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Cholanad

308 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2521
+1 800-246-5262
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“dosa” (36 reviews)
“white fish” (12 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
308 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2521
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1 - 10 of 181 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here and received excellent advice from Rakesh, our waiter. The menu is extensive and has a large number of dishes we'd never seen before--unusual cocktails, reasonable Indian beer list. We had a single dosa which was enormous (lamb and egg) and was...More

Thank CandG2014
Reviewed May 30, 2018

What a great meal. Our server was very patient and attentive even though they were quite busy, helping us to navigate the outstanding menu. The bread before dinner was out of this world and the tikki sauce was incredible. Great great meal!

1  Thank Rdub56
Reviewed May 22, 2018

Went here for a post-graduation dinner. It's easy to book a reservation on OpenTable. Overall, we enjoyed the food here. The knowledgable people in our group said not everything is necessarily authentic but that overall the flavors are good. The Tiger Dosa has a lot...More

Thank kate554433
Reviewed April 14, 2018

Cholanad serves some decent South Indian food. It's not authentic South Indian, but for a small town like Chapel Hill, it is quite good. They have quite a few vegetarian and vegan options. We also had the "Tiger on Diet", a table length dosa that...More

Thank Ronak S
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant offers a lovely upscale atmosphere, with pleasing decor and starched white tablecloths. If you are fond of hot & spicy food, this would be a good option, for us it was too hot. The meal was beautifully presented and smelled delicious. The Garlic...More

Thank sgec1105
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

Lovely ambience great food friendly and courteous service. Will adjust level of spiciness to order. Very unusual preparations. All delicious when each of the four of us ordered something different so we were able to try a lot.

1  Thank traveler46466
Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

Less than average Indian food and horrible service. Vimala is a much better choice with more authentic food and outstanding service by the owners as well as the staff. Vimala owner/ chef served us our meal and took the time to speak with us about...More

4  Thank Loandiner
Reviewed February 2, 2018

I visited the restaurant on DR.MLK day. My experience, the person who greeted my friend and i, i didn't feel his hospitality. He was merely performing a duty to usher us in- devoid of a smile. Next waitstaff who attended to us, again, seemed to...More

3  Thank Mya2018
Reviewed January 17, 2018

The food was exactly what we had hoped for, service was prompt and they had some fun choices for mixed drinks! The seating was a bit tight and not as private as I like.

2  Thank AmandaCGuinn
Reviewed November 22, 2017 via mobile

Came here with a group from work and had a very enjoyable dinner. The staff was kind (if a bit unsure of many dishes' preparation and ingredients) and the food came out quickly. A fair price for the overall quality.

2  Thank Susie H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$30 - $30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
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: +1 800-246-5262
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