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Khyber Pass Restaurant

523 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 294-3964
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Ranked #32 of 4,100 Restaurants in San Diego
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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Port Orchard, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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181 reviews 181 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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Haarlem, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Our cousin took us for dinner at Khyber Pass Restaurant. As soon as you enter you feel like you are in a different world. Very pleasant service, authentic Afghan food. The lamb was just perfect and something I would recommend. It is not a place to bring small children since they do not have a menu for children and the... More 

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This place features Afghan cuisine. Family owned and operated. For the money you can't beat the food. Great portions. The local Afghans in SOCAL come here for catering of events (e.g., weddings) so you know it's great. Recipes were honed when the owner was a student in Germany many, many years ago and missed the home cooking. Other students impressed... More 

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Perth, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Visited Hillcrest for a night out whilst staying in San Diego. Had heard it was the place to go for a variety of ethnic restaurants, and thought it would be nice to try something a bit different. We discovered Khyber Pass, and having never tried Afghan food, decided to give it a go, and we were glad we did. The... More 

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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166 reviews 166 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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: Afghan, Middle Eastern, Afghani

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