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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” (57 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 today via mobile

I saw the reviews and wanted to try it. Fun and full of flavor! Try the small plates but you may have to wait. Word is out!

Thank Jackson K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Every bite of our dinner was delicious. Ordered the Bold Fashioned and man, what an amazing drink. Can't wait to dine again and again and again...

Thank iamavelina
Reviewed 2 days ago

We just happened to come across this place on our visit to Asheville and loved it all. We sat outside and watched the world go by while eating the gorgeous food on offer. All 5 of us had something different and it was all gorgeous....More

Thank Kaaren28
Reviewed 3 days ago

The place was crowded. We went there twice. Once for lunch & once in the evening for dinner. The food was delicious & inexpensive. We had Bhel Chat & my hubby had Dahi Puri Chat. All were very good. Met the owner who is a...More

Thank Rama1004
Reviewed 4 days ago

We've eaten Indian all over this planet , for more than 50 years , especially in India , including much of the regional food. We took the advice of the staff at our hotel , as they all recommended this place. When we arrived ,...More

Thank fred s
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is an all around great place to eat. The wait is never as long as they say so don't go grab a drink down the street. Friendly employees. And the food. Both times I have eaten here the food was amazing. My family...More

Thank Tina M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

So glad we tried this place. Such delicious flavors! I have tried many Indian restaurants and can easily say this is the best one I have visited. Wished there was one where I live! Will now be less happy at my hometown favorite Indian restaurant.

Thank Napalicoastkauai
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Both my husband and I really enjoyed our food here. I had the Butter Chicken Thali platter and had the perfect amount of spicy kick and the yogurt sauce was some of the best I have ever had. The service was quite good and we...More

Thank Born2go
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My best friend is Indian so I’ve had a lot of homemade Indian food in my life. This place definitely lives up to providing the consumer with the flavors & dishes that make Indian food taste so delicious! I had the thali of the day...More

Thank brookee464
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Chai Pani on one of our first trips to Asheville. While the food was good, the service was disappointing. We decided to give it another try and I'm glad we did. It is nice to find an Indian restaurant that has dishes just...More

Thank PhoenixRobin
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Billie M
June 6, 2018|
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Response from Fairladyzee | Reviewed this property |
I have never really had a long wait. I go multiple times a year; holiday season, summer time.. you should be fine if you're in a group of 5 or less.
November 20, 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.
March 29, 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
Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • 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.
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