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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
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22 Battery Park Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2715
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Chai Pani is generally packed with people who have discovered that they make excellent Indian Street Food.

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a must try in Asheville. We make sure we eat here every time we visit the town. They offer good Indian food in a vibrant setup. The service is usually good but on a busy day, your food can take a while...More

Thank Laltihs23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The casual, almost strip-mall-feel, interior belies the outstanding food! We enjoyed the Aloo Tikki Chaat, Matchstick Okra Fries and Lamb Sliders for dinner and ended up taking the Chicken Tikka Roll home (which was great cold) because we simply couldn't tuck it in. If you...More

Thank KVT2012
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot tell you enough how amazing this place is. Their food is always fresh, authentic, and cooked to perfection. The staff is fantastic and super friendly. The atmosphere is great, clean, and they have stunning art on the walls. Everyone needs to try Chai...More

Thank Fairladyzee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hands down the best Indian food in Asheville. The food and staff are excellent. I highly recommend it.

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was skeptical but won over by the food, the ambience and the service all of which were quite exceptional. Everyone in our group were of discerning Indian palates and each were very pleased with the foods we each ordered. The chaat items and the...More

Thank Shankar R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came to Asheville to do the Biltmore Christmas thing. My husband and I love Indian food so when we decided we needed to eat that’s what we looked for first. This place had pretty descent ratings and a lot of reviews of praise so...More

1  Thank Cindy Nikita T
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Finally got to try this place at lunch. We got there as soon as the opened. Glad we did. We got seated right away, but about 10 minutes later, the place was full. We started off with the Aloo Tikki Chaat. Delicious appetizer that was...More

Thank Vols_Rock
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

A positive experience all around- excellent service, food was deliciously prepared and well presented. It’s a popular dinner spot and we greatly appreciated their pagers so that we could get on the wait list, but could wander around the area and shop while waiting for...More

Thank LilCharlestonSC
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Chai Pani has a daily thali plate if you're familiar with Indian food and are looking for favorite dish, but it changes every day so you may not find it. But their street style dishes steal the show for me every time anyway. The tandori...More

Thank Athene_Rose
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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.
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
  • 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 - 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.
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