Chauhan Ale & Masala House

4.7
3518 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian
Spice it up at Chauhan! Devoted to creating a unique dining experience in Nashville’s bustling food scene, Chauhan Ale & Masala House is the highly lauded Indian restaurant from celebrity chef and TV personality Maneet Chauhan. Her Indian roots, zest for travel and affection for Southern cuisine have beautifully collided at Chauhan to offer a menu featuring globally-influenced Indian cuisine that highlights aspects of the culinary scene in India as well as Nashville, perfectly combining Indian fare with traditional Southern dishes. For locals, put Chauhan in your restaurant rotation. For tourists, no trip is complete without a visit to Chauhan. We're open 7 days a week for dinner and Sunday brunch. We also have the perfect spot for hosting group events in our private dining room. From business lunches and corporate dinners to family gatherings and birthday celebrations, we have you covered!
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 3518 people are saying
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NashvilleNative
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food1service3ambience5

I normally absolutely love this restaurant. However, last night was incredibly inconsistent with previous experiences. It was obvious that our food was no good and that we left most of it. The appetizers were good. My son ordered garlic and ginger shrimp and was served steamed shrimp. I ordered vegetables and specifically asked the server how/what they were. He responded that they were roasted cauliflower, asparagus, bell pepper and one other that I don’t recall. Instead I was served watery/steamed/boiled cauliflower, asparagus, tomatoes, peas, bell peppers . I would’ve never serve that as a server. I also can’t imagine the owner ever wanting that to go out to a table. It was incredibly disappointing as we were celebrating my husband‘s birthday and I wanted to go to one of the best restaurants in town. Also, the garlic Parmesan naan-that we ordered was cold at best. I don’t know if that’s a new thing they’re doing but if so it’s a bad idea. Naan-is best served fresh —not sitting around. I’m not sure if I would recommend the restaurant based on last nights experience. I would tell people it’s usually fantastic but that we had a major letdown last night that nobody seem to even notice. Or care about.

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AimeeB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous food, great service, and incredible ambiance. Worth our 4-1/2 hour drive to eat here!

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TraciS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A go-to spot in Nashville for creative Indian fusion.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Birthday. Seems that the bar was a bigger deal than the restaurant. 3 different types of “chutney” and one was honey butter? No dessert? Uncomfortable seats.

I think the House of India in Franklin is an overall better dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing the food was outstanding and the service was just outstanding. Would recommend anyone who’s looking for a great Indian restaurant in Nashville to go here💯

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vipFranklinSuSu
Nashville
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night loved our waitress food A+ as always

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vipjeepike
E. Tennessee
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service helped us decide on some new favorites.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing - service, food - ambiance. Our server Brandon was amazing. He guided us through our entire meal. Every recommendation was fantastic. We can’t wait until our next visit.

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TXGirl
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was very loud and hard to talk at our table but the food and service was excellent. I would highly recommend giving it a try!

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AmyC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with a menu that is easy to navigate. Also great casual but chic ambiance.

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vipShanX
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We love this place. Only downside is it is loud so chatting with others is difficult. Good is great!

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Willex
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food4service5ambience2

The restaurant was SO LOUD that it felt like work to stay in there. We had to almost yell to converse with our friends right across the table. The noise affected the entire experience, so it is difficult to really know how good the food was, etc. The waitress was very nice & professional.

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manestream
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding and delicious, as always. Thank you.

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EliZ
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Went for dinner and tried a few dishes. The pork belly we had was over cooked and hard. The other dishes were tasty. Service and management left some things to be desired. We were treated especially rudely when we inquired about validating parking by management

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Erich
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

FOOD WAS GOOD WITH LIMITED MENUE. OUR SERVER KIRSTYN R WAS VERY GOOD.

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vipLadyE
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The location is a little out of the way, but the atmosphere made up for it as it took you out of Nashville to India.
The food menu was diverse and offered a lot of different options. All of the food that we ordered was delicious and perfectly presented, but we would have liked it to be hot out of the oven as opposed to warm.
The drinks were nice, but while the names and ingredients implied they'd be different, their version of the old fashioned wasn't different than the original old fashioned.
We enjoyed dinner and would love to visit during brunch as that menu sounded delicious as well.

