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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thanks for joining us for Thanksgiving! We will be serving Dinner from 12pm to 8pm, offering our full menu as well as some exciting Dinner Specials. Please note our cancellation policy, as space is extremely limited. Thanks much and we look forward to seeing you!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Thanks for joining us for Christmas Eve! We will be serving Dinner from 12pm to 8pm, offering our full menu as well as some exciting Dinner Specials. Please note our cancellation policy, as space is extremely limited. Thanks much and we look forward to seeing you!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

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

What 2447 People Are Saying
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Nashville
36 reviews
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything on the menu is delicious! Make sure to start with the poutine or nachos!

T
Nashville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best poutine you can find in the city. Good traditional curries and beer to accompany.

N
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great service!

d
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We've been coming to Chauhan since it first opened a few years ago. While we hadn't stayed away for a reason, we dined there last Saturday for the first time in a few months. Frankly, it's slipped. Chauhan always stood out from other Indian restaurants because their sauces were rich, creamy and very flavorful.
Not so much anymore. All four of us noticed a difference with four different entrees. We wondered if the original recipes hadn't been watered down. It was still good, but simply not as good as it had been and perhaps not worth the prices (compared to other Indian restaurants closer to our home in Franklin).
Finally, it's always been noisy on the weekends; never more so than last Saturday.
Bottom-line, it will be a while before we go back.

PH
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. The presentation of the Frito Pie was creative and whimsical - served within the opened Frito bag. I want to specifically commend the restaurant on how they dealt with two overcooked skirt steaks. Two of us had ordered the skirt steak, medium and medium rare. When they came out they were both well done. The server took the plates immediately and returned shortly thereafter with two perfectly cooked steaks. They also comped us a dessert. This was outstanding service.

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was incredibly slow, food was too creamy. I had the salmon. The poutine was the one redeeming dish. Yum. The restaurant was uncomfortably loud where you had to yell to be heard in your table. May i recommend

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Normally food is great, but this dinner, nan was burned black and tikka marsala was runny and bland.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go to spot for birthday celebrations!!

TC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a very very waitress and the food was delicious!

WK
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super tasty. Nice bartender. Real Indians there so must be good.

DB
Hong Kong
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

All good except letdown with getting ride back to hotel.

SE
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with amazing food. Service is always top notch. The only negative issue was our mussels needed to be roasted a few more minutes. Everything else was superb! We will be back soon.

B
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Before concert, much needed date night!

MR
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic dining experience! Our server was very personable, answered all of our menu questions and had great suggestions. Of course the food was incredible, best Indian cuisine that I have ever had hands down!

JC
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am not the biggest fan of Indian food, but this place came with high recommendations. We ate there for brunch, and it was fantastic! Unique, flavorful menu. We can’t wait to try dinner there!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service was slow. Waitress was not attentive. Appetizer came out cold.

M
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I had no problem with high top seating however my table for 8 was unusually skinny and it was very difficult fitting everything on it.

t
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food great service. This was our first time eating Indian cuisine and they where very helpful

OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Would have liked the server to present our food with explanation and more care. The chicken was dry but the lamb was awesome. All the flavors were great. Cocktails were our favorite part.

PL
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, dinner was wonderful!

H
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious, and excellent service! Love the ‘Nashville hot chicken’ influence into Indian food.

OT
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This spot was perfect for a casual birthday dinner when my mom was in town. The service was excellent and our waitress was attentive and had plenty of recommendations (even asking if we had dietary restrictions). The portions were huge....I had the meat and three and my mom had chicken tikka masala. The menu has a great variety of options and plenty of adventurous picks. Definitely will be back soon!!

JH
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, I had the salmon kabob and the seasoning was spectacular, it was the best salmon I’ve ever had! We ate the naan with a sampling of different spreads and dips, and it was fun and interesting tastes, really a good choice for a table of people with different tastes. The service and atmosphere were nice. I’ll be back definitely!

JS
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had contacted Chauhan earlier in the day to notify the restaurant of a friend’s food allergy. The
restaurant not only called me back but spoke to us at check in and made sure our waiter knew of her allergy. Items suitable for our guest were circled on the menu and we were checked on regularly. The wait staff were exceptionally knowledgeable and courteous; the service, food and cocktails were spot on. Thank you for a memorable meal and experience Chauhan!

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Outstanding food, very slow service. Several times I have been there. Kudos to the kitchen but if they want to be really good they need better service.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Great food and great service

s
Nashville
23 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

As a local, I do not venture downtown much due to hassles of traffic, parking, crowds, etc. However, Chauhan is worth it! One of the best meals in Nashville.

O
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was unbelievable. We don’t live in the area, but would come back again and again if we did.

t
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was fair, but limited choices. The host watched the football game and was inattentive. When asked what the topping was on the full size chocolate chai cake at the host stand replied I don’t know. Period. Ideally he should have known the product, but at the least should have said I’ll find out and let you know. Should have stopped watching the game long enough to care about the guests.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Unfortunately we did not have a great experience. Every time I visit Nashville we go to Chauhan and this time was not the best experience. Everything from our drinks to the appetizers to the entrees took forever. We had a reservation at 7:45pm and did not get our food until 9:30pm. Also we had a hair in our appetizer which took another 20 min to get a replacement. We had a great server named Noah who did his best to make it right but we were very disappointed with the manager who did not seem to care when I brought our issues to him. The food was good but the overall service was not great. I don’t think we will be coming back to Chauhan after the experience.

s
Naples
87 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a winner! Only regret was the two of us could not try more dishes. Everything we had was delicious, including drinks, and the service and space were great as well.

AR
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We love Indian food but I guess we like a more traditional take. Liked the atmosphere and it was crazy busy so I hope it does well.

S
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Creative Indian tweaks to traditional cocktails and dishes. Cioppino was excellent. Lamb tikka masala very good.

SR
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. Our server was very knowledgeable and gave us some great recommendations! From the wine to the appetizers to the main courses we were very satisfied! When we’re back in Nashville we’ll return!

RU
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very Good Experience and a must to visit on the new Restaurant List in Nashville.
My Skirt Steak had outstanding flavor !

OT
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Service was slow and spotty. Bar backed up (hey Nashville, it’s never okay to run 20 minute drink tickets in your restaurant. Get another bartender. Being “busy” is not an excuse- it’s your business model). This was our 5 or 6th visit- food quality and menu variety has declined. Calamari was inedible. Most of the entrees were too heavily spiced, which was never an issue in past visits. Team service was, again, just bad service- runners dropping food and running, asking staff for things like to-go boxes and they just disappear and never return.

This has Ben one of my favorite places in town. I brought family from out of town and was embarrassed.

EG
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always food, service, atmosphere and overall experience are excellent. The poutine is food crack and the dabba is always a surprise and a treat. We have been many times, and will return happily.

m
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Delicious! Exotic! Spicy!!!

R
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and helpful wait staff. She brought us samples of their sauces to help us make a decision. All food selections were flavorful.

V
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The paneer poutin was outstanding. Other vegetarian options are limited. The chilli relleno could use more flavor.

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