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Passage to India - Bethesda, Bethesda, MD

Passage to India - Bethesda

4.8
4.8
707 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian

Passage to India serves a great selection of Indian food in an elegant decor, reminiscent of the dining rooms of the Maharajahs. Chef Sudhir Seth introduced the concept of Regional Cuisines of the Indian subcontinent and showcases food from all over India with local ingredients and home blended spices. The restaurant is located Bethesda's restaurant row, just 3 blocks from the Bethesda metro (Red Line).

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Booked 4 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Indian, Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:15 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:15 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (301) 656-3373

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Bethesda / Chevy Chase

  • Cross street

    Old Georgetown Road (Route 187)

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Shuruaat - Appetizers

  • Tandoori Scallops$13.95

    Charbroiled giant sea scallops

    • Crab Masala$12.95

      Jumbo lump crab sautéed with onions and herbs

      • Calamari$10.95

        Stir-fried calamari and onions, flavored with lemon and coconut

        • Chicken Tikka$8.95

          Chicken morsels marinated in Garlic-yogurt

          • Seekh Kabab$9.95

            Charbroiled succulent minced lamb rolls

            • Hariyali Tikka$8.95

              Chicken morsels marinated in Garlic-yogurt or Cilantro chutney

              • Beans Tikki$8.95

                Spiced black-eye peas, chicpeas & red kidney beans patties

                • Aloo Tuk$6.95

                  Crisped baby-bliss potatoes drizzled with cilantro-yogurt & craisin chutney

                  • Kand-Sev Salad$6.95

                    Baked yams & crunchy apples with fresh herbs and lime

                    • Samosa$6.95

                      A savory pastry stuffed with lightly spiced potatoes and peas

                      • Fritter Platter$6.95

                        Cauliflower, onion, spinach, corn, potato, broccoli

                        • Sev-Murmura Chaat$6.95

                          An exotic combination of puffed rice, cilantro, vermicelli, dates and tamarind

                          • Mulligatwany Soup$5.95

                            The inimitable lentil soup with a lemony tang

                            Entree

                            Chef's Samplers - The following Khazanas (treasures) are a selection of our best sellers presented to you on a silver platter. You will be served an assortment of appetizers, followed by an array of entrees accompanied with saffron rice, lentils, raita, naan and a rich Rice pudding as a finale

