2601 S I H 35, Round Rock, TX | Directions 7866430.483161 -97.672983
An Indian lunch buffet for the Round Rock crowd: Trusty dishes like the Chicken Tikka Masala win hearts and tastebuds, but I urge you to try their pleasingly sour idlis. "Idli" is a spongy, fermented grain cake, and while it looks like something you could scrub your bathtub with, it is absolutely divine dipped in one of Chola's many Indian sauces, absorbing all the flavor into one savory, tasty bite.
Good Food – I like the food very much, i am a pure vegeterian and the best thing is they cook seperately.
Keep it up Chola
Best Place – Good place to eat lot of food at buffet also their desert is the best i ever tasted. $8.99 you can have a satisfying meal with varities of Chicken, Goat, Vegetarian Dishes I love it Love it Love it
Good buffett – Love it!!!! Great goat paneer. Spicy mmm. Highly recommend. Keep in mind I know absolutly nothing about Indian food. Came in on a whim, glad I.did
Never get a take out from this place – Last week we had goat curry take out from Chola's for dinner. We ended up trashing all of it, it was so bad. The curry was like some goat ( bone) pieces and water poured on it.
It was horrible and did come cheap too.
Great Indian Food – I'm Native Texan, caucasian, and love Indian cuisine. Chola Restaurant in Round Rock serves excellent food, in a warm, friendly atmosphere. I've eaten there perhaps 20 times in the last 2 years, often enough that the staff recognizes me. I've eaten most often during the buffet, but also a few times in the evenings when one must order from the menu. I was VERY happy to find an Indian restaurant of such high quality, North of downtown Austin. I've eaten at many Indian places down in Austin - Chola is better than most. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food on the buffet. I expect (from experience with other buffets) that the buffet would be 'over cooked' and in general less tasty than individually prepared dishes. Chola's buffet food is fresh and TASTY! uhmmm... I just may have to eat lunch there. The buffet is about $10, meals from the menu cost more - primarily because I order 3 or 4 items.
The restaurant building interior has a 'charm' in that it's not all polished and shiny/glitzy/modern like many of the (other cuisines) in the same area... although it does appear 'shabby' as if the owners did the decor rather than hiring 'professionals'. Be that as it may - I'm there to eat, I'm not distracted by the decor.
Best Indian Restaurant Food in Central Texas. – Been going there since it opened. Decent food but not great.
Level of Service varies, and is not consistent.
Quality of food is fairly consistent.
Better than most Indian/ Pakistani restaurants in Central Texas.
Could greatly improve on cleanliness/ presentation/ ambience.
Dont even think for a moment that this what Indian cuisine is all about. It is far greater and diverse than they offer.
Awful - but really awful – The place is not clean.
I ordered a lamb curry. It was not edible. If there was a piece of actual meat in the dish I did not find it. There was an abundance of gristle though. I cannot tell the difference between lamb gristle and any other kind, so I will presume it was lamb gristle as the dish had lamb in its name.
Never, never, never will I go back. I have eaten Indian cuisine in all the major cities in the US and Europe. Yes, not all of it was good - but this meal was disgusting.
The five star reviews in this list must have been submitted by either the owners or by people who have never tasted decent food.
I've eaten at Bombay Grill and Taj Palace - both are better by leaps and bounds over Chola - or is that Choka?
Very pleasantly surprised! – We have been by this place several times eating at Zorba's, but were reluctant to go in because the restaurant is usually slow and we've seen a couple less than thrilled reviews. Wanting to try something different, we finally went in, and were rewarded with excellent, attentive service, a clean, welcoming interior, and and incredibly delicious Indian meal. We would recommend the vegetarian appetizer sampler, which came quickly and was very flavorful. The lamb was very tender, the sauces fresh and well balanced, the bread freshly rolled and out of the oven! Though the bill was a little higher than our usual cultural cuisine/pug grub fare, we found care and excellence in so much of this restaurant that we will certainly be back.
Really bad – I have high doubts abt the hygiene @ this place...along with the food....it was TERRIBLE....10$ down the drain...spare your time, money n health n don't come here
not welcoming:( – My family and I went to the buffet so that we could experience ALL of the dishes because we were unfamiliar with Indian Cuisine and were hoping to find a new restaurant to add to our line up of favorites. Well, upon arriving, we walked in to see a 'please wait to be seated' sign, so we waited...it was very awkward...the owners looked at us and kept going (I had recognized them from an add in the Pflugerville Pflag)...finally one of them seated us, but didn't say a word. We were seated along the far side wall of the restaurant, with the other 3 caucasion patrons in the place. I felt 'segregated'..it was very uncomfortable. We were stared at quite a bit by the other Indian patrons as if we were intruding on a family reunion. We sat and waited for a drink order to be taken or SOMETHING..but no one said a word to us, so we decided to just start getting our food from the buffet, and I tried to get a little of everything to get the full experience. Let me say that there were a few things I liked, but my children wouldn't eat anything. It was really spicey, which I'm ok with knowing that is traditional for Indian food, but there was absolutely NOTHING for the kids other than maybe white rice and fresh fruit. I will say I enjoyed the breads and the eggplant dish...but I felt so awkward just 'being' there, it made it hard to really take my time and discover the flavors. After we were finished, NO ONE came to us to deliver a ticket to pay...we sat and sat once again, unitl my husband had to go ASK to pay. We left with a sense that we just made a huge mistake in trying something new and a large dent in our wallet (the adult buffet was OVER $11)! I would probably recommend this place if you are a native of India..those patrons probabaly thoroughly enjoyed their meal), but NOT for newcomers :( Too bad.
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