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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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“tasting menu” (22 reviews)
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3824 Big Mountain Rd, Whitefish, MT 59937-8624
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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

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LCB1865, Owner at Cafe Kandahar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Tipper H
chefandyblanton, Owner at Cafe Kandahar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 10 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

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chefandyblanton, Owner at Cafe Kandahar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 29 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 27 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
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We had a great time dining at the Kandahar. Highlight was talking about unique wines with the staff. We had a pairing meal and although the food was good a wasn't able to remember it a couple days later like I did the wine and...More

Thank Adam N
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We had two couples in our group. Two members opted for the 4-course dinner with wi e pairing. The courses were sublime, and the wine pairings were creative and on-point. An excellent dining experience!

Thank David C
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

The yaak carpaccio & elk dish both had excellent layers of flavor, & they also had buffalo on the menu. However, I found the salmon cake salad course & huckleberry dessert overdone & underwhelming. The purée soups were also lacking in distinction. The chef is...More

Thank Don M
chefandyblanton, Owner at Cafe Kandahar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. While I agree with some of your sentiments, I must say we do focus mostly on Montanan offerings. Since many of our guests (after all, this is still NW Montana) feel our pricing is already at the high end of...More

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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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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