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Cholanad

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308 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2521 (Mallette St)
(800) 246-5262
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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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
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved this when it first opened but recently have been disappointed. On our last visit the food was delayed, the appetizer came out last and the manchurian cauliflower dish appeared to have been reheated. Something happened here and it is no longer the special place that it was.

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Thank sbgtrav
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food is fresh and delicious. Authentic Indian food, great, friendly service. Pleasant atmosphere.

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Thank 929virginiac
FL
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Indian cuisine is our life. Wandered into Cholanand with our newly minted UNC undergrad. Holy Korma! The food was great and service form Brad was impeccable.Kumar is totally dedicated to innovative South Indian cuisine with fresh ingredients and wonderful spices. If you like Indian Cuisine, Cholanad is not to be missed.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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517 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I finally made it to CholaNad after wanting to dine there for a while. While I really enjoyed my food, the service just wasn't there. It took at least 20 minutes to get the bill taken care of and I'm not sure why as it was not overly busy. I am assuming someone just forgot. I ordered a mango pineapple... More 

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Columbia, SC
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230 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Wife, The Sister, the Niece, the Brother in Law and I enjoyed a good lunch at Cholanad. The following dishes were shared with entire group: Spring Dosa - A Crispy Crepe filled with assorted vegetables. The four different sauces help make each bite unique and delicious Lamb Saag - Lamb Cubes cooked with Indian spices. This dish might not... More 

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NC
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cholanad used to be one of our favorite places until today! We took one of our top admin support to this place for lunch, because she is a fantastic help and also a good friend. We wanted to thank her for all her support. This was supposed to be a special treat for her. When we were ordering, we realized... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! Awesome food! Finest dhosa! Spectacular range of dishes and you can't go wrong. Went twice in the span of 4 days. Truly excellent South Asian food. Really fantastic non-alcoholic drinks too.

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Thank watersungal
Kentucky
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159 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined here twice at this gem on Franklin street.The restaurant has ample parking spots which is wonderful! The interior is bright, fresh and airy.Not dark and depressing like some places I have been too.No smell of heavy spice hanging in the air.We were greeted by the wonderful manager Mr Kumar who sat us and also brought several dishes to... More 

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Thank SheilaKentucky
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great restaurant with free parking in downtown Chapel Hill. I enjoyed all the food. We were excited to go back a second time.

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Thank al m
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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130 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Cholanad is a good spot to bring out of towners to dine. The L-shaped dining room never gets to noisy and the staff is friendly and helpful. The menu has more than the Indian classics and whether it is lunch or dinner the portions do not disappoint.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 308 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2521
    (Mallette St)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: (800) 246-5262

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?