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Passage to India

157 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970
978-832-2200
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Ranked #42 of 215 Restaurants in Salem
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Indian, Bar
Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
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Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
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English first
Salem, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We've eaten here numerous times (and done take-out) and it is always excellent. We have tried all of the veggie dishes and some of the fish dishes and they have all been really good. This place never disappoints and I would definitely recommend it.

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manchester,ma
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Superb flavors, authentic! Wonderful menu selections and on point service! Drinks are tasty and nice decor!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

While the menu is the usual Indian fare, the quality of the food itself, the subtlety of the flavorings, and the service are among the best I've ever had. Best Naan I've ever had - try the onion Naan. Curried muscles had nice balanced seasonings - very savory broth. Martini and cocktail were exceptionally good - didn't have high expectations... More

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N. Reading, MA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

After a visit to Peabody Essex Museum with a group of 24 women we all went to Passage to India to have lunch . That is a LARGE group to deal with .Our waiter was wonderful and gave us each separate checks and managed to keep all of our orders straight . He was funny and even spoke to us... More

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Salem, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Been going here for about a decade. The people who say the staff are rude are having a cultural miscommunication. Not only is the food fantastic, but the guys there have mostly all worked there for years and are very friendly. Better than every other Indian place I've been to. Great for vegetarians.

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South Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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75 reviews 75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We shared the lamb vindaloo (very hot!) & poori. When food is very spicy, it should still impart layers of flavors--and this did not disappoint. We ate it all, & fully enjoyed the experience. Servers were attentive--& kept our water glasses full, as we guzzled lots of ice water to balance the spicy heat! This is one of our favorites... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I literally would travel to Salem JUST for this restaurant! The atmosphere was beautiful and aromatic, the music was popular Bollywood tunes that I loved singing along with, the wait staff absolutely friendly and attentive and the food...oh my gosh the FOOD!! It's traditional Indian so if you don't like spicy then you might want to skip it but if... More

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Willingboro, New Jersey
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101 reviews 101 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Earlier this evening we enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Passage to India. The food was flavorful and cooked exactly as we had requested it, the severs were thoughtful and attentive, and our meal arrived quickly. There was nothing to dislike, and we would highly recommend this restaurant. Next time we're in Salem, we'll certainly be making it a point to... More

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Salem, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I've lived in Salem for ten years and loved Passage to India. It was my first experience with Indian food, and I appreciated being able to order online and pop in to order my food. The food is delicious, prices are comparable to what else I've found for decent Indian, and the service is, for the most part, friendly enough.... More

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Manitoba
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

The prices are very reasonable. Good serving size. Husband and i ordered one entree each and had leftovers to take home. Service is not personable but fast. They start customers with complimentary papadum with two dips: tamarind sauce and a super spicy sauce. I thought this was a nice touch because i've never been to an Indian restaurant that serves... More

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Additional Information about Passage to India

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

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