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Passage to India Restaurant

4931 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2508
+1 301-656-3373
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good44%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Closes in 19 min
11:30 AM - 2:30 PMAll hours
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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4931 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2508
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hey fancy Decour makes you feel special. The lentil soup is to die for. Every dish I’ve had has been delicious.

Thank Kathi K
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Excellent Service and Food --- I am glad that I chose Passage to India =it's small, clean and the service was outstanding and the food was delicious. I am veg. and I recommended it highly. AW

Thank anntwlt
Reviewed 31 October 2017

A very small place that had little atmosphere, but the food was very good. We eat Indian food a lot and tried different things with good results. The Chef's Samplers are worth trying - either for an entree or share it as an appetizer. There...More

Thank Peggy S
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

If you like Indian food with a broad regional menu this is the place for you. Really good food, beautifully seasoned, not over salted like many in the US. Friendly and professional service and a pleasant atmosphere where you can actually have a conversation without...More

Thank P G
Reviewed 23 September 2017

In the US, at least, "Indian" food is synonymous with dishes from the Punjab (and a few British creations, such as Chicken Tikka Masala). The menu at Passage to india studiously incorporates dishes from the East (think West Bengal), the West coast, and the South....More

Thank Adrian F
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

We are new to the area and had a Groupon, so we decided to give it a try. We weren't sure what to order so we each got one of the Chef's Sampler Platters with chicken and lamb to try a bunch of items. Everything...More

Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Very comfortable interiors with an unusually quiet atmosphere; welcomed contrast to most restaurants in the area so conversations were very easy. Menu quite extensive featuring dishes from various regions of India. Service was mixed on a Sunday night. Tekka Marsala with chicken had great sauce...More

Thank hakccmd
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Never too crowded, but get a reservation anyway. The lentil soup is awesome, and everything i have had there has been fantastic. Plenty of vegetarian dishes - and food from all regions of India.

Thank Kathi K
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Had a dinner last night at this restaurant and was so impressed that I had to write a review. This restaurant definitely has one of the best interior design of Indian culture I have even seen in an Indian restaurant. Firstly, the cultural carvings, the...More

Thank Samjhana T
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We eat at this neighborhood Indian restaurant several times a year, especially on special occasions and with vegetarian friends. The atmosphere is lovely and the service is excellent. We love the food - my husband gets some really spicy dishes and I prefer more mild...More

Thank 452susanv
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 23
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4931 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2508
    (Old Georgetown Road (Route 187))
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-656-3373
  • E-mail
Passage to India brings the so far unheard of regional Indian specialties to this city. Passage to India is beyond just an Indian restaurant - the dishes you eat are traditional recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation in kitchens - both, royal and domestic. The kitchen prepares all food to order thereby preserving the aromas of freshly ground spices and herbs. Having worked professionally for world class hotels in India, Chef Sudhir Seth brings a rich knowledge of dishes and recipes to fore.
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