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Khyber Pass Restaurant

#381 of 3,845 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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523 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3117
+1 619-294-3964
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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San Diego, CA
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215 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first experience at Khyber Pass today for lunch with a friend, redeeming a gift certificate. It was wonderful! We have both vowed to return. Great food with excellent variety. We ate vegetarian and loved it. The vegetartian sampler was a full meal but we got the mushroom qormah as well (though 95% of it had to come home in... More 

Thank Connie B
Lords Valley, PA
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the Khyber Pass restaurant on the recommendation of our B&B innkeeper in San Diego. What a delight! The restaurant was lovely, tables set with white linen tablecloths, decorated with interesting and varied art work and run by a husband/wife team who were exceedingly gracious. Everything we ordered was fresh and tasty: a Greek salad, sweet... More 

Thank RobLordsValleyPA
Rochester, NY
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

The owner of The Hillcrest House B &B highly recommended Khyber Pass to us. We ate there tonight and I want to write my very positive review immediately. We were initially impressed by the understated and stunning decor. The artwork was perfect and we loved that the napkins picked up the color of the clothing worn by the woman in... More 

Thank longponder
1 review
Reviewed February 25, 2017

Food was good but seemed more like your average Indian Tibet type fare vice something unique and different. Decor in the restaurant was a little boring. Beer was expensive.

Thank david a
St Ives, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

Just had dinner here, enjoyed mine very much. (Chicken dal) the garlic nan also very good. Decent prices, too. Plus we had a fun time.

Thank J B
Redondo Beach, California
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104 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

We just returned from a delightful meal at Khyber Pass and I had to write the review right away. The restaurant is beautiful with white linens and cloth napkins and a very nice atmosphere. We were greeted warmly by Manuel , our waiter, who was friendly and informative and gave us superb service. We shared a dumpling appetizer and ordered... More 

Thank Claucat
San Diego, California
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152 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2017

This is one of San Diego's better ethnic restaurants. The décor is simple but elegant, with interesting art, and the food is amazing. Service was some of the best I've encountered, with the owner working the floor along with the waitstaff.

Thank Darrell92104
Tromso, Norway
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

Khyber Pass is one of San Diego's gems. We usually have the shish kabobs, chicken or lamb, typically paired with Qabuli pulao (rice with thin carrot strips and raisins). The decor is beautiful and modern and the service impeccable. Possibly my top favorite restaurant in San Diego.

Thank recurvirostrid
San Diego, California
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78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2016

From the moment I walked in, the lovely decor and tantalizing aromas promised a wonderful dining experience. Khyber Pass features-top notch service, crisp linens, a wide variety of menu choices and delicious Afghan (and Indian) fare. The portions appear deceptively petite-- I found them to be just right. Our party of 3 shared the Tandoori Chicken, the Lamb Sabzi and... More 

Thank D F
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Service was superb and dish quality was supreme, I had a very savory and delicious dinner. I had filet mignon with spices, chicken with. Sour cherries, pistachio pudding and cherry blossom afghan tea and everything was excellent, I would return there without thinking

Thank alexacme1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$14 - $14
Middle Eastern, Afghani, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 523 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3117
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-294-3964

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