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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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Open Now
17:30 - 21:30All hours
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
22 Battery Park Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2715
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice little restaurant in the heart of Asheville. Very small menu but tasty food. Hubby wanted his meal. Bit hotter so he got a spice plate. Good meal and reasonably priced.

Thank Karen A
Reviewed 4 days ago

Friendly staff with great service. Get there early because they fill up quickly. You will want to start with the Mango Lassi.

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 5 days ago

This has been a favorite restaurant since it opened and we frequently bring friends. We haven't been in awhile and were looking forward to our meal. There has been a disappointing change. Fortunately, it is not the quality of the food, which is still excellent....More

Thank Camelgirl43
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have eaten here multiple times and can say that though Asheville has tons of great restaurants, this is the one I find myself going to time and time again. It has a lot of great traditional Indian foods (butter chicken), but also great street...More

Thank mfpulley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Okra fries were great. Lamb burger, chicken wrap were good. Does not look like a good food place, but it is.

Thank Dorothy C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife, son, daughter-in-law, and I looking for a light, flavor filled meal, split chicken pakoras, kale pakoras, vada pav, kolhapuri lamb thali, and 2 large beers at Chai Pani. It was filling, delicious, and satisfying all for around $50. The spicy heat in the...More

Thank halcho
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chai Pani has gone way downhill and is no longer worth a visit. For the past several years, I've visited Chai Pani nearly every time I visited Asheville, 3 or 4 times yearly. My last visit was so poor that I doubt I'll be returning....More

Thank Izaak E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good place for Indian snacks. I heard about this place so wanted to try and it's worth driving. There is parking spot next block. We ordered 4 different items and everything was tasty. Reminds me of India street food spots. Service A+

Thank Akash_Talati
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yum indian food is so good. This place was good, had alot of flavor in their dishes. The only complaint I had was the Mango Chutney on the table needs a label. I am allergic to Mangos and I tried it. Luckily I had taken...More

Thank daisyluv7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great for Indian food. The portions are big too and definitely delicious! We had awesome falafels and then the lamb shawarma and the roasted lamb, both were delicious!

Thank Zsofia J
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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, Breakfast, 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
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 21:30
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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