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Khyber Pass Restaurant

#181 of 3,693 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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Middle Eastern, Afghan, Afghani
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523 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 294-3964
Today
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Food.

I have not had much experience with Afghani food before, but this place was outstanding. The staff was very helpful and explained the menu to us. The food was really good. I could not recommend it more highly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
LauderdaleBud
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Fort Lauderdale, FL
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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72 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I have not had much experience with Afghani food before, but this place was outstanding. The staff was very helpful and explained the menu to us. The food was really good. I could not recommend it more highly.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Based on the recommendation of our innkeepers we had dinner here. In a word delicious. Many interesting offerings Afghan food is a blend of Indian and middle eastern. Many lamb dishes. I had ther sweet and sour apricot lamb and loved it. It was hard to decide everything sounded so good.

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Brooklyn, NY
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We just love this restaurant. Never ate Afghan food before but now love it and have tried many dishes. The staff is extraordinary and the value is wonderful. At there one a week during our winder stay in San Diego

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Minnesota City, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My mom and sister live in San Diego. We (family of four) come to visit them every year. Our favorite restaurant in San Diego is Khyber Pass. We eat here every time we come for a visit. We have never been disappointed. Tonight we had a range of dinners, from tandoori salmon to Zamarod Chalow. Everything was delicious. The service,... More 

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Orlando, FL, USA
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99 reviews 99 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I'd eaten here several years before, so on my recent trip to San Diego, I intentionally went back here to have some more. The food is good. For those who don't know Afghani food (and I'm not an expert by a long shot but I am a foodie), it can be described as sort of similar to what we Americans... More 

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Del Mar, California
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141 reviews 141 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The dishes we had were good, but nothing special. Each of the three entrees we ordered lacked variety in the flavor. It seemed like there was just one note in the song instead of a chord or blend of multiple notes and tones. The mixed appetizer plate was underwhelming in terms of both the amount of food and the variety... More 

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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

the quality and portion of the food all is very bad the appetisers is very small and too expensive we ordered 3 appetisers they charge us for 6 and 9 mains which came to $280? very expensive then they charged us for $100 for tap water a glass of $3.50 and then add another $100 for service charges we paid... More 

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Port Orchard, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

My family of 3 ate here last night. We all had lamb dishes - lamb curry, lamb with apricot sauce and lamb and mushrooms with basmati rice. It was the most delicious meal we had in San Diego where we've been vacationing for the last 5 days from Seattle. The ambience was lovely, tasteful, the service efficient and pleasant. There... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

From all the cuisines my boyfriend and me got to taste in the US, the Afghan cuisine surprised us by far!! And in Khyber Pass everything was perfect : stylish interior, friendly owners and meat cooked to perfection. Next time in San Diego, this restaurant will be my first stop :)!

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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182 reviews 182 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Went here on our last night in San Diego and had some superb Afghan food. Started with hummus to share, followed by lamb kebobs each. Everything was cooked perfectly and the food was piping hot, so stayed hot throughout eating it. Ambiance is good and the restaurant decor is pretty cool. Only downside was the service was bordering on unfriendly,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 523 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: (619) 294-3964

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 14
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Afghan, Afghani

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?