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308 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(800) 246-5262
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Ranked #24 of 254 Restaurants in Chapel Hill
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Mallette St
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English first
Cary, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I give 2 stars just because the ambience was good, the waitress was very polite,professional and good. Now getting into the cuisine: We ordered paneer tikka, chicken 65 for appetizers. Both of them were good. They were served with tomato rice. These were pretty good raising our expectation. For the main course we ordered "whole fish on banana leaf, kothu... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

ALWAYS go there for Tiger on Diet. Sumptuous, delicious Dosa that comes in a great size with flavorful, finger-lick-worthy chutneys. The ambience is great and parking is convenient. Must Go.

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Washington DC
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174 reviews 174 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We don't get here often but this time the chef was off Hubby had a fish curry - good but not great. I had a mediocre curry dosa - not light but chewy with almost non-existent filling. The mini-samosa appetizer was up to standard as well as the pistachio kulfi and veg thali but it was a disappointing visit this... More 

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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99 reviews 99 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

My eggplant dish was wonderful, as were the 3 different kinds of bread. Also the fried lentil appetizer was tasty. The service however was abysmal. I can excuse the waitress fumbling with the electronic ordering device, and maybe her other issues were also because she was new? She didn't refill waters or take additional drink orders. She was just not... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is more of an upscale Indian restaurant in Chapel Hill. The food tastes very authentic and well made. Its good for lunch or dinner. Mutton Biriyani and the dosas are real good here.

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Flossmoor, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We just enjoyed three splendidly different scrumptious meals at Cholanad. I don't care for really spicy food and I enjoyed the new tastes of a DOSA,thin "pancakes" made out of green lentils stuff with mango and homemade cheese as well as onions and spice. My daughter had the star of the dinner the cauliflower fried and then roasted or baked.... More 

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Morrisville, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The restaurant has an excellent ambience and one of their Chefs Subhaash is very friendly. He takes a lot of effort to explain the dish which is artistically served on your table. The food is very authentic and just unbeatable in quality. Their dinner portions are very generous (for the cost you pay). I have had their Paneer Tikka Masala,... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I'm not too familiar w/ Indian food and did enjoy the tikka masala that was recommended by my friends. I had it w/ brussel sprouts. The naan was very good, especially when we ordered it w / garlic! Wait staff was very attentive!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We were excited to try this restaurant in Chapel Hill as we enjoy Indian food and this place has a nice contemporary vibe. The samosas appetizer was good and the biryani was delicious. Unfortunately, the main dishes arrived barely two minutes into the appetizer. The chicken tikka masala was not spicy or memorable, served with flat naan (missed opportunity). Try... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I've had Indian food all around the world, and can honestly say that Cholanad is some of the best I've had. They do specialize in south Indian, seafood, but its all good!

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Additional Information about Cholanad

Address: 308 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Phone Number: (800) 246-5262
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Indian

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