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Chola

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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017, 2019 Winner
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Menu

SOUPS‏
6.00
Savitri Amma’S Rasam
Tomato lentil soup with curry leaves
6.00
Mulligatawny Soup
Lentil soup with coconut and peppercorns
7.00
Chicken Pepper Rasam
A famous soup from chettinad
STARTERS
7.00
Pakora
Crisp onion‏ and potato fritters
8.00
Samosa
Pastries stuffed‏ with potatoes and cauliflower
9.00
Imli Eggplant
Eggplant with tamarind
9.00
Kurkuri Bhindi
Okra tossed‏ with onions, lime and chaat masala
9.00
Lasoni Gobi
Tangy cauliflower with ginger
9.00
Sham Savera
Cheese spinach rounds in a nut sauce
10.00
Pudina Paneer Tikka
Skewered paneer cheese in green masala
10.00
Chili Paneer
Paneer cheese‏ tossed with onions and green chilies
10.00
Chicken 65
Chicken tossed with curry leaves and red onions
10.00
Pahadi Murgh Kabab
Skewered chicken in red masala
DAKSHIN TROLLEY‏
(Served with sambhar (lentils), coconut and tomato chutney)
6.00
Idli
Steamed rice cakes
6.00
Medhu Vada
Fried lentil donuts
11.00
Onion Chili Uttapam
Smothered with green chilies and onions
11.00
Dosa
Paper thin rice crepe
12.00
Masala Dosa
Stuffed with spiced potatoes and onions
12.00
Mysore Masala Dosa
Layered with‏ red spicy chutney
12.00
Madurai Chili Dosa
Green chili laced spiced potatoes
GOT LUNCH TO GO
served with naan, Dal and rice. take out only.
10.00
Chicken Tikka
Tandoor fired‏ chicken tenders and northern spices.
10.00
Chicken Malai Kabob
Skewered mild chicken tenders and creamy marinade.
10.00
Chicken Tikka Masala
Roasted chicken tikka and creamy tomato sauce.
10.00
Chicken Chutneywalla
Curried mango‏ chicken, mint and ginger.
10.00
Chicken Korma
Roasted chicken, raisins, bay-leaf and cashew sauce.
10.00
Lamb Saag
Spiced lamb, fenugreek, ginger and mild spinach sauce.
10.00
Lamb Vindaloo
Spicy goan specialty, potatoes, ginger and dry red chilies.
10.00
Lamb Madras
Lamb, mustard seeds and coconut-onion sauce.
10.00
Shrimp Balti
Shrimp, mushrooms,‏ eggplant and fennel-infused onion sauce.
THELEWALA CHAATS‏
8.00
Ragara Patties
Potato patties and chickpeas with yogurt and chutnies
7.00
Bhel Puri Cold
Savory morsels tossed with chutnies
7.00
Batata Sev Puri Cold
Puri bread smothered with yogurt and chutnies
7.00
Pani Puri Cold
Stuffed puri served with tamarind water
TANDOOR
16.00
Vegetable Tandoori
Hand picked vegetables skewered to perfection
18.00
Chicken Tandoori (Prep Time 25 Min)
Hormone free skewered chicken on the bone
18.00
Chicken Tikka
Skewered red chicken tenders
18.00
Martha Stewart’S Favorite Malai Kabab
Skewered creamy chicken tenders
18.00
Seekh Kabab
Skewered lamb rolls
23.00
Jhinga Mast Mast
Skewered shrimp‏ laced with green chilies
23.00
Jhinga Malai Kabab
Skewered creamy shrimp grilled to order
25.00
Adrak Ke Panje
Skewered lamb chops in green masala and ginger
25.00
Tand Mix Grill
A melange of our favorite Kababs
CHICKEN‏
14.00
Dhaba Murgh
Chicken curry on the bone
15.00
Murgh Kadai
Chicken tossed with onions and bell peppers
17.00
Melugu Chettinad
Pepper chicken from the house of chettiyars
17.00
Aunt Murli’S Mirapakaya Kodi
Chicken with fresh coconut, chilies and ginger
18.00
Lata Shetty’S Coondapur Chicken
Coconut chicken curry tempered with curry leaves
18.00
Lata Shetty’S Kori Gassi
A red coconut chicken curry from mangalore
18.00
Chicken Chutneywala
Chicken curry‏ cooked with mangoes and green masala
18.00
Chicken Saag Tikka
Chicken cooked with spinach
18.00
Chicken Kali Mirch
Chicken in‏ a creamy peppercorn sauce
18.00
Andhra Chicken Curry (Has Nuts)
A home style andhra curry with cashew nuts, onions and tomatoes
LAMB
19.00
Keema Do Pyaza
Minced lamb with onions and bell peppers
20.00
Lamb Pepper Fry
Lamb sautéed with peppercorn, coconut and red chilies
20.00
Lamb Madras
Lamb cooked with coconut and house blend spices
20.00
Kashmiri Rogan Josh
Red lamb curry with ginger
20.00
Lamb Bhuna Mirchwala
A dry lamb preparation with onions and bell peppers
20.00
Lamb Dhansak
A parsi favorite with lentils, spinach and tamarind
20.00
Lamb Saag
Lamb cooked with spinach
20.00
Lamb Korma
Lamb in a creamy nut sauce
24.00
Goat Sukka Masala
Goat cooked with peppercorns, fried onions and curry leaves
GOAT‏
(On the bone)
24.00
Dhaba Goat Curry
Ahomestyle Punjabi‏ goat curry
24.00
Goat Kadai
Goat tossed‏ with onions and bell peppers
24.00
Gongura Mamsam
Goat preparation with sorrel leaves
24.00
Aunt Sheila’S Chennai Goat Curry
Goat tempered with curry leaves and dry red chilies
SEAFOOD
24.00
Goa Fish Curry
A preparation with tamarind and coconut
24.00
Aunt Murli’S Fish Moilee
A keralite dish prepared with coconut milk and curry leaves
24.00
Red Fish Curry
Fish cooked with kokum, tomatoes and garlic
24.00
Aunt Murli’S Chingri Malai
A Bengali favorite with coconut, garam masala and bay leaf
24.00
Konju Pappas
Shrimp in a coconut tomato sauce with kokum
24.00
Lata Shetty’S Shrimp Ajadina
A manglorean speciality with roasted coconut
24.00
Shrimp Curry
A Punjabi‏ style curry with onions and tomatoes
About
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.
PRICE RANGE
$21 - $35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Indian, Asian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Delivery
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever I get a chance, I make my way to this great restaurant and have some of my favourite dishes. Owner/manager/staff are very friendly, respectful and helpful.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Jean F
Reviewed March 8, 2019 via mobile

