Chiya Chai Cafe

4.6
8 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
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  • Casual
Boasting one of the most expansive chai programs in the entire world,Chicago’s Chiya Chai offers an array of Chai ranging from classic to the exotic with spices sourced directly from Nepal and nearby regions. Backed by two husband and wife teams, Chiya Chai originated from the owner’s deep family history of tea merchants, who were one of the first to export Nepalese tea to the outside world.

In addition to over 150 possible combinations of chai, the café and eatery offers made from scratch Nepalese and Indian influenced fare including savory pies, dumplings and curries, as well as a bespoke cocktail program specially designed to showcase a variety of aromatic and exotic spices in combination with tea and other ingredients.

Dinner after 5pm @ the Backroom - Fresh Local Organic Nepalese & Indian Food
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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Indian, Nepalese, British
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(773) 360-7541
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Diversey
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Public transit
Blue Line
Logan Square Stop
Exit Spaulding Ave
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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8 reviews
4.6 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
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Very Good
8%
Good
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Fair
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Poor
8%
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.5
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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Everything we ate and drank was delicious. Can’t wait to go back and try rest of menu!

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Amazing food and event better service. Got the wings and shrimp to start and goat curry and pork vindaloo for mains. Everything was delicious, very well seasoned and flavored. You can tell they grind all the spices in house. Their Golden chai Russian cocktail was unreal. One of the best cocktails I’ve ever had.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

I highly recommend. The food and drinks were great!

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3.0Dined on July 30, 2017

Goat curry great. Other dishes average. Bread sub par. A little overpriced relative to quality/service.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2017

Great food. Women's bathroom needs to be cleaned better

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2017

Glad I finally listened to my wife and made it here for dinner! Will be back again for sure.

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3.0Dined on June 15, 2017

Half the "bone in goat curry" was bone. Dangerous and difficult to eat. Restaurant offered a price adjustment for the meal though. Spicy shrimp was very good

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2017

The best restaurant in Logan Square. Delicious Indian/Nepalese food - freshly made, not greasy. Good for lunch, dinner, organic coffee, array of teas, and a large selection of Chai options. The place is immaculate, the owner cares about his customers, the staff helpful and accommodating. You can actually have a conversation without screeching to be heard. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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