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Cholanad Restaurant and Bar, Chapel Hill, NC

Cholanad Restaurant and Bar

4.9
4.9
520 Reviews
$30 and under
South Indian
  • Good for groups
  • Neighborhood gem
  • Great for outdoor dining
Cholanad Team is focused on delivering the South Indian culinary experience in a world class style. We are aspiring to become a world leader in ethnic cuisine experience that includes food, ambiance and service.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    South Indian, Indian, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 2:30 pm–10:30 pm Sun 2:30 pm–9:15 pm
  • Phone number
    (800) 246-5262
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    We cater for all your events! Pls email at info@cholanad.com
  • Private party facilities
    Available Private dining on Advanced booking. We provide custom menus for groups of more than 20 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Kumar: (800) 246-5262
  • Neighborhood
    Chapel Hill
  • Cross street
    Mallette St
  • Parking details
    FREE Parking located on the back of the Restaurant via W Rosemary Street.
  • Public transit
    In front of our business
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 520 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Best Service

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Kid-friendly

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Good for groups

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Healthy

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Neighborhood gem

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Good for special occasions

  • Durham

    Best Overall

  • Durham

    Best Service

  • Durham

    Best Value

  • Durham

    Great for brunch

  • Durham

    Good for business meals

  • Durham

    Kid-friendly

  • Durham

    Good for groups

  • Durham

    Healthy

  • Durham

    Neighborhood gem

  • Durham

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Durham

    Good for special occasions

520 Reviews
  1. MinnieBee

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I would have given Cholanad 5 stars for their food. It was very tasty! I’m a vegetarian so I had plant -based selections. My husband had lamb, which he enjoyed, but had an upset stomach later so gave the food 4 stars. . Can’t say for sure that this was the food, though. The service was spot on. We were there late on Saturday night so the restaurant was pretty quiet and but kind of plain atmosphere.

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  2. JJ24

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite restaurant to celebrate any occasion! Wonderful food and service! Thank you!

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  3. MargaretM

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a big group over graduation weekend, and we had the best time at Cholanad! The food is amazing: special shoutout to the samosa chaat, lamb rogan josh, and dosa. Everything was delicious!

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  4. TalishaC

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cholanad is the best kept secret in Chapel Hill. The food is outstanding, service is wonderful, the ambiance is diverse. I have been here with a large group of friends and sat outside, on a first date in a quiet corner, at the bar to watch a game, and with my family of multiple generations. This is my favorite restaurant in Chapel Hill, mostly because of the food. And dedicated parking!

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  5. spottedtrail

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top notch on all points plus very attentive to food allergies. Made for the perfect spot to celebrate our UNC grad! Thank you, Cholanad!

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  6. Avalonian

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great. Our server was terrific! Fun meal.

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  7. Diane

    Portland

    62 reviews

    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a favorite. The portions are ample. We always have leftovers

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  8. NatalieR

    Miami

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious and great service. Really appreciated that they had parking on site.

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  9. Disapointed

    Tropical QLD

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We booked on line , drive to the resturant and Its not even open yet??????????????????????????????????????? What a joke.

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  10. Food4Thought

    Raleigh

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A nice lunch in Chapel Hill. The restaurant was quiet due to the university out for the holiday break so nice for lunch. We had the shrimp tikka masala and the chettinad shrimp. Both delicious. The chettinad was a lot more spicy but really good flavor. Only downside on both entrees was the shrimp was left “tail on” so made it a bit messy to eat since covered in sauce. The house garlic naan was exceptional. We will be back!! Friendly and prompt service. Restaurant was very clean.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cholanad Restaurant and Bar using the Order Online button. Cholanad Restaurant and Bar also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Cholanad Restaurant and Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (800) 246-5262.

Cholanad Restaurant and Bar is rated 4.9 stars by 520 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Cholanad Restaurant and Bar

310 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Mallette St
  • Neighborhood
    Chapel Hill
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 2:30 pm–10:30 pm Sun 2:30 pm–9:15 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    South Indian, Indian, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    FREE Parking located on the back of the Restaurant via W Rosemary Street.
  • Public transit
    In front of our business
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (800) 246-5262
  • Catering
    We cater for all your events! Pls email at info@cholanad.com
  • Private party facilities
    Available Private dining on Advanced booking. We provide custom menus for groups of more than 20 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Kumar: (800) 246-5262
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