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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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“thali” (126 reviews)
“butter chicken” (58 reviews)
“samosas” (54 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
22 Battery Park Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2715
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a bit of a wait here but that gave us time to wander around Asheville. It was worth the wait. Do not pass up the fried okra fries. They are dreamy. We also had the green mango salad which I will admit I...More

Thank Jemom68
Reviewed 1 week ago

The various items under the Chaat section of the menu were all great but everything was a bit over salted. Still tasty, though. Definitely worth a visit if you're in Asheville!

Thank missrups
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chai Pani is a favorite dinner destination! The food is always great. The service is good. And you have to try their specialty drinks.

Thank RC-bucketlist
Reviewed 1 week ago

Butter chicken, kale pakora outstanding. Service super friendly and helpful. Great for GFers too. Prices can't be beat.

Thank TravelingFour2004
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had read excellent reviews about this restaurant, and we were not disappointed! My family and I lucked into finding a table open on a Saturday afternoon. We have a wide range of tastes and we were able to find something that we all loved....More

Thank April S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Chai Pani for the first times Saturday 7-7-18. The aromas from the street were like silken ribbons pulling you into the space! Of course the food met and exceeded those expectations. Pros: small menu with focus on regional specialties and popular favorites. Good price...More

Thank reniii
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good selection of Indian dishes no so hot that they blow your head off, including vegetarian thali. Mine was tasty!

Thank Jon H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot imagine how anyone with normal taste buds would not love the food at Chai Pani. My wife, grandson and I went there during our visit to Asheville. Our only regret was that we were too full to try other dishes. WOW- loved it!!!...More

Thank jslesq2001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chai Pani is a must for Indian food lovers. Every time I go here I am amazed at the variety of the flavors and I stuff myself more than I should. We had the okra fries-superb. And the sloppy jai-each morsel was fantastic. And the...More

Thank Csfd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch at this place. The food was fantastic and the servers were all pleasant and efficient. It was a really nice experience. Prices are reasonable. I had the fried Marsala fish on hot nan bread. Fabulous.

Thank Rod D
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7 June 2018|
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Response from Fairladyzee | Reviewed this property |
I have never really had a long wait. I go multiple times a year; holiday season, summer time.. you should be fine if you're in a group of 5 or less.
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
  • Food
  • 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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