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Khyber Pass Restaurant

523 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 294-3964
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Ranked #83 of 4,067 Restaurants in San Diego
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Price range: $14 - $14
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is one of the best meals I ever had. The food was so authentic is to die for or pay double. Everything is made from scratch and fresh. OMG, I 'm so full but I could come back tomorrow and do it all over. The combination platter appetizer was really good, the Khyber Pass Special Platter lamb, chicken and... More

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abu dhabi, united arab emirates
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162 reviews 162 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

4 of us started with the mix of appetizers. i ordered cherry lamb and rice and others ordered kebabs. really nice food served on modern plates. The waiter brought us a mix of desserts and I had the cherry blossom tea. Best tea I have ever had anywhere. really great place to go and I cantstop thinking about the tea.... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

On our first visit to San Diego we wanted to find some unique restaurants that we would remember. We always enjoy North Indian and Middle Eastern cuisines. But, Khyber Pass much exceeded our expectations with some of its Afghan menu. The food was of absolute quality! We were hungry and ordered some appetizers, main courses and side dishes, and barely... More

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San Diego, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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