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Kathmandu Cafe

$$ - $$$
Downtown Asheville
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90 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3034
+1 828-252-1080
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
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17:30 - 21:30
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jonesborough TN
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite ,relaxed atmosphere. Good selection of food at reasonable prices. Food tastes great and portions were good.After a day of visiting some of the many breweries , it was a nice meal to end the day. Place was clean and staff was pleasant and attentive.Would definitely go back again.

Thank royk647
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 7 February 2017

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.

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 2 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.

Thank JJVegTraveler
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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.

1 Thank Sandra S
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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 

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 20 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 

Thank Raina726
asheville, nc
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277 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 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 

1 Thank contradancer
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706 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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 

1 Thank Fastphilad
Birmingham, Alabama
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149 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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 

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

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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, Nepalese, Tibetan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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 Ave, 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?