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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Satisfying Indian food

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
blondie16
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New Bedford,MA
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  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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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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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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new hamster
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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My husband and I love this restaurant and have been going here for years. They use no MSG whatsoever and the food is delicious. I highly recommend the Vegetable Pakoras and Samosas, the Chicken Tikka Masala and Garlic Naan. You really can't go wrong here!

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The breads were OK, other than that everything else was flavorless. Shocking for indian food! Even the wine tasted very cheap. I love Indian food but this was not even close.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

If you like Indian food this is a great place. Chicken curry amazing! The service was a little slow but that's the only downer.

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Andover
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

...especially in winter, when half of the parking spots in Salem are completely covered by snow. But once you get there, everything is good; have been with two orthogonal lunch companions, and thumbs up all around. As is my habit, unless I am talking about beer or onion rings (and especially when I am talking about beer AND onion rings)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Passage to India is a place we dine at 10-15 times per year. The food is consistently terrific, with many great vegetarian choices. There is a full bar and a decent wine list. Service is very good too. And a dinner for 2 with drinks(prior to the tip) is roughly $60, which is quite reasonable given the high quality.

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Address: 157 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970
Phone Number: 978-832-2200
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
Average Prices: USD $10 to $15
Cuisine: Indian, Bar, Pub

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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 to $15
  • Cuisine: Indian, Bar, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business

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