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Chai Pani

22 Battery Park Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2715
+1 828-254-4003
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
22 Battery Park Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2715
Neighbourhood: Downtown Asheville
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Reviewed yesterday

An organization to which I belong held a small dinner meeting at Chai Pani. Most of the members hadn't been here before, but Chai Pani seemed to be a hit with almost everyone. Among the dishes that got raves were the butter chicken plate, chick...More

Thank LanSluderBelize
Reviewed 6 days ago

We love this restaurant! The service is excellent, the food exceptional, and the atmosphere is fun. Chai Pani offers the dinner a taste of Indian Street food and gives the dinner, who may never be able to travel to India, the sport of adventure with...More

Thank Mootheart
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a rare Indian restaurant outside India that does not have the usual tandoori, North Indian, chicken type menu. The intention is good but Meherwan slips on the execution. Indian street food, which Chai Pani claims to serve, is spicy and hot. Here, it...More

Thank ZenHealer7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So good! We shared and got the tray for two! Great idea and a bread plate. Mmmm. So the kale fritters were AMAZING. This was not traditional either some interesting menu items. A great experience!

Thank Brandy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Chai Pani during a visit last year and couldn't wait to get back. We had the Kathi Kebab Roll and Chicken Pakoras. Both really very good. Including a coke and Iced tea the total was $25.11. Great atmosphere, good service and lovely food.

Thank Martino52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wish I had one of these restaurants in my town. Great authentic Indian street food at affordable price. Highly recommend this restaurant for lunch, buzzing atmosphere.

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Originally, we planned to go here Friday night after our long drive in from the coast. Due to traffic, we postponed it until Sunday night since we had plans to be at the Biltmore that morning/afternoon. They opened a half-hour later for dinner and since...More

Thank Elizabeth N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Meal was amazing, service was great, would definitely go back again. Must try the bhel puri, would go back just for this dish.

Thank roropatel27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While shopping we wanted to have some quick meal .they ha be very good chaats but not much variety in the main course

Thank rushdaamjad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Second time here is as many visits to Asheville. First time went by server's recommendations. This time we were more adventurous (only second time eating Indian food) and were not disappointed!

Thank Daniel M
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are there gluten free options
29 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
US$5 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, 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
  • E-mail
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.