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Chauhan Ale & Masala House

4.7
4.7
4260 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 Friday - Sunday. 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

7:00 PM


Booked 73 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Fri–Sun 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 $12 per person including 2 curry dishes, basmati rice, naan and a salad - you can't beat it! You can access the menu and place an order through the inquiry form on our website: chauhannashville.com/private-events-catering/ 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

  • 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

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What 4,260 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nashville

    Innovative

  • Nashville

    Innovative

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  1. CH

    ChelseaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food , wonderful service, clean, good vibes! Get the WEIRD puff appetizer drink! It’s a must try.
  2. a

    allisonm

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Try the mussels! Great service and food
  3. BS

    BrittanyS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was great! Only problem was my husbands steak was ice cold and the whipped paneer only came with one piece of naan cut into 4 pieces. Not enough for the amount of paneer and it’s not very expensive to add one extra piece of naan. We asked for more naan and they brought out some but ended up charging us for it. Other than that, great place and food!
  4. SB

    SerenaB

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You can never go wrong with your dish selection.. All the food is amazing and the staff is always more than spectacular. Brunch, dinner or lunch you will always find something great to eat and the drinks are out of this world - adult or mock are delicious!
  5. DR

    DawnR

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love Maneet and we’re so excited to go to her restaurant! It did not disappoint. The flavors were abundant and the service was exceptional. Our server helped us to pair flavors and make our selections. It was delightful.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of my favorite restaurants in the world. I love to come here whenever we are in Nashville!
  7. C

    Covej23

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a great experience- food was great as was the service!
  8. MM

    MichelleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Due to construction in the area, we had the entire restaurant to ourselves when we arrived! Service was very personalized, and Chef/Manager checked in on us and answered all of our questions regarding food! A definite return trip for us next time we're in Nashville!
  9. TF

    TrueFood

    Nashville

    253 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    253 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Our server Miriam was terrific and we look forward to the next visit
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible. Service was excellent, food was 10/10. Will 100% be back.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great server who was very helpful, enjoyed the food immensely and the ambiance
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    Great Food but the Service is a challenge.
  13. GP

    GregoryP

    Nashville

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is very good. Chatham always puts a spin on classical dishes like poutine with Nashville hot chicken but the gravy is Tula masala. Try it, so delicious, we order it every time but then fill up too quickly. We tried the Kulcha, chili and cheese, it was so savory, salty and spicy, but in a good way. The Korea was excellent as was the dal of the day-yellow- I really enjoyed it all. Thought the $5 up charge for a second cup of rice was a bit high.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    The tandoori chicken fries were the best part of the meal. Food was overpriced and just ok. Service was a bit slow. We were so disappointed with the meal. Cost was ridiculous as compared to the value and or flavor.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Waitress was great. Food came out quickly. Would recommend.
  16. l

    luckyme

    Nashville

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Birthday dinner. Delicious
  17. c

    cooky

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time, and the food was fantastic
  18. SC

    SusanC

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed my dinner and the service was excellent. Delicious
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I were visiting Nashville over MLK weekend. We made reservations for this restaurant - highly recommended to do so in advance. Everything was excellent. A must-do in Nashville. They know what they’re doing.
  20. b

    barkley7

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The service was excellent. We had never dined there and the server did an excellent job of explaining the menu items in a way that was informative but not patronizing. Several appetizers were offered - we had the naan and a cheese mixture with honey and chutney that was really, really good. Everyone at my table said it was the best thing they had. The entree menu was limited. It was just curry - there were 8 or 10 protein preparations to chose from and I believe six sauces. It was very good, but I was just expecting more variety in the options. Maybe the menu was a reflection of post COVID limitations. There were three desserts. I had the cheesecake, which was remarkable - it had what looked to be a slices plum on the side and in the cheesecake, but the "plum" turned out to be a small pastry. It was surprising and delicious. My companions had the chocolate cake. They had a mixed response, mainly because it was overly complicated and not quite what was described on the menu. It was a tall, two layer case, with what appears to be two types of ganache. There were white chocolate pellets on the top, a citrus sauce, and cookie croutons on the side. Plus the service size, as rich as the dessert was, would have been more appropriate for four to share. It was good, but just alot. Plus the description said "gold leaf" which was not there. I rated the atmosphere down a bit - it was a cold night, yet there was an unlit fireplace and unlit candles. Plus 1980s Madonna and Aha music playing. All in all, though, it was an excellent meal and I would go back. I am glad my family had the experience.
  21. SA

