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Kathmandu Bistro

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Indian, Tibetan, Nepali
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727 Main St, Rapid City, SD 57701 (Mt. Rushmore Road)
In the summer a trolley car runs from the civic center to the historic downtown. Otherwise, there is parking along both sides of Main Street which is a one way heading west.
+1 605-343-5070
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Best Indian/Nepalese food in Rapid City.Try our rack of lamb!!! Is famous.
Good for:
Casual Dining
Outdoor seating

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  • 107
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
We liked it so much we came back a second night.

We like Nepali food so we picked this restaurant. On our first night we split the butter chicken and the tandoori mushroom appetizers. While the tandoori mushrooms were a little undercooked, the butter chicken was perfect. After looking over the TripAdvisor list we decided to go back a second... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Cotopaxi, Colorado
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Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Cotopaxi, Colorado
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428 reviews 428 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

We like Nepali food so we picked this restaurant. On our first night we split the butter chicken and the tandoori mushroom appetizers. While the tandoori mushrooms were a little undercooked, the butter chicken was perfect. After looking over the TripAdvisor list we decided to go back a second time. We got the tandoori chicken and the momos. They too... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This place serves some pretty decent food with good flavors. Probably one of my favorite places in Rapid but the atmosphere is more "going out with friends" than a couples/date night out. Will definitely go back.

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Newcastle, Wyoming
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Very simple atmosphere but done well, the food and service was awesome. All very spiced well we had medium and it was perfect for us. The portions are large enough for two, our group tried three different dishes and there was more than enough for the 4 of us. Definitely will visit this place again owners are from Napal and... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We always look forward to a meal here. It's all delicious and the staff is so kind and welcoming. Rapid City is lucky to have Kathmandu!

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blackhills
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Have eaten here several times and used the take out service, Food has always been good, service friendly and prices are good. Has a wonderful buffet.

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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135 reviews 135 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Terrific original Nepalese and Indian food, great service. Be aware that when the waiter says spicy it's spicy hot. One of our favorite place in Rapid City.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food was spicy- I enjoyed it but my family and friends felt out of place. More like a mom and pop (not that that is bad) place- you had to know what you were ordering. Wait staff was busy but friendly. Not sure how it is rated so high for Rapid City, SD

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36 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

My friends and I make the 100 mile drive to Rapid City every few weeks to run errands and Kathmandu has become a weekend tradition for us! The staff is very hospitable and friendly and the food is delicious! The weekend buffet is a great value! Plus it comes with Masala tea, which is worth the trip to begin with!

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Parker, Colorado
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10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We eat at Indian/Nepalese restaurants on a regular basis and were very pleased to find this place in Rapid City. The meal and service were above average and the walk around town afterwards made for a very nice evening. If we are ever in town again we will definitely eat here.

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Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We weren't sure what to order but had read the great reviews on tripadvisor. Our waiter was so helpful with navigating the menu and making choices that both my husband and I loved. we will definitely dine here again

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 727 Main St, Rapid City, SD 57701
    (Mt. Rushmore Road)
  • Public Transportation: In the summer a trolley car runs from the civic center to the historic downtown. Otherwise, there is parking along both sides of Main Street which is a one way heading west.
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Rapid City
  • Phone Number: +1 605-343-5070

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 30
  • Cuisine: Indian, Tibetan, Nepali

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

Best Indian/Nepalese food in Rapid City.Try our rack of lamb!!! Is famous.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?