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Cafe Kandahar

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3824 Big Mountain Rd, Whitefish, MT 59937-8624
(406) 862-6247
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food!

Great food in a wonderful lodge like atmosphere. A little out of the way but the food is worth it. The chef is one of the best in the valley and the wine list is excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Elizabeth S
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Whitefish, Montana
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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Whitefish, Montana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great food in a wonderful lodge like atmosphere. A little out of the way but the food is worth it. The chef is one of the best in the valley and the wine list is excellent.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Without fail, some of the absolute best meals ever. Traveling frequently and to far away places it is always great to come back to a place where the food is carefully prepared and the staff is very attentive.

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Mount Dora, Florida
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152 reviews 152 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The restaurant is small and cozy. When we went we were the only guests there for the entire evening. The service was superb. Very attentive staff. I was able to make reservations online without problem. I had a problem with the food. We had the 5 dish sampler menu. I thought the food was just average and nothing spectacular. we... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The experience at Kandahar is quiet and intimate. The menu has a few different choices on how to craft your own meal, you can do a 7 course or 5 course prix fix meal or create your own from a couple different menus (first course, secondary, third). We choose the mushrooms and puff pastry for an appetizer, scallops and foie... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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77 reviews 77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Local, seasonal ingredients, good selection of beer and wine. Friendly service, they served us in the lobby next to the big fireplace, which was nice.

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Houston, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Cafe Kandahar is without a doubt the best fine dining in Whitefish. They have a deep wine selection and an incredible chef. If anything that truth sometimes goes to their heads leaving room for inappropriately uptight staff.

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Bozeman, Montana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

the people here are obviously not a part of the lodge. The servers are professional, the menu interesting (we just did ala cart) and the food prepared well.

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Windsor, CT
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277 reviews 277 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

There is a long standing fireplace problem that fills the lobby and bar areas with a smokey smell. It's not recommended for respiratory-sensitive people. The bar menu was excellently unusual to our great enjoyment. There was only one choice of draft brew and a taste of it turned me to the wine menu, which is excellent and pricey.

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Calgary, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
326 helpful votes 326 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Cafe Kandahar on December 31. We were excited to get in on a last minute cancellation. Our family has dined here in the past, but I think this was our best dinner there yet. Chef ANdy and his team created a wide variety of imaginative dishes built around the magnificent truffle. A wonderful tasting... More 

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Whitefish, Montana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I recently visited the Kandahar Cafe with my wife and was unsurprisingly blown away by the level of service received. We were told by countless travelers and locals we met that this was the place to come if we were looking for an amazing fine dining experience. The food was AMAZING!!! Each meal was presented to us with a level... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3824 Big Mountain Rd, Whitefish, MT 59937-8624
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Whitefish
  • Phone Number: (406) 862-6247

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine

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