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Passage to India

157 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970
978-832-2200
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Ranked #46 of 213 restaurants in Salem
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Indian, Bar
Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I have been here a few times and always tolerated the rude staff, from manager, waitstaff to bus persons because the food was good. The last two times however I noted my meal was somewhat watered down and tasteless. This last visit was my absolute last. When we arrived we were greated by what I can only describe as a... More

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257 reviews 257 reviews
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

We eat at Passage to India roughly 10-12 times per year. The food is consistently excellent, and is pretty inexpensive too. Service is friendly and prompt.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

We ordered takeaway food which unfortunately didn't have a delivery service . However, the food was fantastic- very large portions and in perfect plastic airtight containers that travelled well in the car , Each dish we ordered was as tasty as the next , possibly big enough for two people as it was so rich . The rice accompaniment was... More

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Lake St. Louis
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We joined some friends for dinner last night at Passage to India. I would like to emphasize that the food was good; however our experience was awful. Shortly after our food arrived, we were seated in the bar area, a drunk or stoned patron sitting at the bar, began to behave erratically and eventually in a threatening way. Then another... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We were celebrating a friend's birthday. He has traveled extensively to India and loves the food. We had numerous dishes and appetizers. Everything was devoured! The small bread basket was overflowing with naan bread. The portions were just the right size. The serving dishes are beautiful, unique & heavy! This is in a great location in Salem. Located near historic... More

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Salem, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Service was very very bad...this is not my first.. time in this place.specially being a frequent customer its worst take you for granted. Will never dine in ever again neither my friends or family.. not my Business...

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food is fantastic and at a great price. I have dined here many times and never disappointed. I would recommend this to everyone!

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Every year my friends and I visit Salem in October to participate in the Halloween festivities and every year we leave early because we can't find a place to have a drink after we're through with the scary stuff. It is so frustrating! Every bar in town is absolutely packed and charges a cover. This year, we happened upon the... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

From the brass cups and coo Paper serving bowls, Passage to India is a delight for the senses. The food is excellent and well-priced. There are many good dining spots in Salem but if you are in the mood for Indian, this is the spot to go!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Great service and a huge assortment of indian fare. The restaurant is very convenient to the historic downtown, in it almost. The curries are excellent and the servings were large. The bindi masala (okra) was the about the best I've ever had, dry and spiced just right. Sauces: The onion chutney was different from any I've had elsewhere. Hotter than... More

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