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Chai Pani


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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.
$5 - $15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Okay so biased because I’ve had plenty of Indian food and I’m picky. Chose this place based on reviews, not as hype for me as people described it. We had the sev potato dahi puri (too sweet for me, but it is normally a somewhat...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were able to have a table for 2 fast, and as we had gone for a hike, we were hungry. Interesting concept, but we have had better in the NE. Try Utsav in Vernon, Ct or one of the Coromandel restaurants, also in Ct...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

What can I say? Best Indian food I have ever eaten. Excellent service. Great price. Worth the trip ( and hassle of parking in downtown)

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank 509lynnee
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Love at first bite! Our server "Bre" was the best, directing us to dishes with varying degrees of heat and also those gluten free. There were four of us, each with very different tastes and we were all satisfied...and frankly stuffed. Everything we ordered was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank mksgf
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Was very fun to try some different kinds of Indian Food of which you normally do not see at other restaurants. Very much enjoyed the kale. We treated our experience as a series of tapas, so tried almost all of the appetizers. Enjoyed the experience...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Allisonspring
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

We had came to Asheville to see the Biltmore Estate and had a few extra days on our hands. We decided to explore the city and wanted to come to Chai Pani from all the great things we heard online. We are Indian so our...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sagacious-Reviewer
Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

The food is FABULOUS and what makes it even better is the service! I wish more restaurants would understand that the experience of eating is greatly enhanced by the person serving the food! Andy is one of the best waiters. He not only knows about...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SugarNurse1957
Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

There's a reason this Chef if among the nominees at the James Beard Awards. The food is incredible. Great flavor and quality ingredients. Nice portions at a great price too. From NYC to Atlanta and back over 10 days this was the best meal!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Heidi M
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal! 1st time at Chai Pani and Emily our bar server was helpful and made great recommendations for us as well as delicious cocktails! Butter chicken curry was my favorite, tasty and full of flavour!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank danamandas
Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

Ate at Chai Pani with family. The service was good. Food was good and prices were reasonable. Servings were large. I’d eat there again.

Date of visit: December 2018
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June 6, 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.
November 20, 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.
March 29, 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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