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Chola

232 E. 58th St., New York, NY 10022 40.760571 -73.9663
nr. Third Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-688-4619 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Price Range: $$$

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  • Reader Rating:

    9 out of 10

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Official Website

fineindiandining.com

Hours

Mon-Sat, noon-3pm and 5pm-11pm; Sun, noon-3pm and 5pm-10:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6 at 59th St.; N, Q, R at Fifth Ave.-59th St.

Prices

$15-$25

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering
  • Buffet

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery Area

42nd St. to 72nd St., First Ave. to Eighth Ave.

Profile

Since opening in 1998, Chola has maintained its spot in the top tier of upscale Indian restaurants. While the whitewashed dining room fails to evoke the kaleidoscopic colors of India, the blandness of the setting only heightens the aesthetic impact of the food, which is as rich and colorful as a Bollywood backlot. Start with the velvety, golden masala dosa, a paper-thin crepe filled with spiced potatoes and delightfully juicy peas. Then take your pick from the lengthy menu of entrees culled from nearly every region in India. Hits include the sweet, mango-tinged chicken chutneywala and the chingri malai, spiced shrimp in a fragrant, fennel-infused tomato-coconut sauce. One definite miss is the pallid-flavored chicken tandoori, but a finishing plate of sweet, marshmallowy doughnut balls called gulab jamun, more than sets things right.

Recommended Dishes

Masala dosa, $11; chicken chutneywala, $18; chingri malai kabab, $23

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