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Passage to India

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157 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970-3522
+1 978-832-2200
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

One of the best Indian restaurants I've tried. Food is always good staff is always friendly. I always order the chicken tikka masala and veggie samosas as an appetizer. The prices are reasonable and usually there is not a wait. We have taken friends and family here and they have all enjoyed their meals.

Thank aperreault93
Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We were a large group; we ordered many dishes and shared them all. Everything was excellent - flavorful and authentic. We did not have a reservation, but they accommodated us immediately, and were very attentive. If I lived in the Salem area, I would be a regular here!

Thank David P
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

This is the 3rd time I have ordered takeout food and the wrong dishes are in the bag. This is beyond being a mistake and is not acceptable . Either the staff on the phone are incompetent or the kitchen staff are - not sure which . I have never eaten in the restaurant but certainly would not recommend take... More 

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Rockport MA
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

As a Brit I have visited hundreds of Indian restaurants. This is certainly the best I have been to within a 30 mile radius of Salem, and probably farther. The simplest test of an Indian restaurant is the quality of the rice; here it's best Indian Basmati perfectly cooked. The food is really good, and they have a couple of... More 

Thank Tim P
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We love Indian food and are never disappointed when we go to Passage to India. Plenty of yummy choices - we have to push ourselves not to stay with the same entrée when we go back. Lots of deep flavors and perfectly cooked food. We usually go for the lamb choices since we don't cook much with lamb at home.... More 

1 Thank dewildlions
Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

I drive for over an hour just to eat here! Some of the best indian food Ive tasted and Ive been to india!! You will love the atmosphere as well, very authentic and charming. Great place for a first date :)

1 Thank Tattooed_Wanderlust
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578 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

This is a comfortable, casual and unpretentious Indian restaurant in the heart of Salem. We have been coming for years and really love this place. The food is great, with extensive vegetarian options, and the service is quick and friendly. Prices are remarkably modest, given the quality of the food. There is so much to like here, but I particularly... More 

Thank Mark P
Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We made a point of heading back here for a second time during our visit because it is that good! We love Indian food and have eaten it in some of the biggest cities in North America and the food here was right on par if not better! Service was polite, prompt and the prices are good. If you like... More 

Thank RiderFan83
Salem, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We were able to make reservations here on Halloween weekend. The food was pretty good and comparable to excellent Indian restaurants. We got our food within 10 minutes of ordering even though the restaurant was full. The service wasn't great, our waters weren't refilled and no one bothered to ask us how our meal was. Overall I would visit again... More 

Thank douglasmassey
San Pedro Sula, Honduras
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Our final stop in our family road trip was in Salem, MA anmd the town was packed from the Halloween Fest that goes thorughout the month of October. We searched for several places to eat and each one of them was packed, people waiting 45 minutes to get a table and we were both hungry and with little time, so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Indian, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 157 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970-3522
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 978-832-2200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?