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Cafe Kandahar

3824 Big Mountain Rd, Whitefish, MT 59937-8624
+1 406-862-6247
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good10%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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3824 Big Mountain Rd, Whitefish, MT 59937-8624
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

While this is noted to be a expensive option in the area, it was well worth it! And it wasn't as expensive as some of the options you might find in other locations. Overall, Whitefish was pretty reasonable for most places we went. But this...More

Thank LibbyMY
Reviewed 19 March 2018

We dined here last night and had a wonderful experience. We came here as a couple and each selected different items for our 3-course fixed price selection. All 6 items were excellent; so I think you cannot go wrong with anything you select from the...More

Thank TravelGal-NH
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely meal at Cafe Kandahar. The 3 course fixed price menu is good value, with ample options to satisfy our varied tastes. The wine list is comprehensive, and the sommelier was very knowledgeable and helpful. The rating would be 5 stars except...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Food is delicious, and the service is fantastic. I want to come back to Whitefish just to see what’s on the menu. Must stop if you’re staying on the mountain. Hands down best restaurant in Whitefish, and probably Montana.

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Food was good, service was horrible, painfully slow combined with a server that was arrogant. Good service can make up for disappointing food, while bad service spoils the taste of good food. We will never go back.More

1  Thank WF945
LCB1865, Owner at Cafe Kandahar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

We sincerely apologize for the service you received. We hope you will consider returning for another try. Christmas and New Years are two of our busiest times and it appears we got behind and did not provide the service you expected and deserved. We would...More

Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

I don’t really know where to start. I dread sharing negativity, but this one was beyond the pale. Somewhere among the 30 minute wait for drinks, the mediocre food (one of the three mains was already gone by 7.30p), the phantom bottle of wine that...More

1  Thank Tipper H
chefandyblanton, Owner at Cafe Kandahar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

While we are disappointed we did not meet or exceed your expectations, we are flabbergasted at the verbiage (and the vindictive, one star rating) you have chosen to enlighten others about your experience. We were one of the few Whitefish area Restaurants to be open...More

Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Our family of 2 adults & 2 teens were so happy we choose to eat here Friday night. 3 course chef prepared meals, including Forrest mushrooms, halibut & Buffalo tenderloin were the best meal we’d had in a long time. Will go back!

Thank narch2016
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Our lodging concierge arranged this "fine dining experience". The restaurant peeped us in advance that they were short-staffed the night. The issue was the quality of the food. Both entrees were disappointing due to excess sauce that erased any appreciation of the meat underneath.More

Thank LuvTropics42
chefandyblanton, Owner at Cafe Kandahar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

We are sorry you did not enjoy and appreciate our menu, as well as our application of meats. Quite frankly, we believe the sauce is one of our favorite parts of the dish (along with the majority of our diners). Considering we make all of...More

Reviewed 28 August 2017

This is a first class fine dining restaurant. Excellent food and a sophisticated wine list. It would do well in Los Angeles or San Francisco. It is well worth the drive out to the ski resort.

Thank FredMcL
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Menu is currently a three-course price fixe menu that changes depending on what is available to the chef, and EVERY course I had was fantastic! My forest mushroom 1st course was amazing, so delicious that I would have been happy repeating the dish as my...More

Thank Anty K
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Gail A
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Response from Amazing75 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, I live in Florida. Kandahar's phone # is 406-862-6247
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3824 Big Mountain Rd, Whitefish, MT 59937-8624
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Whitefish
  • Phone Number: +1 406-862-6247
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Small, boutique, fine dining establishment specializing in farm-to-table ingredients, creative techniques, wine pairings, and tasting menus.
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