Chola

★★★★★
  • 232 E 58th Street

    New York, NY 10022

    Cross street: nr. Third Ave.

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  • 212-688-4619

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Food was delicious,we weren't lucky with the dessert. The one we wanted wasn't available, the one we ate wasn't good. It was very much like reheated can food, available in most railway stations in India. Service was very attentive and

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Food was delicious,we weren't lucky with the dessert. The one we wanted wasn't available, the one we ate wasn't good. It was very much like reheated can food, available in most railway stations in India. Service was very attentive and

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I had dinner here on a windy night back in late 09. The place was packed, but we didn't have to wait for a table. The service is average, nothing special just your typical Indian restaurant where you have at least 5 servers approach your

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I had dinner here on a windy night back in late 09. The place was packed, but we didn't have to wait for a table. The service is average, nothing special just your typical Indian restaurant where you have at least 5 servers approach your

Pros: seafood

Cons: leaving too full

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Has a very wide range of indian food. has a great buffet thing and the service is good to one of the places to visit in nyc

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Has a very wide range of indian food. has a great buffet thing and the service is good to one of the places to visit in nyc

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I'd rate Chola as one of the best Indian restaurants in New York city. Their weekend brunch menu is amazing! Includes anything and everything you'd want to see in an Indian meal. I usually order lunch from here too, and they are super quick! Definitely an A+

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I'd rate Chola as one of the best Indian restaurants in New York city. Their weekend brunch menu is amazing! Includes anything and everything you'd want to see in an Indian meal. I usually order lunch from here too, and they are super quick! Definitely an A+

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I researched Chola online and was impressed by the Zagat award for best buffet. I went with a friend and our initial impression upon walking in for the buffet at 2:15pm (a bit late as they close at 3:00pm) was that the selection was

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I researched Chola online and was impressed by the Zagat award for best buffet. I went with a friend and our initial impression upon walking in for the buffet at 2:15pm (a bit late as they close at 3:00pm) was that the selection was

Pros: Excellent selection of food

Cons: A bit crowded and loud

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I love Indian food and love to try out Indian restaurants whereever I go but so far chola has been my best experience, their cuisine is unique and very very tasty, their friendly hostess makes u at home instantly, the service is superb and

3
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I love Indian food and love to try out Indian restaurants whereever I go but so far chola has been my best experience, their cuisine is unique and very very tasty, their friendly hostess makes u at home instantly, the service is superb and

Pros: you will love the food and the service

Cons: gets crowded and might have to wait a while esp during lunch

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I've been enjoying Chola every time I visit NYC for the past several years. The restaurant is below sidewalk level on a street with a number of Indian restaurants. The service is top-notch and the food is delicious. The menu has a wonderful selection of the usual dishes, as well as some unusual ones. I usually want to try something different, but often fall back to my favorite--chicken tikka masala. , However, the mango chicken was also wonderful. The last time we visited the restaurant, they were offering a buffet lunch. Usually, I'm not too thrilled by buffets, but this one was very well done. They brought a selection of fresh appetizers to the table, all of which were delicious. The main course and dessert were on the buffet table, and included a generous selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. The food was fresh and replenished often, so it didn't sit there getting old. I believe the buffet was around $15--a veritable bargain in NYC.

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I've been enjoying Chola every time I visit NYC for the past several years. The restaurant is below sidewalk level on a street with a number of Indian restaurants. The service is top-notch and the food is delicious. The menu has a wonderful selection of the usual dishes, as well as some unusual ones. I usually want to try something different, but often fall back to my favorite--chicken tikka masala. , However, the mango chicken was also wonderful. The last time we visited the restaurant, they were offering a buffet lunch. Usually, I'm not too thrilled by buffets, but this one was very well done. They brought a selection of fresh appetizers to the table, all of which were delicious. The main course and dessert were on the buffet table, and included a generous selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. The food was fresh and replenished often, so it didn't sit there getting old. I believe the buffet was around $15--a veritable bargain in NYC.

