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Cholanad Restaurant and Bar

4.4
260 reviews
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$30 and under
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South Indian
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  • Good Vegetarian Options (12)
  • Creative Cuisine (9)
Cholanad Team is focused on delivering the South Indian culinary experience in a world class style. We are aspiring to become a world leader in ethnic cuisine experience that includes food, ambiance and service.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
South Indian, Seafood, International
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Mon - Sun 11:30 - 2:30


Dinner: Sun - Thur 5 - 9:30


Fri - Sat 5 - 11pm
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Phone number
(800) 246-5262
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Available Private dining on Advanced booking. We provide custom menus for groups of more than 20 guests.
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Private party contact
Kumar: (800) 246-5262
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mallette St
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Parking details
Limited parking located on premises. Chapel Hill downtown valet parking tickets are validated
free of charge for CholaNad customers.

FREE Valet parking for Cholanad Customers opposite to Carolina Ale House
in Franklin Street
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Wheelchair Access
What 260 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.0
service
3.9
ambience
4.2
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Greensboro)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We had a lovely meal before a concert. We selected this restaurant from the website and from on-line reviews. And we enjoy Indian cuisine. The service was calm, not rushed. The food was fresh, tasty and lovely. The Masala Navratan Tartlets were outstanding - so flavorful! I would highly recommend Cholanad to family and friends.

Wish there was a Winston-Salem location.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I've eaten here a few times. Service has been consistently excellent. Almost every food item has been wonderful as well and would justify 5 stars. Every entree has been awesome, the crepe like wraps, the chili chicken, and curry pots are a highlight.
Some of the appetizers we ordered at our last visit were on the bland side, even the accompanying sauces were rather mild.

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DuaneD (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Good food, but tables are too close together for private conversation.

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OpenTable Diner (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was delicious and the service was great!

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EdB820 (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

It was the night of the Super Bowl, and therefore not many diners. Our server, Jarrett, was excellent. He was the highlight of the meal. One diner thought a "mild" entree was a bit too spicy, but everyone else was very pleased.

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vipCorkDork1 (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful Southern Indian dining experience, lots of interesting dishes, knowledgeable server, the Manager stoped at our our table twice. Highly recommend this wonderful restaurant!
Excellent wine & drink list.

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Susie (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Good Indian food and it’s nice to have access to a full menu at lunch rather than a buffet.

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Sauda (St. Louis)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Food was very good, portions large. But the service was abysmal. Waiters need lengthy training in all aspects of serving.

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

My husband and I had been to Cholanad once in the past and were impressed by the authentic menu items and great flavors we got to experience -- as such, we were excited to return. Unfortunately, our repeat was a bit disappointing. The food was definitely still on point, but the service was far from ideal. We sat for 25 minutes before having to tell the hostess that nobody had waited on us.

From there on, I'm pretty sure the hostess just decided to go ahead and wait on our table herself (which was appreciated). But there was no apology for the wait, and she clearly was not used to waiting tables -- our bottle of wine was just sat on our table (we opened and poured ourselves).

Not her fault but perhaps maybe an understaffing issue? Great food, just unfortunate service experience.

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Rich (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Food and service were great. I recommend using the valet parking located in front of Elaine's during peak hours. There is no charge if you are eating at one of the restaurants.

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