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Chola

232 E 58th St, New York City, NY 10022-2023
+1 212-688-4619
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
232 E 58th St, New York City, NY 10022-2023
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1 - 10 of 140 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was very good and spiced like Indians want to eat! Many meat and vegetarian offerings as well as dosa and naan. Service was above average for Indian buffets and seating was not crowded. Would highly recommend this place.

Thank Chandra P
Reviewed 5 June 2017

While not usually a big fine of Indian dining fare this was a very good dinner as our server was very helpful, friendly and attentive to excellence. We enjoyed several appetizers and main dishes of various fare with all providing fine examples of the Indian...More

Thank Joe L
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Had Bruch there yesterday. The food was outstanding, fresh, plentiful and always being replenished. The Lamb Biranyi was excellent. The staff do serve all the nan you can eat, dosa's and tandoori chicken all other food you get yourself from the buffet. Friendly and attentive...More

Thank JoeP2794
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Best north indian and south Indian food in midtown nyc good for groups good service and food must tryout.

Thank chandnirowan
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Good buffet for lunch with north and south indian dishes. Pakoras, masala dosa and other great dishes.

Thank Oren W
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Midtown can be tough place to find a solid lunch that's affordale and tasty. Traditionally, I would usually question a buffet-style dining experience. With those reservations, I think that Chola really has a solid all-you-can-eat lunch buffet. It’s $14.95 for Midtown Manhattan is pretty decent...More

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Chola is a great Indian restaurant. The restaurant recently redecorated as well. My husband and I and friends have been going to Chola for many years. It's our favorite Indian restaurant in NYC.

Thank Laura J
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We stayed at Ivy Terrace (lovely place) and this was right up the street. On a whim my husband and I stopped in here and had one of the best Indian meals we've ever eaten. It was fabulous! Highly recommend this place!

1  Thank veengee
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

On a recent trip to NYC tried this restaurant For an Indian restaurant service was very good The appetizers were excellent the main dishes Were fair but overall good experience

Thank 1210tgho
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$21 - US$35
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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
Description
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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