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308 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(800) 246-5262
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Ranked #21 of 251 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
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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98 reviews 98 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Cary, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I love coming over and over to Cholanaad to enjoy the food. I'm amazed and excited to try different items on the menu as I love them all. Their Dosa (crepe) dishes are excellent and are the only ones in the Triangle area that offer with meat. I love the uniqueness of eating fish curry with dosa (crepe) and the... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

this place has decent interiors, the ambience is well, subject to a little more room, but above all - really nice food. the tiger veg dosa is insanely large and tasty. but watch out for your wallet!

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London
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73 reviews 73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

You need to book to avoid disappointment - this restaurant is recommended by the number of patrons from southern India who enjoy its food. The food is very tasty, presented in sensible portion sizes and varied, tasting of spices rather than flavouring or being just 'hot'. Wait staff are very helpful and will recommend dishes for new diners. The atmosphere... More 

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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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