Chola

(212) 688-4619 | View Website

232 E 58th Street, New York, NY | Directions   10022

40.760281 -73.965724

Open Hours

Daily, noon-2:30pm and 5pm-10:30pm

 
Restaurants, Brunch, Indian  more

Payment Methods: American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Midtown East (Turtle Bay), Midtown, Midtown East

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Reviews for Chola

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Not so sweet – Food was delicious,we weren't lucky with the dessert. The one we wanted wasn't available, the one we ate wasn't good. It was very much like reheated can food, available in most railway stations in India. Service was very attentive and efficient. Overall experience was worth-while. We recommend it to all those who wish nice food , nice service-dessert

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Delicious Indian Food – I had dinner here on a windy night back in late 09. The place was packed, but we didn't have to wait for a table. The service is average, nothing special just your typical Indian restaurant where you have at least 5 servers approach your table at any time.

Now the food was absolutely fantastic. I would highly recommend anything seafood. Their menu tends to travel around regions, but try South Indian and expect everything to be prepared outstandingly.

The price is average for the area. The drinks are not really worth mentioning, just your typical selection. The only issue is leaving extremely full after trying only 2% of the large menu. I would definitely return!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Good selection, Quality sacrificed – I researched Chola online and was impressed by the Zagat award for best buffet. I went with a friend and our initial impression upon walking in for the buffet at 2:15pm (a bit late as they close at 3:00pm) was that the selection was extraordinary. I was very excited to try everything. I gave everything a whirl and while the selection was great, I thought the quality could have been a little better. My friend enjoyed the chili chicken immensely. I thought the tandoori chicken was delicious as well. By the end of lunch, there was no Kheer left. It was disappointing that they didn't even bother to put more out. Overall the food was subpar and extremely low quality. I really thought this place was going to be good but unfortunately I can't recommend it to anyone. I'm amazed it was as crowded as it was. The naan was terrible. I don't normally review restaurants but I had to warn others about this one.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

best Indian food so far, lovely hostess and superb service – I love Indian food and love to try out Indian restaurants whereever I go but so far chola has been my best experience, their cuisine is unique and very very tasty, their friendly hostess makes u at home instantly, the service is superb and I especially love their little appettizers that are served during lunch...for everyone thats seated. It is trully an eclectic experience.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best north meets sounth indian cuisine – being an authentic indian, I LOVE Chola! Service is excellent and the food is amazing..not too spicy yet flavorful,not too heavy on oils and the various South Indian mixes whether it be from Kerala or Madras is amazing!

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Good ambience, average food – Chola isn't bad, but it isnt great either. Do not expect excellent Indian food, atleast for dinner. They have a diverse menu as far as Indian restaurants go, but that doesn qualify it as a place with good food. I've heard the lunch buffet is better, but as far as dinner is concerned, it was below average. Go with the safe choice and have the Punjabi food...the South Indian was not worth it at all. Good service, nice ambience.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Great food but poor service – Excellent variety and quality of food. More creative menus than most other Indian restaurants. Wish their service was better.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great food, Friendly Service - Definitely go again! – I went with a friend to Chola for dinner after a day of shopping. I love Indian Food and we stumbled upon Chola and liked the atmosphere so decided to give it a try. The people were extremely friendly and the service was top notch. The naan was one of the best i've ever had. We tried the chicken curry which was absolutely decilicous and some vegetable dishes. The food was flavoral and very fresh. I will definitely go to Chola again when I'm in the area. Any Indian food lover should give this place a try!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Good service & food – Not a bad place, I enjoyed with two of my other friends visiting from bombay. Food was good and also thiere drinks were pretty good.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

North Indian food aint authentic, annoying service – I am a north indian, This place has okay for south indian food (dosa, idli etc.) , but for authentic north indian breads, chicken tikka masala, rogan josh etc.......its NOT, because the dishes arent even close to the rea; north indian spices? & tasted very wierd ! The service was super annoying, wasted effort, time and money.

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