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Khyber Pass Cafe

1571 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-2229
+1 651-690-0505
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“lamb” (8 reviews)
“curries” (5 reviews)
“rice” (4 reviews)
Closes in 6 min
11:00 AM - 2:00 PMAll hours
Middle Eastern, Afghani, Vegetarian Friendly
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1571 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-2229
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a 7:00 dinner on a Friday and able to be accommodated without a reservation. Selection is great, food is very authentic. If you like lamb, this is the place. Healthy serving size of lean succulent chunks of tasty lamb. A nice simple selection...More

Thank Brando62
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Both at lunch for the buffet or at dinner for a leisurely meal, you will find yourself surrounded by carpets, weavings, and other artifacts from Afghanistan. Delicious food to go with the pleasant ambience.

Thank Sieglinde G
Reviewed 7 December 2017

We have going to this wonderful spot for at least 20 years, but have not been there for several. We were greeted warmly by the owner and were served by attentive and helpful staff. We decided to do the buffet as we wanted to experience...More

Thank gpotvin
Reviewed 13 November 2017

I've been meaning to go to this restaurant for a long time but finally went this month. Why did I wait? Nice menu of Afghan food, useful explanations, and helpful waitstaff. The decor was traditional and modern all at the same time. I give this...More

Thank CornellGirl
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

We've been here several times and have loved everything we've ordered. Especially love the Kadu Borani. The lamb or vegetarian shola are favorites as well.

Thank MnTravelingMom00
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Four of us visited for an early dinner, and we loved it. The food was flavorful and distinctive. Great atmosphere with music and decor to set the stage. Friendly and welcoming in every way. Put Khyber Pass Cafe on your list!

Thank Kristi W
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I've lived down the street from this restaurant for years, but had never been. So glad I finally went! We loved the atmosphere, with rugs on the ceiling. The staff were welcoming and helpful for first-timers. The food was delicious. We loved the squash appetizer,...More

Thank MP2132
Reviewed 21 October 2016

This restaurant is a favorite because of their uniquely decorated space, great lamb dishes, and varied specials. We love to start with the chutney sampler -- I recommend the hot and spicy, mango, and cilantro walnut -- and soft, fresh flatbreads. The chopan kebab is...More

Thank Aly G
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Had the lamb with rice, and afghan tea. Loved the experience and chatting with the owner and hearing his story. Did not have room for dessert but will be returning for sure!

Thank Nicole T
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Good food, affordable prices, nice and clean environment. I recommend lamb dishes. They come with different vegetables and basmati rice. Menu dishes are well served.

Thank Elaine G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1571 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-2229
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-690-0505
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