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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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“thali” (121 reviews)
“butter chicken” (57 reviews)
“samosas” (54 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 May 10, 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing! The food was so delicious. It's not a very big place. But is worth time to go try. I loved it. Service is on point as well.

Thank Teresa D
Reviewed May 10, 2016

This place has a lot of great reviews so perhaps my boyfriend and I just ordered the wrong things? I got the Cheese and Tomato Uttapam, which didn't really do it for me. The cilantro and side of curry sauce saved the dish, otherwise I...More

Thank Amanda E
Reviewed May 9, 2016

We were lured in for lunch on a recent visit to downtown Asheville based in the promise of Indian street food and was not disappointed. Even though it was hard to choose from all the tempting options on the menu, we finally settled on sharing...More

Thank Hill_Runner_NC
Reviewed May 7, 2016

This is a wonderful place to eat - the Okra dish is to die for, and all the other menu items are fresh and flavorful.

Thank CnE_in_TN
Reviewed May 5, 2016

I have eaten here many times and love the food and did love the peacefulness. The last time however the music was really loud ( late lunch) and I ate fast to get out of there and haven't gone back since. I hope they go...More

1  Thank tiger g
Reviewed May 3, 2016

I had the chicken pakoras and they were excellent. The okra fries were good, but not as good as the chicken pakoras. These were items on the tasting, but there was more than enough food for two people. The service appeared indifferent, but I was...More

Thank Bob C
Reviewed April 30, 2016

My husband and I both really like Indian food so while visiting Asheville, we were delighted to find Chai Pani. The menu had a lot of choice, the service was prompt and friendly and I loved the whole design and feel of this little restaurant....More

Thank Bethany B
Reviewed April 25, 2016

We had several lunch destination options this past Saturday. But one menu item struck both of us as a MUST have. The appetizer okra matchstick fries. It is a little pricey for the amount you get but they are truly addictive! Julienne and then fried...More

Thank Bunierose
Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

My family and I had the most wonderful dinner here at Chai Pani. Our waitress was very helpful at recommending some excellent dishes. We ended up getting the Non-vegetarian Thali which was butter chicken that evening. It was delicious. This comes with rice, daal, and...More

Thank lindspryor
Reviewed April 25, 2016

Went out to Chai Pani for dinner. Ordered a non-veg thali and an entrée. The thali came with a small roti which was hard on bad, very little rice, small cup of curries and literally one teaspoon of dessert and 1 teaspoon of curd !!...More

Thank Swetha B
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Billie M
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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
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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