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Kathmandu Cafe

$$ - $$$
Downtown Asheville
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90 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801-3034
+1 828-252-1080
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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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Asheville, North Carolina
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoy going to Kathmandu. It's quick and easy and always good. Vegetarians, vegans, and gluten free folks can find plenty to eat on the buffet, and the people who work there are unfailingly kind. The buffet is not fine dining--but it's good food at a good price.

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Thank rebecca287
Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful vegetarian dinner at Kathmandu. The food was fresh and delicious. We also enjoyed the interesting atmosphere and decor. Our waitress was helpful and attentive. All in all, an enjoyable evening. We plan to return the next time we're in Asheville.

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Mount Horeb, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

lemon rice had no flavor of lemon...but tons of salt. Food was very boring and not well thought out or executed. Buffet small and unappealing.

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Thank Sandra S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Chai was wonderful. Garlic naan was good but I needed yogurt or chutney to eat it with. Plain bread is not my jam. My boyfriend God an amazing chicken dish that was cooked in a clay oven. It was so good and a great portion. I ordered the paneer with spinach and it was ok! It wasn't my favorite food... More 

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Thank Ash L
Asheville, North Carolina
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

I swear this food comes with love attached ;) we had roti, rice, eggplant, and a lentil dish with chai tea. It was heaven. I knew nothing about this restaurant before we stumbled on it on a frigid night. I'd wanted to go to Chai Pani, but the wind convinced us to give it a try. Will now be a... More 

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asheville, nc
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277 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

I have always liked the buffet here but last night we had dinner and I ordered the appetizer sampler. Everything tasted too salty. Even the plain shredded cabbage. It was as if after the food was platted someone salted everything! The samosa was also terrible, some kind of ground up mush inside with a few peas and the shell was... More 

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Mich
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Nepalese food. Went there before the theater. The food was very good, as was the service. It was a busy weekend but we didn't have to wait and we were able to be seated and have our meal and be in and out in under an hour. It is always interesting to try different food and this was so super... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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149 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 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 

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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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.

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Thank Mary K
Asheville, North Carolina
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213 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Nepalese, Tibetan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Saturday
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?