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Passage to India

157 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970-3522
+1 978-832-2200
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“naans” (16 reviews)
“garlic naan” (9 reviews)
“vindaloo” (5 reviews)
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
157 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970-3522
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We just kind of ambled into Passage to India the other night. Place is not fancy but Oh the food.I had a shrimp biryani that was flavorful, fresh and delicious. My Wife had a Chicken Tikka done tandoori style. The chicken was 'melt in your...More

Thank JIK0905
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food. All the flavors and spices were delicious. We went for lunch and got a few different things to share, which is probably the best way to do it. Lamb was cooked perfectly in the vindaloo. Make sure you get naan bread to...More

Thank Valerie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Passage to India offers terrific Indian cuisine in a family-friendly setting, just steps away from the historic district in Salem, MA. From the moment you walk into this charming eatery, you'll know you've made a great dining choice. The menu features traditional Indian fare, authentically...More

Thank bostonGM58
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I arrived just after 6:00 on a Monday evening and were seated at once. Several other tables were also occupied, and more people came in later. We were served with papadam and water right away, and took time to order. The service...More

Thank Susan O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is on Washington Street, one of the main roads of downtown Salem. There is an extensive menu. On a weekday late-afternoon, our take-out order was ready in 10 minutes. The parathas were big and moist. The sweet lassi was indeed sweet (but not...More

Thank ScienceTrip
Reviewed 31 July 2017

excellent service, great food and reasonably priced. friendly staff i would highly recommend to all my friends and or family

Thank NickZimmer
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Passage to India is the best Indian restaurant on the North Shore. It has a casual and unpretentious feel in the heart of downtown Salem. The food is consistently terrific, with excellent vegetarian options. Service is fast and friendly, and prices are very modest: Dinner...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

We were seated right away. The food was good. This only being our second time eating Indian food I was hoping for more seasoning but the nann was delicious. The staff were attentive and friendly.

Thank Familytime143
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Passage to India has been one of our favorites for a number of years. The restaurant is casual and comfortable, service is quick and friendly, and the food is simply great. Prices are very reasonable too. We will be back again and again.

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 28 April 2017

I wrote a review on this restaurant last year but we went back again yesterday to give it another try and received more punishment for our trouble. Very disappointing again and this will be last time we'll go back. We had a late lunch but...More

Thank Shieldsman1959
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
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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