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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
Best chicken tikka masala, I've ever had!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Christine J
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Succasunna, New Jersey
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  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Succasunna, New Jersey
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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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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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Lynn, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Love this restaraunt, my husband and I go at least once a week. Great service, nice people and food is always great! very consistant.... Try the pistachio icecream for dessert.. yummy!

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

Met a classmate from long ago for lunch last week. Since we both grew up on Long Island decades ago, we didn't have much chance to explore Indian cooking in our childhood. But, the intervening years have brought more variation to our palates than suburban versions of pizza and chow mein. Passage to India has a great lunch menu, quick... More 

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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

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business

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