    SallyA

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing life changing experience in food!!! Maneet knows how to make food!!!! Joshua knows how to make you feel special. Loved this place!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time trying Indian food. It was delicious!!!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Weekend getaway. First time trying the restaurant and Indian food in general. Our server, Nick, was very good at guiding us through the selections and flavor profiles. The food and service was excellent. It was a little noisier than I might have liked but it was also full on a Saturday night so some noise is expected. All in all, it was a great experience. Would definitely go back but maybe in a week night.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Big fan of food network and Indian food. Food was ok, service was not great, however they were extremely busy. Chicken in the curry was very moist, flavor profiles not as good as other Indian food I have had.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food. Come here every time we're in Nashville!
  26. A

    Anonyme

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! Chef executes delicate sauces and fantastic flavors! A must!!!
  27. MW

    MortonW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Very tasteful and filling. Cole was an amazing server and very knowledgeable and fun.
  28. DF

    DylanF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Don’t walk, run. The mussels and specifically the sauce they were in were to DIE for. We then split the braised lamb in vindaloo curry and oh my gosh. First time trying Indian food and good grief I’ll be back for our next special occasion.
  29. F

    Foodie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I found this this restaurant on my first visit to Nashville by chance and it was great in every aspect- from ambience to service but the best part was the food! The gol guppa was perfection- crispy outside, delicious and perfectly balanced sweet and spicy filling with mouthwatering water- this is a must try. The poppadam came with fried chips that reminded me of my friumps from childhood! What a delight. The entree was just as well done. The quality was outstanding and the price was amazingly reasonable. A must for lovers of Indian food.
  30. D

    Dhara

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Extremely disappointed. I was excited to go with my family because I’ve only heard good things from them. But when we got there, the menu was reduced, and the quality was poor. The saag paneer was extremely bland. I think they forgot to mix in the spices because it’s very hard to believe it was meant to taste like that. They also changed the presentation of their dishes (like the gol guppa) and took off some menu items I was looking forward to trying like the tiffin
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was absolutely wonderful!
  32. MM

    MMChicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful flavors and presentation. Fabulous oysters as appetizer, but fried-calamari was nothing special. Lamp chops with vindaloo sauce were delicious but could have been warmer. Overall we would recommend it.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were incredible! I can’t wait to go back!
  34. K

    Kpowell

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Will be back. Shrimp coconut curry, braised pork shank and French onion naan were outstanding. Calamari had wonderful flavor and exceptional sauce but was over cooked. Sat in the bar area and service was amazing! Great recommendations from our server.
  35. MM

    MichaelM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great, the food was I had another level compared to any other restaurant. All the workers, whether they were your waitress or not or extremely friendly and helpful. This is a place I would love to revisit time and time again.
  36. BD

    BlueDoorFoodie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food is good, but not the best. Quality seems to have declined. Sauces nice. Meats were dry. Desserts are mediocre. Cocktails were good.
  37. CM

    CarolineM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delightful experience from start to finish. My only regret was I got full to fast! The food and service was fantastic.
  38. AS

    AmyS

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food - excellent choices supported honestly by the service staff. Appetizers of Chicken Tikka Masala Poutine, Beef French Onion Naan, and Goan Curry Mussels (personal favorite) were stellar. Pork Shank and Lamb Chops were beyond incredible. Drinks - Mocktails and choice Indian beer selections superb. Dessert - Layered chocolate cake was uniquely flavored, had gold leaf accent, and delightfully NOT too heavy after a huge meal. Our group of 4 shared 1 piece and that was a-plenty! Service - Informative, polite, happy, and respectful of our questions and time needed to make decisions. Timing of food arrival to the table was perfect. Not our first visit, and definitively not our last. While we are locals, our guests from out of town weren't familiar with Indian food and they Raved over the meal, texting home to wives and friends of this new amazing discovery! Thank you, Maneet Chauhan and company! Keep it up!
  39. ST

    SarahT

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best in Nashville! We live out of town and of all the places we could visit, we keep coming back! The garlic nan, nachos, and pork shank with korma were delicious.
  40. TG

    TGallagher

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so yummy and the service was great! We can’t wait to go back!

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 4.7 stars by 4260 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 73 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
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Google Map for Chauhan Ale & Masala House

123 12th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37203

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Grundy

  • Neighborhood

    The Gulch

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • 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 $12 per person including 2 curry dishes, basmati rice, naan and a salad - you can't beat it! You can access the menu and place an order through the inquiry form on our website: chauhannashville.com/private-events-catering/ 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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