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Khyber Pass

Plot 7-9 Nile Avenue | Speke Hotel, Kampala 7036, Uganda
+256 41 4259221
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good43%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“curries” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Plot 7-9 Nile Avenue | Speke Hotel, Kampala 7036, Uganda
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Very good eating experience: Mutton cubes - pre-roasted and spiced ideally as a very big starter And their special chicken (with tomato sauce, really excellent) as a main Were spoiled at payment time, when waiter didn't want to accept card payment (which they normally do...More

Thank JakubWarszawa
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

I come usually at Khyber pass to have dinner. Good Indian food made by professional Indian chefs . Over all Good service .

Thank Vidit S
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Connected to the Speke Hotel, this is a great option for Indian food in Kampala. The food is very well prepared with all of the typical favorites. There are also some Asian influenced food options that you can enjoy. The restaurant in clean and the...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 15 December 2016

This is an update. I am so taken wit the quality of the food at this establishment. Cant seem to stop ordering the Butter Chicken though!... I recently ate at a top Indian establishment in Singapore and for authenticity, quality and quantity of food and...More

Thank grantrita
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We have been to Khyber pass for a dinner ,, Noticed the food was very good and authentic Indian cuisine.. service is nice upto the Mark .. will visit again ..

Thank DhavM
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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
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  • 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.