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Chauhan Ale & Masala House

4.7
4.7
3966 Reviews
$30 and under
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 and brunch Friday - Sunday. 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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2 people

7:00 p.m.


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (615) 242-8426

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Owner Maneet Chauhan

  • Catering

    Let us bring your bring your favorite Chauhan food to you! We offer office lunch catering with menus starting at $12 per person including 2 curry dishes, basmati rice, naan and a salad - you can't beat it! You can access the menu and place an order through the inquiry form on our website: chauhannashville.com/private-events-catering/ or you can email us: events@chauhannashville.com. We can also create custom menus for evening events and wedding receptions!

  • Private party facilities

    Whether hosting a corporate dinner or celebrating a special occasion with family and friends, Chauhan Ale & Masala House can accommodate all of your private dining needs. We have options for semi-private lunch, dinner and brunch in our main dining room with custom prix fixe menus featuring a delicio

  • Private party contact

    Stacey Wilson: (855) 382-0548

  • Neighbourhood

    The Gulch

  • Cross Street

    Grundy

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking is limited but we have partnered with Whole Foods located on 12th & Broadway. Bring your parking ticket in with you and we will validate it. The rate with validation is $12 for the first 3 hours.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,966 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When I have out of town guests for work I always bring them to Chauhan! The meal is always amazing and everyone goes home with a great memory of an amazing meal!
  2. MB

    MeghanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow, the flavors of each dish we tried were amazing! Perfect heat level, the Tikka Masala and Korma were... oo! So good!
  3. TV

    TrudyV

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    We were looking forward to dinner there but was very disappointed. The Chicken masala poutine was really good but the rest was at best mediocre. Lamb chops were super tough. The Braised lamb stew had maybe 10 pieces of lamb. Definitely not worth the money.
  4. CK

    ChrisK

    Western NC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    College send off
  5. Y

    Yogamom

    Nashville

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and atmosphere. Parking is a hassle, and there is a lot of construction going on around the building making getting to the restaurant a hassle, as well.
  6. TS

    TimS

    Nashville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of the best restaurants in Nashville and one of the best Indian restaurants anywhere - full stop. Of course it is though! Would she literally put her stamp on anything less???
  7. N

    Nicolasl

    Amsterdam

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Bad and poor experience about the food for an amount very high.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent
  9. JW

    JimmyW

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, but we expected nothing less. My wife got the red snapper and it came out luke warm close to cold, but that's our only complaint. We will be back for our next date night.
  10. FG

    FrankG

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The ambience and service were great. The main course was very disappointing. The snapper was over cooked, dry, and tough to chew. It was served with a lukewarm to room temperature sauce. We were very disappointed with the meal, especially to think that the thing that sold us on dining here was the fact that the restaurant is that of a Food Network celebrity. Would not recommend.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chauhan’s is the go-to spot for incredibly creative Indian food in Nashville. Our server was knowledgeable, friendly, and expedient. The food is INCREDIBLE!
  12. JM

    JonathanM

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yum yum in my tum tum. The place was great great bartender good recommendations from her. We can’t wait to nom there again
  13. KB

    KelleyB

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great server and outstanding food. We had 4 people and everyone picked a different dish so we could try them all. YUM.
  14. LI

    LifeIsBeautiful

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience all around. Returning tonight 👍🏻💗
  15. S

    Scott

    Nashville

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night and great food with my wife for our anniversary! Lamb Chops and Braised Shrimp were on point!
  16. WM

    WandaM

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here to celebrate my 50th birthday. The service and food were spectacular!
  17. j

    jllc

    Nashville

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A smaller menu than pre-pandemic, but everything was just So good! We had the mussels, best in town, we think and we eat them a lot. Lamb nachos delicious as always, washed down with Flying Horse. Free parking in a nearby garage as the restaurant is ringed with chain link fence, cranes, diggers, for the building going up next door.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    They don’t open until 11 AM. We arrived 10 min early. No offer to have a seat and wait. Meanwhile the parking lot is under Contruction. Food was average but waitstaff attentive to our vegan friends request. Good beverages and good bartenders. Would probably not return.
  19. g

    garym

    Atlanta

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing parking is a nightmare
  20. A

    Aldona

    Nashville

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience3
    Food was amazing, except for the Chai Chocolate cake dessert. We didn't taste much Chai, and otherwise seemed very ordinary. Given how outstanding the other food was, this was such a disappointment. Service was okay, a little slow. Very distracting was the Ultimate Fighting on the tv. Nothing like watching people try to injure each other to ensure a good night.
  21. CG

