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“Excellent meal” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Passage Thru India - CLOSED

Passage Thru India
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating
Penang Island, Malaysia
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184 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Excellent meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

Visited on a Tuesday night when most restaurants in this area are closed. Surprised to be the only ones at 7:15, but a few more arrived before we left. A/C was a bit fierce - could have done with something long sleeved. However food was excellent and packed full of flavour. We normally eat at Sri Ananda Bahwan but the food here was even better, although more expensive. Plain lassi was good (not too salty) and husband impressed that his apple juice was not full of syrup. Nice decor and enjoyed the bird paintings.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank PaperStoneScissors
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Thrissur, India
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A nice joint for Indian food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

Food was ok though a bit on the expensive side. Located in the heritage area of Georgetown opposite the cheong fatt tze mansion.

Visited March 2013
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Thank prash71k
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Farallon, Panama
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

In search of some good butter chicken we decided to try this place. While the setting is nicely decorated clean and new looking with nice furnishings the food was a real let down. There was no butter chicken on the menu. The boneless chicken masala was tasty but only slightly warm. The samosa tasted okay but was a bit doughy. The two shrimp didn't leave you wanting for more. Portions were extremely small and over priced. Don't plan on returning.

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Thank Lovtravln
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ohio
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105 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Not an impressive Indian restaurant”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013

We were surprised to arrive Friday at noon and find we were the only customers in the restaurant. In fact, they turned on the a/c prior to giving us our menus. The menu was extensive and did not include the set meals that were advertised in front of the restaurant. We asked for the list of set menu items, much less in price. We were disappointed as we felt they were trying to take advantage of our situation. The food was hot but nothing above average, briyani, lentils, veggie dish and chick pea dish. Reasonably priced but not worth a repeat visit. Just as we were leaving, two local ladies in bank uniforms arrived and were not surprisingly given the set menu only.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TazjnMing
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Shiamila, Business Development Executive at Passage Thru India, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Hi Mingusntazj

Thank you for posting the review for Passage Thru India (Hillside Branch) on Tripadvisor. We would like to apologise for the miscommunication on our end in servicing you at your visit to our restaurant on 28 February 2013. We value your comments and will improve our services in the near future.

We would also like to take this opportunity to inform that our Set Lunch will be launched within this week at an affordable price which has a variety of dishes. We hope that you will continue to support us and we look forward to see you again.

Thank you once again.

Best Regards
Shiamila Komahan
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Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good Indian Food, Reasonable Prices”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

Our family of four recently visited Penang and we were keen to have a good Indian meal. Based on good reviews from Trip TripAdvisor, we dined at Passage Thru India. The Indian theme of the room was cosy and inviting. The food was very tasty, authentic and reasonably priced. The menu had a good variety. The waiter was efficient and food came out quickly after we ordered. Overall, we liked the restaurant so much that we visited it twice during our short stay.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank 20AussieTraveller4
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