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Kathmandu Cafe

$$ - $$$
Downtown Asheville
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90 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801-3034
+1 828-252-1080
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
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Birmingham, Alabama
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138 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There were so many choices on the menu to choose from, but I finally decided on the trout. I had dinner there with my family to enjoy the diverse tastes and spices of the Tibet region. My daughter is a vegetarian and had some great choices as well. My fish was cooked to perfection, coming off the bone easily and... More 

Thank irondoc
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Love everything about this restaurant. Food, atmosphere, service. We found it by accident when we visited Asheville and we are so glad we did! It has a wonderful calming atmosphere reflecting Nepal. I ate the Tika Masala. yum.

Thank Mary K
Asheville, North Carolina
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199 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I'll start by saying I know essentially nothing about Nepalese food; the closest to it that I've had is Indian. And, I like Indian food. Several of us went for their lunch buffet. There were numerous dishes (perhaps 20) from which to select--including naan and two desserts. First, the offerings didn't look very appealing; except for the naan and the... More 

Thank KenCookie
Greenville, South Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

simply delicious and great atmosphere for any time of the day! I felt very comfortable with my service and thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience.

Thank ashumakerr3273
Asheville, North Carolina
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

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

Thank Steven M
St. Petersburg, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 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 

Thank chelseamarie247
Mount Dora, Florida
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 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.....

Thank davidfrancophile
Asheville, North Carolina
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 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.

Thank Twinbrook60
Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

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

Thank Jennifer C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Tibetan, Nepalese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801-3034
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-252-1080

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