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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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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 149
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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190 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Mount Dora, Florida
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152 reviews 152 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 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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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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74 reviews 74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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163 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
311 helpful votes 311 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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Virginia
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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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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We have gone to Cafe Kandahar 8 years (since 2005), and the chef is outstanding! We have enjoyed many incredible wine dinners and Fat Tuesdays, which are the chef's specialties. In 2013 we went for a romantic birthday dinner for my husband, and the service was so bad I left furious. If I remember correctly it was something along the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Chef Andy prepares everything to perfection. An ideal place for a romantic evening or a high end business dinner. Reservations a must.

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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: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?