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Passage to India

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157 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970-3522
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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277 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We decided to try this place after exerting ourselves in an open water race at the beach. We brought our appetites and exuberance to Passage To India, but when we entered there were two men hanging out in the bar area who seemed to be working there, but never greeted us. A third man seated us with what seemed to... More 

Thank 2dtrav
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a mango lassi which was very good. Nice flavor and consistency. For dinner I had the chicken vindaloo and garlic naan. I was warned the vindaloo was hot and it was. I really like hot food and it was close to too hot. But it was so good. The naan was fantastic (must get a naan, any naan).

Thank Rebecca S
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was my 2nd time there. While my 1st visit was pleasant and the food was good, my 2nd visit was a bad experience. I went with my brother, his wife, and his daughter who were visiting from Portugal. Their 1st time eating Indian. I was trying to describe them the food and the traditional drink and the waiter rudely... More 

Thank Xana R
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoy this restaurant regularly. The staff are kind and prompt and the food delicious. Moderate to hot, cooked to order

Thank Bruccio10
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771 reviews
454 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We eat at Passage to India 8-10 times per year. The restaurant is casual and comfortable, the service is fast, friendly and helpful, but the real highlight is the food, which is consistently excellent. Vegetarian options abound, and they are all good, though the Dal Maharani and Vegetable Masala are personal favorites.

Thank Mark P
Little Rock, Arkansas
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

I ate here on a whim and the Okra Dish was incredibly bland. The chips and salsa were pretty good but the salsa has a kick to it!

Thank Broadwaybeauty_88
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Recently had Dinner at this place, food was excellent service good and the environment was OK. Good selection of alternatives as many Indian restaurants.

Thank PJNordin
Beverly, Massachusetts
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152 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Absolutely delicious Indian food and quite affordable. The staff are friendly and I'm always happy with the meal.

Thank leaton01
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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128 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This place serves decent Americanized Indian from a menu that contains very little new or interesting. We got a thali and one dish was really good, one was merely good and one was ok. The naan however was spectacular. The service was ok, but rushed as we got our meals halfway into our appetizers, which is annoying.

Thank apmcpm
Salem, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

I really don't remember how good or bad the food was because the staff treats you like you are a bother. They were so rude and unfriendly. I really don't now how they stay in business.

Thank ceisfree1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 157 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970-3522
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: 978-832-2200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?