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photo credit: Liz Silva

group shot of food at Khyber Indian Grill with two curries, rice, and a basket of naan
8.0

Khyber North Indian Grill

Indian

Upper Kirby

$$$$Perfect For:Casual Weeknight DinnerLunchVegetarians

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Khyber Grill has been around for a few decades serving Indian dishes that keep us warm from the inside out (but that could also be the spice level). Nothing soaks up the flavor of the tomato curry like the delicate lamb and rich butter chicken. Alongside the massive portions, this Upper Kirby place is a casual spot made for a weeknight meal. And try to share the malai kofta, which will become your hyperfixation dish for the next few months.

Interior of Khyber Grill with orange walls, artifacts, and many people at dark wood tables

photo credit: Liz Silva

shot of plate of butter chicken curry with a side of rice at Khyber Indian Grill

photo credit: Liz Silva

group shot of food at Khyber Indian Grill with two curries, rice, and a basket of naan

photo credit: Liz Silva

Interior of Khyber Grill with orange walls, artifacts, and many people at dark wood tables
shot of plate of butter chicken curry with a side of rice at Khyber Indian Grill
group shot of food at Khyber Indian Grill with two curries, rice, and a basket of naan

Food Rundown

Malai Kofta at Khyber North Indian Grill

photo credit: Liz Silva

Malai Kofta

Clocking in as one of our favorite dishes here, the bouncy dumpling texture, and subtle spice of the malai kofta keeps us coming back for more.

Saag Paneer

The saag paneer is fresh with firm blocks of cheese. It is serviceable but doesn’t have quite as much flavor as the other dishes. Opt for the malai kofta instead.
shot of plate of butter chicken curry with a side of rice at Khyber Indian Grill

photo credit: Liz Silva

Butter Chicken

Khyber Grill is on our shortlist for the best butter chicken in Houston. The tender chicken is soaked in garlic and tomato flavor. We typically order extra naan to ensure we can soak up every bit of this dish.
lamb curry with rice

photo credit: Gianni Greene

Lamb Curry

Heat is the main ingredient in the lamb curry, and that’s why we love it. Sweat it out as you eat through spoonfuls of delicate lamb that’s bathed in garlic.
Khyber North Indian Grill image

photo credit: Gianni Greene

Dessert

Khyber has a few dessert options, but our favorite is the cooling kheer. The rice pudding and golden raisins are subtly sweet and the crunch from crushed pistachios give the dish a little extra earthiness.

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