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Passage to India

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157 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970-3522
+1 978-832-2200
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Rockport MA
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Thank dewildlions
Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 :)

Thank Tattooed_Wanderlust
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853 reviews
514 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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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125 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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437 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

While not a huge fan of Indian food, we took guests from the far east there recently and they loved it. All of our meals were delicious and those who wanted spicy, got it!

Thank smthibs
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101 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We chose to eat here after being slighted at the Gulu Gulu cafe- glad we did!! The food and service were wonderful! I wish we had tried more of their naan varieties, but alas we did not.

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Brooklyn, New York
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

A nice restaurant in a good central location. The staff was friendly, and the food was amazing. Definitely try the coconut soup

Thank delmasto

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Kids, 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?