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Chai Pani

22 Battery Park Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2715
+1 828-254-4003
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
22 Battery Park Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2715
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited the place during a weekend visit. Serves lot of Bombay street food along with Thali. Bombay street food like vada paav was really good. Uthappam is a failure. While they served 2 pieces, it was thin and lacked the taste. Side sambar was good...More

Thank Ramadurai R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited on a busy evening. The server did take a while to get to us but after that she was attentive and the food was wonderful! My favorite dish was the Bhel Puri. It might be the best Indian dish I’ve ever had!

Thank Kathy F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is amazing. I had the sloppy jai (a spiced lamb hash cooked with Indian spices and sweet yogurt served with mini buns). It was really, really good. The rice pudding was also very sweet with a lot of toasted almonds. The service...More

Thank TheColony150
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not a fan of indian food but this is my pick when we go out for Indian. I like the service and the drinks. I like their food too. Its convenient location and they are a little more careful of the quality of...More

Thank healthworkshi
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Yummy food.. friendly staff...candle light dinner 😉...Namaste Y'all..We ordered panner Tikka roll, mango lassi, baby tiger drink(yum), cheese tomato uttapam and thali...food was delicious. Like tose steel plates, makes me feel like you're back in India plus taste of food... perfect.

1  Thank Jimmy S
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

This place is awesome! The bar downstairs has a ton of Xmas lights and other lights strung all across the ceiling and there was live acoustic music by singer/guitarist Gracie Lane. They serve vegan Indian food too. Def check this place out for a drink!

1  Thank VeganVacation
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Chai Pani is generally packed with people who have discovered that they make excellent Indian Street Food.

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

This place is a must try in Asheville. We make sure we eat here every time we visit the town. They offer good Indian food in a vibrant setup. The service is usually good but on a busy day, your food can take a while...More

Thank Laltihs23
Reviewed 6 January 2018

The casual, almost strip-mall-feel, interior belies the outstanding food! We enjoyed the Aloo Tikki Chaat, Matchstick Okra Fries and Lamb Sliders for dinner and ended up taking the Chicken Tikka Roll home (which was great cold) because we simply couldn't tuck it in. If you...More

Thank KVT2012
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

I cannot tell you enough how amazing this place is. Their food is always fresh, authentic, and cooked to perfection. The staff is fantastic and super friendly. The atmosphere is great, clean, and they have stunning art on the walls. Everyone needs to try Chai...More

Thank Fairladyzee
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21 November 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.
30 March 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 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
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-254-4003
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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.
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