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“How about a game of carom !!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chai Pani

Chai Pani
406 West Ponce de Leon Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030
+1 404-378-4030
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Ranked #9 of 289 Restaurants in Decatur
Price range: $6 - $16
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Atlanta, Georgia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“How about a game of carom !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Trip down the familiar alleyway, the smells and sounds remind me of places in India. This place has the vibe of an Indian tea house ( my Japanese friends hold on ). It's the quintessential hang out place familiarly described in vernacular by most Indians as " time pass ". The kale chips are to " live for " , the samosa chat is delectable and so is everything else on the menu. Try out some local beer with your food !!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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“Food was amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Must try the Bombay Chili Cheese Fries! Also the Non-Veg Thali with Butter Chicken was SO good. Tried the Tandoori Chicken salad - amazing!
Definitely going back.

Visited May 2014
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Arlington, Virginia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Restaurant with Indian flavor”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Visited this restaurant with family for dinner and am pleased with the authentic Indian dhaba type atmosphere while maintaining Hygiene and great taste of the dishes .
There is a recreational game 'Carrom Board' put in the waiting area which I felt is a novel idea !
The price per head is reasonable and service courteous . Recommend to all those who would like to experience something different than usual restaurants !

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Excellent cuisine; well worth the visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

A trek to Decatur is never high on my list of must-dos, however the food from Chai Pani made it worth while indeed. We decided to get take-out since we had the dog with us, so we did not experience the presentation of the food in the restaurant, however our selection was good. For me, this included the samosas, samosas chat, chicken pakora and the kale pakora. All were very well done, crisp and the samosa was stuffed to the gills with excellent and well spiced filling.

Will definitely return; definitely recommend.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

What a great and different dining experience! South Indian street food, It was hard to decide what to order, but between recommendations from a friend and our great server, we ordered 3 Chaat & the Corn Behl salad (my favorite!) - more than enough for 2 people to share! The service was great, too! I will be going back.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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