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Chauhan Ale & Masala House, Nashville, TN
Chauhan Ale & Masala House, Nashville, TN
Chauhan Ale & Masala House, Nashville, TN
Chauhan Ale & Masala House, Nashville, TN
Chauhan Ale & Masala House, Nashville, TN

Chauhan Ale & Masala House

4.8
4.8
5057 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 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! *For parties of 7 or more, please call for reservations.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 71 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Gastro Pub
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Daily 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (615) 242-8426
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chef Owner Maneet Chauhan
  • Catering
    Let us bring your bring your favorite Chauhan food to you! We offer office lunch catering with menus starting at $16 per person. You can place an order through the inquiry form on our website: chauhannashville.com or you can email us: events@chauhannashville.com. We can also create custom menus for evening events and wedding receptions!
  • Private party facilities
    Whether hosting a corporate dinner or celebrating a special occasion with family and friends, Chauhan Ale & Masala House can accommodate all of your private dining needs. We have options for semi-private lunch, dinner and brunch in our main dining room with custom prix fixe menus featuring a delicio
  • Private party contact
    Stacey Wilson: (855) 382-0548
  • Neighborhood
    The Gulch & North Gulch
  • Cross street
    Grundy
  • Parking details
    Street Parking is limited but we have partnered with Whole Foods located on 12th & Broadway. Bring your parking ticket in with you and we will validate it. The rate with validation is $12 for the first 3 hours.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 5,057 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nashville

    Healthy

  • Nashville

    Healthy

5,057 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and experience! Take your time and sample various items!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The moment you walk into Chaunan, you step out of the hustle and clanging of the Nashville scene. You are met with southern hospitality as you are guided to your seat and that is where the magic of your experience begins. The entire experience is magical. From the ambience, the staff, the food, and the beautiful, melodies playing in the background, you are in for a treat. I’ve never experienced Indian fusion quite like this before you cannot go wrong with anything on the menu, and I know, for myself, I cannot wait for my next experience here!

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  3. RichardP

    Columbus

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner for 2, 6:15om on Sunday. When we arrived the restaurant was about 2/3 full. Within 30 minutes nearly all tables were occupied. The total experience was great!. Our server was very attentive and made great focused suggestions. To start, we had the Whipped Paneer and the Gul Goppa Shots. Both were the type of dish you cannot forget. We honestly debated canceling our entree order and doubling up on the paneer and Gol Goppa. For entrees we had the lamb chops and Tandoori chicken. In both cases, we went with our server's recommendation for sauces (Korma and Tikka, respectively). The chicken very tender, but also with a great bite. The lamb chops had a great char and were perfectly cooked to a medium rare. This atmosphere was fun, casual, but also subdued. We will return, soon!

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  4. ReidB

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved it - food, service, ambience: all first rate!!

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  5. Jstoneraz

    Phoenix

    61 reviews

    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always, food and service. We brought friends for first time and they enjoyed it.

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  6. JudiE

    Jacksonville

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Wonderful food with large servings. Not as spicy as we thought it would be.

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  7. Carlos

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved everything about our dinner last night! Service was outstanding, food was delicious, and the place is such an awesome vibe. We will definitely be back soon!!

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  8. iheartfood

    Coastal Georgia

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you like Indian food Chauhan is a must!! The food is amazing and the cocktails are on point!

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  9. Alwaysdelicious

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our meal, great service and atmosphere. Sad we didn’t have enough people to get the tournaments of champions menu item.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our favorite place for Indian food. It never disappoints!

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  11. JenniferM

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This experience was exceptional. Service was quick, kind, and very helpful. Food was delicious and so many curries to choose from. So glad we chose this place to eat for our first time in Nashville.

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  12. Beth23

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I cook Indian food, and I can do better than most restaurant fare. That's NOT the case for Chauhan Ale & Masala. The Gol Guppa Shots are amazing!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unbelievable meal. This is high-end Indian food w/o the high prices. Food you can’t get anywhere else. Thank you Maneet for another fantastic meal!

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  14. AshleyL

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and server were awesome! We were able to order a flight of the curry sauces with naan to try before selecting our entrees - that was amazing! Only downside was noise level but we had a large party near by that were extremely loud. Looking forward to returning again soon!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner date. We had a good time and the service was nice and friendly.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and drinks are good but overpriced even when accounting for Nashville prices. Service was slow even though the restaurant might have been about 33% full.

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  17. ThaddeusB

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Unfortunately our food was cold after a long wait to get it.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for brunch. The gol gappa shots won't disappoint you. I liked the addition of curry leaves in the puris. Was expecting a different version of chana chaur salad, but I may not have ordered that if I knew there was more salad & very less chana. Vendaloo chicken, shrimp saag & naan won't disappoint you. The drinks were very well made.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was so darn good, the service from our server was THE BEST! Her name is “Joella” which I know is not how to spell it but I can’t remember sorry. But this is a must for all, I never leave reviews but felt like I had to say something about this place bc it was OUTSTANDING.

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  20. ThomasF

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome experience! My wife and I really enjoyed tasting Chef Maneet’s / Iron Chef dishes and can’t wait to come back when we’re back in Nashville.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Right from the check in, the experience was awesome. The staff were really nice and helpful.. The food was outstanding and the portions were really good. We tried the tournament of champions tiffin. Lamb nachos and New York cheesecake with gulab jamun.. everything about the place was too good and we will definitely be back..

