting from NYC and DC and thought it was absolutely delicious. Special food and unusual. The Chef came out of the kitchen to make suggestions and tell us background on the dishes. Fabulous evening and we WILL be back!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nicely spiced Indian
Very nicely spiced Indian foods, with depth and character. One of our favorite spots to eat at here in town.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is excellent but the service doesn't quite measure up. It would be nice and more appropriate if the staff were Indian (IMHO). Service was not bad, but things were forgotten and the waitress did not check in with us enough. I usually don't like it when wait staff check in too often, but in this case it wasn't enough. I will still go back for the food, and the waitress was curtious.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Being Indian, I am always skeptical of Indian restaurants. But this one was great! The food could have been a little spicier but overall the spices were good and the food was well cooked. I will be returning!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The scallops were perfectly done, and the naan it's usual wonderful flavor and texture! Each time we dine here its a great experience.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Indian food in North Carolins
The food is amazing, and I'm not even a big fan of Indian food. However, it does take a while to prepare. So, don'teat here if you are pressed for time. I recommend the rogan josh.
7/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food poor service
I have been here multiple times and the food has always been very tasty and great. However the service is a completely different story, the food comes really slow and the wait staff do not check on guests frequently.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love Southern Indian
Surprised to find non-vegitarian south indian restaurants. Dosa presentation is especially great and the whole fish dish is very tasty.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great South Indian Food
This is one of our favorite places to eat. The food is incredibly good and wait staff is always friendly and knowledgeable. My Indian friends tell me it is authentic; I just know it is delicious!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
gourmet southern Indian restaurant
This is a favorite in downtown Chapel Hill. Food is well prepared with varied and interesting seasoning - not fiery unless requested. Starters were generous and would have sufficed for a meal for our party of four. Hard to choose as all main dishes were excellent but the cauliflower as prepared is my wife's favorite and we always order one of the cauliflower dishes. Good to see that the restaurant was busy on a Sunday night, and service as good as usual.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent. Bar was very noisy with one man who had a raucous laugh that travelled over to the table where we were sitting - not near the bar. Service was slow.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cholanad is moderately-sized -- it feels intimate, yet it easily accommodated our group of five. The portions are also moderate, so a diner does not have to feel that she can never eat again after leaving. Best of all, the menu is enticing, with a mix of items one is used to seeing on an Indian menu -- samosas, Tiki Masala -- to dishes with traditional ingredients served in new ways. Try the Tropical Beach Lentils appetizer, accented with grated coconut and mango, served attractively in a paper-lined wire cone usually reserved for french fries. The samosa appetizer is also delicious; they are tiny, so you can enjoy them and still have room for dinner. As for dinner, we have liked everything from the specialties to the dosas.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best Indian food in Triangle
Cholanad is a favorite spot because it serves interesting and consistently great food. Every meal there is a pleasure, made so in part because of the attention given by the chef-owner and his personal warmth.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food at a great price!
I am never let down when I go to Cholanad. The food is excellent and the portions are GENEROUS...always. No matter what I get, whether lunch or dinner, I have left overs. The staff s always, was friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. The owner of Cholanad always visits every table in some way, whether to bring the food or to have a chat with the customers. This is one of the only places in CH that I've seen this happen and I appreciate it. He's always there and always attentive. My ONLY complaint and it's not really a complaint is that I wish they had hot coffee and tea for after dinner...or perhaps a nice espresso. However, this does not take away from the experience.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM