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Cholanad Restaurant and Bar

4.4
250 reviews
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$30 and under
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South Indian
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  • Authentic (8)
  • Spicy (7)
  • Good Vegetarian Options (7)
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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What 250 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4
  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.1
service
3.9
ambience
4.3
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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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vipVicki (Raleigh)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food as always. Friendly helpful wait staff - very knowledgeable about the menu.

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aaaabbbb (Raleigh)
5.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

Cholanad is the best Indian in NC! The big bad tiger was incredible !

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vipOpenTable Diner (Naples)
5.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

Always excellent Indian food and choices at Cholanad. Excellent value.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
4.0
Dined on November 24, 2017

I would definitely go back. The food was good and the price was reasonable. The menu is extensive. I had shrimp tikka Marsala and wish there were more shrimp but the flavor was great. Went for my birthday and they gave me a complimentary glass of champagne!!

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on November 9, 2017

Not the best Indian food in the area. Basmati was not particularly aromatic. Lamb saag lacked depth of flavor.

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viponjaEats (Raleigh)
4.0
Dined on November 4, 2017

We were first seated in the far back with no other patrons and the waiter must not have been told we were there due to the long wait to see anyone come with water or to take a drink order. We had to get up and go to the main dining area, ask to be seated there, then we were waited on. The waiter seemed overwhelmed.
However, the food was amazing and we enjoyed the meal and wine.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on October 22, 2017

This was my first experience with Indian cuisine...the waiter was very patient in explaining the different dishes. I was amazed and delighted at the choices and how delicious everything was!

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vipDerekB (Raleigh)
4.0
Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was authentic and fantastic. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on October 14, 2017

We were visiting Chapel Hill where Cholanad is located and found them on Open Table. And what a find it was! We scored an outdoor table (there are only a few) on an evening that was perfect for outdoor dining. The southern Indian fare was really good and there was plenty to share. My wife and daughter were especially fond of the Naan and I wiped out the Chettinad Chicken Curry, a spicy curry chicken dish. Easily a new favorite for me. We will be back on our next visit!

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

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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Cross street
Mallette St
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(800) 246-5262
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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
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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
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Wheelchair Access