Passage to India - Bethesda
Charbroiled giant sea scallops
Yogurt and garlic marinated
Cauliflower, onion, spinach, corn, potato, broccoli
Food was terrific !!!!
It is a very pleasant restaurant. However, note that they close at 9:30. We arrived at 6:30 mid-week and the restaurant was already pretty busy. So, I guess others knew. Our waitress was wonderful and gave us a nice break between courses but then we and others were asked to leave. The menu is interesting. Unfortunately, nothing we ordered was outstanding. I would go again and order other items.
Great food quiet setting with friend
Exemplary fine Indian cuisine with truly distinctive flavors, nuances, and character with the assertive spiciness (upon request) to amplify the experience. The signature Goat Curry is lively with tomato, clove, black cardamom, and cinnamon as well as a spectrum of textures, while the Tandoori Chicken is smoky, juicy, and savory (even better specially tailor-made spicy)! Their Pulao (Rice) is standout as is the Dal Makhani (Black Lentil)! Their exceptional service matches the elegance and class of the beautiful ambiance. Passage to India is easily one of the best restaurants regardless of cuisine style, certainly the best in Bethesda!
My favorite restaurant in Bethesda. I'm so glad it made it through covid
The food, representing the 4 geographical parts of India, is excellent. We were just there for my wife's birthday, since it is her favorite restaurant in the DC area.
As always, amazing food and the most gracious service.
always great quality indian food.
Fantastic food and service! Lovely ambiance and place, just delicious! Been several times and always recommend!
Passage to India was just as we remembered from the last time we ate there, just prior to the pandemic closure. The elegant dining room and capable service were a welcome change from eating take-out. My tandoori salmon was perfectly done, and my husband's vindaloo authentically spicy. The menu is divided among the culinary traditions of India's regions, as well as specialties from the tandoor, so there is something for everyone.
Food is very well made and delicious! I especially LOVE the decoration. Highly recommend this restaurant!
Excellent, attentive service and the food was amazing.
Great service! Food was delicious and came out quickly.
Passage to India was a wonderful dining experience.
Passage to India is an attractive and quiet place to dine alone or s a couple who want to converse over an unhurried meal. The decor is attractive and the staff is friendly, but not intrusive. What brings me back again and again is the menu, which is extensive and reflects the great variety of India's regional cuisines I usually do not have an appetizer when I have lunch, but the appetizers at Passage to India are so outstanding that I almost always have one. The scallop appetizer is particularly flavorful. As to parking, I have never had a problem finding a space in the county garage across the street.
Passage to India is our favorate Indian restaurant because the quality of the food and it’s preparation are excellent. We would recommend it to anybody wanting great food and subtle use of spices.
My friend & I were the only ones in the restaurant during lunch. During this time of COVID, I don’t know how they are surviving, altho I’m sure they have a thriving take-out business.. The food — chicken tikka masala, palak paneer, lentil stew & garlic naan — was spectacular & out of this world delicious! We highly recommend this restaurant!
Play some soft music in the background. It would greatly help with the vibe.
Always a delicious meal.
Always the best food. Glad to be back at the restaurant.
So glad it's open again and good to be back at the restaurant...always delicious...
Passage to India is a serene place to enjoy a broad range of Indian specialties. The decor is soothing and the service attentive but not hovering.
This among our favorite restaurants. The food is always excellent, the service very attentive, and the atmosphere is welcoming, comfortable and conducive to conversation.
The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The food was great.
Not the largest portions compared to other Indian restaurants but the variety and quality now then make up for their size. Wonderful food, highly recommend.
Menu item names are fancy but actual preparation are far from real. We are living in US for almost 50 years, ate in more than 100 Indian restaurants. Two of us originally from East India and two from North. So, we are very familiar with most types of Indian food. We ordered one item from east, one from down south and one from north. Ironically, all have the same gravy, have nothing to do with the region. Even tandur chicken was burnt. I wish they change the fancy names.
It was the best choice to go here for Valentine’s dinner! The food and service were excellent, the ambience was nice, and the restaurant was not crowded :)
Lovely ambience for Valentine’s Day lunch at our favorite Indian restaurant. Delicious food, wonderful service, and setting. We will be back.
The food was delicious especially the lamb. The wine is reasonably priced and the wait staff were very friendly and courteous. Overall, a very nice dining experience.
Passage to India is consistently excellent. The food is delicious, the ambiance is very nice, and the service is excellent.
We enjoyed our dinner though some dishes fell short of wonderful. We loved the chicken tikka, but the fish curry had very little flavor. We will definitely return.
Excellent variety of Indian food from various regions in India. Reasonable prices although it is not cheap. Very high quality of preparation and excellent service in an attractive restaurant, combined with a quiet ambiance.
This place is notable for the menu arranged by region. They have dishes you are not likely to see elsewhere, with varied choices of meat, fish, vegetarian and vegan from different areas of India, along with general sections of appetizers and breads. The food is excellent and the prices attractive.It took a while for the server to take our order, but once that happened, our drinks and meal came promptly. The room is small, so despite the high ceiling, you hear your neighbors even when it's not full, but it's not distressingly loud.
Great Indian food and wine.
Absolutely incredible experience. The food was fantastic and the service was great. They were very helpful in helping us select dishes from their menu. We ended up trying the chef's selection which came with preselected appetizers and small sizes of the entree portions which was great to try many things! Would definitely come again.
great food, great service
Delicious food with excellent service 👍
Delicious variety of Indian food. Beautiful ambience. Great service and value.
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Passage to India - Bethesda is rated 4.7 stars by 657 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.