Chauhan Ale & Masala House

4.7
2815 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, weekday lunch and weekend 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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EricG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the simple menu and the food was amazing! Will definitely go back next time we are in town!

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MikalaJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chloe was a great server and extremely fast. My partner and I only ordered apps, but they came out quickly. I had the lobster add-on and the artichokes, and my partner had the naan and tikka masala fries. The portions were just enough and the flavors were amazing. This wasn’t our first time, but we’ll definitely be back again.

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vipMHinTennessee
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chauhan Ale & Masala House never disappoints. Always wind up eating too much because the food is just so good.

We've been able to get out to eat AT a restaurant exactly 4 times since the start of the Covid pandemic, and 3 of those times, my wife has requested Chauhan Ale & Masala House. This is high praise from someone who claimed to not like Indian food prior to eating here.

The lamb korma and the broccolini are our go to items, but cannot forget the amazing Philly cheesesteak naan.

Highly recommend this gem.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal with great service and excellent food! We will be back and always recommend!

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MattB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible and our server Jimmy was a different class. It makes such a difference having a server that knows everything on the menu and can recommend drinks too.

If you want a curry, there is no better place in Nashville.

It’s more the cheapest, but the quality is great.

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ShelbyG
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a gorgeous meal! The coconut curry with shrimp is my new fav!

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AshleyP
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I’ve been wanting to try Chahaun for a while now and it exceeded expectations! The food was fabulous and our server was amazing! A must try in Nashville!!!

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StrandAnniversary
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The first impression is the restaurant is beautiful. The people who work here remind me of a family restaurant. We were greated at the the entrance by a hostess who was genuinely hospitable. Our server was Chloe and she was amazing. We had great food to compliment everything. This is a forward thinking restaurant that we wished kept a few traditional vegetarian dishes. The service is impeccable from everyone which to us is almost more important. We'll be returning many times and are looking forward to trying new dishes. Thank you for everything tonight.

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MandyG
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They didn’t really space out the tables at all. A little scary during Covid.

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MoniqueL
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place for our date night! We do y get out very often and it defiantly was worth it. The waitress was very helpful on suggesting what to eat since it was our first time eating Indian food .

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Boleat
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food in a fantastic environment. Great service from the wait staff. Will definitely be returning to try the many different dishes.

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vipMOneil
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing!!! Classic Indian cuisine fused with Southern home cooking. Service and food were fantastic! The best pumpkin soup I’ve ever had. Can’t wait to return!

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vipPatrickM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific as always!

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vipJanetN
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I could give our server more than 5 stars, I would! We enjoyed everything about our visit, but her recommendations were great! This place does not disappoint/)

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anitas
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with a slightly reduced menu, the food, atmosphere and service are always awesome. Our party of five had the tandoori chicken poutine, artichoke pakora and gol guppa shots. All were delicious. We had a variety of entrees and multiple cocktails, wine and beers. I've been here several times, as well as Chaatable, and it's always great food and a fun experience.

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Andie
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I dined here again this year for our anniversary. The food is outstanding and we had excellent service.

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vipsamg
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous, service was excellent. Will definitely add to my restaurant stops when im in Nashville!

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GeorgeB
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this place. It is our favorite restaurant in Nasvhille. The food is of the highest quality.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff!
Be back next time we are in Nashville

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vipMeredith
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an outstanding dining experience, far exceeding our high hopes and expectations.

The Pineapple Express cocktail was the perfect blend of smoke, spice and citrus. The gol guppa shots so refreshing. The short rib french onion naan with jus also somehow managed to be the best French onion soup I’ve ever tasted, even though it is in bread form.

And all of that was before the tomahawk ribeye (seasoned and cooked perfectly), which was our main reason for coming. The ribeye combined with the saag curry gave a steakhouse fusion feel we were looking forward to. And the aloo au gratin was another brain-melting, perfect combination of spices and textures.

Chauhan is doing so many cultures proud. I look forward to returning any time I am in Nashville.

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Ellie
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a special trip after seeing Maneet guide Guy Fieri through making the poutine on Food Network. Absolutely worth it and would go back again next time we are in Nashville. Great food - had a bunch of apps instead of meal - all were delicious- chicken pakora, poutine, short rib naan, butternut squash soup and garlic parm naan. Only disappointment is that they were out of the special saffron IPA.

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KevinC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice atmosphere and an excellent staff. Would definitely go there again!

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CourtneyS
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations about a a week before Christmas and was able to get a table for 6 people. The food was amazing! I’ve been here once before and wanted to get my parents to try something new - they loved it. Our server was attentive and fun. The prices are on the higher side, but well worth the experience. Will go back again!

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SamG
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, a phenomenal experience. Food and cocktails were all exceptional as was our server!

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Colinrice78
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. Amazing service. The servers do a great job of making helpful suggestions.

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vipLocalTNchick
Nashville
56 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place and the new menu!

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JessicaR
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quality delicious Indian food. Excellent service and fun ambiance, one of our favorite places to go to in Nashville.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding! The service was great, as was the food. Try the poutine!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mini vacation

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BroncoFan59
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience in presentation and variety of dishes. Definitely a keeper for traveling to Nashville!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

This was our 3rd time here. The first two times were..magical. This time was... Well... Lack of a better phrase...meh. our server had NO passion. There was nothing special. We would have had a better time at an Indian buffet. The food was great but there was no fun to this dinner.

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Higgy
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We were anticipating a bit more authentic Indian food having moved here from Los Angeles which has thousands of Indian restaurants. While the butternut soup was excellent and flavorful, our curry was bland and we were not asked the typical questions of how much heat we wanted in our curry. The waiter brought us additional spice when we requested it which helped somewhat, but the curry itself was bland from the start. While the atmosphere is great, I we would not be repeat customers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was great. Would have liked to be seated further from other people, but I realize that’s the risk we take at this time.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our family’s go to place to celebrate... whether it be a special occasion or just celebrating getting out of the house these days. Always a great atmosphere, great food and great service. Feels very safe during covid.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was sooooo delicious. There is a braised short rib item on the appetizer menu that is a MUST.

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Jojo
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food and service. Not a lot of people in the dining room — assumed because of COVID

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JoniS
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I had heard so many great things about this restaurant and had high expectations. Sadly the menu was limited to “common” Indian food that lacked depth and flavor. I’ve had better from a food truck at a much lower price. $90 for two people was pricey for what we had...lamb vindaloo and chicken miolee. I would recommend the Nashville hot chicken appetizer,if you like it spicy, it will leave you smokin! I had a Old Chauhan for a cocktail...basically an old fashioned with chai syrup. Overall, it was good, but not blow your socks off.

JO
vipJohannaO
Nashville
26 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect. One of my favorite Nashville restaurants

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JSm3
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I was so excited to try the Poutine but when it came, it was not hot, just kind of tepid. I ordered Shrimp Saag and the shrimp came with the tails still attached. That’s ok for shrimp cocktail but not when you’re trying to have a hot dish with lots of sauce. Our waitress was very sweet but not very fast and we waited for her a lot. We did not think the prices warranted the food that we received. I was really excited to try Chauhan as it came so highly recommended but we don’t think we’ll go back.

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Chauhan Ale & Masala House does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

Chauhan Ale & Masala House is rated 4.7 stars by 2815 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 reservations at the moment.

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