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Kathmandu Bistro

727 Main St, Rapid City, SD 57701
+1 605-343-5070
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Ranked #2 of 204 restaurants in Rapid City
Price range: $11 - $30
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
Estes Park, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This was our best experience eating out during our visit to Rapid City. The food was excellent and our waitress was so friendly. I think her name was K.C. If you like Nepalese/Indian food, you can't go wrong here.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

On our way back east we stopped for a night in Rapid City and had dinner here -- fabulous Nepalese and Indian food, served with grace and hospitality by our new friend KC. Highlights: Chicken Tikka Masala; garlic naan; butter chicken; eggplant -- all terrific.

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Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Some of the best indian/nepalese food we've had. What an unexpected surprise in Rapid City. Even our 8 year old raved about it! KC and the rest of the staff were engaging and attentive. Overall, a wonderful dining experience. Such experiences seem to be far and few between these days. Well worth the short trip downtown if for nothing else... More

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We had lunch here and wanted to try the buffet. The staff was very attentive and courteous. The curry was excellent. This is a new favorite!!!

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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Kc was our server, she recommended a very delicious main course and had a very pleasant attitude. Definitely the best food I have eaten in rapid city. This is a must stop for sure!

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rapid city, sd
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235 reviews 235 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This little restaurant is downtown. The food and service were excellent. We had chicken tikki masala, chicken chilli, and garlic naan. All of it was very tasty and I especially recommend the chicken chilli. I like hot food, I ordered it medium and it was perfect. The iced tea is very refreshing and it is spiced. The owner came over... More

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Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My family of 6 and I really enjoyed this lovely little gem in Rapid City. We love Indian food and are very picky, to be honest. Loved all the dishes we had Tandoori Chicken: Juicy and served steaming hot on a bed of onions and peppers. Chicken Curry, Chicken Saag, Chicken Tika Masala, Lobster Masala: our least favorite of the... More

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Lethbridge, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Spent a long day driving and were recommended this restaurant by our hotel. It was fabulous! We had the chicken Korma, Butter Chicken, Vindaloo, Shrimp Curry, Curry Chicken and Lamb. All the dishes were great! The smallish dishes were accompanied by rice enough for our family. The staff were very attentive and interested in us ...but not bothersome. We would... More

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Rapid City, South Dakota, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We went mid-day on a Sunday for the buffet. After we received our drinks, no one attended to our table again. It would have been nice to receive a refill on the drinks. When we were done, we had to find staff to pay our bill who were sitting down and dining on the buffet themselves. Since then we have... More

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Rapid City, South Dakota
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I am a long time Indian/Nepalese food connoisseur, and upon dining at Kathmandu Bistro I was delightfully surprised to find the best dining experience for 500miles in any direction from Rapid City. The flavors are authentic if you ask the staff to prepare your meal the way they would eat it and not "tourist" or the local bland that most... More

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