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Chautara Restaurant

Vegetarian, Nepali
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334 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2021
608-251-3626
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Rochester, Minnesota
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

This restaurant is comfortable and nicely decorated. The wait staff is wonderful with giving suggestions and describing the food very well. I highly recommend the dal (lentil soup) which was absolutely delicious. I had the Tandoori Chicken Kebab and it was very good. Will definitely go there again!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Our groups of 7 had a great evening at Chautara. With entrees featuring meats, fish or tofu, everyone can find something they like on the menu of Nepali dishes. Three people chose chicken dishes; others had beef or goat. I selected the seasonal beet salad. We all loved the dumplings and flavorful dal (soup). The service was very good; the... More 

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Wisconsin
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Fantastic and flavorful cuisine at Chautara. The cuisine is Nepalese / Himalayan but don't let that scare you away. Many vegetarian and meat options are available on the menu (see also www.allmenus.com/wi/madison/27781-chautara/menu/). We had the Machli (broiled tilapia with olives, capers, and garlic) over jasmine rice and the Beef Secuwa (skewers of seasoned sirloin and grilled vegetables) over vegetables. The... More 

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Woodstock, IL
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84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

Friendly staff, helps the diner inexperienced in this cuisine make a selection that will surely please.

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Thank HappyVeganTraveler
Potenza, Italy
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81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

I was there in the 2003, and I had a great Tandori chicken. Now I come back and I order the same plate but the quality is far to be the same.

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Bend, Oregon
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

This place rocked! I went searching for dinner with a vegan friend while working in Madison; we stumbled upon Chautara and are so thankful we found this place! We were looking for Indian or Thai (usually vegan friendly cuisine) and first saw a different Nepalese/Himalayan restaurant just down the block. We stopped in but immediately noticed that no one had... More 

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22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

Four of us tried this place on a whim and 4 of us were delighted. Labeled as Tibetan/Himalayan it also includes Mid East dishes. The lamb shanks were wonderful, the Tandoori chicken kabobs were very authentic, moist and tasty. I had Machli which is tilapia marinated with olives, lemons, herbs and garlic broiled and served with sauteed spinach over jasmine... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011

Chautara serves fairly typical Indian/Nepalese food, but prices it like it is atypical or special. Their least expensive thali plate (one of the cheapest meals available in India or Nepal) is $25. The worst part of this restaurant occurred this evening. I went there to meet a friend to have a meal and chat. They seated me upstairs and when... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2011

I stopped here recently on a walking food tour with Madison Food Explorers. It is DEFINITELY someplace to come back to. The mango lassi was refreshing. Many of the items of the menu sound great. It will be a hard decision!

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Galena Illinois
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2009

Tried different course... a lamb special with cinnamon rice- delish!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Vegetarian, Nepali
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 334 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2021
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 608-251-3626

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?