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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 5 days ago via mobile

Chai Pani was such a fun burst of culture in downtown Asheville. Our waitress was really nice and told us about their half plates/half price option so we were able to sample a few of their fun dishes. Their portions were generous and each dish...More

Thank ewhalen17
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the center beautiful Ashville downtown this one of most amazing place to eat. Having travelled all over the world and how did I miss something like this so close to home. Biltmore and " Chai Pani" are top two things for me in...More

Thank peyushpeyush
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good Indian Street food experience with all the décor that took us back to originality. I loved the classic Indian music playing in the background. The place provides a nice Bar experience as well in case anyone is up for that. I went inside...More

Thank Lets W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popular place the night we were there. Service was quick and efficient. Food was good and a good value.

Thank cwill6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here twice now and will keep coming back until I try all the different foods. I haven't heard of most of the things on the menu but all sound great. The food is excellent and the service here is great. They will...More

Thank 250saffy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we had the sloppy jai and the chicken tikka roll. loved them both. the sloppy jai is a bit spicy but still very good.

Thank apriljadesilk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I dont leave many reviews, but the fish roll was amazing! large portion, moderately spicey sauce, crispy fried fish, on buttery naan... So good! I will be back!

Thank Cynthia L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Reasonably priced, casual Indian food in the middle of downtown. I crave their spiced fish naan wrap! Everything we tried on the menu (saag paneer, dal, wraps, nans, chutneys + more) was delicious. Nice selection of local beers to pair. Will be back!

Thank Chenaux23
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Its a good place to try some indian street food. Service is great. Food is fresh, but pricey. We love visiting place, while in Asheville. The location is great too. We loved their batata wadas and chaat items. Would highly recommend.

Thank Bhavin D
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Excellent cheap food. Very flavorful and fun place to eat. Try the okra fries and Kale Pakora. The desi salad is fantastic as well. Highly recommend.

Thank Seirshalove727
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20 November 2017|
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Response from ZenHealer7 | Reviewed this property |
When you say "you", you mean the restaurant. "You" need to pose that question to the restaurant, not here.
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
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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