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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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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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Coimbatore
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice environment. Nice food. Good service. Not much crowd on a Saturday afternoon but we were served quickly. Toilet could have been cleaner. Suggestion: CholaNadu is something to do with South India and Tanjavur where the world famous Brahadeeswara Temple is situated. The advertisement in the hotel shows Jaipur HawaMahal and may I suggest to use the Temple picture instead.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible curry and other dishes. Full of flavor and imaginary presentation. A nice ambiance and building make this a place to go visit and enjoy Superb

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Boston, MA
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When visiting friends in Chapel Hill, they took us to Cholanad for dinner, knowing that we love Indian food. We started with a couple of appetizers and then ordered 3 dinners plus a garlic naan. We are not new to Indian food, having been to India multiple times, and developing a love for the spices, fascinating blends of vegetables and... More 

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1 Thank Boston1019
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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1 Thank sbgtrav
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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FL
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

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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535 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

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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200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

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 August 3, 2016

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 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 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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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
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?