Chulo Restaurant and Bar

4.2
10 Reviews
$30 and under
Nepalese

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Authentic Nepali and Indian Cuisine. 'Chulo' is a traditional Nepali stove that is made out of mud, used for cooking in rural areas (where sophisticated gas/electric stoves arent prevalent), as well as urban areas (as an alternative oven). Most Nepalis prefer food cooked in a Chulo due to its rich and authentic taste.
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3.9
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4.0
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4.2
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Noise · Moderate
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vipChrisoula
New England
22 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time eating at Chulo’s it was awesome. The food was outstanding the service was excellent. The prices were reasonable. This will be our new go to place!!

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PaulaB
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Not good.  Poor service. forgot to bring a main dish. food fair at best. Has no handicap access or fire exit. Bad experience I am sorry to say.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always like to explore what’s new in my neighborhood and decided to go with my partner to meet up some friends I had not seen in a couple of months. I’m West Indian so very familiar with curry. The food was excellent. The portions were perfect for the value — I’ve been to similar places with higher prices and gotten less and also mediocre food. They had live traditional music which really set a nice mood, but the establishment was also family friendly though likely better for kids 7 and up. We never felt like our service was poor, in fact we may have been over-attended and one of the staff remembered my name upon leaving. It was great. I definitely plan to go back. This is a much better restaurant to have than the one that was previously at the same location.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So flavorful—they do not shy away from using spices. Waitstaff extremely friendly, welcoming and attentive. The live music was a bonus.

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vipNewtonDiner
New England
39 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Hit or miss on the food. The tandoori mixed grill was definitely not a hit: 2 overcharred tough cubes of lamb, 2 little shrimps, and lots of very seemingly food dyed red indistinguishable pieces of chicken. Fluffy rice though. A better dish was a spiced and herbed rice and lamb.

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maish1
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We had never been to Chulo before. We found it on Open Table as one of the few places that had a table available at 8:00 on Valentine's Day.
It took a little while to be seated as the restaurant was quite busy, but they did honor the reservation by seating us ahead of another couple who got there first but did not have a reservation.
Service was slow. It took some time before we ordered cocktails and even longer before they served them. Once dinner arrived, the food was excellent. Prices are very reasonable and were not jacked up with a special holiday menu.
The waitstaff was very friendly, and I have no complaints about the service other than it was slow. We'll try them again on a less busy day. Along with being Valentine's Day, it was also a Friday, and the other guests were mainly in large groups rather than couples.
I think the Nepali music was quite good, though somewhat hard to hear because of the general noise level.
We will definitely recommend Chulo and plan on returning, possibly with friends.

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vipAngel
29 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The service is great and the added entertainment was a nice bonus.

We ordered the vegetables samosas to start, along with the vegetable dumplings, they were both delicious. For the main course we ordered the butter chicken, its delicously sweet with honey.

For drinks we ordered a Mango lasi, its good, might not be as sweet as others tried, we also ordered a other cocktails throughout the night, which we recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
15 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

fabulous food, attentive service and a lovely atmosphere with live music - we were thrilled with our first trip to Chulo!

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vipDani
New England
42 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for a casual dinner with friends and were very pleasantly surprised. The food was close to Indian food with some Nepali dishes we tried as well. Everything we had was really good, the service was excellent and the place is nice and easy to get to (and they have parking).

We will go there again, highly recommend.

DK
vipDK34
New England
15 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Delicious food! The menu isn't too big which is great - made it easier to choose and everything my husband and I chose was yummy! There was also live traditional music when we went (Friday night) and we really enjoyed that.

FAQs

Chulo Restaurant and Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 923-3874.

Chulo Restaurant and Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 10 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.