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Khyber Pass Restaurant

523 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3117
+1 619-294-3964
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb” (23 reviews)
“baklava” (6 reviews)
“garlic naan” (5 reviews)
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Middle Eastern, Afghani, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
523 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3117
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If I could give this place 10 stars I would. After 5 days in San Diego we ventured out of the Gaslight area to the Hillcrest section of the city. Wished we had done it sooner. Afghan dinner was fabulous! We started with naan and...More

Thank Patti223
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I seriously come to San Diego for this restaurant. It is excellent every time. The Cherry Chicken is the best. The spinach is delish. The appetizer sampler is too great. The hummus is excellent. Service is kind. The place is clean. It is just so...More

Thank Kelly R
Reviewed 7 June 2017

A friendly mix of Persian influence into this Afgan themed interior...and the result is pure foodie satisfaction. The service is polite and easy to interface into a volley of Q&A that allows you to properly navigate to your comfort zones or venture widely into tastes...More

Thank Louis M
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

First ever visit prompted by my daughter who loved their kebabs when she visited. From the moment I spoke to them on the phone to adjust our reservation, the owners could not have been more helpful or accommodating. And that warmth and hospitality was evident...More

Thank Richard T
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Need to thank them for accommodating our delay even though they close at 10PM. Food was yummy, well presented and restaurant was super neat. Food names sounded more indian but with interesting spellings 😂

Thank Shruti t
Reviewed 9 April 2017

My first experience at Khyber Pass today for lunch with a friend, redeeming a gift certificate. It was wonderful! We have both vowed to return. Great food with excellent variety. We ate vegetarian and loved it. The vegetartian sampler was a full meal but we...More

Thank Connie B
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited the Khyber Pass restaurant on the recommendation of our B&B innkeeper in San Diego. What a delight! The restaurant was lovely, tables set with white linen tablecloths, decorated with interesting and varied art work and run by a husband/wife team...More

Thank RobLordsValleyPA
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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...More

Thank longponder
Reviewed 26 February 2017

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
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 14
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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