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1991 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040-2262 (Two Blocks South of Rengstroff)
650-969-9990
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Reservations
Description: You are invited to an extraordinary, elegant place with a highly...
You are invited to an extraordinary, elegant place with a highly attractive decor, attentive service and genuine hospitality. When you are here, you become a part of the family.
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  • 7
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  • 27
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Food!

Wow! I read the review by California Elizabeth and couldn't disagree more. We were a party of 10 and came unannounced and were greeted with a smile. This was in January of this year. The food was fresh and very good. The best part was that my niece (20 yrs. old) is a vegetarian. She had a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
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Placerville, California
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Placerville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Wow! I read the review by California Elizabeth and couldn't disagree more. We were a party of 10 and came unannounced and were greeted with a smile. This was in January of this year. The food was fresh and very good. The best part was that my niece (20 yrs. old) is a vegetarian. She had a delightful time, choosing... More 

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Before we started regularly eating the lunch buffet at the excellent Amber Indian Restaurant in Mountain View, we used to regularly eat the lunch buffet at Passage to India. We stopped going there about 3 years ago since it was so spicy. We decided to go back and see what it was like now. The food at the lunch buffet... More 

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Pune, India
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Great buffet spread of authentic indian delicacies - soups, mouth watering starters , main course with veg & non veg dishes suiting all tastes , tasty biryanis & to top it all Indian sweets to relish ; saw a lot of American white families enjoying this food which proves its acceptance across communities .

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Los Altos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

What makes this place nice is the buffet on fri, sat, and sun nights. Food is very good service is wonderful. I recommend this to anyone looking for indian food at a good price....

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Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We drove by so many times and had to finally stop and check this place out. We went on a Friday, go early , no crowds. The food was a full buffet style, with vegetarian on one side and meat on the other. The food was all very good. Everything was so creamy and delicious, the service was fantastic, I... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The price of the Buffet is very similar to Amber restaurant. Looks like, the buffet is designed for non-vegetarians. The number of items for vegetarians were a few. Appetizers turned out to be better than the main food. Non-Veg Biryani and Lemon rice for vegetarians! If you are a vegetarian, it is better to choose another restaurant.

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Cupertino, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

A middle of the road indian restaurant with above average service. Not a miss but not a hit either. Reasonably priced so good for travellers on a budget. Vegetarian dishes are better than their meat dishes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I have been to India a few times but I have had my best Indian meals outside of the country. Passage to India is a fine example of a restaurant serving fine Indian food.

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Sunnyvale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great interior decor and ann amazing food selection. Loved the recipes and the choice of available vegetarian options.

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Caumont-sur-Durance
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Passage to India offers a very good Indian buffet at a reasonable price (12.95$). You get a large variety of Indian starters and entrees. Even if it is a buffet, the quality of the food was excellent, and the service was attentive. Nice lassies. Next time we will be in Mountain View, we’ll eat at Passage to India.

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Additional Information about Passage To India

Address: 1991 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040-2262
Phone Number: 650-969-9990
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mountain View
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Indian, Bakeries, Pakistani

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1991 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040-2262
    (Two Blocks South of Rengstroff)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mountain View
  • Phone Number: 650-969-9990

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Indian, Bakeries, Pakistani

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining

Description

You are invited to an extraordinary, elegant place with a highly attractive decor, attentive service and genuine hospitality. When you are here, you become a part of the family.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?