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Sonja
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yum! Our favorite place to eat in Nashville. Good thing we don't live there and so it's a treat. Can't wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall2food4service3ambience1

No valet took forever to park finally called restaurant who informed of collaborator with Whole Foods parking garage. Seated in back corner by bar with 4 people 1 ft away at bar being loud and cursing loudly. Really just wanted to hurry through dinner

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Jennifer
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our first visit to Chauhan. We ordered the artichoke pakoras, garlic Parmesan naan, raita, and methi malai mac and cheese as appetizers. For entrees we had the tandoori chicken with korma, sea bass with bhunna, and the shrimp with the goan curry. All of the food was fabulous. We would definitely order any and all of these items again. My daughter ordered the gulab jamun stuffed cheesecake with strawberry coolie for dessert and she totally devoured it. I will be telling everyone I know to eat here. I will also be back every time I come to town.

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vipVAweekend
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! The mussels are a must!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome all the way around. Terrific food!

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AmyV
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! The hot chicken pakoras abd the prime rib naan are particularly good.

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Sonja
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place never disappoints and this time was no different. Delicious appetizers, interesting and tasty cocktails (I had the Mariah Curry this time), crazy good entrees, fun vibe! We are big fans of Maneet's creations and only wish we could come at least once a week!

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ElizabethW
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We walked past the restaurant because it was so dark we thought it was closed and there was no welcoming signage to show the way. Once we found it we were greeted and seated promptly. Service was pleasant but slow. Our appetizer came before our drinks so they must be short staffed. Food had good flavor but very rich and heavy. Ordered the vegetables with saag and was disappointed at how few vegetables were swimming in this heavy sauce. Only cauliflower, a few peas and a little asparagus I ended up picking out and shaking off excess sauce before eating. Poutine was, again very heavy. Fries that had soaked up sauce under a cap of congealed cheese. Garlic naan was the best dish we had but would not go back just for that. Dark interior felt lonely.

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CarlyH
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Chicken was undercooked. Cocktails were expensive for size. Overall good was good and portion size was above average.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants. Our server was excellent! Thank you for making it a special night for me and our guests.

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AngelaK
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious! Expect Indian fusion food, not Indian food. The fusion makes the Indian food unique and so, very good!

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JJ24
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Recommend the poutine, garlic & parm naan, and vindaloo!

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AngieG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Food was good but not Extra ordinary but was over priced , way too loud and dark. Soo sad we were so excited to go and eat there.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First time trying Indian food. Did not disappoint. Emma was pleasant and informative of the menu. The only negative aspect was the parking. Said it was to be validated. Never had a parking validation not be free. Had we known prior about parking could’ve parked almost anywhere free.

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Kevin
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second trip here and it was great again. My filet was cooked perfect and our server Jamie was outstanding. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We had very high expectations, as we frequent many Indian restaurants when traveling, and this restaurant has great reviews. The food was okay but didn’t have a lot of flavor. We definitely enjoyed our whipped paneer app. The naan was middle-of the road compared to others.

It took a while for someone to take our drink order but our waitress was nice and helpful during our experience. Food was out quick after order placed, which is awesome!

It is extremely loud — I have excellent hearing and couldn’t hear the guests at our table. Overall, okay experience but I would probably opt for elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my family from the Midwest who have never had Indian food before. They loved it and enjoyed the atmosphere.

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DebbieW
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The lamb nachos came out first as our appetizer and realized right away how cold they were. Just not the same same as the first time I had them they were delicious. Heat is very important for the taste. Took friends with us and had bragged about the food so I was a a little embarrassed and disappointed. The chicken tikka masala was good and the chicken korma but they both tasted very similar. The service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Parking is a big problem,

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NAMi
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is truly outstanding. Very eclectic flavors. rinks took quite a while to arrive.

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vipDeniseL
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time trying Indian food, very good.

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AndrewK
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences of my life. Outstanding food and atmosphere. Worth the trip to Nashville.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing. Nachos were sooo good

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Chauhan Ale & Masala House is rated 4.7 stars by 3518 OpenTable diners.

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