Chiya Chai Café
Cuisine: Indian, Nepalese
The Indian/Nepalese restaurant boasts one of the most extensive chai programs in the country with over 150 different combinations ranging from traditional masala to flavors like dark chocolate... Read More
The Indian/Nepalese restaurant boasts one of the most extensive chai programs in the country with over 150 different combinations ranging from traditional masala to flavors like dark chocolate spearmint. But it's not all about tea at Chiya Chai. Choose among flaky savory pies stuffed with local free-range curried chicken; spicy minced Iowa pork; or kale and potato all with exotic spices. Fat dumplings embedded with lamb and dill; ground prairie bison, onions, ginger, garlic, and scallions; or all veg. There are curries from the incendiary pork Vindaloo to classic cauliflower curry with Russet potatoes, green peas, tomatoes and spices. If you're in the mood for just a refreshing cocktail and snack - opt for samosa, hot curry wings or Masala curry fries. Larger appetites will find Slow-cooked Bone-in Goat Curry, Deep Dish Lamb or Madras Salmon satisfying. Stop by on Wednesdays between 5-10 p.m. for Date Night in the Backroom.
- Indian: "The café is casual, order at the counter and feel free to linger or work with outlets near the tables. The vibrantly decorated backroom offers formal seating for dinner."
- Best for Indian Because: In the heart of Logan Square, Chiya Chai offers delicious Indian/Nepalese food and one of the most expansive chai programs in the country.