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being an authentic indian, I LOVE Chola! Service is excellent and the food is amazing..not too spicy yet flavorful,not too heavy on oils and the various South Indian mixes whether it be from Kerala or Madras is amazing!

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being an authentic indian, I LOVE Chola! Service is excellent and the food is amazing..not too spicy yet flavorful,not too heavy on oils and the various South Indian mixes whether it be from Kerala or Madras is amazing!

Pros: Excellent Food!

Cons: get used to the Indian waiters, just leave to cultural difference! Do not judge my American standards!

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Chola isn't bad, but it isnt great either. Do not expect excellent Indian food, atleast for dinner. They have a diverse menu as far as Indian restaurants go, but that doesn qualify it as a place with good food. I've heard the lunch buffet

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Chola isn't bad, but it isnt great either. Do not expect excellent Indian food, atleast for dinner. They have a diverse menu as far as Indian restaurants go, but that doesn qualify it as a place with good food. I've heard the lunch buffet

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Excellent variety and quality of food. More creative menus than most other Indian restaurants. Wish their service was better.

3
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Excellent variety and quality of food. More creative menus than most other Indian restaurants. Wish their service was better.

Pros: simply good food

Cons: poor service

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I went with a friend to Chola for dinner after a day of shopping. I love Indian Food and we stumbled upon Chola and liked the atmosphere so decided to give it a try. The people were extremely friendly and the service was top notch. The

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I went with a friend to Chola for dinner after a day of shopping. I love Indian Food and we stumbled upon Chola and liked the atmosphere so decided to give it a try. The people were extremely friendly and the service was top notch. The

Pros: Great Indian Food with top notch service!

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Not a bad place, I enjoyed with two of my other friends visiting from bombay. Food was good and also thiere drinks were pretty good.

3
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Not a bad place, I enjoyed with two of my other friends visiting from bombay. Food was good and also thiere drinks were pretty good.

Pros: Naans, paneer dish, lassis

Cons: Ambience can be better, & coordination with servers

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I am a north indian, This place has okay for south indian food (dosa, idli etc.) , but for authentic north indian breads, chicken tikka masala, rogan josh etc.......its NOT, because the dishes arent even close to the rea; north indian

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I am a north indian, This place has okay for south indian food (dosa, idli etc.) , but for authentic north indian breads, chicken tikka masala, rogan josh etc.......its NOT, because the dishes arent even close to the rea; north indian

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I have eaten at many Indian restaurants and nothng compares to the food, service and completeness in menu choices as does Chola. Despite some of the average reviews on this site, I have to say that Chola far exceeded my expectations during

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I have eaten at many Indian restaurants and nothng compares to the food, service and completeness in menu choices as does Chola. Despite some of the average reviews on this site, I have to say that Chola far exceeded my expectations during

Pros: Great Food

Cons: Limited Space so come early

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I went to Chola one day to find the charming hostess offer me a warm greeting and a smile. When i looked at the menu, I didn't know Indian food well enough to decide as to where I should start but the waiters quickly relieved me of my

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I went to Chola one day to find the charming hostess offer me a warm greeting and a smile. When i looked at the menu, I didn't know Indian food well enough to decide as to where I should start but the waiters quickly relieved me of my

Pros: Terrific food, and speedy service

Cons: No Cons. just a well rounded experience. good food and helpful service

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I came here after a few friends had recommended it to me. The decor and ambiance were amazing. The food and both the service were excellent as well. My girlfriend and I split the chicken stir fry and the lamb malabar which was so tasty

3
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I came here after a few friends had recommended it to me. The decor and ambiance were amazing. The food and both the service were excellent as well. My girlfriend and I split the chicken stir fry and the lamb malabar which was so tasty

Pros: Food, ambiance

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I have never been to the restaurant but have ordered takeout several times. Thus, I cannot speak to the decor or service. The food at Chola is acceptable - not fantastic or earth shattering - just acceptable. I ate several dishes and

3
★★★★★

I have never been to the restaurant but have ordered takeout several times. Thus, I cannot speak to the decor or service. The food at Chola is acceptable - not fantastic or earth shattering - just acceptable. I ate several dishes and

