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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Their food is not the worst I have had in San Diego, but it is certainly not the best. We live close by so we tend to go here when we don't plan ahead and make time to go someplace better. I have only tried...ordering to-go food from their menu and have never dined in or tried their buffet. I will admit that my expectations are somewhat high as I have lived in an Indian neighborhood in New York, I have traveled to India many times, and I have many Indian friends. But like I said, it's not terrible, just average. I hope this helps you make an informed decision.More

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed July 18, 2017 via mobile

Feeling Abundant and Happy‼️MONDAY nights are all you can eat INDIAN BUFFET at PASSAGE TO INDIA in Encinitas, CA! Ohhhhh soooo tasty, fresh, and abundant! So much to choose from! Definitely a must if you're in the area! YUM! 🙏❤️😍

Date of visit: July 2017
Reviewed April 30, 2017

This restaurant has been in business for 30 years now and I know why. Traditional Indian food at it's best. Every bite tells a story of herbs and spices that I never grew up on but can't get enough of. Their desserts are un-traditional for...the American white girl palate but I find myself asking how I have gone a lifetime with out having such treats. We often eat here for Sunday brunch which is crazily inexpensive. My daughter and I spent the same cost at a local drive-thru! The people working here are also kind and humble. Go...Eat....Enjoy!More

Date of visit: April 2017
Reviewed January 16, 2017

All of us love Indian food so this is a "must" on visits to the family. Like all Indian restaurants the menu is extensive with choices of beef, chicken, fish and vegetarian so all preferences are covered. There is a wide choice of spices and...you can have your meal all the way from mild to "Holy s... my mouth is on fire." Service is swift and helpful with several returns to check that everything is ok. Food arrives hot and with such generous portions that a "to go" box is essential. If you enjoy Indian food this is a place to visit and if you have never tried Indian this would be a good place to start.More

Date of visit: December 2016
Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Passage to India is my go-to take-out place for my husband and me. I'm an "extra-spicy" type, so it's hard for me to find Indian restaurants in San Diego that spice it up just right. I've trained my husband to appreciate at least medium spice,...so Passage to India can meet all of our needs. I almost always get the lamb vindaloo, chicken curry and mushroom mutter. Finish is off with an order of steamed fresh veggies (instead of rice for me) and some garlic naan. One added bonus is that there's enough to save for lunch the next day. The only negative is that service can be slow. However, it's worth it for the authenticity of the meal.More

Date of visit: June 2016
Reviewed March 29, 2016

This is my go-to take out when I can't get myself in the mood to cook. There is a huge variety and I have not had anything I haven't loved. Lamb dishes are appropriately cooked and the meat selection is good. All vegetarian dishes and...chicken dishes I have tried have been fabulous. I have never tried any of the curry BUT all of the Tikka's and Masala's I can vouch for.More

Date of visit: January 2016
Reviewed June 2, 2015

First ... lets just say ... Great Food, Buffet in the afternoon or dinner at night...you can't go wrong. Then the staff...great bunch of guys. They make you feel at home. And of course the restaurant is beautifully decorated. So... great food, great people and...ice cold beer...lol... Be back next week.More

Date of visit: May 2015
Reviewed March 28, 2015

Indian food is one of my favorite cuisines, and this is one of the top Indian food restaurants I have had. The food is freshly prepared, and pretty fast as well. The dishes are fairly priced, and the portions are pretty large. I recommend going...with a group of 4 or so and sharing multiple dishes. My favorite is the lamb marsala, you wont go wrong with it. They offer varying degrees of spice based on your preference. I have not had the buffet; in my experience buffets are never as good as the menu since they are not as freshly prepared. I am sure this is the case at this restaurant, so I would stick with the menu, and you wont be disappointed. It can get crowded in the evening starting around 6. Go just before that and the service is very quick.More

Date of visit: February 2015
Reviewed December 13, 2014

We went for the buffet one night, which was average. However, the naan was the BEST I have ever had (and I've had some great naan!). Not sure I'd go back to the buffet - I'll try the dinner menu next time, but will definitely...keep going for that amazing naan!More

Date of visit: November 2014
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