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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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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
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 104
    Excellent
  • 43
    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
Most recent review
Terrific place, will come back

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
PierreLab
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Bloomington, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Bloomington, Minnesota
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135 reviews 135 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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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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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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Spearfish
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Having read the recommendations for Kathmandu Bistro, we stopped for lunch. With limited experience in Indian/Nepalese cuisine we opted for the buffet and were very happy that we did. The lunch buffet had a good variety of vegetable dishes, meat and soup. The Lamb Samosas were really good and the dishes were not overly spicy although the Chicken Chili had... More 

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Sturgis, South Dakota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We make some killer Butter Chicken at home, however, Kathmandu is just as good as mine! If you don't want your typical "Pub Grub" in Rapid City this is the place for you. It will wake your taste buds up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We found the food to be exceptional, some of the best Indian/Nepalese food I have ever eaten. This is my second time back in 3 days it's so good! Lamb Masala with Naan bread is a must have. If you enjoy hot food, pick spicy; if you like just a kick, pick medium. I met Adam (a co-owner) who suggested... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My sister and I had lunch here based on recommendations that they had gluten free options. We are both very sensitive to gluten and would normally never choose a place with a buffet due to possible cross contamination. Our waitress plus someone from the kitchen assured us that the only item we should avoid was the naan. They told us... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

Food is good, service is usually very good, atmosphere is great when the music is playing and tables are clean. The Adams Paleo can not be made anymore, and that was a favorite dish of ours. And Chicken Chili cannot be made on weekends...wish that wasn't the case. We love the Chicken Chili!

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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.

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