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Passage to India Restaurant

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4931 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2508 (Old Georgetown Road (Route 187))
301-656-3373
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 14
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  • 17
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 3
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A trip worth your time!

The server appeared a little overwhelmed with a large group (8+), so be assertive to get your drinks and order in. The food was divine. Be sure to order an appetizer and naan bread. I had the Tandoor Mixed Grill. It was enough food to share with a friend. I would definitely go back again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
krigold
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Port Aransas, Texas
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Port Aransas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The server appeared a little overwhelmed with a large group (8+), so be assertive to get your drinks and order in. The food was divine. Be sure to order an appetizer and naan bread. I had the Tandoor Mixed Grill. It was enough food to share with a friend. I would definitely go back again.

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Avalon, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

On a Friday night dinner, I visited this place on a whim. The decor was certainly Indian, but not overwhelming. There was plenty of variety on their menu, but everything was strongly Indian, with either strong spices, bitter sauces, or something else altogether. What I ordered was what I thought to be the most tame thing on the menu, but... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We love Indian food. We are from New York City and they have lots of the best Indian Restaurants. We are even been quite pleased by another Indian restaurant on Wisconcin Ave. (no names here). Everyone was quite satisfied at The Passage to India. It was surprisingly empty when we arrived but our friends are Washingtonians. They told us it... More 

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Washingotn DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Although this Indian restaurant does not get the buzz that others do it has it all - a menu that is a virtual tour of India - excellent preparations - interesting decor - good service - and fair prices. Why go elsewhere

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We had a hankering for Indian food and settled down to lunch at Passage to India surrounded by lovely portraits of pre-Colonial era royalty and scenes of ancient battle. Unlike at any Indian restaurant I've been to before, the menu was organized by not only North and South Indian, but also by East and West...which made for some unusual dishes... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We decided to stay home on New Year's Eve and try something different. Having moved from NY, where we enjoy good Indian food, we decided to give Passage to India a try, with modest expectations. We were very pleasantly surprised! Three out of four dishes presented flavor profiles better than we had in NY. Our only critique (?) is that... More 

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Marco Island, Florida
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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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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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Bethesda
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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4931 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2508
    (Old Georgetown Road (Route 187))
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: 301-656-3373

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 23
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic
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

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