Restaurants , Indian Midtown East
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Walk past the wall of cascading water and descend into Chola, where the mix of modern and traditional décor is as eclectic as the multi-regional menu. Don’t be overwhelmed by the number of options, since you’ll rarely go wrong with whatever you get. A basket of varied kebabs straight from the tandoor includes lamb sausages perfumed with cardamom, while Savitri Amma’s idli (steamed rice cakes) arrive with fresh coconut chutney, a southern Indian specialty. Spices and flavors are blended with balance and care: a delicate cashew sauce infused with saffron- coated chunks of tender lamb, and langarwali dal, a buttery mix of lentils, is flecked with cilantro and intensified by the faint heat of dried chilies.
Venue name: Chola
Address: 232 E 58th St
New York
Cross street: between Second and Third Aves
Opening hours: Mon–Sat noon–3pm, 5–11pm; Sun noon–3pm, 5–10pm
Transport: Subway: N, R, W to Lexington Ave–59th St; 4, 5, 6 to 59th St
Price: Average main course: $17. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V
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Best buffet deal ever. The food is amazing and authentic and of course extremely filling. I've come in during the weekend and weekday for lunch and there's usually no issues with finding a table. Loved all of the curries and tikki masala. Be sure to leave room for dessert!