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Chauhan Ale & Masala House

4.7
4.7
4149 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 brunch Friday - Sunday. 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! *For parties of 7 or more, please call for reservations.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 67 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (615) 242-8426

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Owner Maneet Chauhan

  • Catering

    Let us bring your bring your favorite Chauhan food to you! We offer office lunch catering with menus starting at $12 per person including 2 curry dishes, basmati rice, naan and a salad - you can't beat it! You can access the menu and place an order through the inquiry form on our website: chauhannashville.com/private-events-catering/ or you can email us: events@chauhannashville.com. We can also create custom menus for evening events and wedding receptions!

  • Private party facilities

    Whether hosting a corporate dinner or celebrating a special occasion with family and friends, Chauhan Ale & Masala House can accommodate all of your private dining needs. We have options for semi-private lunch, dinner and brunch in our main dining room with custom prix fixe menus featuring a delicio

  • Private party contact

    Stacey Wilson: (855) 382-0548

  • Neighborhood

    The Gulch

  • Cross street

    Grundy

  • Parking details

    Street Parking is limited but we have partnered with Whole Foods located on 12th & Broadway. Bring your parking ticket in with you and we will validate it. The rate with validation is $12 for the first 3 hours.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,149 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Nashville

    Most Booked

  • Nashville

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  1. m

    mistylou

    Nashville

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined today

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Our daughter was visiting over the holiday and we took her here for dinner. The manager took our drink order to help the server. He brought our drinks and said the server would be right with us. After the tables that were taken after us were already getting their food we finally flagged down what seemed to be a table runner and he took our order. He gave us great service and the food was excellent. My only complaint is that we had to flag someone down to order and that dampened the mood on our evening. Will definitely go back again but will probably order food when we first sit down to order our drinks.
  2. JH

    JulieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal! The appetizer of gol guppa shots was absolutely delicious. My 10 year old wanted another order!
  3. W

    Walt

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very flavorful! We had been wanting to try the Dancing Spice Queen’s restaurant for a while, and were not disappointed!
  4. d

    dawnm

    Chicago

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner … wasnt told gratuity was automatic due too Thanksgiving and it seemed like it was added including tax not prior so our bill went from $130 to $180 for 2 Plus paid for parking website said $12 it was over $13 for under 2 hrs
  5. TF

    TrueFood

    Nashville

    248 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    248 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner on Thanksgiving with great food, wine, and spectacular service from Kirsten. Give her a raise!! Will be back soon
  6. CB

    CBou

    Las Vegas

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice twist for Thanksgiving. Those green liquid ball appetizers are insane and the chicken marsala was the best I have ever had. Drinks were good and our waiter was fabulous.
  7. KT

    KTAL

    Nashville

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding! So creative and the unique spices and flavor in the dishes were unbelievable! The salmon was so perfectly cooked and the sauce fantastic! Miriam our server was so friendly and helpful…….she made our Thanksgiving lunch a great experience!
  8. KD

    KarlaD

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting Nashville and Chauhan was highly recommended to us - we loved it! Creative and delicious Indian-inspired dishes. Food tasted very clean - not heavy. Great service and atmosphere - go!!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Creative interpretations with classic flavors. All dishes were slightly over-seasoned.
  10. S

    Steve

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We love Indian food. We decided to try this restaurant when visiting Nashville. The naan was great and curry has very good spice and taste. Will definitely be back again when in Nashville next time.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    The chicken was awful
  12. a

    amjorz

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Out of towners, Hard to find but was well worth the struggle
  13. AU

    AnaU

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! The braised lamb and pork chop were delicious. The spice level was exactly what I wanted, thanks to the server for that. The Mac and cheese is must have. Overall great experience
  14. C

    Clooney

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place, food and service are great.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Due to construction around the property, it was not easy for Uber driver to be sure GPS was correct. It was. You’ll need to continue ahead and around (towards what appears to be major construction fencing) We were seated at a smallish table for 4 in the lower section. We waited a long time to get our drinks. Our food came before we received our cocktails. Curiously, the Tikka Masala, my husband’s favorite, is made with ground cashews. Since he is allergic to tree nuts, that was a disappointment. He ordered Saag, which he loved, so all was fine in the end. All other food was delicious. Service was slow due to waitstaff shortages. The atmosphere was warm and the Bollywood movies projected on the wall added a touch of magic.
  16. J

    Jusmin

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food off the Broadway. Highly recommend.
  17. M

    Mirazul

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, did not disappoint! Highly recommend.
  18. M

    Mick

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was the best tikka masala I have ever eaten. The restaurant has outdone themselves once again!
  19. MC

    MikeC

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing meal! A must-try if you are in the Nashville area!
  20. KH

