North Carolina is home to the best restaurant in the US right now

Kristen Walters

If you're looking to dine at the restaurant voted #1 in America right now, you can find it in North Carolina.
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The James Beard Awards are highly coveted in the food world. Chefs and restaurateurs strive to receive one of these awards as they are a sign that they are among the best in the business. After a two-year hiatus, the awards are begin given out again.

Chai Pani may be relatively new to the Asheville restaurant scene, but it's already making a big impression. The Indian street food spot won the James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurant in 2022, and it's not hard to see why.

The restaurant offers a creative take on classic Indian street food, such as chaat, uttapam, and thalis. They also serve sandwiches, wraps, and desserts. There is literally something on the menu to satisfy even the most discerning palate.

Best of all, the restaurant's prices are affordable. You can expect to pay between $10 and $14 for the main course and around $3 to enjoy one of their delectable desserts.

The causal Indian eatery has been wowing food enthusiasts since it opened its doors at 22 Battery Park Avenue in 2009.

Currently, the restaurant does not take reservations. According to the website, all their tables are first come, first served. However, customers can order takeout through the restaurant's website.

Diners rave about the delicious food, with some even claiming to have dreamed about it after their meal.

With its award-winning food and fast-growing popularity, Chai Pani will surely be a dining destination for years to come.

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