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I figured Chola would be good because it was crowded, but I was wrong. Their cocktails were the worst any of us at the table had in over 10 years, filled to brim with the cheapest, foulest tasting vodka and liqueurs. They all tasted like

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I figured Chola would be good because it was crowded, but I was wrong. Their cocktails were the worst any of us at the table had in over 10 years, filled to brim with the cheapest, foulest tasting vodka and liqueurs. They all tasted like

Pros: light and crispy dosa

Cons: obnoxious waitstaff, horrible drinks, bad Indian food

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The best indian food?? I do not think so. I am indian, i think the service was a cold as the food. no flavour, all oil flolating over the food.......terrible...never going back.

3
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The best indian food?? I do not think so. I am indian, i think the service was a cold as the food. no flavour, all oil flolating over the food.......terrible...never going back.

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This was a great experience! I thought all Indian food taste the same, but this place knows flavor. Highly recommended!

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This was a great experience! I thought all Indian food taste the same, but this place knows flavor. Highly recommended!

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A must-try for all Indian food lovers! The menu is incredible, so many exquisite dishes to choose from, you?ll want to keep coming back to try everything. The Chicken Malai Kabob is outstanding, and the Savitri Amma?s Avial is very

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A must-try for all Indian food lovers! The menu is incredible, so many exquisite dishes to choose from, you?ll want to keep coming back to try everything. The Chicken Malai Kabob is outstanding, and the Savitri Amma?s Avial is very

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Been there twice with my friends a few weeks ago. The food is great, the service is impeccable. I defintiely recommend this place to anyone who loves Indian Food. Simply Delicious.

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Been there twice with my friends a few weeks ago. The food is great, the service is impeccable. I defintiely recommend this place to anyone who loves Indian Food. Simply Delicious.

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A person here left this review which i definately agree with. I dont know y i decided to go here, one reason i think was City search another was just me being dumb. Iv tried all the restaurants on this street including Chola and Ada. With

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★★★★★

A person here left this review which i definately agree with. I dont know y i decided to go here, one reason i think was City search another was just me being dumb. Iv tried all the restaurants on this street including Chola and Ada. With

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I am indian myself and getting decent feedback about the place we decided to check it out. However, the food was average at best. Service was extremely poor and I had to stand at the door for 20 mins before being helped. On the whole the

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I am indian myself and getting decent feedback about the place we decided to check it out. However, the food was average at best. Service was extremely poor and I had to stand at the door for 20 mins before being helped. On the whole the

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We love Chola. I am very demanding about my food. We have never been disappointed. Never! We will highly recommend this place to everybody. Whenever we have taken our friends they always have been impressed by the service.

There is some

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We love Chola. I am very demanding about my food. We have never been disappointed. Never! We will highly recommend this place to everybody. Whenever we have taken our friends they always have been impressed by the service.

There is some

Pros: Excellent Food

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We went to dinner for my mom's b-day and received terrrible service. The seating was absolutely ridiculous, they tried to fit 5 adults on a tiny square table, when asked to move to a larger table we were not greeted with the the

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We went to dinner for my mom's b-day and received terrrible service. The seating was absolutely ridiculous, they tried to fit 5 adults on a tiny square table, when asked to move to a larger table we were not greeted with the the

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I am from Boston, and i visit my best friend in NY almost every month. And every time i come i insist to go to Chola. Its an indian food that is made from heaven!
My favorites are: Chicken Tikka Masala, Samosa & Saag paneer. And all the

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I am from Boston, and i visit my best friend in NY almost every month. And every time i come i insist to go to Chola. Its an indian food that is made from heaven!
My favorites are: Chicken Tikka Masala, Samosa & Saag paneer. And all the

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After seeing that this resaurant received a rating of 9.6, my family and I took my sister there for her birthday, however, the service was beyond terrible. A different waiter came to the table every five minutes so our food never came out

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After seeing that this resaurant received a rating of 9.6, my family and I took my sister there for her birthday, however, the service was beyond terrible. A different waiter came to the table every five minutes so our food never came out

