Khyber Pass

Restaurants, Indian Oak Park
Khyber Pass
Photograph: Mark Wright Khyber Pass

With a Moulin Rouge–like cast of weekend entertainers—from castanet-wielding belly dancers to stoic turban-topped sitar players—this Oak Park Indian restaurant seems like it would skew exotic. Yet it’s the standards like silken spinach dotted with paneer, ginger-and-garlic–infused chicken mukhni and lamb tikka masala that shine. The jalabi dessert, which often suffers a waxy, tasteless fate, is pliant and sports a hint of orange, while gulab jaman, bathed in honey and perfumed with rose water, is an airy antidote to the dry dough bombs you find at other spots.


Venue name: Khyber Pass
Address: 1031 Lake St
Oak Park
Opening hours: Lunch, dinner
Transport: Subway stop: Harlem Subway lines: Green to Harlem
Price: Average main course: $12
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