Really enjoyed this. In town for the weekend from DC and stopped in on a Friday night because it was close to the hotel. Good samosas and flavorful butter chicken. The saag gohstt was a bit light on the lamb but otherwise tasty. A tad...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank LagottoMom
Reviewed March 5, 2019

This is my son’s favorite Indian restaurant and as I was in the area, I went there for lunch with my husband who is not a fan of Indian food. We had the lunch buffet and if this is an indication of the quality of...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Anna L
Reviewed January 19, 2019 via mobile

I came to visit LIz for MLK weekend. We decided to walk to Chola. We were seated quickly. Liz ordered a variety of small things including the lamb patties and wonderful lentils. I ordered the spicy fish. We decided to share the Taj Mahal large...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank nycebh
Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

Clean modern decor, excellent attentive staff. Good portions, wide range of selections, excellent quality. Best Indian meal in NYC.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank paulamarksnyc
Reviewed December 15, 2018

Welcoming, efficient and friendly staff. Food was very good, good portion size and excellent value. This may well become a regular haunt!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank anorth52
Reviewed November 22, 2018

I went with a friend for the lunch buffet, which is a good deal. There is a good selection of vegetables, meat, fish, etc. They will bring bread to the table. They also have dessert. Service is good and friendly as well. Would go again...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Tianshansky
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Decided to try Chola on a Manhattan trip after their competitor right down the street - Yuva - disappeared. Food was fairly good. We had lamb rogan ghosh and jhinga tikka marsala. Both were good. However the samoasas, although large in size, were a bit...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank haworthhoarder2014
Reviewed September 28, 2018

We were in the City to see a film, and were looking for somewhere to have dinner afterwards. Chola wasn't far from the venue, we like Indian food, and we hadn't tried the place before, so we made reservations. Right from the start, the place...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Hans_Sachs
Nischal B, Guest Relations Manager at Chola, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

Thank you for your kind comments, sir. We are glad to hear about your pleasant experience. We thank you for being with us and look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed September 16, 2018 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.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 76massimoc
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