Chauhan Ale & Masala House

4.6
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2538 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
Spice it up at Chauhan! Devoted to creating a unique dining experience in Nashville’s bustling food scene, Chauhan Ale & Masala House is the highly lauded Indian restaurant from celebrity chef and TV personality Maneet Chauhan. Her Indian roots, zest for travel and affection for Southern cuisine have beautifully collided at Chauhan to offer a menu featuring globally-influenced Indian cuisine that highlights aspects of the culinary scene in India as well as Nashville, perfectly combining Indian fare with traditional Southern dishes. For locals, put Chauhan in your restaurant rotation. For tourists, no trip is complete without a visit to Chauhan. We're open 7 days a week for dinner, weekday lunch and weekend brunch. We also have the perfect spot for hosting group events in our private dining room. From business lunches and corporate dinners to family gatherings and birthday celebrations, we have you covered!
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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was impressed by the food. I am not a fan of brussel sprouts, but theirs are simply delicious! Our server was attentive and friendly. His suggestions were excellent.

c
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

For the positive. They have a really good happy hour. The food and drinks were extremely good. The bartender was good at his job and he kept me entertained. The Indian food was the best that I have had in a very long time. The restaurant is really cute and has a great vibe to it. Now for the negative, the host was extremely rude. He saw that I had walked in right after another customer. Instead of telling me that he would be with me shortly, he walked the customer to his table and then kept on going to the back of the restaurant leaving me standing at the host/hostess stand until someone else came from the back to help me. He should have said something instead of ignoring that I was waiting to be seated. I instead sat at the bar where I received excellent customer service.

SV
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Chauhan’s has been a quintessential part of our Nashville visit over the past few years. Went for lunch this time and were surprised by the poor service, Long wait to take the order despite few patrons. The blonde waitress would rather be on her phone than help the waiter In the back. We ordered Tandoori Masala chicken curry and Bhunna Paneer Curry. Food was cold, basmati rice was cold and sticky. Not a typical Chauhan’s experience.

S
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

I got food poisening

BB
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Second time trying Indian food and it was awesome .

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing

SD
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary
First time to a true Indian restaurant. Waiter was extremely helpful. The food was fantastic. They let you gauge the heat level by bringing the Indian peppers to the table. Receive a small congratulations dessert. We will be back

TD
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The food was delicious! The staff had difficulty with our party of 9. We had a great time because our company was wonderful, but they thoroughly confused themselves when bringing our (quite simple) orders. Then proceeded to blame each other for mistakes made. Overall, the server seemed stressed and not happy to be there. Then a 20% gratuity was added to our (separate) bills. Honestly, we all agreed that we would have left bigger tips had she not done this. We'll more than likely go back again since this was probably just an "off" night for the staff. Again, the food was fantastic.

DM
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food and drinks at Chauhan was delicious! My friend and I enjoyed our meal, but felt rushed by the server. Otherwise, we enjoyed the food and drink.

WC
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Skirt Steak was amazing. Exceeded my expectations. Starter of Calamari is different, a Great different.

ET
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent meal at Chauhan’s! Traditional Indian fare with a few fusion twists. Loved, loved LOVED the gulab jamun Cheesecake with strawberry sauce!

A
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, great drinks, great service! Our waiter was very nice and offered suggestions from the menu. We were happy with our selections.

t
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time eating there. I wanted to take my wife to one of her favorite chefs. There was old Bollywood tv shows and movies with 5 projectors shown on the brick wall. The ambiance was amazing. The food was out of this world. I want to try her other restaurants now.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A surprising find. Excellent food and service tucked in to BBQ town!

Y
Nashville
20 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for brunch, and all four of us ordered chicken and waffles. This is the best dish. We love it and will be back. We also ordered the masala dabba and bread...the powdered mango spice mix is absolutely wonderful!

KP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I was fascinated with my very first experience back in 2017. But it’s a same menu and okay in taste. Rajma was too blend and naan was little cold. We tried Paneer Tandoori Poutine it was good. Paneer tikka Masala was below average . I would not go second time.

