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Chai Pani

22 Battery Park Ave., Asheville, NC 28801-2715 (Downtown Asheville)
828 254 4003
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Ranked #16 of 632 restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
Description: 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 and GQ Magazine.
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English first
Cypress, Tx
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

ohhhhh man! My friend and I went hiking and while we were out she declared she wanted some good Indian food that evening, and so we found ourselves at Chai Pani. I am so glad we found ourselves here!! haha the food was just so so yummy I can't praise it enough. I ate it all and didn't regret a... More

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Kure Beach, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Savory food at great prices. This is the real stuff and you will know it as soon as the spicy aromas hit you. Great addition to Asheville's restaurant scene. Many vegetarian offerings. Try the wraps and samosas if you are not sure what to order. The wait staff will make sure you are happy.

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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

My husband and I had lunch there, our first visit, and wow! The variety of bursting flavors from the foods! First, I had iced chai, which was delicious, and served unsweetened. I like that as I could add the right amount of sweetness (most places serve it too sweet). Simple syrup was offered for the sweetener. Now, the food. My... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Simply amazing concept, love the decor , furniture , staff and most importantly FOOD ! just one little complain -------- all the drinks they serve SUCK :( I have been to their both locations twice and tried almost all the drink on their menu but did not like any so far, for the price we pay - drinks don't do... More

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We went here, not knowing much about the cuisine, and were very pleasantly surprised! Everything was delicious, and we will return again when in the area. We tried the appetizer/beer special of the day, then shared an order of the nightly vegetarian Thali, which allowed us to try a sampling of various foods. Loved it!

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Alpharetta, Georgia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Very Racist - This is the place selling Indian food. I am from Atlanta ( Originally from India) - was there today in the evening - The hostess at the desk asked us to wait for 20-30 mins as they did not have a table for 2. We said we will wait and continued to wait near the desk. A... More

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Rochester, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My kids and I LOVE Indian food and were excited to try this restaurant, based on the excellent reviews. NO ONE enjoyed their meal!! I ordered the uttapam and the crepe was wet and unappetizing. The iced chai tasted like dirty milk and my kids didn't like their sandwiches at all. The staff acted like they were doing us a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is an awesome restaurant...WONDERFUL service....great wine and beer....and the food---c'est incredible!!! We may move here just to visit this restaurant!

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Rockford, Illinois
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

I'm still in the restaurant having finished my meal and sampled my friends' meals. What great flavors. Service couldn't have been better. Cheerful staff, fast service, and a quaint comfortable little place.

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My husband & I recently went here and it was awesome! The service was very good and the food was delicious! We thought the price was reasonable, as well. If you like Indian food, you should definitely give this place a try!

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