                            • Badshahi Khazana$26.95

                              With lamb and chicken

                              • Begumi Khazana$25.95

                                Vegetarian specials

                                Biryani

                                • Biryani$17.00

                                  Your choice of Chicken, Lamb, Shrimp or Vegetable

                                  Regional Indian Cuisines

                                    North

                                    • Achari Chicken$17.50

                                      Chicken with pickle spices-fenugreek, nigella, fennel & mustard

                                      • Lamb Avadh Korma*$18.95

                                        Lamb cooked in a rich, creamy almond gravy

                                        • Paneer Malai Kofta$16.95

                                          Farmer's cheese dumplings with figs, in a velvety sauce

                                          • Dhingri Makhana Matar$16.95

                                            Puffed Lotus seeds, Mushrooms and Peas

                                            South

                                            • Fish Vendiam Curry$18.95

                                              A spicy, tamarind-tangy fish curry with fresh herbs

                                              • Lamb Coco Fry$18.95

                                                Lamb with curry leaf, roasted coconut on bread spiral

                                                • Baingan Mirchi Ka Salan*$16.95

                                                  Baby eggplants & jalapenos simmered in sesame-peanut gravy

                                                  • Podimas Urlakelangu$15.95

                                                    Potatoes smothered with sweet onions and curry leaf

                                                    East

                                                    • Malai Chingri$19.95

                                                      Shrimp in a light coconut sauce with cloves, ginger and cinnamon

                                                      • Kosha Mangsho$18.50

                                                        Lamb cooked with ground coriander, ginger & garlic

                                                        • Aloo Phoolkopir Dalna$15.95

                                                          Cauliflower and potatoes with freshly ground cumin and ginger

                                                          • Kaanch-Kolar Kofta$16.95

                                                            Savory Plantain dumplings in a tomato-onion masala

                                                            West

                                                            • Salli Boti Jardaloo$18.95

                                                              Parsi style lamb stew with apricots and straw potatoes

                                                              • Bohri Murgi$17.50

                                                                Chicken cooked with mint, cilantro in the style of Bohras of Yemeni origin

                                                                • Bhopli Mirchi-Aloo Peethi$15.95

                                                                  Bell peppers and potatoes with caramelized gram flour

                                                                  • Palkachi Takatli Bhaji*$15.95

                                                                    Spinach cooked with buttermilk and black salt

                                                                    The All Time Favorites

                                                                    • Chicken Tikka - Masala or Makhni$17.95

                                                                      Charbroiled chicken in an onion-fenugreek masala or creamy tomato sauce

                                                                      • Goat Curry$19.95

                                                                        Goat meat on the bone stewed with garlic, onion and herbs

                                                                        • Coorgi Murg$17.50

                                                                          Chicken with cracked peppercorn, coconut milk and curry leaf

                                                                          • Tamatari Jheenga$19.95

                                                                            Shrimp cooked in a creamy tomato gravy

                                                                            • Lamb Vindaloo$18.50

                                                                              Spicy Lamb cooked with ground coriander, cayenne and vinegar

                                                                              • Fish Konkan Curry$18.95

                                                                                Fish fillet in a sauce flavored with curry leaf and coconut milk

                                                                                • Methi Murgh$17.50

                                                                                  Chicken cooked with fenugreek leaves

                                                                                  • Saag Gosht$18.50

                                                                                    Lamb dices stewed with curried spinach

                                                                                    • Paneer Makhani$16.95

                                                                                      Homemade farmer's cheese dices in creamy tomato sauce

                                                                                      • Palak Makai$16.50

                                                                                        Golden Corn kernels in curried spinach

                                                                                        • Bhindi Do Piaza$16.50

                                                                                          Okra and onions tempered with cumin and raw mango powder

                                                                                          • Baingan Bharta$16.50

                                                                                            Char grilled eggplants stewed with onions and tomatoes

                                                                                            • Amma's Pacha Kari$15.95

                                                                                              Mélange of seasonal vegetables in a coconut, curry sauce

                                                                                              • Saag Paneer$16.95

                                                                                                Paneer with creamed spinach

                                                                                                • Aloo Chorchori$15.95

                                                                                                  Potatoes tempered with East Indian Five-spice

                                                                                                  • Gobhi Kashmiri$16.50

                                                                                                    Cauliflower & bell peppers with raisins

                                                                                                    Tandoor

                                                                                                    The Tandoor is a clay oven shaped like balloon skirt and is fired with charcoal reaching temperatures more than 600° F. The different strata of heat within are used for various cuts of meat, which are marinated, in yogurt, garlic and other spices before being skewered and grilled. The inner walls of tandoor are used to bake bread

                                                                                                    • Salmon$21.95

                                                                                                      • Mixed Grill$22.95

                                                                                                        • Prawns$23.95

                                                                                                          • Chicken Malai$18.95

                                                                                                            • Tandoori Chicken$17.95

                                                                                                              • Lamb Chops$23.95

                                                                                                                • Stuffed Bellpeppers$16.95

                                                                                                                  • Cheese Brochette$16.95

                                                                                                                    • Tandoori Florets$16.95

                                                                                                                      Breads

                                                                                                                      Our bread are freshly baked to order. The selection includes and array of leavened white flour bread and unleavened whole wheat breads, which are ideal accompaniments to the Tandoori Kababs or the curries

