Chola, Indian Restaurant
- the queen Jan 14, 2008 04:32 PM
Located at 232 E 58th St New York City, Chola has it all. Incredible food, hospitable, friendly service, clean, warm atmosphere and reasonable prices.
A must if you like indian food but you better beware, all the others will seem only so-so after this.
They have an excellent variety and quality of food. More creative menus than most other Indian restaurants, and a chef that really knows his business.
On my last visit, if I remember correctly I had the daal, that was very good as was the chicken Chutneywala and the extraordinary Lamb Vindaloo
Agree with the queen. For its type of Indian food (i.e., heavy, rich, decidedly not vegetarian), it's the best of the lot on 58th Street. Lamb Vindaloo is awesome; it stands out.
This used to be my secret lunch find: all-you-can-eat buffet with chaat, bhajia, 4 or 5 meat curries, fried fish, various veg dishes, naan PLUS tandoori chicken PLUS dosa PLUS desserts (gulab jamun, kheer or rasmalai, etc). Really more than even someone with a hefty appetite could finish. All for a mere $14 or so. Then the masses discovered the place, the quality of the service (which had been outstanding) plummeted, and it became impossible to get a table at lunch without a long wait. Victims of their own success - how sad.