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Kathmandu Cafe

90 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3034 (Downtown Asheville)
828-252-1080
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Ranked #65 of 630 restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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168 reviews 168 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Went to the Kathmandu Cafe for the second time this past year. I had the lunch buffet which was very good. The food is very similar to Indian food so if you like that, you will surely enjoy Kathmandu Cafe. Good variety of food options to choose from and friendly staff.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The Sunday lunch buffet has a nice selection and is priced at $8.99. The Mango Lassi drink is very flavorful. I would recommend a lunch stop.

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Several of the folks in my group were quite surprised at the heat level of our dishes. Mine was essentially inedible but there was no warning on the menu and no mention by the waitress. I would think that the unique nature of the menu would warrant some information sharing or inquiries by the waitress as to whether we knew... More

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Fletcher, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We tried this place for dinner last night and very pleased. The menu was a bit overwhelming, so I opted for the vegetarian combination and my husband had the non-vegetarian combination. When we sat down, we were served water in interesting metal cups. The server was friendly and helpful as she explained the dishes on the combination plate since I... More

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New York City, New York
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105 reviews 105 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We enjoyed the buffet food was delicious and was convenient to everything in downtown we will come back.

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Knightdale, North Carolina
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98 reviews 98 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I have never had Himalayan food and when we walked by, I was able to smell the wonderful spices and aromas. We went in for a "before late night snack," and I had a wonderful lentil soup, Mushuro Ko Dal and another starter, Samosa (potato patties). The staff was wonderfully attentive and the atmosphere was wonderful, partly because of the... More

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Myrtle beach
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

YUM! My husband loves Indian food, and I had never had it until we started dating. Kathmandu Cafe has excellent Indian & Nepalese food, and they offer a buffet during lunch for $8.99 which allows you to try lots of different things. The atmosphere is incredible. I love the prayer flags hanging and the wooden trellises running throughout the restaurant.... More

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Asheville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

I went to the Kathmandu cafe the first time after living in Asheville for 3 years and it was absolutely phenomenal!! The tranquil and colorful environment along with the authentic, delicious food sold me in!!! They have an excellent and attentive staff (with the coolest cups ever!). If you want to experience true, authentic Nepalese food, go to the Kathmandu... More

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Cullen, VA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The barista at Hyphen recommended Kathmandu, for which we are most grateful...we would likely have gone to a less exotic place, and we had theretofore never had Nepalese or Tibetan food. The place is romantic, one feels as if one is in a tent, and the ambience is romantic indeed. We had the appetizer sampler, with the best pakora we... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Wonderful lunch & I'll be returning. As I entered I was greeted with a wonderful aroma & a colorful decor. Decided on the buffet as the menu had too many delicious descriptions to choose from. I also tried the crushed rose, pomegranate drink - interesting, sweet, but pricey. The food was very good & service was great.

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