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651 E 59th St, Kansas City, MO 64110-3065 (Formerly Shai Chai)
+1 816-260-5203
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11:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Kansas City, Missouri
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a regular customer at Chai Shai. Food is cooked to order; it will take time but it is worthy! It is delicious and so different. They have the best samosas I have ever eaten, love the green sauce that comes with the samosas.

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Thank Elaine A
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This is an indo-pakistani restaurant. Their food is really awesome. I think they make everything from scratch and it tastes really good. You should definitely try the Rooafza drink. Their appetizers is good. For veg try pakora or samosas with green chutney. Also try their mango slices with some chilli it will really good if you haven't eaten mangoes with... More 

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Thank Rajkumar T
Owings Mills, Maryland
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Intimate setting. Great food! I tried the veggie appetizer platter (enough food for 2 ). Very very tasty , well seasoned. Samosa was good , however not as good as what I normally get from the farmers market . I will be back though to try their vegan dish and not just the appetizer platter ! Great find !

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Thank BBglam
Overland Park, Kansas
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Our took us to this restaurant on a cold, rainy night a few days ago. My wife and I have eaten at many ethnic restaurants. This one stands out on many levels. In order of appearance. The place is tastefully decorated although the metal chairs could use a cushion (we borrowed a couple from the adjoining sofa). The lady that... More 

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Thank Jorge P
Charlottesville, Virginia
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This place is just 100% delicious every time. The pink chai is delicate and perfect by itself or before a spicy meal (green tea, decaf); the masala chai is flavorful and rich (black tea for a little punch). Even the iced chai tea is delightful: comes with fresh orange peel, cinnamon stick, and practically a whole mint plant submerged within!... More 

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Thank Kim S
Kansas City, Missouri
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

A friend and I had lunch at Chai Shai. It is a really cute, small place with a nice outdoor seating area. They hand you menus when you come in and then you order and pay at the counter. I had the Lamb Roll, my friend had the Lamb Daal. We both really enjoyed our dishes. The servers were friendly... More 

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Thank SusanJRandolph
Kansas City, Missouri
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90 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

This is by far my fiance's and I favorite indian restaurant in KC. This place is small which may lead to a bit of a wait at times. It is a hidden gem in KC though so every time we have been there we haven't really had to wait. The food is absolutely delicious. It can get a little pricey... More 

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Thank Jeff K
Kansas City, Missouri
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101 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

The food here is fantastic, and it is so nice to eat outdoors during better weather. The owner is nearly always here, and his mother is sometimes in the kitchen!

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Thank Toujourstraveling
Topeka, Kansas
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263 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

We wanted a restaurant close to Starlight theater, but not right on the venue. Found Chai Shai on Yelp and decided to try it after reading the good reviews. We were pleasantly surprised and pleased. The pakoras for appetizer was the best we have had. I enjoyed the mint cilantro chutney served with it. We both ordered achari chicken which... More 

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Thank KSMeadowlark
Louisville, Kentucky
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79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

I frequently stop by this restaurant as it is on my way home from work and in the same block as my hair stylist. Everything here is delicious, especially the samosas. My favorite dish, however, is the chicken biryani, which is served about once a month. But it is worth the wait. I've gotten to know the woman who is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Pakistani, Middle Eastern, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 651 E 59th St, Kansas City, MO 64110-3065 (Formerly Shai Chai)
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 816-260-5203

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?