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308 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2521
+1 800-246-5262
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“dosas” (46 reviews)
“spring dosa” (7 reviews)
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
308 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2521
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is great although a little pricy but it's definitely authentic. The service though could use some improvement. I'm not sure if there weren't enough wait staff but things were forgotten and the waitress just seemed really out of it. Also, mild is...More

Thank t0ursf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was right across from our hotel and it was Saturday, so we made a reservation for three people.. It seemed like it was not necessary. The restaurant also it seems has changed hands recently. From outside, it looked a little tired place but...More

1  Thank Sankarmukh
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We ate here for lunch and had about 6 people in our table. The overall food quality was good and the portions about the right size. We ordered several dished to share and they were all served in the right order which is important. Service...More

1  Thank PrabhuTA
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Three of us age dinner there tonight. We ordered the spring dosas as a starter. Delicious and a huge portion. There was six of them and they each were half sandwiches. The paneer tikka masala was delicious. Two of us ordered the vegetarian sampler plates...More

1  Thank dwprairiefire
Reviewed 14 June 2017

If it's Indian that you want, this is your Chapel Hill spot! The ambiance is relaxed and yet somehow feels special from the minute you walk in. There are curved, private eating booths which I especially like if you want a private conversation or if...More

1  Thank Jill H
Reviewed 11 June 2017

The prices have gone up though the website is misleading because the lower prices are listed there. However, the ambience has gone down - fabric table cloth replaced with cheap plastic cover, charging for condiments (sambhar and chutney) that come with the dish (dosa) ordered...More

2  Thank P P
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We dined here during graduation weekend. We had a party of 10 and (a reservation) were seated and welcomed. We had a mix of family with more and less experience in this food. Our waitress was able to explain the menu to us and help...More

Thank Kirsten H
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This was my first Indian food in several years. Cholanad has set a new standard for Indian flavors. My wife and I had the vegetarian sampler and for my entree, I had the Tandoori spice crusted scallops and my wife had the Gobi Manchurian. We...More

Thank robertmB4270GI
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Ordered take-out last night and agree that Choland serves the best Indian food in the Triangle! We ordered the wings and prawns chettinad for appetizers, and chicken tikka masala and spice crusted scallops for entrees. Both the wings and prawns were fantastic as were both...More

Thank Travel l
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Very wide choice of Indian dishes. Great appetizers. I had the biryani. Get extra yogurt sauce to temper the spices, but an excellent dish. Generous portions. You can get all the traditional dishes like Lamb Saag and Chicken masala but this is a great place...More

Thank MikefromKentucky
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 308 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2521
    (Mallette St)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 800-246-5262
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