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“Simply Great!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chai Pani

Chai Pani
Ranked #17 of 758 Restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Bon Appetite, Food & Wine and GQ Magazine.
North Carolina
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Simply Great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

If you like Indian street food, than in Asheville this is the place to go. Friendly owners and management. Good food. Great location downtown. Pleasant atmosphere.

Visited May 2013
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English first
Ellijay, Georgia, United States
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great Food!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

This was the first time my girlfriend had tried Indian food. Had coconut curry chicken. It was marvelous! She loved it and is now ready to go back again!

Visited June 2013
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Thank Bob P
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Love love love this place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

This was such a great find! Best meal I had in Asheville and it was hard to not go back every night!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kris1037
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louisville
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“It was good...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

We had dinner here during one of their busy nights. We had to wait an hour to get a seat. I can understand though since they have limited number of tables. We were surprised the menu only has appetizers/snacks and only 2 main dishes. So we ordered two appetizers and one main dish. The food was medium spicy and it tasted more like home cooked meal than street food. The roti was not the usual indian restaurant roti I am not sure if its from different regiion of india. I am glad this place offers food which is different from our other indian restaurants and they are making a good attempt at offering something different and interesting. Indian customers might be disappointed but I think this place is catered more toward american customers. Overall, you should try this place at least once.

Visited May 2013
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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Amazing, unique, delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

Chai Pani never disappoints! Although I rarely know what it is that I'm ordering (the staff will help explain if need be), everything that I've had there is delicious. Plenty of vegetarian options, lunch offers nice smaller portion sizes of things, really good Chai and Mango Lassi drinks, and over all a great downtown restaurant.

Visited May 2013
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Thank Emily B
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