Welcome to Chola

Shiva Natarajan

Shiva Natarajn is a famous name in indian restaurant business around New York City. He is the founder of many famous Indian restaurants in and around NYC. A few of these were Dhaba, Chote Nawab, Kokum, Haldi, Chola and many more. Shiva showcased desi food from many different regions of India, such as Pujab, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Chennai, Kerala, Calcultta and others.

Shiva also opened Thai and Mexican restaurants that went on to earn great reviews and popularity.

His restaurants have been acclaimed by NY magazine, NY Times, Zagat and Gourmet Magazine. ABC, NBC and Fox are a few of the tv channels that also featured his restaurants.

Shiva sold his restaurants in 2015 to move on writing cookboos and starting his brand of sauces. Restaurants were sold to Michelin Star Chef Hemant Mathur.