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“Great Food and Service” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chai Pani

Chai Pani
Ranked #5 of 359 Restaurants in Decatur
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $16
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Decatur, Georgia
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134 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great Food and Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2013

I recently attended a birthday dinner here and was pleased with the wonderful options that were available. They have a variety of options to meet many different palates. The matchstick okra fries and the fried kale - pakoras, were wonderful. I had a chicken wrap sandwich - Kathi Kabob Rolls, and it looked like a burrito filled with chicken, onions, and chutney.

We had a large party with people coming and going and the wait staff was great in getting all of the orders in and right. I would definitely go here again. The Matchstick Okra Fries are my new favorite thing!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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230 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Indian Fast food at good value!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

Unlike other Indian restaurants, you pay at the counter and get served at table. Price is reasonable and portions are big. Free refills of chai and tea. Food quality is good, not great. We had chicken pakora, which was excellent. Fish wrap was neither tasty nor well done. This was a huge disappointment. Ambiance is excellent. Staff is very helpful and passionate about what they do. However, foodies looking for authentic Indian cuisine will not be satisfied.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank moksha51
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Very interesting Indian restaurant in an old gas station”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2013

Located on the edge of downtown Decatur in an old gas station repair shop. I really did not know what to expect. My wife found this place located in the Atlanta Magazine. When we walked in I knew it was going to be good. They say the style is Indian Street food. We split Okra Fries - they were fantastic. Our Entrees were also very good. During the meal my wife started going down the list of all her friends she was going to bring to the restaurant from out of town so I know she thought it was unique. If ever in downtown Decatur will likely return.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank HairyBear26
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Bengaluru, India
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“As Indian as it gets and some more...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

Been to a lot of "Indian" food joints and done a lot of Indian food; this is as authentic as it gets away from India. The okra fries are great as are the other offerings on the menu; get curious and ask the people out there as to what would be best for you; a thumbs up for the chai - the closest I've gotten to a cuppa tea in a long time.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Chirurgien
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Atlanta, Georgia
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155 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Excellent take on Indian food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2013

This food is pretty different from usual Indian restaurant fare. It is very creative and yummy (since it features lots of fried things, of course it is yummy!) The various tidbits are better than the thalis. Chicken pakoras, okra fries not to be missed. It works best if you got with a bunch of friends and order lots of different things for the table so you get to sample a variety. Loved the gin rickey cocktails too. It's a fun place, but the only negative is that it is very loud. All hard surfaces so the sound is deafening, making it tough to chat with your friends. If they added some way to soften the noise, I would jump this up to an "excellent" rating.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CarolyninAtlanta
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