                                                                                                                      • Nan$3.25

                                                                                                                        white flour bread

                                                                                                                        • Roti$3.25

                                                                                                                          whole wheat bread

                                                                                                                          • Garlic Nan$3.75

                                                                                                                            garlic and cilantro flavored nan

                                                                                                                            • Stuffed Kulcha$3.95

                                                                                                                              onion / cheese / lamb / vegetable / dry fruits

                                                                                                                              • Warqi Pudina Paratha$3.75

                                                                                                                                layered whole wheat mint bread

                                                                                                                                • Aloo Paratha$3.75

                                                                                                                                  whole wheat bread stuffed with potatoes

                                                                                                                                  Accompaniments

                                                                                                                                  • Saffron Pulao$5.00

                                                                                                                                    Pilaf rice with green peas

                                                                                                                                    • Sada Chawal$4.00

                                                                                                                                      Steamed long grain basmati rice

                                                                                                                                      • Mah Ki Dal$12.95

                                                                                                                                        Black gram cooked overnight

                                                                                                                                        • Dal Kalonji$11.95

                                                                                                                                          Yellow lentils tempered with Nigella seeds

                                                                                                                                          • Chana Masala$11.95

                                                                                                                                            Chicpeas flavored with powdered pomegranate seeds

                                                                                                                                            • Raita$5.95

                                                                                                                                              Yogurt with roasted cumin and cucumber

                                                                                                                                              • Mango Chutney*$4.95

                                                                                                                                                A British contributed condiment

                                                                                                                                                • Spice Plate$3.95

                                                                                                                                                  Our chef's spicy condiments plate

                                                                                                                                                  • Mixed Pickle$2.95

                                                                                                                                                    Assorted vegetables with spices

                                                                                                                                                    • Onion Salad$2.95

                                                                                                                                                      Bermuda red onions with hot peppers

                                                                                                                                                      • House Salad$6.95

                                                                                                                                                        Served with our Chef's special dressing

                                                                                                                                                        • Papad$2.50

                                                                                                                                                          Roasted lentil crispies

                                                                                                                                                          Last updated: February 4, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                            The amount of food for the cost wasn't very much. The food itself was good, though I could taste sugar in every single item, even the salad, which was a drawback.

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                                                                                                                                                            Delicious food, great value, and excellent service! This is our go to Indian restaurant. The chicken makhani with garlic naan is super delicious!

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                                                                                                                                                            Excellent food and ambience. I will certainly become a regular!

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                                                                                                                                                            Passage to India is a timeless classic. Service is always attentive, food delicious, and the ambience both comfortable and just a little dressed up. Love that Passage to India separates foods by region so that different cuisines can be enjoyed. Even though Bethesda has may Indian restaurants, we find ourselves back time and time again.

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                                                                                                                                                            Always Fabulous!! Great all around. Highly Recommend!!

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                                                                                                                                                            Passage to India has the best Indian food that I have ever had. Food is consistent and atmosphere is quiet and comfortable. The decor, pictures and paintings create a feel of being transported to India. Samosas are flavorful without a hint of greasy. Lamb vindaloo was rich and spicy and a perfect balance to the Baingan Bharta, which is mild and velvety.

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                                                                                                                                                            Great place to eat out. Great ambiance. Excellent service. I fully recommend the place for casual or formal dining.

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                                                                                                                                                            They are so welcoming and kind. Food delicious and service excellent. I always enjoy the chef sampler.

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                                                                                                                                                            Dined on February 13, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                            Exemplary fine dining of outstanding Subcontinental Cuisine every dish of the way, stellar service led by GM Raj Dhakal, and classy environment! The Tandoori Prawns were a delightful way to begin, the specially-customized Spicy Tandoori Chicken extra-charred was incredible, and the Lamb Kandahar special is a an exciting gateway to Chef Hari Ram's creative talents! Passage to India is truly a dining destination for Bethesda!

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                                                                                                                                                            We bought more food to bring home. It was that good! Cannot wait to go back.

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                                                                                                                                                            Excellent food, fantastic service, good experience.

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                                                                                                                                                            Great food and wonderful staff

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                                                                                                                                                            DeanP

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                                                                                                                                                            Dined on February 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Absolutely one of my favorite Indian restaurants. The food is top quality and great tasting. The wine list could use a few more options but overall very good.

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                                                                                                                                                            louie52

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

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                                                                                                                                                            Dined on February 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                            We’ve been eating here for a good number of years. We keep trying different Indian restaurants because we like Indian food but we’ve yet to find one that is consistently as good as Passage to India. All four of us had different dishes and everyone was more than satisfied. Mine was the Tandoori chicken. Chicken was moist and very flavorful, nice spices. Additionally we’ve always liked the breads especially the garlic Nan. We live in Chevy Chase and there is no shortage of nearby Indian restaurants but this is our favorite and has been for many years.

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                                                                                                                                                            Dined on February 5, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                            It is so good to be back inside at our main stay Passage to India. The food was outstanding as usual.

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                                                                                                                                                            ScottM

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            13 reviews

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                                                                                                                                                            4.0

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                                                                                                                                                            Dined on January 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                            Great food, well prepared, excellent service

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                                                                                                                                                            RachelE

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

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                                                                                                                                                            5.0

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                                                                                                                                                            Dined on January 22, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Delicious food, great value and prices, staff was also fantastic. A bit overwhelmed when it got busy, but they did everything they could and the best they could. Will definitely return and recommend highly!

