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Chai Pani

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22 Battery Park Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2715
18282544003
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12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Vero Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My hopes were super high after reading all the reviews. The atmosphere is great, but the food was just OK. The price tag was high for the amount of food. Having been to India & eaten street food there, I was disappointed with my experience at Chai Pani. The biggest disappointments were the roti, mango lassi & chai. In all... More 

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Indiana
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I stopped here for a late night bite. It was very close to closing time so we only ordered samosas. Some of the best I have had in a restaurant! Very sad we didn't find this place earlier in our trip so we could try everything else. They also had Thums Up which is the first time... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the Indian restaurant expecting great Indian food. It was extremely crowded, service was not up to the mark, food quality was also not great. Disappointed.

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Hickory, North Carolina
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this restaurant! The wait staff is always nice and courteous while exuding the Asheville aesthetic. The food, which is Indian street fare, is delicious. The masala fries are addicting. Quick day trips or extended stays, this place always makes the cut!

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Thank Ambyr H
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I finally tried Chai Pani and I have to say it was great. Real authentic Indian cuisine, defiantly the best in Asheville. I looking forward to returning and asking for server Rose she was awesome.

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Thank Robbie L
Branson West, Missouri
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has a nice set of choices of Indian street food. Service is excellent and the food is delicious. We really enjoyed a light meal here. They also serve several good local beers and a good selection of wine.

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Thank JoelA-fromMO
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome...the menu is Indian Street Food and I highly recommend it. It is a wonderful twist on Indian food by focusing on appetizer, sandwiches, wraps and salads instead of a traditional currie menu. They do have a Thali Plate available if you want something more traditional. Lots of vegetarian and vegan options as well as gluten free. They are very... More 

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Thank Emerald H
Takoma Park, United States
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is simply the best Indian food we've had in the US. Our waiter was great and the gluten free menu was exceptionally good as well. We will be back!

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Thank Daniel O
Concord, North Carolina
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Finally got to try this place after walking by it too many times - what a great place for lunch! Friendly and quick service, good variety on the menu from small plates to larger entrees, solid advice on spice levels, excellent vegetarian options, cool vibe. Locals and tourists alike seem to frequent this place regularly.

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Thank Mary J
Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was recommended by a local person. Food was delicious and all of my family members were pleased with their entries. Friendly staff and prices were reasonable. Went back second day to enjoy their mango lassi smoothie. Highly recommend!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $15
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 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
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: 18282544003
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, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Bon Appetite, Food & Wine and GQ Magazine.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?