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Reviewed 10 December 2023

The restaurant is attractive, and service was good. We ate in a both, which was a comfortable place for our four-person party to have a good conversation. The Masala Dosa came with a generous filling of potatoes (as dosas go). However, it was no longer...crispy when it was brought to the table. The coconut chutney did not taste authentic. I wonder if they added mayonnaise. A few tiny baby eggplants for $18 is hard to justify, though it does come with naan (very good) or rice. The lamb rogan josh ($21) contained four small pieces of lamb.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 15 October 2023 via mobile

Took our daughter for dinner here after hearing how good it is from world-travelled Foodie friends and it was great. Service is tad slow but staff has sign at host stand noting “be patient” since they are short handed. Though may be slower than some...spots, we did not wait too long and food was well worth it, so there’s no staff lacking or shortcuts in kitchen. Great spot!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 18 July 2023

We've been meaning to try Cholonad for a while and finally decided to go when we had a discount from a local dining club. We made reservations for an early weeknight dinner and my wife went in while I drove around to the parking lot...in the back. We got garlic naan, mango lassis and I got the chetinad curry with parota (a flaky bread I had never tried before). The food was good but unfortunately the service was lacking. It looks like on that night they seemed to have two servers for the entire restaurant. It took us a long time for someone to take our order, and a long time to get our check. Perhaps their service is better on other nights when they have more staff.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 19 April 2023 via mobile

This is authentic South Indian food which is typically more flavorful than generic Punjabi North Indian food one has to normally put up with here in North America. With staff from Tamil Nadu they totally know the scene! Try a lamb dosa with mango lassi...& extra sambar. (The food is a 5 but space needs to be scrubbed a bit.) Fast service.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 26 October 2022

We ordered a variety of dishes including Ckicken Tikka Masala, Chettinad Chicken Curry, Chicken Biryani, Madurai Dosa, and Lamb Saag and all dishes were excellent and authentic Tamil offerings. We suggest to add Idis to the menu and improve the appetizer quaility with full size...samosas and vadai.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 20 August 2022

First time coming here. Food bland. Took over 30 minutes to get our food and there was no one in the dining room. Nan bread was burnt. Did get some more bread though.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 8 January 2022

Tons of vegan choices. Everything we ordered was amazing and so flavourful. Ordered the gobi Manchurian and it’s the best I’ve ever had.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Companion814740, Owner at CholaNad Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2022

Thanks so much for your kind words. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 22 June 2021

We were really bummed about our experience! The host seemed distracted and didn't even walk us to our booth. The floors were weirdly sticky. Our waitress only checked on us two times total. After waiting for our food for 40 minutes, I had trouble flagging...her down to ask her to check on our order. Then, she didn't even bring us our food! The cook who was clearly very busy and drenched in sweat brought our our plates one by one, as if he was still finishing them. In fact, we saw him serve several other customers throughout the night. Where was the waitress?! One of our dishes was served on a chipped plate. When we were finished eating, we got the check at the same time as our first water refill. The food was alright but not great and certainly not worth the experience which was bad in every other way!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Companion814740, Owner at CholaNad Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2021

Thank you for your feedback. It really helps us learn where we can improve.

Reviewed 17 September 2020

A very good restaurant to go for some authentic and tasty South Indian food , they do serve some very good North Indian good as well. The dishes on the menu are impressive, the kind that you won’t find in many restaurants. They serve dishes...that are not very well known but delicious. Their aapam and stew was so good, soul food for me. The other dishes that we ordered , a combination of North and South Indian were very good as well. Consistent good food and service the two times I have been there. They have a spacious outdoor seating area where you can enjoy a good meal and enjoy the ambiance.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Companion814740, Owner at CholaNad Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2020

Thanks! We appreciate the review and hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 15 March 2020 via mobile

Very good Indian food with many vegetarian and vegan options. Food prices are reasonable, but drinks are on more expensive side. Service was good. Since they have long menu, I would go there again, if I am in the area

Date of visit: March 2020
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Companion814740, Owner at CholaNad Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2020

Hi, we really appreciate your feedback and such kind words! We're looking forward to serving you again.

Reviewed 21 January 2020 via mobile

Ate here with my daughter while visiting. We ordered the lamb vindaloo, chicken saag and garlic naan. Both entrees were large, filling and good. The bread came with a delicious dipping sauce. Will definitely eat here again the next time I visit my daughter.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Companion814740, Owner at CholaNad Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2020

Thank you for your review! We really appreciate it!

Reviewed 25 November 2019 via mobile

I stopped in here and ate dinner last week and it was great. I went b/c of the good TripAdvisor review. The menu was large and I ordered the Chicken tiki Marsala on recommendation from the waiter. The waiter told me it was their “signature...dish.” It was in fact great! Nice restaurant. A tad expensive ($6 bottle beer) $15-$18 entrees, but great overall. Wait staff was wonderful.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Companion814740, Owner at CholaNad Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2019

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Reviewed 4 September 2019 via mobile

This is an unusual Indian cuisine with marine focus, however no matter how much I enjoy the food, the wait staff, bathrooms and outside surroundings ruin it for me. The bathrooms are invariably dirty. The plants outside are dead and cigarette butts adorn the grounds....The wait staff is indifferent and sloppily dressed. The perfect example of excellent food ruined by atmosphere.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Companion814740, Owner at CholaNad Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2019

Thanks for leaving us a review, Antiquesdavid. We will do our best to use this to improve.

Reviewed 3 September 2019

Cholanad has 5 star chefs making good use of quality ingredients creating South Indian food. Eating here is a great way to learn about world class food which is not the usual Indian food, instead it is true culinary South India dishes. When you climb...the few steps of this Tamil architecture inspired building and open its door one gets their first glimpse of the restaurant stylish interior. My husband, children and I feel relaxed in this environment. I have eaten so many dishes here, what stands out is the Madurai Curry Dosa coated with egg & curried Lamb which is addictive. I called the next day and ordered another one to be delivered to my home. Yum! Also we love the Mutton Biryani & Raita which is a Hyderabad Dum Biryani style of many many spices, rice and tender mutton, the raita cooled our palate as we enjoyed this spicy dish. I suggest you come and eat here, and try something you are unfamiliar with in order to experience exotic flavors, and great cooking. Also Cholanad as has a parking lot the left of the building which helps with parking on Franklin Street.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 27 May 2019

We were treated with what I can only view as contempt this evening when we four dined at Cholanad. The waiter was surly, our dinner came out in bits - appetizers and mains in no logical order - we waited forever to be noticed for...the honor of paying out bill and, to top it off, the waiter, in removing the plates, spilled a sizable portion sauce through a bread basket onto the table in front of our guests, picked up the dishes and left, with no aplogy. We felt like we were being told "good riddance." That's what we wish to this restaurant.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Companion814740, Owner at CholaNad Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2019

Hello - We pride ourselves on the quality of our service and it sounds like we failed here. We're really sorry to hear about your poor experience. We hope you'll give us another chance to serve you.

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CholaNad Restaurant & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5