Chauhan Ale & Masala House

4.7
3442 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
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RobC13
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for Indian cuisine done right, this is your place. The portions were generous and the service exceptional.

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Surya
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic overall experience. Made our evenining memorable.

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TashiaB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful dining experience. Would definitely recommend and go back

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food as always! Brought friends here for their first time eating at Chanuan and they can’t stop talking about how good it was! Can’t wait to come back!

SJ
SayJay
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and was served so quickly. The restaurant is perfectly decorated and the staff was pleasant and prompt.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We got two curries (paneer and mixed veg) . There are hardly any vegetables/paneer in either of them. It seemed like soups with veggies sprinkled. Moreover, the gravy is very bland. Service is good though.

RB
RandallB
Savannah
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We prefer traditional Thanksgiving meals. Chauhan presented a unique choice, however we like the traditional. Still a great place for Indian food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a fun and different Thanksgiving meal here. It was a nice change of pace from the traditional Turkey and fixings. The lamb nacho’s were phenomenal! The chicken tikka masala and lamb vindaloo were both excellent. Our server was excellent and just a really cool guy. Definitely get the Brussels sprouts and cheesecake!

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JEnS
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lamb nachos and the short rib French onion naan were to die for!!!

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vipAJSTEYNBERG
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so impressed with this restaurant, the food was crazy amazing, the atmosphere was warm and inviting and decor very well thought out and fitting. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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Hoodie
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

We would have appreciated it if the servers were wearing masks. We wore our masks until the food was served, then we took off our masks. Given everything that is going on now with COVID infections and new variants arising in Africa that will probably be here soon, we would feel most comfortable if servers at restaurants wore masks to protect the customers. And at least we personally will wear our masks when we're not eating to protect the servers and other customers. It is simple courtesy.

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vipKTAL
New Orleans
66 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the appetizers, entrees and desert. Chloe, our server was awesome!
The artichoke starter has to be one of our favorites! We always get the nachos and they are delicious too! Naan so tasty along with every entree we got!
Can’t go wrong with anything here!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We asked they waiter to bring us some plates. We were not disappointed!

6 of us and we all thoroughly enjoyed. Great service and food. Highly recommend.

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KayE
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting my daughter and couldn't of asked for a better place to celebrate. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

BM
vipBrunchMeOrLeaveMeBe
Nashville
47 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed the food, especially the brussel sprouts! Mort was on point with all his suggestions (from the appetizers, the drinks, and the entrees). Atmosphere is perfect for date night. We will be back...

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vipDaceyD
New York Area
124 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I went for brunch solo and sat at the bar. The bartender was perfectly pleasant. Most apps are for sharing and don't work very well for one person. The exception - poori puff shots - were fabulous and fun, if still a bit much for one person. Entree portions were also large. At the bartender's suggestion, who characterized it as the "most flavorful" choice on the menu, I chose lamb bhuna, which was astonishingly under-seasoned, although the ingredients were top-notch. Garlic naan was served cold, which was a first (and not a good one). Beer and wine by the glass selection was thoughtfully curated to complement food. The entree came while I was still eating the app, which always annoys me.

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ElaineM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the flavors, smells and sights. Such a lovely time, look forward to going again!!

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VacayH
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and excellent service. Good wine menu.

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MariskaW
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Just wasn’t worth the money we paid. The plates were dirty and some of the dishes were bland. It was too loud. It’s a restaurant and not a club.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second time to visit Nashville and both trips this was hands down our best meal. During my first trip I happened to run into a Food Network chef (Eddie Jackson) in the elevator of my hotel and he said Chauhan was a must. Flash forward two years later and we took my husbands co-workers who all agreed it was their favorite meal of the trip. Service was amazing and everyone they works there is so kind.

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TheGuyAtTable37
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and not overpriced. Service was excellent. Austin was very articulate and welcoming. Great place for a date night! Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service in a setting with a cool vibe. One of the best places in Nashville! Never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mary is a great server!

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brandylynl
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service (Austin) and amazing, flavor filled food. A must experience place!

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vipRobroy
Atlanta
37 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food was FANTASTIC. The service needs to be buttoned up. The chicken poutine only had about 1 oz of chicken but it was still delicious. Our waitress was sweet and good but we only got half our pappadum order until we said something and they delivered my husband’s second beer 3 times with the first of the 3 being the wrong one (which he took rather than make a fuss. We had our parking ticket validated only for it to not read and it treated our ticket as a lost ticket. Do we paid just to get out.

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Christie
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Our server was very knowledgeable and suggested some great dishes. Best Indian food I’ve had in the US.

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TimW
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

The food was no where near as good as it was the last time we ate there. Our server kept giving us funny looks every time we would ask for something. He was acting like he was in a hurry it was 5:00 and only 4 other tables with different servers. I would not recommend The pork belly appetizer it was awful (the first time we got it was nothing short of amazing but not now). It will be a long time before I will think about tryout again.

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JacobS
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chauhan Ale & Masala House has fantastic food. Our server, Mary, was awesome, and she’s just the right level of attentive. We will definitely be eating here again.

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vipJacobH
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food, atmosphere and customer service didn’t disappoint. Our server Jamie was great!!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible. The staff was very nice. Absolutely no complaints! Can’t wait to go back

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DebraF
Nashville
29 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, fab food and ambiance for a friend’s get together! I’ll be back with the hubs!

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vipRachel
Western NC
79 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So we came to Nashville specifically to go to Manet Chauhans restaurants. This was our first one. The pakora with fried artichokes was probably best I’ve ever had. Our curries were delicious. We both had shrimp curries and the shrimp was perfectly cooked. Server was brand new and went out of her way to make sure my meal didn’t contain dairy. However we had one complaint. The broccolini came out without the chili sauce on it. When we pointed it out, she came back with a dish of the chili paste that was not easily spreadable on the vegetable. In addition the broccolini was cold. I still gave the restaurant 5 stars. Also. The Sangria was amazing. Perfectly balanced.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A delightful evening. The only negative is the parking. It might be helpful to know that you validate some parking at Whole Foods up the street.

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ShawnT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Chef Maneet and her team knock it out of the park every time.

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JosephP
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night’s meal was perfection. The lamb chops are to die for. And the mussels, yum! Mort our server was amazing. Can’t wait to come back and do it again.

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LucyM
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chauhan has and always will be a favorite restaurant of mine! The service in general was incredible. Our actual server was very kind and attentive. The drinks were delicious.( I had a fall sangria and a glass of red wine). The food was incredible. We ordered a few different delicious items from the hot chicken pakoras to shrimp tikka masala to the brussel sprouts!
Another thing to note is that this place is always dependable! We will continue to go back :)

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SherryP
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food/Great atmosphere/Great Service We are always pleased

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WesleyM
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Chloe was outstanding. Our first Indian cuisine experience was enhanced by her guidance. Food and flavours were outstanding

LJ
LizJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was EXCELLENT! The music however was too loud.

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Chauhan Ale & Masala House is rated 4.7 stars by 3442 OpenTable diners.

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