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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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Open Now
17:00 - 21:00All hours
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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22 Battery Park Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2715
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Reviews (835)
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1 - 10 of 835 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Walked by this area of downtown and after seeing that the place was packed, I looked at the menu and was willing to try their spin on indian food. The dishes on the menu were not the usual attempt at a fusion style cuisine or...More

Thank dramzan
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice little place decent food you may have a little bit of a wait in the summertime. Asheville's growing so this seems to be status quo for most places.

Thank Anna R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Loved this place. The food was fantastic and very different. The kids menus had the requisite chicken tenders but also some Indian food options. The dining room also had a kid-tolerant feel. We tried several dishes - my favorites were the kale pakoras and the...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Where do I start? Just get everything, and two orders of the okra fries for good measure. I never quite know what's in the thalis, but they're always aromatic and delicious. Come here for the food and the mango lassi! A must-try if you are...More

Thank Esther T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came with several recommendations and was not disappointed! Had butter chicken and another dinner special that was vegetarian. Amazing flavors...food was excellent!

Thank Blbpuravida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is awesome. Downtown eatery, nice, friendly staff, and scrumptious food. We ate there twice in four days.. we would highly recommend this Restaurant. Casual attire, and very comfortable. Truly, a taste of India, freshly made and perfect in every way!

Thank sheri k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was super fresh and hot, but I cannot get myself to like Indian food. I saved whatever else we had left. We walked were most of the homeless people would hang out and we set the food on a ledge and we had...More

1  Thank Di M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An organization to which I belong held a small dinner meeting at Chai Pani. Most of the members hadn't been here before, but Chai Pani seemed to be a hit with almost everyone. Among the dishes that got raves were the butter chicken plate, chick...More

Thank LanSluderBelize
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love this restaurant! The service is excellent, the food exceptional, and the atmosphere is fun. Chai Pani offers the dinner a taste of Indian Street food and gives the dinner, who may never be able to travel to India, the sport of adventure with...More

Thank Mootheart
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a rare Indian restaurant outside India that does not have the usual tandoori, North Indian, chicken type menu. The intention is good but Meherwan slips on the execution. Indian street food, which Chai Pani claims to serve, is spicy and hot. Here, it...More

1  Thank ZenHealer7
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
are there gluten free options
30 March 2016|
Answer Show all 9 answers
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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
  • 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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