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Cholanad

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308 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 (Mallette St)
(800) 246-5262
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 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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Kentucky
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159 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 days ago NEW

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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131 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Walter N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Damn it was good - and with a party of 13 restaurant people celebrating an employee moving on in the world, we ate it all. Yum! Exciting, varied, flavorful. Fabulous drink options too.

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1 Thank Marianne L
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited about 3 weeks ago to try something new. The food was excellent. We got there early and the staff was very helpful.

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1 Thank bruce128
Charlotte, North Carolina
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is situated in the busy Franklin street and is placed with the chipotles and Mediterranean restaurants. From the outside it looks a small space with limited parking. The inside is too not very upscale. We are given a couple table. The tables are small though and I found that a bit irritating. The menu card did suggest that... More 

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1 Thank Sajo K
Charlottesville, Virginia
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went there for dinner on a Friday night.Food is amazing and service was fast. One of the best Indian restaurants I have been to.Conveniently located on Franklin st., easy to locate; and just few mins from the nearby public parking garage.I definitely recommend Cholanad.

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1 Thank Debalina B
Southeast Florida
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

The ambiance of this restaurant makes you thing it's a typical white-table-cloth, high-end Indian restaurant, like those you see all over the U.S. However this is not a typical Indian restaurant. Neither is it a typical South Indian restaurant -- far from it! South Indian food is something I know a little about, having been married to a South Indian... More 

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Thank meredeschats
Cary, North Carolina
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

food taste is awesome .parking is very difficult as they have a very small parking space . just had vegetarian excellent taste . high end restaurant bit pricey food .Worth trying it once

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Thank vajra2402
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for an early dinner after dropping our son off at UNC. Maybe they're not fond of early diners-that's the only explanation I can think of for the chilly reception we received. The waitress seemed annoyed from the beginning and when my husband asked what accompanied his meal was told to look at his menu. The food was fine... More 

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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, Gluten Free
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 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
    (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?