Chai Pani

Top 1% of restaurants in Asheville
8 / 10

5 expert reviews
Fodor's Fodor's
"In a pleasant small space with photos of India on the walls, enjoy classic snacks like bhel puri or green tomato pakoras fried in a curried chickpea batter." Full review
Condé Nast Traveler Condé Nast Traveler
"What were your first impressions when you arrived? Chai Pani is a blast of color, street art, and music that resembles a dizzying ride down one of Mumbai's crowded streets." Full review
Frommer's Frommer's
"Named one of the "Top 10 Cheap Eats in the US" by Huffington Post...since the food is all based on meals that are whipped up on the street corners of India in minutes, service is super-speedy. " Full review
Be sure to try the bhel puri, an addictive mix of puffed rice and chickpea noodles in a tangy tamarind chutney.
Travel + Leisure Travel + Leisure
"Don’t miss the James Beard Award-winning restaurant Chai Pani, which serves mouthwatering Indian street food like chicken tikka rolls, crispy pakoras, and butter chicken in a colorful space"
Travel + Leisure Travel + Leisure
"Many restaurants in the U.S. have a similar roster of dishes from northern India: tandoori chicken, saag paneer, chicken tikka masala. This cuisine doesn’t represent what Meherwan Irani..."