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Kathmandu Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Downtown Asheville
Indian, Asian, Nepali
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90 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3034
828-252-1080
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Ethnic!

Love some diversity in my diet. This lace nailed it. Essentially similar to Indian cuisine. The inside is very cool, great atmosphere. Would recommend. Not return due to I eat a lot of Indian at Home and not due to quality.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
tdunmir
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Love some diversity in my diet. This lace nailed it. Essentially similar to Indian cuisine. The inside is very cool, great atmosphere. Would recommend. Not return due to I eat a lot of Indian at Home and not due to quality.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I have eaten here bunch of times, both lunch buffet and dinner. I think the lunch buffet is more closer to an Indian buffet than Himalayan cuisine. The food is still good though. You should probably order from the menu to taste more Nepali flavors on the dish. The inside and decor is awesome and the servers were professional.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Before deciding to do dinner, I stopped in to see what their luncheon buffet looks like. It looks like a lot of fun for lunch with an opportunity to try a little bit of several different dishes that they also offer at dinner, but not buffet style. Dinner does not have the buffet. If I were doing this over again,... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Really enjoyed the variety of Tibetan & Himalayan cuisines. Not outstanding food as I have eaten in Chicago, but how great that it's available in Asheville. Pretty broad selection and ideal for vegetarians.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I stopped in with friends for their noon buffet, and was not disappointed. The selection of exotic delicious food was wonderful, and the price so reasonable, I will return often.

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Morganton, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We were quickly greeted by hostess. We ordered and the food came fast. Had the lentil and basmati rice, pretty bland. We also ordered lamb - meat was very good and easy to cut. We also had naan - very nice. Garlic flavor. Then we topped it all with some chyia (tea). Very nice and smooth.

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Newburgh, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I wanted to try this restaurant, since we've eaten Nepalese cuisine before an really enjoyed it. We were passing through the city. Stopping in, we found ourselves smack in the middle of a Nepal Earthquake Relief Fundraising Night. People had pre-purchased dinners (buffet) to help with the country's relief effort. Nevertheless, we thought we'd give it a try. Probably because... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I don't know a ton about Indian, Himalayan, Tibean or Nepalese food, but I do know that I really enjoyed the experience at this restaurant. It was such a peaceful and interesting atmosphere inside, and the food was absolutely fantastic. I got chicken chau chau, and it was really good. The naan was great, the hot tea was very good,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Chose this restaurant for dinner one night on a recent trip to Asheville, based on all the terrific reviews on Trip Advisor. My experience there was NOT good. The restaurant was nearly empty when my dinner companion and I arrived at 7 pm--never a good sign. The waiter informed us that the soda machine was "out of order," and thus,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We had read many reviews that gave this a high rating and in Asheville there are so many great restaurants, We love Indian food so what could go wrong? The waiter seemed well intentioned but maybe shouldn't wait tables. To ask for drink a drink refill and 10 minutes later have to wave my glass in the air to get... More 

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Additional Information about Kathmandu Cafe

Address: 90 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3034
Phone Number: 828-252-1080
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Indian, Asian, Nepali

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 90 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3034
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: 828-252-1080

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian, Asian, Nepali

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?