    ChauhanGreatFood

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place. The food is so delicious and the aroma when you walk in is captivating. Service was wonderful
  22. ST

    ShawnT

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the meal & service did not disappoint. Strayed from my noem & did pork shank in Vindalou. I felt like Fred Flintstone eating a brontosaurus. Holy pork shank it was phenomenal
  23. AR

    AlisonR

    Nashville

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food as always. It was a little darker in there than usual which I found odd? That usually doesn’t bother me but it was DARK. Server was so so excellent and quick to refill drinks. We will always be back
  24. JH

    JulieH

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We really enjoyed our meal! Our server was great!
  25. L

    Lynn

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Inviting restaurant with absolutely perfectly delicious options. Staff was friendly and kind. Thank you for the experience!
  26. RE

    REVIEWJ

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Food quality was ok, service was definitely pretty poor. And it was quite expensive with little upcharges for things we weren't expecting.
  27. h

    herm76

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    I miss the candles and cozy tables capes… it was very dark.
  28. LW

    LoriW

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful dining experience and great service. Mussels appetizer is a must have favorite!
  29. t

    tapdance

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fan of Maneet from food network. Hey restaurant did not disappoint. The waitstaff was appropriately attentive. Her recommendations were spot on. The poutine was yummy. Hubby had lamb chops with karma(cashew) sauce. I had pork shank vindaloo. Both so very yummy! On the road from TX to PA made it a point to eat here. Would definitely do it again.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Fun place. Interesting recipes with good thought. Food pretty average despite interesting presentation and style. Very heavy back lacking flavor imo.
  31. AW

    AliceW

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was excellent and ambience was great. Waitress was friendly and professional and kept checking back to see if we needed anything
  32. t

    team5v

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Muscles and cremini toast were amazing. Great specialty drinks.
  33. AG

    AnnieG

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely little spot downtown! We enjoyed all of our dishes very much but especially the Paneer Poutine. Service was fast and friendly and we were able to validate our parking at the Whole Foods Garage to save 50%.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place came to us as a recommendation from a friend on good, but atypical restaurants n Nashville. This was our first meal in the city and it didn’t disappoint. The flavors were incredible, and the drinks were out of this world good. Will 100% be back next visit to try more of this incredible menu!
  35. AS

    AndrewS

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maneet is our favorite Chopped Judge and my wife and I have wanted to visit her restaurant for several years and it fully delivered! The braised beef and French onion Naan was a delicious and unique appetizer. The pork shank was an amazing fall off the bone entree and our waiter and the vibe was upbeat and fun.
  36. TS

    TimS

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    It was a very nice meal but a surprisingly loud environment. Great service.
  37. SS

    StevenS

    Jacksonville

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We ordered the paneer as an app and it was fantastic. We then ordered the chicken vindaloo and the braised lamb korma. Both were very full of flavor and tasty entrees. We will be back.
  38. FR

    FriscoRon

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was really good. Tandoori chicken poutine was excellent! Bhunna gravy is good with very tender lamb chops was also excellent. Service was good too! Pricing was a bit higher than I would’ve liked. Overall still it was good experience.
  39. KC

    KatieC

    Nashville

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favorite, food and service is consistently great.
  40. SS

    SophiaS

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant did not disappoint- has the tikka masala -very good- naan bread was outstanding.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Chauhan Ale & Masala House using the Order Online button. Chauhan Ale & Masala House also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

Chauhan Ale & Masala House is rated 4.7 stars by 3966 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 p.m.


Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
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Google Map for Chauhan Ale & Masala House

123 12th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37203

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Grundy

  • Neighbourhood

    The Gulch

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking is limited but we have partnered with Whole Foods located on 12th & Broadway. Bring your parking ticket in with you and we will validate it. The rate with validation is $12 for the first 3 hours.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Owner Maneet Chauhan

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (615) 242-8426

  • Catering

    Let us bring your bring your favorite Chauhan food to you! We offer office lunch catering with menus starting at $12 per person including 2 curry dishes, basmati rice, naan and a salad - you can't beat it! You can access the menu and place an order through the inquiry form on our website: chauhannashville.com/private-events-catering/ or you can email us: events@chauhannashville.com. We can also create custom menus for evening events and wedding receptions!

  • Private party facilities

    Whether hosting a corporate dinner or celebrating a special occasion with family and friends, Chauhan Ale & Masala House can accommodate all of your private dining needs. We have options for semi-private lunch, dinner and brunch in our main dining room with custom prix fixe menus featuring a delicio

  • Private party contact

    Stacey Wilson: (855) 382-0548

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