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Khyber Pass Restaurant

523 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 294-3964
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Ranked #146 of 4,041 restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $14 - $14
Cuisines: Afghan, Middle Eastern, Afghani
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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English first
San Diego, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My family loves the food here so much we come for many celebrative occasions. The lamb is wonderful however it is prepared, the eggplant is out of this world. The seasoned rices are all beautiful and delish--especially the cherry rice, they offer a wide range of vegetarian, and the plate of veggies/rice served with kabobs is to die for. Oh... More

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Albuquerque
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82 reviews 82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We have eaten at Khyber Pass every time we visited San Diego in the past six to seven years, a total of seven or eight times. It is a must stop for us; the food (of Afghanistan) is simply outstanding. This visit, we had the lamb with apricots; it was so good that we had to go back and my... More

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San Francisco, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went there with my wife last week. It was already recommend by one of our friend. Though the food was bit pricey we found it was worth it.

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Kitchener, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We ate at the Khyber Pass restaurant our first night in San Diego, based on a recommendation from Ann Callahan, our host at the Hillcrest House B & B. This is a must-do restaurant if you enjoy interesting food. We had a mixed plate as an appetizer with Afghani baba ghanouj hummus, and two kinds of samosas... Our main course... More

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Clovis, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We had never had Afghani food before, but won't hesitate to try it again after our experience at Khyber Pass. They will help you make selections that suit your taste from an extensive menu. What type of food is it? Think Kabobs, yogurt, Hummus, Basmati rice and well balanced savory spices. There are nice nuances in flavors and it isn't... More

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San diego
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Wow! Such an experience of different spices and ingredients. I had curry shrimp and I must say it was the best curry sauce I have ever tasted. My husband had the cherry lamb and it was great! I never would have thought that a cherry sauce could be so good and the lamb melted in your mouth. We also had... More

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Brooklyn, NY
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

This Afghan restaurant is just wonderful. Having never eaten this type of food, we were very hesitant but found it to be just delicious. ]The restaurant is pretty, the staff is very friendly and helpful and the food quality is fresh, tasty and excellent. With all the restaurants in the Hillcrest Neighborhood, we eat here very often because like it... More

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San Diego, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

We dined here last week, and were very impressed. My entree of chicken w. apricots was delicious, as was my companion's lamb dish. Service was spot on, a nice pour of pinot for me and we left feeling very satisfied. We will return.

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Pacific Grove, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We were vacationing in San Diego and checking out the Hillcrest Neighborhood. We noticed numerous ethnic restaurants and decided to try one. We were thrilled to have chosen this one! The restaurant has a very nice atmosphere, well furnished and a nice, clean modern design. They also had a great wine and beer selection. The staff were warm, welcoming and... More

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Santa Monica, California
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196 reviews 196 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

I was pleased to walk by this well appointed store front Afghan restaurant in the middle of the bustling Hillcrest neighborhood. I had the best lamb (lamb with apricots) I ever tasted. This place is good for a groups: order several plates and pass around to get a great sampling of fine dishes. The staff are very attentive and know... More

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