Chauhan Ale & Masala House

4.8
2971 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 Sunday 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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2971 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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vip1007pb
Indiana
43 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You walk into this restaurant and your mouth just starts watering!! The AROMA was AMAZING and it did not disappoint! If I lived close I would visit this restaurant regularly!

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COfoodie
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service… does not disappoint!!!

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vipNashResident
Nashville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Normally this is a great place. Unfortunately, they were short-staffed and slow. Their menu is much more limited than it used to be. Also, it seems that the decor is suffering over the years.

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JoeyH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service and experience was very good as always. The food was not up to the level it has been in the past. I believe it was due to it being Mother's Day. Naan did have a charred/metallic taste to it. We will be back though. Always one of our favorite places to each.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Mother's Day

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KennyG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent. The service was outstanding. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent! The ambiance was overshadowed by the crowd and loudness level. Some of the decor is falling down. Time for a good cleanup and revitalization

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

They have way too many tables and not enough workers. Bar service was slow. Tables were left dirty with food on them for over 30 minutes after diners left. They should reduce the number of tables to match the capacity of staff, kitchen, and bar. Not a good experience,

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JasonB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Would recommend to any friend and would go all the time if we didn’t live very far away

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vipeplondon
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter/bartender Joe was great and made really amazing dinks. He is also a good waiter. We sat at by the window as the restaurant is a bit dark. I had tandoori ship with vindaloo sauce and loved it, but the shrimp were slightly overcooked and the tails should have been removed. My son had the lamp and really enjoyed it. The naan and chutney were good, though the chutney was a little pricey for what you get. We had a dish with round balls filled with bean paste and you fill it with a drink sauce. It was very fun and tasty. I wanted dessert but no room. I was told the owner is never there for dinner service and is always traveling so no chance to meet. Maybe that is what she prefers? I'd go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The host ignored us a few minutes as we walked in the door but the service was good and the food decent. It’s more of an Americanized cuisine and not 100% authentic. Overall good experience though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere! Nails it every time

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great atmosphere! Plenty of options, even for those concerned about spiciness or heat level. We all found something we felt comfortable with and enjoyed it!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner and great friendly service

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KylieT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing. You should make a reservation if possible. Our waiter was very nice and they’re cocktails were great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service (Thank you, Jamie!). The food was absolutely delicious.

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JackieS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Id visit here again. We loved our appetizers. My husbands steak was small and expensive.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I was disappointed in how long we waited to receive our meal. We were there well over 2 hours. Even with that the meal was outstanding and our waitress was amazing.

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RichardF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted to come here while visiting Nashville due to Ms Chauhan’s notoriety. We were not disappointed. I had the tandoori chicken in a mild curry sauce n my husband had the lamb in a different curry. Both were very different from each other and excellent. We also tried the semolina puff appetizers with the cilantro water and they were delightful. We will be back next time in town

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Rita
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The vegetarian starters are really great. The main entrees are EXTREMELY disappointing!And then to pay the premium price is a real rip off :(

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vipErikaW
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The short rib French onion naan is one of the most interesting things I have ever eaten!!! I have been talking about it for days...

JR
JeffreyR
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter really helped us with selections as we do not know very much about Indian cuisine. He nailed it all was very good and the curried mussels was amazing. Can’t believe how low the bill was for what we had.

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johnk
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and environment.

Valet parking would be nice, or more reasonable parking nearby.

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vipMelindaL
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic meal! Wonderful! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was nothing less than perfect. The food perfect. The atmosphere perfect. The service, Brandon was our server tonight, PERFECT! Thank you so much. Will return next time we are in town!

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Srini
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food quality was terrible. The menu on the website was NOT what was available at the restaurant.

The waitress was not knowledgeable and the nuances of the Indian cuisine. The cocktails we ordered were bad and did not have adequate alcohol content - wonder if this was some kind of cost control measure. We ordered the Poutine which tasted horrible, something a kid would put together in a hurry. It had no flavor - would NOT recommend this dish and the restaurant to anyone.

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Bullet
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Read article about owner and decided to check it out, since we love Indian food. This was Indian with a twist - an excellent twist. Stated with fried artichoke and garlic Parmesan naan, along with a Sauvignon Blanc. Wine not great but food tremendous. Ordered lamb with saag - terrific and tandoori chicken with Tikka Masala - over the top especially with green Chili’s to give it some heat. Ordered side of Brussel sprouts but with the naan, a bit much.
Had a cab - Bonanza - and it went well with entrees. If we lived here, this would be a regular stop!! Server and Mgr couldn’t have been better. Parking an issue on a rainy night.

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EmilyH
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Easy to try lots of things. My chicken was so juicy and the tikka masala sauce was perfect. Fun cocktails too.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, as always!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is unbelievable here. I mean chicken tandoori, French fries, and curry altogether? Best Tika Masala ever.

MM
MarcM
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Lamb Vindaloo and I must say it was one of the best things that I ate while in Nashville. The lamb was fork tender and the vindaloo was spiced perfectly. We eat here everytime we are in town.

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Dale
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had high expectations going into this experience, and they were exceeded! Food, service, drinks, and vibe were phenomenal. Best Indian food I’ve ever had. Highly recommend for a casual/cool date night or with friends and family.

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Mags
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been looking forward to this since Covid hit last year...and it did not disappoint! We will support Maneet and many other locals. We were watching her before she ever called Nashville home and boy we are so glad she did!

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TaylorC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Very bland Indian food, I expected more from the reviews. It tasted similar to frozen Indian food from Trader Joe’s. Not many spices in the food and very unauthentic. Didn’t expect much though for southern American Indian food. Don’t waste your time here and go try other places in Nashville. Very overpriced too!

JD
JeanettaD
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time eating Indian and it did not disappoint! Our waiter was wonderful and explained everything to us so we would know what exactly to get and enjoy! A bit pricey but expected when you're at a famous chefs restaurant!

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Rosa0715
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!! Best Curry of my life!

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ROSALYNC
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Drinks were great. Silverware was dirty, issue was addressed. Other than that excellent. Vindaloo delicious!

LT
vipLuvTravel
Nashville
54 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have not eaten in the restaurant, although we have ordered out many times. We had a fabulous time! The entire staff was super friendly and eating in was so much fun and delicious! We'll be back soon!

MR
MichaelR
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have traveled all around the world. One of the best Indian restaurants that I have been to! Food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In town for a birthday trip and this place was recommended by a friend. Everything was delicious!

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Chauhan Ale & Masala House is rated 4.8 stars by 2971 OpenTable diners.

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