    KarenH

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was awesome and we would recommend others to go. Best food we have had so far in Nashville.
  21. SF

    SaraF

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great. Food was awesome, as was service. Would recommend and would come back!!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Good food as usual. Service was a little slow. Nothing terrible.
  23. IH

    IsabellaH

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was absolutely phenomenal. First time eating Indian food and it was sooooo good!!
  24. JL

    JonathanL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Your short rib naan was unbelievable. The chicken in the chicken coconut milk curry was extremely tender. And our server was professional and friendly.
  25. M

    Merryelf

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and great service. Our server suggested an alternative combination for the sauce and chicken we selected and it was excellent. Very noisy and that is the only thing that made what would have been a most memorable dinner a bit diminished.
  26. M

    Mitzi

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delightful meal that ruined all other Indian restaurants 🫤 I wish we could go back every week
  27. GF

    GinaF

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friends in from out of town
  28. C

    Casey

    Nashville

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and festive! I had the shrimp with the moilee sauce and it was so yummy! The Guppa shots are a must order for an appetizer. Service was top notch! Can’t wait to go back!
  29. v

    visitor

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the dinner was amazing! The mussels are my absolute favorite!
  30. EG

    ErichGroos

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met a friend from out of town in Nashville for a meeting. He had been to Mockingbird the night before, but Chauhan always rocks. The chicken masala poutine is so universally loved and didn’t fail this time . Classic CTM and Saag paneer shared for dinner was great as well. Always a good decision to come here, and walked to the Preds game afterward!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service, great flavors!
  32. MJ

    MJM12

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, flavorful food! The mushroom flatbread is a must have. I’ve never tasted mushrooms like those! The cauliflower appetizer was also fabulous, though be warned that it is fairly spicy. The curries were good as well, though they didn’t stand it as much as the appetizers and the papadum! (Note that the the curries are somewhat limited in vegetarian options, though paneer and mixed vegetables are available.) Mezcal kiwi cocktail was also fabulous. Overall, a fabulous restaurant that you won’t regret visiting!
  33. TF

    TrueFood

    Nashville

    249 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    249 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drink were terrific, and our server Kirsten (sp?) was exceptional. Please do all you can to keep her! Will return very soon
  34. L

    Leah

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Yummy Indian food for sure, however the service was really not great- and I am usually very lax when it comes to service as I work in the industry. We had to share a fork for half of our meal and had to wave someone down to replace as our waiter did not check on us until our meal was finished. Overall, just another over-priced tourist trap in our dying-for-authenticity city of Nashville. Love the view of the awful construction downtown. Locals beware.
  35. s

    silvy

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and cocktails!
  36. AS

    AmeeS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the bar. The bartender was amazing and really attentive. The food was unique and so delicious. My husband said the Nashville hot cauliflower pakoras were the best fried cauliflower he had ever had! Highly recommend!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed! Food and service was great!! Loved the whipped paneer!
  38. b

    brianh

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always…..wonderful. I haven’t had anything here I don’t like. It’s great for culinary adventure!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience.
  40. PW

    PreetiW

    Raleigh

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    With, or without the hype of this restaurant being owned by a celebrity chef, it is worth the visit. From service, ambiance, food to portion sizes, it was fantastic. Definitely ask your server for their recommendations - ours did not steer us wrong, and the mussels were the best I've had anywhere. We traveled from out of state to dine here, and would do it again in a hot minute.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Chauhan Ale & Masala House using the Order Online button. Chauhan Ale & Masala House also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Chauhan Ale & Masala House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 242-8426.

Chauhan Ale & Masala House is rated 4.7 stars by 4149 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 67 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
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Google Map for Chauhan Ale & Masala House

123 12th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37203

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Grundy

  • Neighborhood

    The Gulch

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking is limited but we have partnered with Whole Foods located on 12th & Broadway. Bring your parking ticket in with you and we will validate it. The rate with validation is $12 for the first 3 hours.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Owner Maneet Chauhan

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (615) 242-8426

  • Catering

    Let us bring your bring your favorite Chauhan food to you! We offer office lunch catering with menus starting at $12 per person including 2 curry dishes, basmati rice, naan and a salad - you can't beat it! You can access the menu and place an order through the inquiry form on our website: chauhannashville.com/private-events-catering/ or you can email us: events@chauhannashville.com. We can also create custom menus for evening events and wedding receptions!

  • Private party facilities

    Whether hosting a corporate dinner or celebrating a special occasion with family and friends, Chauhan Ale & Masala House can accommodate all of your private dining needs. We have options for semi-private lunch, dinner and brunch in our main dining room with custom prix fixe menus featuring a delicio

  • Private party contact

    Stacey Wilson: (855) 382-0548

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