Chauhan Ale & Masala House

4.7
3085 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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Safety precautions

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 3085 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MelanieF
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food I’ve ever had!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I had far better experience when I visited last time (couple of years back) most of the better appetizers were bot in the menu but shifted to her other restaurant. We ordered vindaloo which had no aroma and tasted more like ketch up. ( far cry from my last visit). Also we were there on Friday evening at 7 pm and they were out with couplw of nans - beers were served in a bottle not even a glass. Service was just ok, server never asked for second round if drinks or if we needed anything. Again, my last visit was fantastic and thats the reason we came here again(last time was two years back) disappointed

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KristinaF
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came from TX and I was excited for months. No disappointment!! Food was awesome!!! Drinks were good. We had a great time!!

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TCarZa
Hawaii
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The atmosphere was delightful. It was a great experience overall. I would definitely recommend.

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GMAT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Chef Maneet Chauhan is great, but I like her other restaurant Tansuo better. I was expecting more traditional Indian cuisine, but it's more of an American/Indian fusion that leans more towards American food. I thought it was all interesting and tasty, but had a few complaints. One is the Tandoori Chicken tasted boiled and unsalted, and it should have a smoky flavor from a special tandoor oven, so the sauce was the only good part and I felt like I overpaid here. The other curry was great, but also not traditional in taste. Her skills are much better experienced at Tansuo, but I'd give this place another shot and just try a different appetizer next time for lunch.

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Katie
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places in Nashville, we go at least once a month!

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Nick
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food was amazing, wish the music was just a little bit quieter, hard to talk over.

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TinaR
Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are fans of Maneet and absolutely had to come hear to eat! We were not disappointed, food was fantastic. Our waiter, Brandon, (pretty sure) was very attentive. Will be back next time we’re in Nashville.

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StevenF
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and attention by wait staff. I would definitely recommend this restaurant...it was one of my reasons to visit Nashville!!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant!

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NitiM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The taste of the food was very poor for the price charged. Food was cold and even the naan tasted like frozen naan.

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null
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Incredibly loud and the food was just ok. I was super excited about the tandoori poutine, but it was mediocre - it was way too cheesy and the curds were melted and rubbery. All of our food came out not quite hot enough.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
36 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have Indian food. I had the lamb chops and they were delicious. Serving size was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just an amazing meal.
The lamb was perfect.
The food authentic .
I was traveling - so I ate alone- would have been great to with a group and order many dishes to sample.
If I ever go back to Nashville- definitely coming back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first experience at Chauhan’s. It was a wonderful experience. The waitress was knowledgeable and helped us decide on a combination. The flavors were amazing and some of the most well prepared food we have experienced. We have eaten many places but this was one of our favorites. Next time we are in Nashville, definitely headed back!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dinners we have had in a long time! Our server was AMAZING!

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Mike
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent and the space is beautiful. I've eaten a lot of Indian food and was happy to try Maneet's twist on some classics. My wife and I brought my parents, who have not tried much Indian food, and they loved it. Don't miss the Hot Chicken Pakoras!

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mandyd
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service was even better. Loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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LiseR
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Received wrong dinner entree 2 times and correct one two times (hard to believe). Then they brought the wrong beer - by that time I just drank it. I figured they must have had all new staff or something. I ate after my date was done with his meal. Unfortunate.

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DOC68
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time. We had the tandoori chicken puteen and shrimp goad curry, the gave us an amazing desert for our anniversary, could not have asked for a better night. I will say the chair were a bit uncomfortable, but beyond that everything was superb!!

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vipEllenH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Restaurant was very disappointing. Service terrible, cleanliness level was below any reasonable standard. The management was completely indifferent when my husband and I tried to give feedback. There are many great restaurants in Nashville. Chauhan Ale & Masala is definitely not one of them.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food.

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MZxx
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Good date night spot. Menu definitely smaller than our last visit. Tasty, well made Indian food but less exotic and interesting than prior menu with more selections. Good wine selection and cocktails were well made. Would definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Overall good experience, friendly wait staff and excellent food

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BrettH
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous… out of town vacationers. We will be back

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MitziM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable food, service and atmosphere. It’s our favorite place to gather when the family drives up from Chattanooga!

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Jane
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kirstyn provided excellent, attentive service. Food was so wonderful!

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HeatherU
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything we ordered. We loved the artichoke pakora, chicken moilee, daal makhani especially! I highly recommend this restaurant. It is delish!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in Nashville. Everything was amazing, and the staff was so gracious and accommodating to our one year old.

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vipRichP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family loved this Indian restaurant with Southern flourishes. They're not always the biggest Indian food fans, but everyone loved this restaurant. One son thought it was his best ever. We had the night's special which was a perfectly cooked sirloin surrounded by Indian sauces. We also enjoyed the lamb korma, chicken bhuna and of course, chicken tikka masala. The naan was the only part that was disappointing. We had a couple of the garlic parmesan naan and they were slightly undercooked and neither crispy nor fluffy. We would definitely come back the next time we're in town.

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AvidTraveler
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service!

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StephanieW
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. Server very knowledgeable about menu. Brought out a dessert for my birthday that was amazing. Will be back for sure.

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crone2
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fun dinner for 5 of us. All the dinners were very interesting and good. The cocktails were tasty and service was friendly and good. We will certainly come again.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So excited to visit Chauhan! Best Indian cuisine I have EVER had. The wait staff was friendly and broke down all the dishes and sauces in an easy to understand way (helpful for anyone that would be new to Indian food). The portions were large and super flavorful, well worth the cost. Appetizers, sides, and dessert all beautifully plated and tasty as well. Everything was well spiced; not hot spicy, but fragrant and added a real depth of flavor to all the dishes. We will visit every time we hit Nashville from now on!

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vipBradV
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is always perfect. I love to bring and send out of town guests here. No where else will they get this experience. One of my favorites.

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KirstenP
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Yummy poutine , garlic Naan and shrimp curry. Service not super fast but we weren’t in a hurry and enjoyed our time. Big fans of Maneet but she wasn’t there 😞 Definitely would recommend even if you’re not big on Indian food

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Monkeybrad
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The quality and service were excellent as always. Dinner was the same high quality that we have always enjoyed here, but it seems like the cocktail program has gotten a jumpstart. Several really interesting options with top notch presentation and construction.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
59 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Excellent food! Service was a little scattered and our server didn’t seemed to forget about us…we never got one of our items. Overall, delicious. We will definitely try it again!

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vipBarbS
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was great. The nachos were very good and different.

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Chauhan Ale & Masala House is rated 4.7 stars by 3085 OpenTable diners.

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