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“Sumptious!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Khyber Pass

Khyber Pass
Plot 7-9 Nile Avenue | Speke Hotel, Kampala 7036, Uganda
+256 41 4259221
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Ranked #28 of 196 Restaurants in Kampala
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Chinese, Indian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: We at the Khyber Pass in Kampala bring you the recipes of FRONTIER TAWA TANDOOR [CLAY POT] COOKING. These recipes are prepared by our renowned International Chefs, prepared with care for your enjoyment. Khyber Pass is a mountain Pass in Western Asia and is the most important pass connecting Afghanistan and India. The Khyber Pass winds northwest through the Sefid Koh Rang near Peshawar. The Pass is walled by precipitous cliffs that vary in height from 150 to 300 metres. The Pass reaches it's highest elevation at the frontier between Afghanistan and Pakistan prior to its entering India. It has witnessed the marchs of Aryans, Persians, White Huns, Selijuks, Tartars, Mongols, Sassanians, Turks, Mughals and Durranis as they made successive inroads into territories beyond the Peshawar Valley and Indus. With them came remarkable "Frontier Cuisines". This diversity of Cuisines, with the influence of the Indian Civilization they journeyed through, produced exotic dishes which seemed to spring from the very land itself. The Aryans descended upon the fertile Northern plains in 1500 B.C., Subjugating the indigenous dravidian population and settled down to open a glorious chapter in the history of civilisation and the art of FRONTIER TAWA TANDOOR [CLAY POT] COOKING. The Persians hordes under Darius [6 Century B. C.] Descended into the Punjab to annex yet another province to the Archaemenian Empire. Here the art of TANDOR COOKING was a way of life. It is this Pass, through which the subcontinent was invaded time and again by conquerors like Baber, Nadir Shah and Ahmed Shah Abdali. These conquerors again brought the Mughals' cuisines with them. The story of the Khyber Pass is composed of much colour and romance, such tragedy and glory makes Frontier Cuisine look stranger than fiction. The Khyber Pass has been a silent witness to countless different varieties of cuisines and the art of frontier cooking in the history of mankind. As one enjoys the delicacy of frontier cooking it unfolds the pages of history.
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Sumptious!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Enjoyed a lovely Indian vegetarian meal, complete with masala papad and chaas. They were very accomodating and consented to serve us in the adjoining italian restaurant, with outdoor seating, since some members wanted to eat "elephant" pizza!!! So this trolley laden with goodies would be wheeled in from next door.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cambridge
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“authentic and excellent indian cuisine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This was quite simply the best Indian food that I've eaten in a considerable time, and a welcome change from many of the city's rather bland and mediocre food offerings. Each dish was well defined, well prepared and attractively presented. Spices were fresh, aromatic and a delight to the palette. The dhal and aubrergine dishes are both worthy of particular mentions. Service was speedy, friendly and informed. A delight - recommended

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kampala, Uganda
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“Food quality went down”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Have not been back for a long while as the last visit was not so interesting. The food was blend, chicken with more fat than meat and even the mixed raita was so watered down it did not taste too much. While the price is cheaper than Haandi and Khana Kazana there should not be as much difference as there was. Otherwise an interesting place for people watching while dining,

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“Delicious and cheap Indian food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

For my travel and lifestyle blog I went to Kampala to scout the best restaurants, bars, shops and things to do. My boyfriend is .5 Ugandan so I have the luck to go to Kampala at least once a year. I just love Uganda. The people are very friendly and I was surprised by the number of good restaurants there! `Khyber pass is one of our regulars in Kampala. Try the chicken lollipops, they're the best. I like the chicken masala as well. This place is close to the pool at the Sheraton and a better option for lunch when enjoying a day at the pool there. I will post more on Kampala on my blog soon. Or just read my other reviews on Tripadvisor about Kampala and its restaurants.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Good and tasty Indian food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

The restaurant is part of the Speke hotel and was taken there on a recent business trip to Kampala. The restaurant has the option of tables inside and out and we took the latter. The food was great place and very tasty with a good choice of dishes. Try the goat curry! The service was equally good being very quick and not intrusive.  Prices were good also and I would certainly go there again next time.

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