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232 E 58th St, New York City, NY 10022-2023
+1 212-688-4619
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“naan” (12 reviews)
“indian food” (25 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM Hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
232 E 58th St, New York City, NY 10022-2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been going to Chola for years. The food quality is very good. They recently renovated and prices went up. Still a keeper.

Thank Massimo C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The all you can eat lunch buffet had a good although not vast selection, of very good but not great food. Service was very attentive. Ambience was clean and pleasant.

Thank Potomac_11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice decor, very good, tho spicey food. good service. Wide selection. The samosas are great, the sauces are wonderful. the naan is very good

Thank Louis G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very tasty food with good service. The restaurant seemed very clean with a good kitchen ventilation system- clothes didn't smell of Indian spices and grease after eating here. Also, the food was not greasy- spice level was perfect for us. We will return.

Thank anonj
Reviewed August 3, 2018

A quiet dinner for two with very flavorful dishes. They start you off with complimentary papadam with three small dips. Our favorite entree was the Tandoori Lamb Chops.

Thank Laura D
Reviewed August 3, 2018

We ordered the Samosas appetizer, Brown Rice, Chicken Korma and Lamb Chops. Everything was delicious. My favorite had to be the lamb chops that were so tender and flavorful.

Thank lauradgrove
Reviewed July 18, 2018

Chola has a wide variety of fiery and moderate Indian dishes. If you like hot, then try the chicken pfall which is seasoned with three hot spices. The appetizers are excellent, ranging from eggplant tamarind to skewered lamb. Side dishes like the raita are excellent....More

Thank bhawk12018
Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

This small neighbourhood restaurant between 3rd& 2nd Ave on 58th St is a hidden gem. The menu offers an eclectic mix of Indian food from the North and the South. Hospitality radiates from the father-son duo, Min and Nischal Bhujel who run it. The food...More

Thank Malini P
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Came back here after some 8 years away. The buffet was a bit skimpy and not at all spicy as . . I expected something more There were a lot of choices but they appeared to be very ordinary. They have send to be innovative....More

Thank Allan S
Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

I decided to eat here after walking past it many times. I was promptly attended to and seated at a table. The restaurant was about a a quarter full. When I was seated the waitress asked if I wanted sparking or still water and after...More

1  Thank Adam769
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $35
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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