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All reviews chai grilled trout great selection of teas authentic taste must visit place noon crockery sheermal kahwa saffron salty ambience waiters
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Reviewed 4 October 2023

A quaint and cute little spot in the heart of Srinagar! The staff is welcoming and helpful. The food is excellent. Highly recommend the trout! The food is freshly made so it may take a bit of time but its well worth the wait! Our...waiter was very good and caring. I think his name was Salman.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 19 September 2023

This is in a good location just off Residency Road and on the Bund next to River Jhelum . The first impression is good as the place has a pleasant ambience and the waiters are friendly. But a simple order of Kashmiri tea - Kahwa...and French toast took 45 minutes despite several reminders . Each time they said 5 minutes . When it came they said they d “over baked “ it and had to do it again .More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 20 August 2023 via mobile

So on my recent trip to Kashmir, I visited this beautifully done up tea room by the name of Chai Jaai. Not only does the place look fabulous but they also serve some of the most flavourful teas and kahwas , too! I ordered two...rounds of teas, first flavour that we tried was rose, & later went in for Turkish apple tea(as recommended by one of their staff). We also ordered traditional kahwa, some Lipton tea, and to go along with the drinks, a slice of Kashmiri Roth. The presentation is superb, they serve you tea in cute little, colourful tea pots. I absolutely loved them. Plus, the staff’s very polite and always ready to help with with their recommendations. If you’re planning a trip to Kashmir, make sure to visit this cute cafe and savour some of their delicacies. Thank you ​⁠ for the lovely experience! Can’t wait to visit again .More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 16 August 2023

This is a statement place , cute colourful hand painted crockery, matching walls, white furniture. It’s a carefully cultivated effect with food to match. The rosemary encrusted braised trout was outstanding served with salad , mayo a small piece of garlic bread ( could have...been bigger), and an interesting bowl of fruit and vegetables dessert. The sheermal served with kahwa was crunchy. We liked the pink noon chai but it may not be for everyone.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 9 August 2023

Such a over hyped cafe... Doodh khewa made from milkmade nothing extraordinary just infused with saffron u can get same in any local shop in srinagar... Waffles over priced for what you get.. Plain waffles with maple syrup

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 13 July 2023 via mobile

Although the Nun Chai with Crepe is exceptionally good, I had to downgrade the rating due to poor service and the lack of discipline among the servers.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 2 July 2023

Overall a good place with a variety of tea/coffee options with snacks. However a bit expensive side.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 2 May 2023

Great food and some interesting tea assemble. Interiors are instagram worthy. Do visit for a different kind of experience.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 6 March 2023 via mobile

Best place in Srinagar to enjoy traditional kashmiri Tea (Kahwah). Ambiance is beautiful. Service is fast and they also served the kahwah is in traditional pots. Kahwah is delicious and authentic taste. Spl. for sweetener they served Gulkand which best for your health and add...a unique flavor.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 12 February 2023 via mobile

This was our first visit to Srinagar and Chai Jaai popped up as a recommendation for regional tea's and eat outs. The ambience is amazing with a unique decor. Instagrammable to say the least. The menu has a broad range of beverages. We enjoyed all...the recommendations by the knowledgeable waiters - kahwa saffron, dodh kahwa and noon chai along with sheermal (both sweet and salted). Overall a super place to spend an easy afternoon with friends and family. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 9 January 2023 via mobile

An amazing and a must visit place for a formal Kashmiri Tea evening. That's when you are a leisure time in Srinagar. Anything and everything is a Special Effort. Do not miss the Red Velvet Pastry for the kids. :-) Hi5 to the team members.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 25 September 2022 via mobile

Beautiful decorated small teahouse. We tried the saffron kahwa and the mughlai tea (sweet version of the pink noon chai). Both were good ut what was a pleasant surprise was how good the trout was. Grilled trout is common across Europe and what we got...here was on par with the best we have eaten in Europe. Even more amazing was the fruit salad served as part of the platter. With orange peel and gulkand, it didn't have syrup sweetness that many fruit salads in India have, and the fruits were fresh. Overall an amazing experience.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 20 September 2022 via mobile

Decent place. Good ambience. Beautiful tea sets and the crockery. Food and tea was just ok. Could have been better.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 28 August 2022

Staff is nice and cafe is also wonderful but problem is that thay have no washroom of their own nice

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 24 August 2022 via mobile

Had read such good reviews about this place, we made it on our first day in Srinagar. It’s near Laal Chowk, in a quiet place next to a park. It’s insta worthy right from the entrance and must say a lot of thought has gone...into the decor. It was packed when we reached but we were lucky to get the pretty blue sofa at the end of the room. We ordered a pot of kahwa and some snacks which did not disappoint. Service was friendly and price was also okay. Must visit when in Srinagar for the experience.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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