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For 2
Date
Tue, 2/20
Time
10:00 PM
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Passage to India - Bethesda

4.4
466 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
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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).
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Indian, Vegan
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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
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Phone number
(301) 656-3373
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Cross street
Old Georgetown Road (Route 187)
Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 466 People Are Saying
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4.2
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Pinky (Richmond)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

We had the chefs entree samplers thali-one vegetarian and one with meat. It was good authentic Indian food.Nice ambience. A good place to spend the evening.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

My family and I were very happy to find the Passage to India. The food was very good and the service was attentive and courteous. Well make it a regular for Indian food.

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vipJoann (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

I love this restaurant, which has some of the best Indian food around. It's ambiance is elegant, everyone there is friendly and polite, and when my friend walked in for the first time (I've been there many times), she said Wow! This place is fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Delicious garlic naan, saag paneer, rice pudding for dessert. The people are so nice and the food is delicious. They have the best Indian food in the Bethesda area.

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Kp20 (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

The restaurant is very tastefully decorated and noise levels are low. The service was okay, though one of the waiters tried to take food away before we were done. The menu is quite long and I like the concept of having food from different parts of India. The food was rather bland, even the dish I requested to be made spicy. Nice but very mild seekh kabab appetizer, the kosha mangsho ( lamb dish) was good. The onion kulcha was gOod too. The malvani vegetable curry was flavorless with lentils and a piece of carrot and potato— not authentic at all. At this price point, I expect better food.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

While I have dined here previously, the flavors of my meal on this occasion seemed to be deeper and more complex without being overpoweringly spicy. I must confess to having eaten the sauce for my chicken tiki masala with a spoon. We also had a gluten free guest with us who was highly satisfied with both her options and her meal.

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JimR (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

The best Indian restaurant in Washington! Will visit again!

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vipLPG1 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

The ubiquitous chicken tikka was exceptionally good as was the dal.

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vipBarbaraL (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Passage to India is still enjoyable, but it is getting a little tired and lacks the sparkle it used to have. We were there at the end of a long holiday weekend, and the food seemed less freshly prepared than usual, as though it had been prepared earlier and then sat on a warming tray.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Excellent food and service. Will definitely be going back.

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