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Passage to India

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157 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970
978-832-2200
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
a tikka masala treasure

A delightful Indian restaurant that pays attention to details. My husband and I have visited at least 20 times over the past few years. You can ask for different levels of spiciness for your food, if that is a concern. Relaxing, un-rushed, clean. The food is really good and the staff aims to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
TheBigSuitcase
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Salem MA
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  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Salem MA
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A delightful Indian restaurant that pays attention to details. My husband and I have visited at least 20 times over the past few years. You can ask for different levels of spiciness for your food, if that is a concern. Relaxing, un-rushed, clean. The food is really good and the staff aims to please. Order some raita if you would... More 

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Having spent a month in India last year with wonderful meals, Passage to India fits that mode. We thoroughly enjoyed everything we had for dinner, and I highly recommend coming here. We plan to return in the future.

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

It's a hit or miss for me. I've been more than once. First time, I loved it. Second time it was OK. Third time, I didn't like it at all. The lentil dish, meatballs (or whatever you call, I can never remember), and naan bread are generally very good. The wait staff are mostly friendly and attentive. I would ask... More 

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food is always great here with good service. Many different choices of great food. You won't be disappointed if you go here!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We frequently visit this very good Indian restaurant in downtown Salem. A nice, quiet atmosphere and above-average food. Average prices and services. One nice addition to this spot is a bar where they can produce a professionally mixed cocktail. Parking in the immediate area can be difficult to find on weekends.

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New Bedford,MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Nice atmosphere, tasty food. The garlic naan was the best I've ever had. Prices are average, good service.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Visited here on a Friday evening, after eating at another Indian in Saratoga the weekend before this seemed just ok, nothing special. I ordered a lamb bhuna but was served a beef dish. It was reasonably good but I've had much better. My family enjoyed the mild kormas, naans where good. Service was friendly, overall I'd say it's worth a... More 

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Succasunna, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This place had a great, quiet atmosphere, average pricing, and the best Indian food I've ever had! Wish I lived closer!

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Food is excellent, well-prepared, flavorful and beautifully presented at Passage to India. Service is attentive and you can tell the locals enjoy eating here as well. Full bar and reasonably priced. Would definitely return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I took my nephew here and we both loved it. We have both eaten Indian food in many places all over the world so we have a lot to compare it to. Everything we ordered was great. Service was wonderful. Only observation was that they could kick up the seasonings a notch and I would not complain.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 157 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: 978-832-2200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Indian, Bar, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic

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