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Khyber Pass Restaurant

#384 of 3,836 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 - 23:00
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Rochester, NY
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 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 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 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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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 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
Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Khyber Pass was most welcoming on a crowded tough to find a restaurant evening. The room was warm, well decorated and the acoustics were good even when the restaurant was full.The service was friendly and efficient. The food was very well prepared and presented. We had seafood and chicken dishes. All were very tasty. The wine list was diverse and... More 

Thank Richard F
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175 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

I came here a decade ago and loved it but rarely get to San Diego. After 10 years it is still an amazingly good restaurant. Small but lovely inside. Some of the best sambozas I have ever eaten. A mind-blowing lamb curry that the server suggested when I couldn't decide among lamb dishes--and he was right that it was rich... More 

Thank Donald H

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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
US$ 14 - US$ 14
Middle Eastern, Afghani, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?