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“Fantastic Indian food for a decent price in a ridiculously overpriced city”

Khyber Pass Mess Club
Ranked #718 of 9,325 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $13
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Tsim Sha Tsui
Description: Khyber Pass was named as the King of Curry with their traditional Indian cuisine, good quality of ingredients and the best Indian food served in Hong Kong. Khyber Pass was named as the King of Curry, the Indian Chef has been interviewed by TV programs and magazines. With their traditional Indian cuisine, good quality of ingredient, it became a popular attraction for artists, Hong Kong people and even tourists. Must try dishes: Khyber Pass Signature Grilled Chicken, Curry Lamb Shank in Pot, Curry Lamb with cashews, Cheese Pizza, Mango Milkshake Please feel free to call in for table reservation.
Reviewed June 3, 2012 via mobile

Im a huge fan of Indian cuisine so this may be slightly biased. However, looking for good food at a good price is tough in Hong kong since there is no space for anything, and everything is priced like you're an international banker making six figures.
I decided to give this a go since I was staying at mirador mansion. First of all Chungking and mirador are not nearly as bad as people make it sound - its just that if you're a westerner in a strange land, you will of course feel uncomfortable in a place like this. However, if you're adventurous and willing to give things a try, this place is certainly worthy.
The restaurant is just one room in the building and you sit at a long table next to others. The workers are extremely friendly and want you to have a good meal and time. We tried the makhni chicken and Rogan josh, which were both excellent along with naan bread. Can't forget to mention the samosas. All of this was excellent and some of the best Indian food I've had and I've been to India three times previously. Nonetheless, the prices were slightly higher than I would've hoped but certainly one of the best deals I could find in the city. And you should sign up for their VIP membership - you get 10% off your future visits. No doubt any of the menu selections would have been great - give this one a try if you enjoy Indian cuisine and are in the tsim hsa tsui area.

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2  Thank Friske
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Reviewed March 28, 2012

The khyber is a north Indian / Pakistani restaurant and a Hong Kong institution located within the infamous Chungking Mansions - visiting it is an experience - old narrow raggedly lifts with little apparent regard for building regulations. Their kadhai (chicken or mutton) dish is fantastic, rich thick curry where you can taste the different herbs and spices with each bite. Mixed with onions, tomatoes and capsicum, reasonably spiced -just sublime in my opinion. As far as I know a 60 year old Pakistani chef has kept the recipe for 20 plus years.

Most of the other curries are great.... starters such as samosas and onion bahji are only average.

Been going fairly regularly for last 5 years and will continue to

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Reviewed December 4, 2011

You queue for a lift to take you to the 7th floor of a residential apartment block. You take your seat along with other customers on long tables for a cosy experience. The menu offers a simple selection of meat and vegetarian dishes. The service is efficient and friendly and soon you are presented with fabulous Indian food of generous proportions and excellent quality. The meat, often the letdown when dining at the cheaper end of the restaurant scale was first rate.

The prices are very fair and the only let down are the loos!

Great Hong Kong experience.

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2  Thank Beebs11
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Reviewed November 12, 2011

I know this restaurant is located within Chungking Mansions but don't let this put you off.

The food is GREAT and very cheap!

Don't expect posh decor and you'll get better service at your local Mac D's but it all part of the experience.

Check it out for yourself.

If you fancy a GREAT curry in Hong Kong, this is the place to go.

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3  Thank Gmoney71
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Reviewed October 26, 2011

Wow!

This is the greatest place to go for a dinner. It is one of those places you usually wouldn't find unless you had a Local or a seasoned visitor to take you.

Walking in from street level you will get pounced on by 100's of people/touts trying to get your business. Walk straight past them to the security desk and ask for Khyber Pass, they will get you straight to the lift and up to the restaurant.

The restaurant is basically in what was once the lounge room of an appartment. Such a cool location.

Ok the food - what can I say? It is amazing, back home now I ache for that amazing Indian food. Such good value, even the TsingTao was super cheap!

This place is hidden deep in the Trip Advisor Restaurant list but if you are lucky enough to be reading this please make a special trip to get there;

Service is great - prices are cheap, and the food is wonderful. Can definately recommend.

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2  Thank MaverickRoss
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