Chauhan Ale & Masala House

4.7
2195 reviews
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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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Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Thanks for joining us for Father's Day! We are excited to offer our full menu as well as some exciting Brunch and 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!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

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SL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flavorful and fantastic! A great choice for some light appetizers or a full meal.

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Must recommend for anyone visiting Nashville!!!

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Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great all around experience. Food was excellent and loved the layout and feel of the place.

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite place to eat whenever we go to Nashville. Great service and wonderful food.

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RM
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chauhan is always a charm.

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JO
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been to Chauhan a dozen times and it never disappoints. Love the atmosphere, and food is always great. I'm determined to try something different, but the poutine appetizer and the vindaloo is so wonderful I have to have it every time.

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M
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Drinks and food were wonderful as usual. Chauhan remains one of my favorite spots in Nashville! My date loved it so much he’s bringing his daughter back next weekend.

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A
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was great, food was fast and tasty! Everyone should give it a try!

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Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious and loved the creativity in the menu. Not your typical Indian presentation but still kept true to the flavors of traditional Indian cuisine. Would definitely dine again.

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R
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food. The mussles were the best I have ever had. Tikki Masala was great. Desert was amazing. The only dish that was so-so was the Chili Rellano. Great service. My one complaint -- this was a birthday dinner for our 20-year old daughter. At the end, the server conveyed a message to her that some guy in the restaurant thought she was beautiful and wanted to giver her his card. Having our daughter hit on in front of her family, and a family event was not cool.

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D
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Really well put restaurants, I wish there was more of them. However, there is only one thing that I was extremely disappointed with, it was our gulab jamun cheesecake. The crust was so hard, every time we broke into it, we lost a piece to the table, so the table ate more of it than we did.... but what we did manage to eat, tasted excellent.

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JS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chauhan has become our favorite for a date or a special night out. When we have time we especially like to share a pot of chai with dessert.

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MH
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delivers. Love every Masala Daba. Leave that skirt steak vindaloo on the menu. We are bringing back friends for it and more!

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JL
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in Nashville - hands down!

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Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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SM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Food was great, service was horrible unless you like to sit with dirty dinner dishes in front of you while you’re paying your check and eating dessert.

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DS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and very interesting to see and smell. The ambience was cool because we felt transported to India. The staff was top notch and very service oriented. I have met Maneet before in Los Angeles. She was in New York taping for 📺; however, it felt as if she was there because the people who served us were very sensitive to the diners needs. I felt that we were treated as valued guests and have already told some local folks who had not heard of Chauhan Ale and Masala. Two thumbs way up 👍

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JM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as usual! Absolutely love the mussels appetizer and naan.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maybe the best Indian food I've ever put in my mouth? So very glad we chose to eat here while visiting Nashville - the food was insanely delicious. Will be recommending it to all of my friends who are headed there.

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SR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

We are regulars and went there on a Sunday night specifically because it’s not too crazy. The service was so slow this time and it wasn’t even that crowded. Could not figure out what the problem was. The waitress kept saying “I will be right back” for everything, for bringing menus, water, plates, food and kept disappearing. The food was good as always, but the lack of service on a slow night will prevent me from going back for a while.

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and atmosphere

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Came here for a birthday celebration with a group of 6 people, the food was amazing and our server Sydney was the best! She really added a great and attentive touch to our experience. We will be back.

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1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent spot for a date night. Superior service. My girlfriend said it best, "this is next-level Indian cuisine."

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Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was very good. Unfortunately the menu has changed, the prices have gone up and the wine pour size has gone down. I guess that’s Nashville now, but I don’t like it. I left feeling a bit frustrated.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service even a special visit from Meneet herself. Food is always amazing. I love the Indian southern flare. Craft cocktails are must try.

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CH
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great overall experience.

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Nashville
221 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chauhan nevertheless ceases to amaze, with food, hospitality (from service professionals to management and all in between). On this visit we saw a new menu! Would return repeatedly anyway, but now there’s even more reason to do so- must try all the new stuff!! Highly recommended!

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DS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, ambience, and service. Compliments to the chef on a delicious meal!

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LB
Savannah
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was excellent. We had an appetizer from the happy hour menu and dinner from the regular menu. Both were very good. It was nice that they allowed us both menus. Will definitely go back if we get a chance while we are still in Nashville.

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r
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Our waiter was amazing and recommended a number of dishes that turned out great. The meatball appetizer was delicious and I had the skirt steak. Cooked just right and great flavors. Wife had one of the curry dishes with chicken and can’t go wrong with any of these.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food. Great service.

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NJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

"I love the atmosphere of this place - India meets industrial. Warm and inviting with Bollywood clips ahowing on the walls. The food was so flavorful. We definitely would return to try more dishes. Since we were sharing everything we asked for the the food to be served when ready and they paced it perfectly. The only things that didn't hit the mark was one of the desserts: saffron kheer with pistachio ice cream. The presentations in a mason jar with a popsicle was clever. The pistachio popsicle was too hard and tasted chalky.

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FR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

I visited Nashville for my birthday this past Saturday. I made reservations. When we arrived, we were told we had to wait. The wait was 20 minutes. Half of that time was spent watching two booths become available but not be bused. The appetizers were ok. If you like very sweet dishes then you'll love the gol guppa shots and the nachos. The waiter who brought them out was very informative on how to pour the cilantro jalapeno juice and eat the shot. The entrees took over an hour to come out. We had finally decided to leave and were asked to wait a few more minutes. We did, but only 2 of our dishes came out. We were then asked to wait longer, which we did and the rest came. The meals were subpar and my chilli relleno was not warm. The delicious naan bread was the star of the night. Our waiter was nice, but it took him very long to let us know what was going on with the food and to compensate on the bill for the inconvenience. He said they were understaffed, which is understandable. However, doing damage control early on is very important. The ambiance was nice. I was really hoping that chef maneets restaurant would be a great experience. Hopefully, their service will get better.

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Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Each dish came out like warm and got
Cold very quickly. There was plenty of effort. I think they just got behind.

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AW
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always. Now if only I could get my hands on the poutine recipe! So delicious, definitely a dish everyone should try.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I keep trying to find other Indian restaurants in Nadhville...but always find myself going back to Chuahan. The food is excellent, drinks are great, and the environment is busy but not overwhelmingly loud.

Highly recommend this to Nashville natives or tourists.

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l
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very tasty, a bit on the pricey side for brunch.

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Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

We were extremely disappointed by the brunch menu offered at lunchtime on saturday

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SL
Greensboro
14 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW! Fabulous! Amazing! Probably our favorite new restaurant. The chicken tikamasala and lamb were both delicious. The naan, order one of each, you will want them to soak up the sauces. Enough about the food- the ambiance is very cool. Bollywood movies are projected on the walls as art. The service- 10+ stars! The leftovers we had for breakfast the next day made it full circle. This place is a must in Nashville.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent!

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