Chauhan Ale & Masala House

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$30 and under
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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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Thanks for joining us for New Year's Eve! We are excited to offer our full menu as well as some Dinner Specials. Please note our cancellation policy, as this is an extremely busy day for the restaurant and space is extremely limited. Thanks much and we look forward to seeing you!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Chicken and waffles were tasting ONLY of honey. So many flavors on plate but everything was submerged in honey- could not taste anything else. Very disappointing

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas gathering. Perfect place for a larger group.

NV
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In a city full of crowded restaurants with bright and noisy rooms. This is the best business meeting lunch spot in Nashville. You can have an actual conversation and enjoy beautiful food.

RM
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Although there were MANY great flavors some fell flat. The favorite at our table...the lamb nachos.
Parking was an issue.

PW
Nashville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I am a vegan and the chef accommodated me by creating a dish which was delicious. Would love to see a vegan item or two on this menu. Given the ingredients in this food, it should be easily doable.

d
Denver
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Wait person did not explain the menu well. We overheard him explaining to others in great depth. We had already ordered. Food was good and I would eat there again.

JD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was awesome and the server was super nice and engaging. However a few items never made it to us and never got the possibility to order a second round of drinks.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food... attentive staff. Loved the daal.they made our anniversary special

DT
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best! Some many delicious options. Great for Vegetarians. We love the flavors and spices.

LN
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the signed birthday card!
Nice touch!

OT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience start to finish!! Food, deinks,service and ambience was FANTASTIC! Try their version of a Moscow mule if you visit!! The appetizers were fantastic and the entrees were so tasty! Definitely make reservations for a Friday/Saturday night!

P
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night celebrating my husband’s birthday!

JD
London
53 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I go to India 2-3 times a year so am pretty familiar with Indian food, especially Northern Indian. This place is pretty authentic but also has some really creative items on the menu to make it more Indian fusion. Loved the poutine starter.

F
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

I had somewhat high expectations since this was my first experience with a celebrity chef focusing on Indian cuisine. Most of the curries and naans were fine. However, the rice was awful. Mine came in a solid clump of rice-mess. I asked the server for another bowl. It never came. Apparently the kitchen was "supposed" to bring some out. The server apologized, but we're talking about rice. With curries. At an Indian restaurant. I've been to countless, hole-in-the-wall, mom and pop, Indian restaurants over the past 20 years. I have never once encountered such terrible rice. I don't know what's worse; having no idea your rice is terrible, or not replacing it when you bring a customer garbage. The bill was $69 not including tip. We also had no alcoholic beverages. That's insane for two people having dinner. It goes without saying. I won't be going back. I can't imagine Maneet has any idea what's actually going on in this restaurant. A fool and their money is soon parted, the saying goes.

OT
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I’ve eaten at this place about 10 times and love the food. I would say, possibly due to the holiday weekend, that the food was just a tad off from usual.
Still would recommend to everyone, it’s one of the best places in Nashville

J
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Unique Southern-Indian fusion! The drinks looked great, but unfortunately we did not order any this time around. Food is tasty and unique, though on the pricier side, but I suppose you’re also paying for the novelty. Decor is very pretty and service was excellent.

The masala chai is amazing—hearty and warming, definitely get it.

n
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had an excellent meal. It was a busy night and the service seemed uneven. Our wait staff was responsive and efficient but the food appeared all in one jumble.

OT
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Y’all never disappoint. When friends come to town, you’re always my go-to❤️

A
Savannah
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best food and great ambiance. Thank you! Spicy food available.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Truly unique experience. Definitely worth returning. Food is outstanding.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Thanksgiving dinner!

BB
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Thanksgiving dinner! The wonderful smell tempted us from the minute we walked in...and we were not disappointed. Such a fun and delicious meal!

ST
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chauhan restaurant was delightful! Great for every occasion. I went twice in 5 days! Their well planned out thanksgiving meal went above and beyond my expectations. And they did a fantastic job with dietary restrictions and concerns.

MK
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner there. Food and service were excellent!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , service and presentation

LH
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family was in Nashville two years ago over Thanksgiving for a church youth conference. We decided to do something different and try Chaunan's Thanksgiving dinner. We all loved it so much we made it a point to eat at Chaunan's this Thanksgiving when we were back up in Nashville. It was a hit both times.

SS
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Thanksgiving dinner. We both got the turkey+9 special plate and shared a bottle of Prosecco. Everything was delicious. The staff all seemed to be happy and our service was excellent. It was a packed house so a little bit noisy but had no problem carrying on our conversation. We have decided to make this our regular Thanksgiving place as long as they keep offering something special for the day. We will definitely be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We frequently eat Indian food, this was amazing with a beautiful twist of fragrance and taste.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Good as always but lunch service as usual was a touch slow. Not a major complaint though. I love this place.

LG
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My top pick for a dinner out! The lamb nachos are full of unexpected ingredients and flavors—it’s comfort food. Skirt steak is tender and delicious. Love the lamb chops. Seasoned and presented so nicely. Attractive warm atmosphere and excellent service. The holiday gift card deals are great too!

L
Nashville
20 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a friend & her daughter for the first time... a success as always!!

d
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening here! Food was absolutely delicious. Highly recommend the poutine and skirt steak. Beer was great too - had the chai stout and saffron IPA and they were excellent. Great atmosphere!

CK
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent. Attentive waitress who provided good recommendations.
Highly recommend!!

LB
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and the food was top notch

j
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

food was very slow getting to the table. Brunch took much longer than expected. Food was good tho

DC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Kymberli for the amazing service, and thank you to the chefs and bartenders for the incredible meal and drinks, we will definitely be back for more! 5 stars.

CM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner. They even have a menu for those with but allergies, which was so helpful! Great chicken with coconut curry! And my husband enjoyed the chicken tiki masala. The Nan was heavenly. Great service, fun atmosphere, we will definitely be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience5

The server didn’t knew anything. Food was ok, but the whole service was very down.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from out of town

NB
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food with a friendly wait staff. One of my favorite places to eat!

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