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“Food quality went down”
Review of Khyber Pass

Khyber Pass
Ranked #47 of 318 Restaurants in Kampala
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: Chinese, Indian
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Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 22 January 2013

Have not been back for a long while as the last visit was not so interesting. The food was blend, chicken with more fat than meat and even the mixed raita was so watered down it did not taste too much. While the price is cheaper than Haandi and Khana Kazana there should not be as much difference as there was. Otherwise an interesting place for people watching while dining,

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Reviewed 16 January 2013

For my travel and lifestyle blog I went to Kampala to scout the best restaurants, bars, shops and things to do. My boyfriend is .5 Ugandan so I have the luck to go to Kampala at least once a year. I just love Uganda. The people are very friendly and I was surprised by the number of good restaurants there! `Khyber pass is one of our regulars in Kampala. Try the chicken lollipops, they're the best. I like the chicken masala as well. This place is close to the pool at the Sheraton and a better option for lunch when enjoying a day at the pool there. I will post more on Kampala on my blog soon. Or just read my other reviews on Tripadvisor about Kampala and its restaurants.

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Reviewed 27 August 2012

The restaurant is part of the Speke hotel and was taken there on a recent business trip to Kampala. The restaurant has the option of tables inside and out and we took the latter. The food was great place and very tasty with a good choice of dishes. Try the goat curry! The service was equally good being very quick and not intrusive.  Prices were good also and I would certainly go there again next time.

Thank Hudson0605
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Reviewed 26 June 2012

Very nice restaurant, reliable and enjoyable. One of my regular haunts in Kampala.

Thank Stockett
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Reviewed 14 June 2012

Amazing just amazing food, better food than ever tasted in india. a must visit for everyone including people from India, the place has some great food

Thank ShekharSuri
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