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Khyber Pass

Plot 7-9 Nile Avenue | Speke Hotel, Kampala 7036, Uganda
+256 41 4259221
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good47%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“mutton” (3 reviews)
“speke hotel” (16 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Plot 7-9 Nile Avenue | Speke Hotel, Kampala 7036, Uganda
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in Kampala for 4 nights and ate here expvery night. Each time we tried new dishes. I love Indian food and can honestly say that the food here is really really good. The best I have had in east Africa.

Thank Lolvgc
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Excellent food in a beautiful garden setting. I sat and listened to music coming from the Sheraton Kampala across the street, and it was lovely.

Thank David S
Reviewed 31 August 2017

The food at this restaurant has been the one I have enjoyed the most when in Kampala. It's very good Indian food and if you find a table in the terrace it is very nice. Three issues with the check don't allow me to give...More

Thank Arturo N
Reviewed 31 July 2017

It was a surprise to get such authentic Indian food in Kampala at the khyber Pass. There are options of dining inside the restaurant or outside in under the open skies. The food is awesome. The quantity of vegetable, Dal or Chicken served in one...More

Thank Pulkit K
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Very tasty indian food and good service. Unfortunaltely we only had time for a small lunch with three diffrent dishes to share.

Thank SoerenSP
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

This was by far the best Indian food I have tasted on my travels. Great quality , staff were extremely helpful and friendly and manager came to chat for a while . I had starter and Main which were both fantastic . But here is...More

Thank craig h
Reviewed 28 April 2017

This restaurant is connected to the Speke Hotel in Kampala. It is mid-range in price, but the service was excellent and the food was delicious! The portions are enormous! And they have a large selection of beverages from beer, wine, cocktails, soda, and milkshakes. We...More

Thank jlteague
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Nice open restaurant with lots of greenery, fresh air with a fine taste of Indian curries. one must try Indian food here when in Kampala.

Thank Vinaycare
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Great service, great food. Wasn't the cheapest - but food was certainly tasty and service was excellent.

Thank 77DanO
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

An Indian restaurant, connected to the Speke hotel. Nice terrace, relaxing, excellent food. Good attention from staff. What I like to say, just go there, relax and enjoy all. Karibu chakula

Thank Rene T
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12 February 2018|
Response from Lolvgc | Reviewed this property |
We were there last week and they have a good selection of veg. Indian food.
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plot 7-9 Nile Avenue | Speke Hotel, Kampala 7036, Uganda
  • Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Central Region  >  Kampala
  • Phone Number: +256 41 4259221
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Speke Hotel
We at the Khyber Pass in Kampala bring you the recipes of FRONTIER TAWA TANDOOR [CLAY POT] COOKING. These recipes are prepared by our renowned International Chefs, prepared with care for your enjoyment. Khyber Pass is a mountain Pass in Western Asia and is the most important pass connecting Afghanistan and India. The Khyber Pass winds northwest through the Sefid Koh Rang near Peshawar. The Pass is walled by precipitous cliffs that vary in height from 150 to 300 metres. The Pass reaches it's highest elevation at the frontier between Afghanistan and Pakistan prior to its entering India. It has witnessed the marchs of Aryans, Persians, White Huns, Selijuks, Tartars, Mongols, Sassanians, Turks, Mughals and Durranis as they made successive inroads into territories beyond the Peshawar Valley and Indus. With them came remarkable "Frontier Cuisines". This diversity of Cuisines, with the influence of the Indian Civilization they journeyed through, produced exotic dishes which seemed to spring from the very land itself. The Aryans descended upon the fertile Northern plains in 1500 B.C., Subjugating the indigenous dravidian population and settled down to open a glorious chapter in the history of civilisation and the art of FRONTIER TAWA TANDOOR [CLAY POT] COOKING. The Persians hordes under Darius [6 Century B. C.] Descended into the Punjab to annex yet another province to the Archaemenian Empire. Here the art of TANDOR COOKING was a way of life. It is this Pass, through which the subcontinent was invaded time and again by conquerors like Baber, Nadir Shah and Ahmed Shah Abdali. These conquerors again brought the Mughals' cuisines with them. The story of the Khyber Pass is composed of much colour and romance, such tragedy and glory makes Frontier Cuisine look stranger than fiction. The Khyber Pass has been a silent witness to countless different varieties of cuisines and the art of frontier cooking in the history of mankind. As one enjoys the delicacy of frontier cooking it unfolds the pages of history.
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