Passage to India - Bethesda
We've been coming to Passage to India for years and are never disappointed. It's consistently excellent.
Food was great and served by very helpful staff. We were the only party there and made us feel like the staff were waiting for us to finish quickly so that they could close up and go home.
Anniversary. - Our family loves the restaurant, which has gourmet choices for every preference at reasonable prices. The waiters remember us, give us personal favorites that are not on the menu, and never fail to be gracious, polite, prompt, and thoughtful.
Excellent service very good deliciously seasoned selections lovely atmosphere
Superb and delicately flavored food and superb service as well. Plus the noise level is low and the ambience excellent!
Delicious food is the norm at Passage. You can always count on quality. I would love it if they were open a little later. Also, it is getting more and more difficult to find a restaurant where you can have a conversation without having to yell over unnecessarily loud music. This is one of them.
The scallops and crab appetizers are great. Advice from the server on dish selection was most helpful but not pushy. This is one of our standard no surprise restaurants.
Food never disappoints!!
Food and service was excellent. Quiet on a Monday, which was fine for us.
We always love Passage to India. Never disappoints. Wonderful service, great food, civilized atmosphere!
We each ordered 2 of the 3 Sampler choices, which came with an appetizer and dessert, and everything was really delicious! We went for lunch on the weekend and had no trouble getting a reservation.
Food was fabulous and offerings from different regions of India made this a restaurant to return to
Excellent food, good service, and a pleasant atmosphere. The best Indian restaurant in Bethesda.
All was very good.
The staff and ambiance is pleasant. The food though is mediocre. I guess it’s good for the “foreign” diners. A little more flavor, the least of which was proper salting, would have helped.
Outstanding Indian food, served in a quiet comfortable dining room with excellent service. One of our favorite restaurants in all of Bethesda.
We have enjoyed dining at Passage to India a number of times, and since being introduced to the weekend brunch special, we have been back several times. It is an excellent value, with a good variety of dishes included, and the portions are large enough that we invariably have enough to take some home for the next day. It is also delightfully easy to hear your dinner companions speak, even when relatively full. This is a big plus for us!
Good. The proof of the pudding was in the eating.
Passage to India is consistently excellent. The food is delicious, the service is excellent, and the ambiance is very nice.
Food was excellent, with impressive regional variety. Service prompt and unobtrusive, loved how quiet it was.
We find Spice Xing food better and tastier. The salad with the main dish was a mismatch per Indian food standard and pairing. Tilapia fish cooked in coconut milk was somewhat ok - not worth the price. The girl who served us is very nice and helpful. On our reservation, we indicated it was our anniversary, but the restaurant folks didn't pay attention when we mentioned we had a reservation, even when presented their coupon which said "Happy Anniversary."
Not planning to go back.
Food was excellent- service is attentive and quite good. Ambiance is a bit tired. We really enjoyed the food, seafood curries are good - naan is excellent.
The food at Passage to India is not only the most interesting and varied Indian food in the area; it is also amongst the best. We are never disappointed. The prices are right, the staff are friendly and the food is delicious.
The food and service and atmosphere couldn’t be better.
Food was sufficient and involved a variety of delicious flavors. We tried Shrimp, Scallop and Lamb and all were cooked perfectly. Service was prompt and pleasant.
Nice place. Good food. Large menu. Staff hard to read their mood and attitude. Seems popular with locals. Not a destination place but one of the best in the neighborhood. Fair value. Good beer selection, which is essential for Indian food IMO.
Excellent Indian food. Honestly my favorite Indian restaurant in the DC area. Excellent service and cuisine from many different regions of India. Exquisite flavors.
This was our third time to Passage to India. Each time is, in a word, excellent! We both tried new dishes, and the excellence continues!
Passage to india delivers every time. Food is consistently good, ambience great, it is not noisy - you can have a good conversation. I recently went to another indian restaurant in DC that is rated one of the best, and i realized that passage to india exceeds that restaurant by a great margin. I recommend passage heartily.
Love going here. The service is great, food is delicious and the portions are large.
Food and ambience was excellent. It was marred by a relatively unfriendly waiter.
The food was delicious, as it always is and the service was very gracious. This is one of our favorites.
I love this restaurant! The ambiance is very good, and the staff is attentive and friendly. The food is good, and the prices are comparable to other local Indian restaurants. I wish they gave more rice with the meals!
We ate at Passage to India 2x for dinner on our recent visit to Bethesda. We first had samplers, and as expected, liked some dishes better than others, but all were good. Spice level wasn't too hot for us (wimps). We especially like Indian vegetable treatments, so on our 2nd visit we chose Chicken Korma and a couple of vegetable dishes. All were served with rice. Bharta was very good. Long beans with dumplings turned out to be not so much to our taste because of the dumplings, but the spicing and sauce was quite nice.
We really enjoyed the quiet atmosphere, and the service was most attentive. We wanted to bring it all home with us.
Great food. I've been here twice now. The first time was crowded, the second time was the opposite (but first time was over the weekend, second time was on a Tuesday). Not cheap, but the food is really good so still worth it.
I love this restaurant. It is a calm oasis where I like to have lunch alone with a book or in quiet conversation with a good friend. The ambiance, food, and service are all very good, and there is very good value for the money. The menu covers the four major regional cuisines of India. The entrees are filling, so I often choose two appetizers for lunch. The scallops appetizer is the best I have had anywhere in Montgomery County and the Seekh (lamb) kabob is flavorful. Another very good appetizer is the crabcake.
I enjoyed lunch with my boyfriend. On his Birthday. And it was our first time coming here. The server was so helpful and recommended us some items. And it was amazing!!! Def coming back here. Love the atmosphere
The chef Sudhir Seth is a genius whose range at the restaurant is great and uniformly excellent. Each dish is individually spiced and reflects the regional differences.
He has done amazing special menus of specific South asian cuisines like those of Travancore and Sri Lanka. James Beard, would =have loved him
Had not been to this location in years, and not at all in its current form. The food is very good. We were especially impressed with the organization of the menu into four regions of India, and with the many vegetarian/vegan dishes (several in each region). In addition to north, south, east and west, there are sections for appetizers and tandoori dishes. The samosa is a lovely presentation. We also had "fritter platter" (pakoras), tandoori salmon, an unusual plantain dumpling entree, assorted pickle, and garlic naan. The portions are not large but the prices are moderate; you can happily order a number of dishes and sides. The room is intimate so it doesn't get too noisy. The decor, including the printed menu, is interesting and attractive. Despite a warning about handcrafted dishes taking time, the service was prompt and well-paced. Note that they don't appear to make reservations past 7:30.
Overall good Indian food. Very authentic. Great value. Service was very slow and food was not timed well. As the main course came out as we were still having appetizers. Overall though it was very good food, good portions with the chefs combination platter.