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Afghanistan Khyber Pass, San Diego, CA

Afghanistan Khyber Pass

4.5
4.5
85 Reviews
$30 and under
Afghan
Southern California's premier dining destination, where cuisine and atmosphere meet in perfect harmony.The Afghan Khyber Pass has been under its original ownership for over 28 years. We have received critical acclaim from every major food reviewer in San Diego. Each dish is authentically prepared from recipes that reach back over many generations. Our mastery of seasonings and spices create our reputation among gourmets as well as those not familiar with Afghan cuisine. If you have not yet tried our blend of exotic cuisines, you must come in and try them! Once you have, we know you will return for our mouth watering dishes - guaranteed!

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Afghan, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Fri–Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–8:15 pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 294-7579
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Hillcrest
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

What 85 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3Value

NoiseModerate

85 Reviews
  1. SACJ

    San Diego

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our second time at Khyber Pass, and it did not disappoint. We took a visiting work colleague here for dinner, and he loved it as well. Weeknight, so it wasn't busy, and our server was the delightful daughter of the owner. We had the combination appetizer - excellent; lamb curry, combination kabob plate with the delicious rice sprinkled with shredded carrots and raisins. Also ordered garlic naan. Had a Turkish coffee and baklava for dessert. This is exquisite food to our taste. Sometimes the service can be a tad slow, but it does not detract. Try this restaurant for an authentic adventure into Middle Eastern food!

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  2. MariaC

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The lamb was delicious

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  3. DFinSolBeach

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a favorite place of ours and we are never disappointed, which includes our 4 kids who also love the food. From salmon curry, to chicken kabobs, and lamb in cherry sauce with cherry rice, you can't go wrong. The staff are very friendly and courteous.

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  4. MikiM

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our first time there. Great food—fresh and flavorful!

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  5. NorthernNV

    Denver

    76 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The start of our meal was fantastic. Attentive service coupled with naan and mint cucumber yogurt. The five bean soup was to die for. Intense incredible spicy flavors. And then it was if all service and culinary attempts stopped. The sampler had 4 stews and 3 different rice dishes. A complete assortment that approached blah..... We asked for water and it came 30 minutes later along with our bill. A magnificent start and a fiasco finish

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  6. Kimberly

    Charleston

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I would recommend this to anyone who loves Middle Eastern or Indian Food. The menu is varied, some unusual dishes. We loved the Bolani - a potato stuffed flat bread that is served with a nice spicy sauce. Borka, a roasted eggplant dish is tasty - like a courser baba ghanoush with yoghurt. Sambosa is a meat & lentil fried dumpling that was nice as well. My husband had the curried lamb & enjoyed it. Everyone who tasted my Yaghoot Chaloao - a sweet and sour cherry dish was blown away. The meats here were top quality and all the vegetarian dished were nicely spiced. It is a very classy little restaurant with nice service and really great food. We will definitely return soon.

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  7. Tarin

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic Afghan cuisine! Highly recommend Khyber Pass, the staff and friendly and tentative to your needs. The food is excellent and very delicious. For appetizer ordered Mantu steamed pasta shells filled with seasoned ground beef, topped with a savory yogurt and garlic sauce. For the main dish, I got the lamb kabob comes with boneless spring lamb tenderloin, marinated and charbroiled. Ample amount of basmati rice (Palow/Chalow) with Sabzi (spinach, green onion, cilantro), and garden peas with right amount of spicy masala source. Price was just right for lunch menu and portions was very generous…so come hungry. I will definitely come back and try some other yummy delicious dishes. Great place to have lunch or dinner.

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  8. GillianA

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great for a shared family meal with lots of veggie options. Delicious all around. Really friendly and helpful service.

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  9. RebeccaC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved the food. The atmosphere was relaxing. The service was great - very professional and knowledgeable about their menu. If looking to try something new and authentic I would visit here.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply fabulous food, service, and ambience! Always a pleasure to dine here, relax, and enjoy life!

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523 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Hillcrest
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Fri–Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–8:15 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Afghan, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
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