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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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“butter chicken” (56 reviews)
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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 1 week ago via mobile

Its a good place to try some indian street food. Service is great. Food is fresh, but pricey. We love visiting place, while in Asheville. The location is great too. We loved their batata wadas and chaat items. Would highly recommend.

Thank Bhavin D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent cheap food. Very flavorful and fun place to eat. Try the okra fries and Kale Pakora. The desi salad is fantastic as well. Highly recommend.

Thank Seirshalove727
Reviewed 1 week ago

First, if you are very hungry, do not plan to go to this place because there is always a wait time associated and they do not take reservations as far as I know. That said, if you are ready to wait, it is a good...More

Thank PeaceB2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a cool place. Great combination of creative good food and interesting ambiance. Only issue was that the spice level in some of the dishes was surprisingly hot....I know Indian food is spicy but this was definitely an 8 on a scale of 1 to...More

Thank 97rockyg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Chai-Pani Asheville with my wife and two young kids. The food is so wonderful, flavorful and such an authentic take on Indian street classics. The service was exceptionally good - polite and prompt. We loved the Aloo tikki chaat, Bhel puri and the Pav...More

Thank IndTravelller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A MUST when we visit Asheville, always ordering the green mango chaat. Unfortunately, they were out of so many items because of a very busy, beautiful, holiday weekend. Server made different recommendations and we loved everything she brought us! We had the fish wrap, okra...More

Thank 4oglesbys
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So loved our dining experience at Asheville’s Chai Pani. I would eat here very often if I lived nearby. Visit and experience Indian food for the fun of it! The best service in all of Asheville, too.

Thank kathypeter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant offers great vegetarian, vegan, and meat options. I got the butter chicken and it was flavorful and spicy. Loved it! You’ll enjoy this spot!!

Thank Ryan C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Chai Pani for lunch. They had several vegan options. We loved the okra fries and the spicy mango chutney. This is a sure bet in Asheville!

Thank EricaBauer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our friends who live in Asheville insisted we wait the hour plus for a table- so glad we did. Small place with few tables- service was fast; food was fresh. I had the okra fries which were to die for, followed by the tandoori wrap....More

Thank Travelingtheworld27
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20 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.
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, 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 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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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