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Kathmandu Bistro

727 Main St, Rapid City, SD 57701
+1 605-343-5070
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Ranked #2 of 207 Restaurants in Rapid City
Price range: $11 - $30
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Indian, Tibetan, Nepali
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Mt. Rushmore Road
Transit: 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.
Description: Best Indian/Nepalese food in Rapid City.Try our rack of lamb!!! Is famous.
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English first
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Made our dinner reservations based on good reviews by Trip Advisor contributors and we were not disappointed. The place was bustling and wonderful aromas from the kitchen added to the entire experience. The menu offered authentic selections that were delicious, and the service was better than advertised. The manager visited our table to ask if anything could have been better,... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews 81 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had the buffet. The chicken in the tikka masala tasted like it was previously frozen. Kind of rubbery. The vegetables in the jalfraizi were super mushy. And the seasonings were on the bland side. On the plus side: the naan was piping hot and delicious. And the mango lassi was thick and refreshing. So, an ok place if you're... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Great dinner at Kathmandu tonight. The service was pretty good, the food excellent. The heat level was precisely as advertised, with medium nice and tangy for my taste, so we felt good for taking the recommendation of avoiding 'hot.' I went with an Indian favorite of mine, Chicken Tikka Masala, and I was very, very pleased. The price per entree... More

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Calgary, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Very good quality food, the spice level is made exactly to your order. The service was excellent, very attentive to each move but not bothering you. I am used to Indian lunch buffets for $15 all-you-can-eat- and- try , so $80 for 2 people seemed a bit too steep, but it was dinner and we had a botte of wine... More

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Chicago, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We had a fantastic dinner at Kathmandu Bistro in August, but what happened after our delicious meal is what has prompted my review. First of all, we had great meals - a tomato soup that took me right back to the Himalayas, as well as vegetarian biryani for me and a mixed tandoori plate for my husband. The regular naan... More

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Tarrytown, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Wow! Thanks to Trip Advisor we were alerted to this delicious restaurant. We've been traveling for a few days in South Dakota and have been living on burgers and fries so we thought we'd try something different. Kathmandu twas just such a delightful surprise. The pakora was yummy, the garlic naan tasty and soft...and my shrimp tandoori was flavorful. Service... More

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369 reviews 369 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Not as commercialized as some other restaurants in the area, but good location downtown. I asked the owner and the chicken, shrimp and lamb are all frozen. He preferred the shrimp biryani which was very tasty. Our tandoori chicken couldn’t have been much better. Will definitely go back there again. We were seated towards the window near the street so... More

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My husband and I went for dinner here will traveling through the Badlands and Black Hills. Unfortunately, the were out of most of their Nepalese dishes. They said they often run out on weekends. So we order the naan basket, the Lamb Bhuna and Daal Makhani with the mango chutney and the raita. Everything was really good except the raita... More

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Casper, Wyoming
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

We've been traveling to Rapid City several times throughout Summer 2014 but were hesitant to try the restaurant after readin a few of the reviews. I'm so happy that we decided to give it a try! We dined here on a Tuesday evening and were able to enjoy the restaurant, the wonderfully attentive wait staff, the food and the wine.... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I live in NYC and enjoy Indian food. I decided to give this place a try. He has a buffet lunch and it was a real treat. The owner clearly takes pride and works hard to make his restaurant enjoyable. If you want Indian food in the middle of Rapid City, GO TO KATHMANDU!

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