Kabul, City Pages, 1999
"Each item boasted a unique flavor without the blurring common
in long-cooked vegetable dishes. Both entrées were vibrantly
spiced by cooks who grind most of their own seasonings in the kitchen."
Hosted to Hosts, City Pages, 2006
"Local Afghan émigrés ring in the Solar New Year
Middle Eastern Restaurant, City Pages, 2005
"At this venerable Grand Avenue eatery, you can sample Afghanistan's
polyglot cuisine without fear of busting your budget"
Middle Eastern Restaurant, City Pages, 2004
"Must-have appetizers include two types of chutney: walnut
and cilantro, a snappy green, nutty, garlicky mix; and red pepper-apricot,
a hot, tangy zap!"
Flavors, Jeremy Iggers, Star Tribune, 2002
"The food at the newly relocated Khyber Pass Cafe in St. Paul
is as tasty as anything I ate in Kandahar or Kabul"