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“MoBay Mystic India's doppelgänger and expensive at that...”
Review of Passage To India - CLOSED

Passage To India
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Indian cuisine is tastefully unique and incredibly varied. Evolving over many centuries,it reflects staggering diversity of a country whose food encompasses the cooking techniques of many nationalities and cultures. A vast spectrum of flavours is created by the judicious and inventive use of spices resulting in a world renouned and truly delicious cuisine. Perhaps the most elaborate dishes come from the north, which was inherited from the Mughals, who invaded India from Persia in the 16th century. Many Moghali dishes such as pulaos (pilifs) and biryanis (rice, meat and spices creations) are rich and lavish due to the ingredients used. Other Indian specialties include kebabs and tandoori dishes, which are cooked in a special clay pot, called a tandoor. What links a country whose cuisine is varied and diverse from region to region due to its language, culture and climate is a common denominator of Indian hospitality and graciousness. Here at Passage to India, as your host, we are committed to providing you, our guests, with just that and making your dining experience with us a truly memorable and enjoyable one.
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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308 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
“MoBay Mystic India's doppelgänger and expensive at that...”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

Good ambiance and decent food. This was probably very good in it's heyday, but not anymore. First off, this needs to be in a better location. It is located in a terrace upstairs and hard to find. Have to climb two flights of stairs to find this place.

Prices are expensive for the food/ambiance/service you get. The food was authentic and decent, but no way compared to the Mystic India in Montego Bay. Read my review of Mystic India... That place was the best food, ambiance in North America (IMHO).

The good thing(!) about this place was that we were probably the only people there - the waitress even seemed like she took a nap when we were eating. The service was quick and the manager was very friendly.

This was the only place where I saw an 18% gratuity was included in the bill. We paid almost $70 USD, which was pretty expensive even for the USA.

  • Visited December 2012
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3 Thank jokerji
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English first
Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Poor service and awful food!”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

I am an Indian and I teach people how to prepare Indian food. My sister and I were in Ocho Rios in November 2012 and went to this restaurant because it had rave reviews. We were so disappointed, we had been looking forward to saag paneer, dal and raita. The service was so slow, the paneer in the saag was terrible, I have no idea how they prepared it. The only thing that was remotely Indian was the naan. The food was not spicy, it had no taste and no Indian spices that I could discern. It was just food that was pretending to be Indian! Save your money and go instead to "Total Treat" which is an Indian restaurant with authentic, delicious tasting food and great service. It's located at 47 Main St. in Ocho Rios. It's just across the street from this place and totally worth it!

  • Visited November 2012
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3 Thank Sunita S
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Luton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Disaster”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

Food and service was poor.
My brother and I visited the restaurant in June and we were the only patrons there. The service was very wanting and the curry was swimming in oil. We asked for the manager and complained, paid for our drinks and the rice what and left.

Visited June 2012
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2 Thank Geraldine B
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Kingston, Jamaica
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Hot & Soup Soup... yum!”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

This is a must stop for me when I'm in Ocho Rios. It's a nice restaurant for a date or to hang out with friends, good atmosphere. The prices could be better.

Visited May 2012
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1 Thank James J
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Alta Loma, California
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135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“love the food”
Reviewed August 9, 2012

reasonable priced and very good. the lunches are very good. in the heart of ocho rios , easy access.

Visited July 2012
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1 Thank yellowhummingbird
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