Pros: nice location, validated parking

Cons: , a bit pricey

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And a great value. Based on the menu prices, the value of the buffet is made up before you even hit the buffet with the appetizers that are served to the table. The buffet food is very good, although most of the more inventive menu

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And a great value. Based on the menu prices, the value of the buffet is made up before you even hit the buffet with the appetizers that are served to the table. The buffet food is very good, although most of the more inventive menu

Pros: Food, Buffet, variety

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I ate here after searching Citysearch's reviews, and everyone else was right! I was visiting from Colorado, and ate dinner here with my 8 year old twins (who tried Indian food for the first time and loved it). The food was phenomenal-

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I ate here after searching Citysearch's reviews, and everyone else was right! I was visiting from Colorado, and ate dinner here with my 8 year old twins (who tried Indian food for the first time and loved it). The food was phenomenal-

Pros: Food, Service, Price

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The best service, so attentive, great food & drinks, a bit on a pricy side, but well worth it!

3
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The best service, so attentive, great food & drinks, a bit on a pricy side, but well worth it!

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Excellent food and service. Have been many times and always had a wonderful experience.

3
★★★★★

Excellent food and service. Have been many times and always had a wonderful experience.

Pros: food, service

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My husband and I loved this place. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was awesome. We had the Chicken Tiki Masala and a mango chicken dish and both were amazing. The staff was friendly and super-attentive. We are

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My husband and I loved this place. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was awesome. We had the Chicken Tiki Masala and a mango chicken dish and both were amazing. The staff was friendly and super-attentive. We are

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The food is worth raving about. Great ambience and EXCELLENT service (best we have seen in an Indian Restaurant). We love it and we will definitely go back. A little on the pricey side with some dishes. We read about the Masala Dosa in the

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The food is worth raving about. Great ambience and EXCELLENT service (best we have seen in an Indian Restaurant). We love it and we will definitely go back. A little on the pricey side with some dishes. We read about the Masala Dosa in the

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Excellent food, excellent service, relaxing atmosphere, clean, and reasonable price. It's got all you can ask for. Super!

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Excellent food, excellent service, relaxing atmosphere, clean, and reasonable price. It's got all you can ask for. Super!

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The service was better than any restaurant I have ever visited. The waiters and staff were very friendly and the food was incredible. The house special masala is a must must must try!! I recommend this too anyone - even if they normally

3
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The service was better than any restaurant I have ever visited. The waiters and staff were very friendly and the food was incredible. The house special masala is a must must must try!! I recommend this too anyone - even if they normally

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While E. 58th St. is the mecca for Indian restaurants Chola seems to be "the cream of the crop". The food is nothing less then wonderful and the pleasant and attentive staff makes the evening even more enjoyable. I just hope enough

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While E. 58th St. is the mecca for Indian restaurants Chola seems to be "the cream of the crop". The food is nothing less then wonderful and the pleasant and attentive staff makes the evening even more enjoyable. I just hope enough

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We tried this restaurant on the recomendation of a friend. It is EXCELLANT! We thought Dawat was the best...we were mistaken, and have been converted!

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We tried this restaurant on the recomendation of a friend. It is EXCELLANT! We thought Dawat was the best...we were mistaken, and have been converted!

Pros: EXCELLANT FOOD, Attentive service, Midtown location

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We were visiting NYC with my parents and we decided to try this restaurant after reading great reviews on this web site and.......we were not dissapointed. The ambience is warm ( it was a wet miserable day ), the waiters friendly, the

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We were visiting NYC with my parents and we decided to try this restaurant after reading great reviews on this web site and.......we were not dissapointed. The ambience is warm ( it was a wet miserable day ), the waiters friendly, the

Pros: Food, Service, Ambience

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Chola's reach sometimes exceeds its grasp as it casts a wide net over the varied cuisines of India. Tandoor dishes of the north, vegetarian specialties of the south, even Jewish specialties of Calcutta are on the menu, the latter thanks to…

 

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