Khyber Pass

★★★★☆
  • 34 St Marks Pl

    New York, NY 10003

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  • 212-473-0989

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Monday 1:00 PM - 11:00 PM Tuesday 1:00 PM - 11:00 PM Wednesday 1:00 PM - 11:00 PM Thursday 1:00 PM - 11:00 PM Friday 1:00 PM - 11:00 PM Saturday 1:00 PM - 11:00 PM Sunday 1:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Little medallions of filet mignon on a bed of rice? A glass of beer? Some good buddies? What I wouldn't do to live next door, and eat this food constantly.

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★★★★☆

Little medallions of filet mignon on a bed of rice? A glass of beer? Some good buddies? What I wouldn't do to live next door, and eat this food constantly.

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I loved the food. I ordered sambosa and qorma lamb and eggplant. My partner had lambchops kebab and everyhting we ordered tatsted great. The decor was pleasing, the ceiling was gorgeous with the tapestries, the walls filled with paintings and cultural antiques.
But the service SUCKED! Unfortunately, we were late comers of 1am of a saturday night, but as we entered, there were still about 2 tables filled and we were told that they were still serving food. The waitresses could be overheard louder than the MiddleEastern music-- talking about the customers, laughing and dreading the fact that we may also order dessert after the meal and gossiping about their daily lives with each other. They can also be overheard hollering loudly at their cell phones! I found this rude. To top it off, they forgot our drinks! My partner and I were left drinking tap water, and the mistake was not tended to, until the check was ready to be processed! My experience would have been enjoyful if only a restaurant like this, which offered great food, great ambiance, may also be able to offer great professional service-- Just a suggestion... Please hire waitstaff who are courteous and considerate of the customer's needs!

PROS: Food, Decor, Romantic setting
CONS: Rude Saturday Night Waitresses

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★★☆☆☆

I loved the food. I ordered sambosa and qorma lamb and eggplant. My partner had lambchops kebab and everyhting we ordered tatsted great. The decor was pleasing, the ceiling was gorgeous with the tapestries, the walls filled with paintings and cultural antiques.
But the service SUCKED! Unfortunately, we were late comers of 1am of a saturday night, but as we entered, there were still about 2 tables filled and we were told that they were still serving food. The waitresses could be overheard louder than the MiddleEastern music-- talking about the customers, laughing and dreading the fact that we may also order dessert after the meal and gossiping about their daily lives with each other. They can also be overheard hollering loudly at their cell phones! I found this rude. To top it off, they forgot our drinks! My partner and I were left drinking tap water, and the mistake was not tended to, until the check was ready to be processed! My experience would have been enjoyful if only a restaurant like this, which offered great food, great ambiance, may also be able to offer great professional service-- Just a suggestion... Please hire waitstaff who are courteous and considerate of the customer's needs!

PROS: Food, Decor, Romantic setting
CONS: Rude Saturday Night Waitresses

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Though this restaurant is located on one of the busiest streets of the East Village, it remains somewhat of a revelation. Just take a few steps down off the street, and you find yourself transported from the urbane world into the world of hand-woven wall tapestries, tent-like ceiling designs, and jangling Afghani music. There are even two tables set in a traditional manner, tucked away into the window niches and filled with piles of soft, ornate pillows.

The food is nothing like you've ever tasted before. My favorite dish is fasenjan: shredded beef stewed to perfection in pomegranate juice that melts on your tongue and makes your taste buds dance. Other dishes don't disappoint either; they're not over-spicy so they don't shock people used to American food, but are still full of amazing flavors and fragrances.

The wait staff is very courteous and friendly, though surprisingly most waitresses working in the restaurant are not Afghani. (Whenever I am there, I am always served by two Eastern European girls.) The owner is usually there as well, tending the bar.

Everybody should experience this amazing restaurant at least once!

PROS: Unique ethnic food, cosy atmosphere, great location
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5
★★★★★

Though this restaurant is located on one of the busiest streets of the East Village, it remains somewhat of a revelation. Just take a few steps down off the street, and you find yourself transported from the urbane world into the world of hand-woven wall tapestries, tent-like ceiling designs, and jangling Afghani music. There are even two tables set in a traditional manner, tucked away into the window niches and filled with piles of soft, ornate pillows.

The food is nothing like you've ever tasted before. My favorite dish is fasenjan: shredded beef stewed to perfection in pomegranate juice that melts on your tongue and makes your taste buds dance. Other dishes don't disappoint either; they're not over-spicy so they don't shock people used to American food, but are still full of amazing flavors and fragrances.

The wait staff is very courteous and friendly, though surprisingly most waitresses working in the restaurant are not Afghani. (Whenever I am there, I am always served by two Eastern European girls.) The owner is usually there as well, tending the bar.

Everybody should experience this amazing restaurant at least once!

PROS: Unique ethnic food, cosy atmosphere, great location
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The intimate setting---complete with wafting aromas from the available hookah---and genuine Afghan cuisine make Khyber Pass a special treat. On an otherwise unassuming---some would call it tacky---stretch of St. Marks place, Khyber Pass…

 

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