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A Passage to India

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Indian, Balti, Asian, Bangladeshi, Halal
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27 Fore Street, Ipswich IP4 1JW, England
+44 1473 286220
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Yate, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely food, reasonable prices. Friendly and attentive staff. All the ingredients for a very pleasant meal. Would recommend and will go again.

Thank Tony C
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My faviroute indian in Ipswich. staff always very welcoming and friendly. food is delicious and the masala is always on point. will keep coming!

1 Thank stevenwright1994
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56 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went along not expecting much but we were pleasantly surprised. The garlic and coriander naan was freshly cooked and tasted wonderful. The lentil soup as a starter was lovely. Our mains were really tasty. However, the samosas and side of mushroom and spinach bhaji were bland. The staff are very welcoming and professional. I was a little bit cold.... More 

1 Thank perrygirl
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service excellent food how do they get the Lamb so tender every I time I come here It's always a warm friendly welcome Sayed always pull out all the stops to make sure we have an enjoyable experience

2 Thank markjamiematt27
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the moment you enter to the time you leave the service is impeccable. So much choice and all dishes were delicious. Will definitely return and highly recommend.

2 Thank rachel w
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My meal was very bland and disappointing, I was expecting something delicious which it was not, for an expensive restaurant trip out, I could have cooked better myself. The place was clean and the staff attentive, but the next day I had a very upset stomach !!

Thank Oldjazzfan
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been eating at this restaurant from the age of 8 and I really don't think that I shall be returning. The food came out and was all the same colour, my dish came out wrong and I was accused of ordering the wrong dish. The food is bland, the staff have no idea on customer services, I would... More 

Thank Lynz D
Sayed U, Manager at A Passage to India, responded to this review

hello madam lynz we remember you very well , you mentioned you came here from the age of 8 to all the staff when you walked in .you dined with us on Saturday. as you were very aware we was very busy that night like wise all other Saturday evenings, but still doesn't give us any excuse for your comments... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, excellent service, attentive staff, hot coffee, car park around the back great atmosphere. What more could you want.

1 Thank Paultsm
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have recently moved into the area and are looking for a good curry house to call 'our regular'. We visited The Passage to India on a Groupon voucher. Having managed to park outside (we didn't know they have a large car-park), we were greeted by a very (overbearing) friendly waiter who served us. We had Prawn Puri which was... More 

Thank Shaun M
Sayed U, Manager at A Passage to India, responded to this review

we appreciate your feedback for the evening you visited us on....im sorry to know what you thought of our food that evening, bare in mind your regular will always be your favourite an the only way you can find an alternative is by trying new place also each an every place you will visit it will vary in flavour an... More 

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this little gem on a cold November night whilst staying away with work. The staff were brilliant and could not do enough to help. I took it upon recommendation to try the Naga Chicken and it was delicious. The Chef even sent us out a complimentary main dish to try which too was excellent. A nice blend of Indian... More 

Thank Craig G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 21
Indian, Balti, Asian, Bangladeshi, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Fore Street, Ipswich IP4 1JW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 286220
The home of exotic spices BAR AND LOUNGE NEW FIND US ON FACEBOOK , TWITTER EST.1991: THANK YOU TO ALL OUR LOYAL CUSTOMERS, FRIENDS AND FAMILY Welcome to A PASSAGE TO INDIA RESTAURANT , We offer a wide selection of Indian, Bangladeshi, English Cusines and a good selection of fine wines. WE aim to bring you large varieties of eastern and western delights. AUTHENTIC, TRADITIONAL, AND CONTEMPORARY DISHES SERVED IN A COMFORTABLE AND RELAXING SURROUNDINGS, very extensive menu provides the very best cuisines from many regions of famous sub-continents. Is FULLY LICENSED SERVING A WIDE SELECTION OF WINES AND BEERS FRoM EAST to WEST AROUND THE WORLD. We cater for vegetarians and non-vegetarians, NO animal fat is used in our cooking, all chicken dishes use only 100% prime breast. PLEASE NOTE: Some of our dishes contain ALMONDS, SULTANA, *FINEST INGREDIENTS *WE CATER FOR VEGANS AND NON-VEGANS * THE RESTURANT HAS BEED VOTED THE BEST LOCAL RESTURANT OF 2010 /2013 DECEMBER IN THE SPICE TIMES PUBLIC DECIDES VOTE AWARD. THE HOME OF EXOTIC SPICES AT YOUR DOOR STEP!

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