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                                                                                                                                                            Klaus

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                                                                                                                                                            5.0

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                                                                                                                                                            Dined on January 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            I happened across Passage about 6 years ago and I've been going back regularly ever since. It's one of the old line restaurants in Bethesda but consistently excellent. I've never had a single item on the menu (and I've cut a fairly wide swath through the menu) that was anything less than very good. Just about everything has been excellent. The atmosphere is more on the formal side and the dining room quiet. While the wine list is on the short side, there are a number of choices that go well with Indian food. And the choices for vegetarians are very well represented.

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                                                                                                                                                            Jeff

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            29 reviews

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                                                                                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                                                                                            29 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on January 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall2food2service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                            Maybe it’s covid, but we waited about 20 minutes to place an order. And then it took another 45 minutes for the food to arrive. Never was asked for a drink order. The food was ok but not special. Disappointing

                                                                                                                                                          31. PS

                                                                                                                                                            PeterS

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            25 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            25 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on January 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Love this restaurant! The best food and beautiful setting!!!!

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                                                                                                                                                            WilliamM

                                                                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on December 24, 2021

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Such a delicious dinner and will be a new tradition. Ambience, food, service and value are all A+. Where else can you get such a variety of Indian cuisines??

                                                                                                                                                          33. CB

                                                                                                                                                            CatherineB

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                            10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on December 19, 2021

                                                                                                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            We enjoyed a wonderful meal at Passages of India--everything we chose was prepared expertly and tasted good. The service was outstanding but not intrusive. Any questions we had about specific dishes were patiently answered. I couldn't resist the tandoori lamb chops!

                                                                                                                                                          34. MF

                                                                                                                                                            MarvinF

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on December 10, 2021

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Outstanding food and service in a beautiful, authentic setting.

                                                                                                                                                          35. R

                                                                                                                                                            Ranjan

                                                                                                                                                            Atlanta

                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on December 4, 2021

                                                                                                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            The ambience was very good. The place is nicely decorated, and quiet. The service was great. We loved it. The food was good and tasty. The cuisine is traditional North Indian; not innovative. One entree is good for two people. However, the salad served with entrees could be better. Thickly diced carrots should be replaced with cucumber and sliced cherry tomatoes; they don't jive well with tender lettuce.

                                                                                                                                                          36. B

                                                                                                                                                            Brian

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on November 26, 2021

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                            Passage to India is a great restaurant, whether for lunch or dinner. Attentive staff offer a wide variety of generous portions in a quiet, cozy, and well-decorated setting.

                                                                                                                                                          37. MM

                                                                                                                                                            MichaelM

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on November 21, 2021

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            The single most civilized restaurant in the entire DC-Maryland-Virginia region. Quiet enough to hear one's table-mates; exquisite decor; the best Indian cuisine outside of India; perfect service.

                                                                                                                                                          38. s

                                                                                                                                                            sharsal

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on November 21, 2021

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Wonderful variety of food. Delicious, reasonably-priced, brunch of three courses for $14.95.

                                                                                                                                                          39. CH

                                                                                                                                                            CarlH

                                                                                                                                                            London

                                                                                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on November 14, 2021

                                                                                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

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                                                                                                                                                          40. N

                                                                                                                                                            Nancy3s

                                                                                                                                                            London

                                                                                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on November 12, 2021

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Wonderful service and food. A real treat to enjoy this long time, authentic restaurant in the neighborhood.

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                                                                                                                                                          Passage to India - Bethesda is rated 4.8 stars by 707 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                                                          4931 Cordell Ave. Bethesda, MD 20814

                                                                                                                                                          Additional information

                                                                                                                                                          • Cross street

                                                                                                                                                            Old Georgetown Road (Route 187)

                                                                                                                                                          • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                            Bethesda / Chevy Chase

                                                                                                                                                          • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                            Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:15 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:15 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

                                                                                                                                                          • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                            Indian, Vegan

                                                                                                                                                          • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                            Casual Elegant

                                                                                                                                                          • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                            Smart Casual

                                                                                                                                                          • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                            None

                                                                                                                                                          • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                            AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                          • Additional

                                                                                                                                                            Beer, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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