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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 3 days ago

Great lunch specials here, and absolutely delicious indian style food. Great vegetarian options and meat options both!

Thank jazzyo
Reviewed 5 days ago

We dined here as a result of the Trip Advisor ratings and a personal recommendation. I enjoy Indian food and my selection of the lamb burger sliders was very good. I sampled some of my dining companion's dishes and was less impressed -- although they...More

Thank jfgaff
Reviewed 1 week ago

As an Asheville resident, I finally had a chance to get to Chai Pani. I like Indian food, and this was a bit off the path (in a cuisine and positive sense). The menu is much smaller than a typical Indian restaurant, but there should...More

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took our family with two young children for an indian meal last night. The staff were great. They brought the kids crayons and drawing books straight away. Children's menu was well received and empty plates proved the food was popular. As for the adults we...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here for dinner last night. We were craving Indian food and were not disappointed! Just got into town and decided to walk to this place after reading the reviews, since we're staying at the hotel indigo nearby. Very easy walk. It's a small...More

Thank mtvmdr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for dinner on our first night here. The food is delicious and the service is prompt. The menu was a bit limited but I didn't have any trouble finding a dish I loved despite being a vegetation.

Thank somethingfishy496
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

The food is barely mediocre, and severely overpriced. The staff was great, but that only goes so far when the product being offered isn't worth what it's priced at.

2  Thank damuze
Reviewed 17 September 2017

I dropped in there today on a busy Saturday.i so wanted a table outside but they were all full so I ended up inside. at a booth. OH DARN. :) but overall it was a good experience. I started with a cup of hot chai....More

Thank MmonetTN
Reviewed 13 September 2017

My first visit a few weeks ago was disappointing and it reflected in the review I wrote. This time was more up to the mark and Chai Pani's deserved reputation. I had the thali this time and the flavors and the spices hit the right...More

Thank ZenHealer7
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Holy moly! I thought I had eaten really good Indian food before, but this place puts all others to shame. We had seen this place on a food travel show and it looked great so my husband and I decided to try it. Our mistake...More

Thank VeronicaMade
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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
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  • 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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