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Chai Pani

22 Battery Park Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2715
+1 828-254-4003
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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22 Battery Park Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2715
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stopped in for dinner on our first night here. The food is delicious and the service is prompt. The menu was a bit limited but I didn't have any trouble finding a dish I loved despite being a vegetation.

Thank somethingfishy496
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is barely mediocre, and severely overpriced. The staff was great, but that only goes so far when the product being offered isn't worth what it's priced at.

1  Thank damuze
Reviewed 1 week ago

I dropped in there today on a busy Saturday.i so wanted a table outside but they were all full so I ended up inside. at a booth. OH DARN. :) but overall it was a good experience. I started with a cup of hot chai....More

Thank MmonetTN
Reviewed 1 week ago

My first visit a few weeks ago was disappointing and it reflected in the review I wrote. This time was more up to the mark and Chai Pani's deserved reputation. I had the thali this time and the flavors and the spices hit the right...More

Thank ZenHealer7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Holy moly! I thought I had eaten really good Indian food before, but this place puts all others to shame. We had seen this place on a food travel show and it looked great so my husband and I decided to try it. Our mistake...More

Thank VeronicaMade
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of our favorite restaurants in Asheville which is saying something considering their large selection. Very unique Indian street food. Everything we have tried has been delicious. Staff always quick and efficient. Small place so there may be a wait but they will take your...More

Thank mart38655
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this place. Delicious Indian street food. MUST try Vada Pav!!! Tip: Go little early since there is always wait time.

Thank Priyakooki
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had a late lunch at Chai Pani recently... the first time we'd eaten there. She had the Butter Chicken Thali and I enjoyed a Lamb Burger. We shared Matchstick Okra Fries, and each of us had Chai for our beverage. Everything...More

Thank jbird1213
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not only did I enjoy the great food, but I was treated warmly. Nice when traveling solo. Andrew even took the extra step of directing me to the club below where Retro 80s music was playing. Enjoyed both restaurant and club!

Thank RichardS29464
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Nice little restaurant in the heart of Asheville. Very small menu but tasty food. Hubby wanted his meal. Bit hotter so he got a spice plate. Good meal and reasonably priced.

Thank Karen A
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30 March 2016|
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Response from ChaiPani | Property representative |
We do indeed have many gluten-free options--please ask for our "Super Duper Mega Secret Awesome Special Diets Menu," and our servers will be able to walk you through all your options. Hope to see you here soon!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Battery Park Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2715
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-254-4003
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Innovative, fun, affordable, delicious, mind blasting Indian Cuisine featuring "chaat" - crunchy, spicy, sweet, tangy, brightly flavored Indian street snacks and "Thalis" - traditional family meals highlighting India's amazing culinary diversity. Recommended by the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Bon Appetite, Food & Wine and GQ Magazine.
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