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232 E 58th St, New York City, NY 10022-2023
+1 212-688-4619
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
232 E 58th St, New York City, NY 10022-2023
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came back here after some 8 years away. The buffet was a bit skimpy and not at all spicy as . . I expected something more There were a lot of choices but they appeared to be very ordinary. They have send to be innovative....More

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I decided to eat here after walking past it many times. I was promptly attended to and seated at a table. The restaurant was about a a quarter full. When I was seated the waitress asked if I wanted sparking or still water and after...More

Thank Adam769
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

...Wonderfully prepared buffet luncheon with family. This was a satisfying meal with excellent service and price point.

Reviewed 4 January 2018

On an extremely cold, snowy day afternoon, this was one of the nearest Indian restuarant and that is why I went there.he lunch buffet had a good variety,Naan and rotis(if requested) were served on the table. Taste was good. Service was quick .By NYC standards,...More

Thank TorchofLove
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Chola is a winner. I am sick and can't really taste food but the spices and fumes of Chola passed through my germs and made it. The okra disk is a must even if your not usually a fan.

Thank Abigail O
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Wonderful assortment and generous portions. Good place to try chili paneer (cheese cubes prepared with chili), mirapakai ( a dry curry prepared with coconut ), and lata shetty kori gassi ( a decadently creamy chicken curry prepared with coconut ).

Thank malb465
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We like Indian food very much, and we went to Chola because of our good memories from past visits to this restaurant. Two things have not changed: its convenient location, and the excellent service. The food, however, has only maintained its high quality, while the...More

Thank Nir D
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I've been coming to Chola once/twice each week for the past EIGHT years and have recommended the restaurant to many friends. Unfortunately upper management is making cost cuttings that are ruining this once great restaurant. The restaurant used to have one of the best lunch...More

Thank jetblast2k
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Great small family owned Indian restaurant. Serves all the usual dishes done very well. For dinner we Tried several, new to us, lamb and chicken dishes. Owner was very helpful. Our friend says the midday buffet is outstanding. Service was terrific.

Thank hoteikeeper
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We have dined here 3 or 4 times in the past and the food was consistently good, but spotty service. This time was the same with very poor service. Like they are doing you a favor but coming to your table when only 3 tables...More

Thank HoustonRobert
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 232 E 58th St, New York City, NY 10022-2023
    (Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: The 4,5,6, N, R & W Trains to 59th Street and Lexington Avenue Subway Station. The E & V Trains to 54th Street and 3rd Avenue.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-688-4619
  • E-mail
Among top three Indian Restaurants in NYC. - ZAGAT 2006 and 2007 Chef Shiva Natarajan has appeared on The Martha Stewart show, Fox News, CBS and NBC. Rated very good and described as an "Indian Restaurant Breaks The Mold," by The New York Times. New York Magazine described Chola as the "Best Traditional Indian Restaurant." Some of famous celebrity clients include: Harrison ford, Calista, Chaka Khan, Woody Allen, Anthony Hopkins, Aishwarya Rai, Shahrukh Khan, Amitabh Bachan and several other Hollywood and Bollywood celebrities. Regional Specialties from Northern and Southern India.
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