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Chauhan Ale & Masala House

4.7
4.7
4160 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! *For parties of 7 or more, please call for reservations.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 77 times today

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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

  • Neighborhood

    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, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,160 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Nashville

    Most Booked

  • Nashville

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  1. v

    visitor

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We continue to go back to this fabulous restaurant every time we come to town! Rachel our server was sooo fabulous! Thanks for another awesome meal. The mussels are a must try!!! So good!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience1
    Food was amazing. It was way too loud.
  3. F

    Falistine1

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My best friends were in town, and chauhan is my favorite, so I needed them to try it! Perfect options, since one friend is vegetarian
  4. s

    sumrluvr

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    I was glad to go to Chauhan since I am an avid watcher of Food Network. It's a very loud restaurant with music playing and everyone competing to talk, and it was quite busy on a Thursday night. We especially enjoyed the mushroom toast and the gol guppa shots. Service was very good.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food. Slow service. Loud restaurant!
  6. RL

    RochelleL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely loved everything about Chauhan!!! Amazing good!!!
  7. m

    mistylou

    Nashville

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Our daughter was visiting over the holiday and we took her here for dinner. The manager took our drink order to help the server. He brought our drinks and said the server would be right with us. After the tables that were taken after us were already getting their food we finally flagged down what seemed to be a table runner and he took our order. He gave us great service and the food was excellent. My only complaint is that we had to flag someone down to order and that dampened the mood on our evening. Will definitely go back again but will probably order food when we first sit down to order our drinks.
  8. z

    zenyatta1

    Columbus

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We returned just for the mussels and were not disappointed! Food is excellent. Service was a tad slow for being early on a Saturday, but could see only one waitress/bartender hustling...initial drinks and food order were quick enough, but refills and a second order were a little slower. Would return or try their other locations every time we're in Nashville.
  9. BF

    BobbyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the best Indian food I've had in years. The vindaloo curry was excellent. The moilee curry was excellent, also. We can't wait to come back!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best ever!
  11. JH

    JulieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal! The appetizer of gol guppa shots was absolutely delicious. My 10 year old wanted another order!
  12. W

    Walt

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very flavorful! We had been wanting to try the Dancing Spice Queen’s restaurant for a while, and were not disappointed!
  13. d

    dawnm

    Chicago

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner … wasnt told gratuity was automatic due too Thanksgiving and it seemed like it was added including tax not prior so our bill went from $130 to $180 for 2 Plus paid for parking website said $12 it was over $13 for under 2 hrs
  14. TF

    TrueFood

    Nashville

    249 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    249 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner on Thanksgiving with great food, wine, and spectacular service from Kirsten. Give her a raise!! Will be back soon
  15. CB

    CBou

    Las Vegas

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice twist for Thanksgiving. Those green liquid ball appetizers are insane and the chicken marsala was the best I have ever had. Drinks were good and our waiter was fabulous.
  16. KT

    KTAL

    Nashville

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding! So creative and the unique spices and flavor in the dishes were unbelievable! The salmon was so perfectly cooked and the sauce fantastic! Miriam our server was so friendly and helpful…….she made our Thanksgiving lunch a great experience!
  17. KD

    KarlaD

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting Nashville and Chauhan was highly recommended to us - we loved it! Creative and delicious Indian-inspired dishes. Food tasted very clean - not heavy. Great service and atmosphere - go!!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Creative interpretations with classic flavors. All dishes were slightly over-seasoned.
  19. JG

    JaskirtiG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Must go. Please just go.
  20. S

    Steve

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We love Indian food. We decided to try this restaurant when visiting Nashville. The naan was great and curry has very good spice and taste. Will definitely be back again when in Nashville next time.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    The chicken was awful
  22. a

    amjorz

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Out of towners, Hard to find but was well worth the struggle
  23. AU

    AnaU

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! The braised lamb and pork chop were delicious. The spice level was exactly what I wanted, thanks to the server for that. The Mac and cheese is must have. Overall great experience
  24. C

    Clooney

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place, food and service are great.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Due to construction around the property, it was not easy for Uber driver to be sure GPS was correct. It was. You’ll need to continue ahead and around (towards what appears to be major construction fencing) We were seated at a smallish table for 4 in the lower section. We waited a long time to get our drinks. Our food came before we received our cocktails. Curiously, the Tikka Masala, my husband’s favorite, is made with ground cashews. Since he is allergic to tree nuts, that was a disappointment. He ordered Saag, which he loved, so all was fine in the end. All other food was delicious. Service was slow due to waitstaff shortages. The atmosphere was warm and the Bollywood movies projected on the wall added a touch of magic.
  26. J

    Jusmin

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food off the Broadway. Highly recommend.
  27. M

    Mirazul

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, did not disappoint! Highly recommend.
  28. M

    Mick

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was the best tikka masala I have ever eaten. The restaurant has outdone themselves once again!
  29. MC

    MikeC

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing meal! A must-try if you are in the Nashville area!
  30. KH

    KarenH

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was awesome and we would recommend others to go. Best food we have had so far in Nashville.
  31. SF

    SaraF

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great. Food was awesome, as was service. Would recommend and would come back!!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Good food as usual. Service was a little slow. Nothing terrible.
  33. IH

    IsabellaH

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was absolutely phenomenal. First time eating Indian food and it was sooooo good!!
  34. JL

    JonathanL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Your short rib naan was unbelievable. The chicken in the chicken coconut milk curry was extremely tender. And our server was professional and friendly.
  35. M

    Merryelf

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and great service. Our server suggested an alternative combination for the sauce and chicken we selected and it was excellent. Very noisy and that is the only thing that made what would have been a most memorable dinner a bit diminished.
  36. M

    Mitzi

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delightful meal that ruined all other Indian restaurants 🫤 I wish we could go back every week
  37. GF

    GinaF

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friends in from out of town
  38. C

    Casey

    Nashville

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and festive! I had the shrimp with the moilee sauce and it was so yummy! The Guppa shots are a must order for an appetizer. Service was top notch! Can’t wait to go back!
  39. v

    visitor

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the dinner was amazing! The mussels are my absolute favorite!
  40. EG

    ErichGroos

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met a friend from out of town in Nashville for a meeting. He had been to Mockingbird the night before, but Chauhan always rocks. The chicken masala poutine is so universally loved and didn’t fail this time . Classic CTM and Saag paneer shared for dinner was great as well. Always a good decision to come here, and walked to the Preds game afterward!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized 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 also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 242-8426.

Chauhan Ale & Masala House is rated 4.7 stars by 4160 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 PM


Booked 77 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

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

123 12th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37203

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Grundy

  • Neighborhood

    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, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, 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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