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  22. PaulaE

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every dish was fantastic!! We ordered the curry flight to taste all of the curries prior to ordering! Much recommended!! The whipped paneer was an excellent appetizer. Everything tasted so fresh and came out very hot! Our waitress was just lovely. Very knowledgeable about the food, super attitude and just the right amount of attentiveness.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Consistently great food and service. The lamb is the best I've had.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing, and the ambience of the restaurant was very romantic. I arrived 20 min late and they still accommodated me. Give yourself ample time to park! I wish the menu was a little bit more to it, overall I’d eat there again.

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  25. ClaytonM

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been to Chauhan probably 2 or 3 dozen times. They never cease to amaze. The Indian poutine is a must have for the table and all their mains are phenomenal.

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  26. KevinK

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The flavors are amazing. From appetizers to mains to cocktails. 5 stars all the way. One of our favorite places to dine.

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  27. StephanieJ

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated my daughter’s 21st here! The meal was absolutely delicious! The stuff was very helpful and informative, as we navigated all the menu choices. We will definitely be going back, the next time we are in Nashville.

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  28. KateS

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My valentines dinner was superb. I started with the oysters! They were so delicious and spicy! the Indian spices were an excellent pairing with the flavor of the oysters. Next I had the stuffed lobster and it was perfectly prepared with this exotic sauce that I made sure every bite was slathered in. All in a all lovely Valentine’s Day’s feast.

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  29. FlavDave

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have intended to dine here for quite some time. Warm, cozy, friendly atmosphere. Food was delicious and plentiful - so flavorful. Everyone was leaving with a to-go box - you don't want to leave anything behind. Our selections were heavy on "frites" - that was on us. Probably would've selected something other than the tandoori chicken poutine (delicious) considering our entree choices (mussels & frites - spicy and flavorful and Chuahan Burger - spectacular taste combination). Service was kind and solicitous. Prices are very reasonable. Parking can be tricky but we lucked up and found a "free" space steps away. Paid parking is available close by. This is a must-try for locals and a great place to bring OOT guests.

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  30. PhilH

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic. Definitely recommend the paneer

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  31. CarynK

    Nashville

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an outstanding experience at this restaurant. I always make a note in OpenTable about being a gluten-free vegan so the server will be prepared to offer options. This time the server did not ask; I’ve learned the menu well enough to know what I can, and cannot order but have those been the needs of my client, it would’ve been important for them to know that I recognize their needs and pass that information along to the restaurant.. It’s just super helpful when the server is on board with any dietary needs at the table. so the server will be prepared to offer

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have never been to a restaurant, where every single thing that I put in my mouth was absolutely delicious. Everything was different, it was bold, and it was full of flavor. You need it. Nothing but a fork!!

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  33. SPA5377

    Nashville

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service. Never disappointed when we dine here.

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  34. PumpkinBob

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have wanted to go here for a while and finally had the chance as an early Valentine’s Day date. We really enjoyed the whole experience. From the food to the people, the whole experience was really good. We ended the meal thinking of who we could bring back to eat there honestly. Parking is a bit of a hassle since it is downtown Nashville, so be prepared to add on an additional 15 dollars to the meal, but that isn’t exclusive to this restaurant.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal at the restaurant was an absolute delight. The food was not only delicious, but also extremely generous in portion size – my partner, who has a large appetite, was fully satisfied without the need to order seconds. The curry dish was the highlight of the meal, with its rich and complex flavors, and the ambience of the restaurant created the perfect setting for our dining experience. Additionally, my beverage was expertly crafted and complementing to the food. Overall, it was a wonderful dining experience that I would highly recommend.

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  36. AmandaS

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was beautiful and delicious and the atmosphere was very nice. Staff were friendy and helpful. Honestly not the best Indian food I've ever had, but still really good!

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  37. jrgocats1

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! We were there celebrating our anniversary. Emma, our waitress was the best and made sure it was a great experience! All the food was great, but the French onion naan may be one of the best things I’ve ever eaten. Wow!

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  38. Dhoovluvs1

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was top notch on flavor and presentation. Waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. Restaurant was lively with the right amount of noise. Definitely a place to visit!

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  39. MattG

    Limerick

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was really good. Service was good. I would eat here again but it seem like it was a little fast food-ish.

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  40. SiobhanW

    Nashville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, Chauhan delivers! The food is always to die for. The service is quick and the servers are friendly. They have an excellent wine and cocktail list, as well as some mocktail options. This is one of my favorite restaurants in Nashville and I can’t wait to go back!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Chauhan Ale & Masala House using the Order Online button. Chauhan Ale & Masala House also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Chauhan Ale & Masala House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 242-8426.

Chauhan Ale & Masala House is rated 4.8 stars by 5057 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 71 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Chauhan Ale & Masala House

123 12th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37203

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Grundy
  • Neighborhood
    The Gulch & North Gulch
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Daily 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking is limited but we have partnered with Whole Foods located on 12th & Broadway. Bring your parking ticket in with you and we will validate it. The rate with validation is $12 for the first 3 hours.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Owner Maneet Chauhan
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (615) 242-8426
  • Catering
    Let us bring your bring your favorite Chauhan food to you! We offer office lunch catering with menus starting at $16 per person. You can place an order through the inquiry form on our website: chauhannashville.com or you can email us: events@chauhannashville.com. We can also create custom menus for evening events and wedding receptions!
  • Private party facilities
    Whether hosting a corporate dinner or celebrating a special occasion with family and friends, Chauhan Ale & Masala House can accommodate all of your private dining needs. We have options for semi-private lunch, dinner and brunch in our main dining room with custom prix fixe menus featuring a delicio
  • Private party contact
    Stacey Wilson: (855) 382-0548
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