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Passage to India Restaurant

4931 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2508
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Ranked #47 of 300 Restaurants in Bethesda
Price range: $11 - $23
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Old Georgetown Road (Route 187)
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English first
Marco Island, Florida
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142 reviews 142 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Four of us for dinner, plus an infant. They found us a perfect booth sort of off to ourselves so as to avoid the baby possibly bothering anyone. We shared two appetizers and four different entrees. All delicious and perfectly prepared. No duds. But one real stand out:the chicken tikka masala. Absolutely the best I have ever eaten anywhere. Topped... More

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Okay, I'll admit up front that I'm not a fan of dishes with curry, or cumin really. So why am I dining at an Indian restaurant? To humor my newly wedded daughter and her husband who rave about this particular restaurant. Must say that in the end I'm the humored one. The staff here obviously aim to please, preparing my... More

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72 reviews 72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

There are many Indian restaurants in this area, and there can be a "sameness" to their offerings. The food in these different restaurants is generally good but often it tastes as if it all could have been made in the same kitchen or using the same recipe. We had not been back to Passage to India in a long time;... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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604 reviews 604 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Passage to India has an excellent concept, a menu organized by regions of India. The restaurant is decorated in eclectic Indian style with elegant white table ambiance. Service is attentive and helpful. We really appreciated the variety of flavors in our foods, superior to any Indian restaurant we been at in the Washington, DC area, including certain highly praised downtown... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I am Indian and I don't usually eat at Indian restaurants as I find them pretty generic. Passage to India offers dishes from four quadrants of India. For those who are not familiar to Indian cooking besides chicken tikka masala, this is the best place to try different cuisines of India. Bohri Murgi was the best chicken I ever had... More

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Pittsburgh, PA
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80 reviews 80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Grew up eating Indian food, moved around the U.S. always hoping to find good Indian restaurants and have been successful. However, this was not a good experience at all. The decor is interesting, the staff attentive and the food was dreadful. The chicken chunks in my Coorgi Murg were not quite rock hard but dense and extremely chewy. I felt... More

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Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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107 reviews 107 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We love this place. The decor is authentic. The food is really well prepared and served. The menu has food from all areas of India which makes it most interesting.

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Washington DC
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142 reviews 142 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

My parents and I went to Passage to India last week for the first time. We loved it! The menu offers a wide variety of appetizers, main dishes, sides, breads, etc. We got the crab appetizer to share, and then two of us had the chicken masala and one had the shrimp curry. We also had a lentil side, a... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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78 reviews 78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

My wife and I visited Passage to India in February on a Living social voucher that gave us an extraordinary value. The decor of the restaurant was very appealing and unrushed. The availability of menu items from four regiions of India was appealing. On top of that, Tandoori options were offered. I hoped for seafood; unfortunately, except for shrimp, only... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We went to Passage to India to celebrate a birthday. The atmosphere was excellent! The music was not to our taste but it was tolerable. Food was very good. The yellow dal had a liquid consistency and the flavor wasn't as good as the black dal. The black one was excellent. The chicken makhani was excellent, flavored just right. The... More

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Additional Information about Passage to India Restaurant

Address: 4931 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2508
Phone Number: 301-656-3373
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 11 - 23
Cuisine: Indian

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