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Cafe Kandahar

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3824 Big Mountain Rd, Whitefish, MT 59937-8624
(406) 862-6247
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is not cheap but is the most fantastic experience. I usually manage to pick very quickly from menus but was stumped here because everything sounded so good. The service was impeccable, and the flavours of the food were excellent. We much appreciated the helpful suggestions regarding wine to accompany the food. Two thoroughly enjoyable evenings - thank you to... More 

Thank Susan C
Baltimore, Maryland
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107 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a fantastic meal; beyond the high hopes we expected. From creative cocktails (citron vodka, passion fruit and habanero was amazing), to unbelievable appetizers (mushrooms were melt in your mouth, and delicious Alaskan crab ), and entrées that rival the best of anywhere I've eaten. We had superb elk tenderloin, beautiful rack of lamb, delicate fish, and zesty short... More 

Thank Edward B
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

28 years ago the now-wife and I celebrated her birthday at Kandahar Lodge restaurant with an awesome meal. This was our first trip back there since then and the food is even better than we remembered. It's well worth the drive up from Whitefish with incredible views.

Thank Michael N
Saskatchewan, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An intimate dining experience. Try to make it once a year, as I am 15 hours away. Fantastic food & wine! Andy Blanton is an outstanding chef!

Thank Ashleydl1
San Diego, California
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

In looking for a nice place to dine in Montana, we were not expecting a premium dining experience. My family and inlaws have traveled all over the world and eaten at some of the finest restaurants in Italy, Belgium, South America as well as at outstanding places in the states in the usual fine dining cities. Suffice to say, we... More 

3 Thank Kenneth M
palm beach
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117 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

this is the place to go for fine dining though casual dress is fine. food preparations were all excellent with wide selection of menu items. service was excellent. would have preferred larger potions only because the food was so good

Thank stevensusan
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Sometimes there are subtle little details that can make a difference in a dining experience. Cafe Kandahar goes all out to create a meal for you that is "thoughtfully constructed." The details that cost them an "excellent" rating were: We had a large party of 14 that was seated in a 10 and a 4 table though the dining room... More 

1 Thank Claudia M
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

This is a High end restaurant with impeccable tastes! Petit bouche to start and fabulous king crab starter. Must try it! I had the Lamb chops, very good. Elk Roulade was great. The Short ribs were delicious. The only thing we didn't like was the drink The Pear cocktail but the staff took it away and it was not on... More 

Thank sherrumbear
Culver City, California
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Fine dining at its best. Pricey but definitely a culinary experience and worth the visit. The owner, Doug is a great chef and a really nice guy. He chooses to use only the best local produce and everything is fresh and unique with a new orleans bit of flair, depending on the menu, which changes from time to time. This... More 

Thank Joan S
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

My family and I ate at Cafe Kandahar on our last night in Whitefish, MT. Couldn't ask for a better way to end our vacation. The staff were incredibly personable and very attentive to our table, and the food was out of this world. Every course was absolutely delicious. If you are in Whitefish, you must come try Chef Andy's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3824 Big Mountain Rd, Whitefish, MT 59937-8624
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Whitefish
  • Phone Number: (406) 862-6247

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Great Falls, Montana, United States
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?