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Khyber Pass Restaurant

#153 of 3,727 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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Middle Eastern, 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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 46
    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
Very enjoyable

It's a beautiful atmosphere with delicious and generous amounts of food. The service was very good and the wait staff were very knowledgable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Melissa C
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It's a beautiful atmosphere with delicious and generous amounts of food. The service was very good and the wait staff were very knowledgable.

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Lynn Haven, Florida
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Loved this meal so much! This is the kind of food you dream about finding again. The spices were very Mediterranean. The pistachio pudding and coffee a must.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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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97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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Additional Information about Khyber Pass Restaurant

Address: 523 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
Phone Number: (619) 294-3964
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
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
Average Prices: USD 14 - 14
Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Afghani

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Afghani

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?