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Chai Pani

22 Battery Park Ave., Asheville, NC 28801-2715 (Downtown Asheville)
826 254 4003
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Ranked #12 of 601 restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

In weekend trip visited twice this amazing restaurant just bcoz of its wonderful taste and friendly staff. Amazing attitude of staff members, we have asked pani poori which is not their list but waiter said plz tell me what is it we can prepare... I love u guys plz keep this attitude and taste continue...

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

My friends and I ordered the Bombay cheese fries, samosas, and the "sloppy jai" dish. Everything was wonderful! Very strong flavors, which I love. Excellent, friendly service as well.

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Chapel Hill
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42 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

It's a treat to see traditional recipes done with local foods. The buyers are sourcing from local farms and growers. The flavors are fresh and authentic. The chicken pakoras and uttapam were especially delish. The space is small but cute.

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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The food, the staff and the people. Have been going since it opened and the food is consistently good!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Indian "street food" Includes pakoras and samosas, and a changing cast of specials for both omnivores and vegetarians. Fresh, piquant. Also popular.

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Winterville
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

So glad I ducked in to try this place out for lunch. Really delicious food and great service. I will most definitely be back. Highly recommended.

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Toronto
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36 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Really well done southern Indian food. Perfectly spiced with layered flavours. Great Bhel Puri. Half a mark off for the chai which was watery and way too gingery - hardly any cardamom taste at all.

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flowery branch
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

wonderful menu, terrific indian food, quick service. Strange hours, and very busy so be sure to plan ahead. Sometimes long waits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Great atmosphere, good service, interesting menu with delicious food! Wish I lived closer so I could eat here all the time!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great treasure in downtown Asheville for Indian food. All of the dishes are good and the prices are very reasonable.

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