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308 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2521
+1 800-246-5262
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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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 5 days ago

Went here for a post-graduation dinner. It's easy to book a reservation on OpenTable. Overall, we enjoyed the food here. The knowledgable people in our group said not everything is necessarily authentic but that overall the flavors are good. The Tiger Dosa has a lot...More

Thank kate554433
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Cholanad serves some decent South Indian food. It's not authentic South Indian, but for a small town like Chapel Hill, it is quite good. They have quite a few vegetarian and vegan options. We also had the "Tiger on Diet", a table length dosa that...More

Thank Ronak S
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

This restaurant offers a lovely upscale atmosphere, with pleasing decor and starched white tablecloths. If you are fond of hot & spicy food, this would be a good option, for us it was too hot. The meal was beautifully presented and smelled delicious. The Garlic...More

Thank sgec1105
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely ambience great food friendly and courteous service. Will adjust level of spiciness to order. Very unusual preparations. All delicious when each of the four of us ordered something different so we were able to try a lot.

1  Thank traveler46466
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Less than average Indian food and horrible service. Vimala is a much better choice with more authentic food and outstanding service by the owners as well as the staff. Vimala owner/ chef served us our meal and took the time to speak with us about...More

4  Thank Loandiner
Reviewed 2 February 2018

I visited the restaurant on DR.MLK day. My experience, the person who greeted my friend and i, i didn't feel his hospitality. He was merely performing a duty to usher us in- devoid of a smile. Next waitstaff who attended to us, again, seemed to...More

3  Thank Mya2018
Reviewed 17 January 2018

The food was exactly what we had hoped for, service was prompt and they had some fun choices for mixed drinks! The seating was a bit tight and not as private as I like.

2  Thank AmandaCGuinn
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Came here with a group from work and had a very enjoyable dinner. The staff was kind (if a bit unsure of many dishes' preparation and ingredients) and the food came out quickly. A fair price for the overall quality.

2  Thank Susie H
Reviewed 17 September 2017

This restaurant has some very promising reviews and the decor and layout was also promising,so we were very keen to try the food, but left very disappointed. We had two curry dishes and a mix of naans and roti. The curries had heat and meat...More

Thank Browgesen
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Wife and I had great lunch entrees, Chettinad Chicken Curry and Chicken Tikka Masala. Very well prepared breads too.

3  Thank ILMMCT
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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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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