A Family Affair at Khyber Pass Café, Saint Paul Magazine, 2015
“Khyber Pass Café revives diners with art, music and soul-satisfying cuisine.”

From Hosted to Hosts, City Pages, 2006
“Local Afghan émigrés ring in the Solar New Year with Nau-Rouz”

Best 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”

Best 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!”

Global 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”

Farewell, 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.”