KF
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a perfect way to celebrate my 25th birthday with friends! The service was prompt, relatable, professional and fun. The food was incredible, flavorful and exciting!! Everyone was so happy with the apps, drinks and their meal. I also was gifted a lovely dessert with a candle! Couldn’t recommend this place more highly. Even my vegan friend was blown away by her meal! It was all delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Great wine pairings.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always excellent

DW
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My guest and I ordered appetizers and an entree each. My entree was delivered warmish and my guest's was delivered at an appropriate temperature. Mine was not good cold, however it tasted great the next day when I heated it in the microwave. Our server was lovely and delightful.

CD
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salamat Maneet Chauhan, Vivek Deora and Team Chauhan for the wonderful service and food on Christmas Eve 2019 for dinner.

N
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was awesome

OT
Nashville
27 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Pleasant surprise!!

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RK
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Fantastic experience that will bring us back again!

It was an Indian dining EXPERIENCE which made for a unique Xmas dinner night.

Food was excellent, with so many items and tastes I couldn’t name them all.

Waiter was very courteous and timely, though on two occasions he forgot to bring us plates for our various servings. Food was very timely until dessert, where we sat with nothing for some time before the cake showed up.

Overall, I’d write off the negatives to a busy Saturday night. We will be back again.

OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Dinner is always amazing! It’s one of our favorite places in Nashville! The chicken saag is my absolute favorite! My husband always loves the unique beer selection. But please get more high chairs. The first one that was brought for us was broken! Then we were told there might not be another. Luckily they found a not broken one we could use. Not having a safe high chair would have prevented us from having dinner there, because it’s quite difficult to eat with a baby on your lap! Thank you!

WG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date spot. Solid Indian flavors. Some cool fusion offerings. Can’t go wrong here.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Accommodating and outstanding place!

S
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food overall. Main issue was the noise. Very loud room. Great service.

JC
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I have been many times even entertaining clients. I am an executive at an Indian IT company in town and regularly recommend both your restaurants. Food and experience was overall good as usual but the hostess greeting me where I was hosting my local Nashville based team and I had a reservation of 5 greeted me with “what’s up”. I don’t expect that kind of greeting when I am about to spend &150 for lunch. Please educate your host staff that no one wants to be greeted with what’s up. How about. Welcome to Chauhan can I be of service. Or even happy holidays do you have a reservation with us. I will be glad to host an education session if needed. Otherwise excellent food and service.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience3

We specifically noted an Inability to tolerate milk products. We order our meal, ate it and afterwords the waitress noted that we had a meal that was based in heavy cream sauce, Something we did not recognize at the time. Very disappointed in the fact that a Legitimate food intolerance was noted prior to ordering and the waitress did not stop us or inform us of our order was heavy in dairy

V
Nashville
145 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Great food and fantastic service.

L
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious flavors.

G
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, nice atmosphere, very good food. Not all sauces were equally outstanding, but overall an excellent experience.

C
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here anytime we are in Nashville visiting our daughter. We love the food and they surprised us with a “nut free” menu. That is very appreciated. I
Love the Vindaloo! There is something for everyone!

OT
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is one of my favorites. Service and food is always amazing. Cannot day enough

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Chicken and waffles were tasting ONLY of honey. So many flavors on plate but everything was submerged in honey- could not taste anything else. Very disappointing

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas gathering. Perfect place for a larger group.

NV
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In a city full of crowded restaurants with bright and noisy rooms. This is the best business meeting lunch spot in Nashville. You can have an actual conversation and enjoy beautiful food.

RM
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Although there were MANY great flavors some fell flat. The favorite at our table...the lamb nachos.
Parking was an issue.

PW
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I am a vegan and the chef accommodated me by creating a dish which was delicious. Would love to see a vegan item or two on this menu. Given the ingredients in this food, it should be easily doable.

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