Khyber Pass

A Culinary Passage Through India


1031 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 445-9032
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Welcome to Khyber Pass Indian Restaurant

*Due to the expiration of our lease, our 233 E. Wacker Chicago location has closed permanently

The Khyber Pass is an ancient passage into the Indian subcontinent. It is the most important pass from Pakistan to Afghanistan. No other pass in the world has had such strategic importance or so many historic associations; Aryan, Persian and Greek, Tartar, Moghul and Afghani invaders have come through the Khyber pass, leaving their imprint on the land and the people. The first British entry into the Khyber region came in 1839. After that the Khyber Pass became the key point for controlling the Afghan border.

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The Khyber Pass is a mountainous region peopled by hardy nomadic Pathans. In keeping with their nomadic lifestyle, simplicity is the essence of their cuisine. The secret of Pathan cooking lies in the excellent quality of the meat and the chicken, and just a light touch of spices. The food is cooked in a "tandoor," a hollow, barrel-shaped clay oven which is indispensible, and perfectly suited to nomadic needs. The kaboob is the epitome of the Pathan cuisine.

To convey an impression of the distinctive flavor by mere words alone is difficult as it is to describe the spirit of the East. We invite you to taste the meal with a range of Tandoori Breads.

Pathan food also contains a variety of vegetarian cuisine.

We specialize in Dumbuc Khana (cooking in pot with steam) and Tandoori Khana (roasting over charcoal in a clay oven). Our Tandoori selections are very heart-healthy and meet the guidelines of the American Heart Association. We use 100% vegetable oil in our cooking. No artificial preservatives, no MSG.

Experiencing this exotic unforgettable cuisine at the Khyber Pass is truly a culinary passage to India and Indian cuisine.

Visit one of our two locations in the Chicago area:

Downtown Chicago Location

Khyber Pass in Columbus Plaza
(Next to the Hyatt Regency)
233 E. Wacker
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 856-1810
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Oak Park Location

1031 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 445-9032
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