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232 E 58th St, New York City, NY 10022-2023 (Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
+1 212-688-4619
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best north indian and south Indian food in midtown nyc good for groups good service and food must tryout.

Thank chandnirowan
Beersheba, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

Good buffet for lunch with north and south indian dishes. Pakoras, masala dosa and other great dishes.

Thank Oren W
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Midtown can be tough place to find a solid lunch that's affordale and tasty. Traditionally, I would usually question a buffet-style dining experience. With those reservations, I think that Chola really has a solid all-you-can-eat lunch buffet. It’s $14.95 for Midtown Manhattan is pretty decent price. Upon entering Chola, it is a little dimly because it is a long narrow... More 

Thank Paul L
White Plains, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

Chola is a great Indian restaurant. The restaurant recently redecorated as well. My husband and I and friends have been going to Chola for many years. It's our favorite Indian restaurant in NYC.

Thank Laura J
Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

We stayed at Ivy Terrace (lovely place) and this was right up the street. On a whim my husband and I stopped in here and had one of the best Indian meals we've ever eaten. It was fabulous! Highly recommend this place!

1 Thank veengee
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

On a recent trip to NYC tried this restaurant For an Indian restaurant service was very good The appetizers were excellent the main dishes Were fair but overall good experience

Thank 1210tgho
Edison, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

The appetizers are great. Especially the fried okra and lemon chicken. The staff was courteous which was the best part.

Thank Pushkar B
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

The food here was excellent! One of the best Indian meals we have had for a long time. Would definitely recommend a visit here.

Thank SSmithyo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

Excellent choices for a meat eater. Get here at noon and enjoy at leisure. As usual, dosa and tandoori chicken at the table. No uttappam at the table this time. Naan served at the table too. The spread this time had pani puri, chicken biryani, idli, vada, sambar, chicken tikka masala, three veggies, gulab jamun, kheer.

Thank AksNYC
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

This restaurant is always crowded for their buffet lunch. Went there this afternoon for the lunch buffet. I was lucky and was seated immediately. The lunch buffet had several vegetarian dishes as well as some meat dishes. This time vegetable samosa was part of the buffet. Chicken tandoori is served at your table but the only selection is the drum... More 

Thank Yorkiemom520

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $35
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 232 E 58th St, New York City, NY 10022-2023
    (Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: The 4,5,6, N, R & W Trains to 59th Street and Lexington Avenue Subway Station. The E & V Trains to 54th Street and 3rd Avenue.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-688-4619
Among top three Indian Restaurants in NYC. - ZAGAT 2006 and 2007 Chef Shiva Natarajan has appeared on The Martha Stewart show, Fox News, CBS and NBC. Rated very good and described as an "Indian Restaurant Breaks The Mold," by The New York Times. New York Magazine described Chola as the "Best Traditional Indian Restaurant." Some of famous celebrity clients include: Harrison ford, Calista, Chaka Khan, Woody Allen, Anthony Hopkins, Aishwarya Rai, Shahrukh Khan, Amitabh Bachan and several other Hollywood and Bollywood celebrities. Regional Specialties from Northern and Southern India.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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