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Kathmandu Cafe

Downtown Asheville
Indian, Tibetan, Nepali, Vegan Options
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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
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Asheville, North Carolina
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious, healthy food, excellent buffet, delightful service, quiet atmosphere. One of our top 5 places to eat in Asheville. Love it!.

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Thank Steven M
St. Petersburg, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second time eating at Kathmandu. My parents and I were on vacation and we always stop in Asheville for the day. We were about to go to chai pani, but changed our minds after talking with the girl working at Himalayan Imports who was so nice and walked with us over to the restaurant. It was very... More 

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Mount Dora, Florida
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

A surprise in Asheville - if you are one of the 99% of people who have never tried Nepalese food try this restaurant - it's Indian based with more interesting spices.....

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Thank davidfrancophile
Asheville, North Carolina
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

I have been frequenting Kathmandu Cafe on Patton Ave for many reasons: The cafe has a serene atmosphere with staff to match [ harder to find in our bustling city ]. The Nepalese/South Asian cuisine is delicious and lovingly prepared and their lunch buffet changes daily and is a bargain for the amount and quality. There is a discount on... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Extensive menu of meat &/or veggie dishes from Nepal, Tibet, & India. Familiar & new items. They will tailor spice heat level for you. Excellent, kind service. Ask about buying the lovely copper/stainless steel water goblets, I got one for a family gift. Lovely decor, quiet. Have a lunch buffet, tho we were there for dinner.

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Thank Twinbrook60
Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

stumbled by here at lunch time - the smells were intoxicating. Returned for dinner - delicious food, pretty restaurant!

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Thank Jennifer C
Durham, North Carolina
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Loved the authentic look of this restaurant. I felt like I stepped through the door and into Nepal! The food was good, but not the best...although the menu was diverse and offered several things I'd never tried before. Service was ok for this price point. We'd do it again...and try different new dishes every time.

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Thank DonnaInDurham
New England
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

We popped into Kathmandu for dinner with a group of 7, including a 3 year old. The food choices are quite varied from Nepalese, to Indian, and also some standard Chinese/Asian fare. Service was so-so as our waiter seemed to not really care if we were dining there or not. The food itself was decent, and the vegetarians in our... More 

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Thank David J H
Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

wonderful food! We are vegetarians and there are tons of choices from the menu. The food is spiced perfectly. The wait staff is very friendly and helpful. Yummy, yummy place to eat and relax

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Thank Mary H
Asheville, North Carolina
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Having moved from an area of the country where excellent Indian restaurants are plentiful, we were eager to try our first Indian food in this area. We stopped into Kathmandu Cafe for buffet lunch and were not disappointed. Every dish on the buffet was excellent. It was beautifully prepared and a feast for the senses. The service was warm and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Indian, Tibetan, Nepali, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Dining on a budget
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3034
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: 828-252-1080

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