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“Thank Goodness the Food was Good!”
Review of Chaula's

Chaula's
Ranked #322 of 1,154 Restaurants in Brighton
Price range: US$19 - US$32
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations
Description: THE ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE IN TRADITIONAL HOME COOKED GUJARATI AND OTHER INDIAN REGIONAL FOOD. We began selling our home cooked food from our grocery shop in Lewes. The reaction was so positive that it inspired us to sell fresh, as well as frozen food throughout shops in Sussex and Surrey. We expanded the business and moved to Station Street in Lewes. Further success inspired us to open CHAULA'S INDIAN RESTAURANT IN LEWES 2007 AND IN BRIGHTON 2012. We believe that Indian cuisine is a combination of subtle taste. Flavours are as varied as the climate and exotic as the people of India. The appreciation of spices and combination is an acquired art and can only be achieved after many, many years of studied blending, cooking and tasting. At Chaula's, value our patron's opinions and concerns in the modern day world of health consciousness- our scrumptious food is prepared only with Sunflower Oil that is low cholesterol and freshly ground spices, without the use of artificial flavours and colourings. WE ONLY USE FRESH CHICKEN AND MEAT. I have worked very hard to perfect this fine art without compromising on taste and authenticity. We are confident that after sampling our culinary delights you would agree that there is nothing but the best at Chaula's. We take pride in welcoming you again and again. WE ARE RENOWNED FOR OUR SIGNATURE DISHES. "THE FOOD OF INDIA, NOT JUST INDIAN FOOD" We hope you enjoy the experience. -CHAULA & JANAK
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Thank Goodness the Food was Good!”
Reviewed 8 March 2014

As the review suggests there were no food complaints from the group of 9 of us who visited on a Friday evening.
Perfectly well cooked & whilst slightly less spicy than my normal preference it is clear the kitchen knows what it is doing.

Regrettably the same cannot be said of the front of house.
20 minutes for popadums, 40 minutes for drinks (hardly a complicated order 8 beers & a coke), an hour for the starter & close on 90 minutes for mains.

Our party was on the verge of walking out on more than one occasion but stayed as we felt it was better to wait than try to find a restaurant with a spare table for 9 at 9pm on the first night of he weekend.

May be we were unlucky, other reviewers haven't quoted this as a major issue, but nevertheless I will be unlikely to go back.

A 2/5 experience but the food was worth 4/5 - hence 3/5 rating

  • Visited February 2014
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic meal and service”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Couldn't have been better! Prompt and friendly service and the food was great, loads of veggie options delicious Have recommended to friends and family and will be back for more soon.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank c l
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Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Chaula's hits the spot once again!”
Reviewed 2 March 2014

Had another amazing meal at my favorite, and probably the best indian in town.
We turned up without having booked and was soon seated at our table for two. Its always a pleasure opening the menu here where you are presented with a choice that is different from the norm and plenty of authentic vegetarian options too.
The staff are all really friendly and are up for a chat and a laugh which makes for a great atmosphere.
I'll be back again soon!

  • Visited March 2014
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Banstead, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Most authentic Indian meal”
Reviewed 22 February 2014

Having eaten here several times now, today's meal was again superb. Very authentic Indian unlike the very English/Indian mess you get in most Indian restaurants. Good food, friendly staff and a great atmosphere, what more could you ask for

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Alan F
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Best Indian in Brighton”
Reviewed 22 February 2014

Easily the best Indian in Brighton. Authentic, varied and tasty menu choices combined with a brilliant atmosphere and fantastic, friendly service. Will defiantly be visiting again soon. A true gem in the crown of Indian restaurants.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Oliver H
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