Passage to India - Bethesda
I am not a fan of Indian food. In fact when I traveled to India I lost 8 pounds in a week! My 10 year old grandson, when given the choice of where to eat, chose Indian food. I wasn't thrilled but decided to be a good example by being a good sport. WOW...was I surprised. The food was great! The service spectacular! Prices were reasonable...all in all a really good experience. I will be back!
Passage to India offers a wide variety of dishes from various regions in India. We've eaten here before and have always loved the variety, staff expertise in advising us on dishes and amounts to order so there's no overlap in flavors, and quantity and quality of food. The ambiance is quiet, tasteful, attractive. Yes, it's more expensive than your cheap asian restaurant, but the food is outstanding, the portions generous, service excellent, and peaceful.
An excellent dining experience.
It was my fiancé’s birthday dinner. She loves Indian and Passage to India never fails. Great service, excellent food and good atmosphere. Thank you for making a special even more special. And thank you for never failing.
Wonderful restaurant- great food, wide variety and fine waiters. It is our favorite Indian restaurant in Bethesda.
The cuisine was amazing! The dishes were broken down by region so aside from an amazing mealy you got a little history lesson on what region each dish originated from. The entire staff was courteous, attentive and above board in all respects.
Best Indian Cuisine
We have been enjoying their great food for years. It is not the most flashy restaurant in Bethesda but it has amazing food and great service. Always a hit!
Passage to India consistently serves great food from all the regions of India. They have great ambiance, well trained staff and it is probably the best Indian restaurant in the DMV area for an overall great experience.
Great food and highly attentive servers. We will come back.
Great Indian restaurant with an exceptionally varied menu and superb flavors. Nice decor. Attentive service.
Nice food much variety and excellent service would recommend highly
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.