Passage to India

★★★★★
  • 257 N El Camino Real Ste K

    Encinitas, CA 92024

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  • 760-753-1309

About Passage to India

Hours
Open 7 days a week; Lunch, 11am - 3pm; Dinner, 5pm - 10pm

Food

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This place has the best chicken tikka masala. Their garlic naan is fresh and goes really good with the masala. A must go place.

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This place has the best chicken tikka masala. Their garlic naan is fresh and goes really good with the masala. A must go place.

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Excellent food and service! The friendliness of the staff compliments the delicious meals. I love their selection of wine. A great place for a romantic date.

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Excellent food and service! The friendliness of the staff compliments the delicious meals. I love their selection of wine. A great place for a romantic date.

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Delicious food. very friendly staff....

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Delicious food. very friendly staff....

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Love the food here. Probably one of the best Indian place in San Diego. Love their naans.

Keep it up!

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Love the food here. Probably one of the best Indian place in San Diego. Love their naans.

Keep it up!

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Passage to India has delicious Indian cuisine with an attentive wait staff and welcoming, cozy atmosphere. Perfect for a date night or a leisurely dinner. Highly recommended.

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Passage to India has delicious Indian cuisine with an attentive wait staff and welcoming, cozy atmosphere. Perfect for a date night or a leisurely dinner. Highly recommended.

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Been going to this place for many years....The food is always good and perfectly spiced according to your choice....the servers are very friendly.

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Been going to this place for many years....The food is always good and perfectly spiced according to your choice....the servers are very friendly.

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Excellent food, warm and welcoming atmosphere, and lovely service!\r
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We had a great meal all 3 times we've eaten at Passage to India - and definitely plan to visit again.

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Excellent food, warm and welcoming atmosphere, and lovely service!\r
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We had a great meal all 3 times we've eaten at Passage to India - and definitely plan to visit again.

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One of the best restaurants in the 'hood.

I've eaten in the restaurant and ordered takeout and have been consistently pleased with the food, value, and service.

I've had many items on the menu and enjoyed them, but my absolute favorite

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One of the best restaurants in the 'hood.

I've eaten in the restaurant and ordered takeout and have been consistently pleased with the food, value, and service.

I've had many items on the menu and enjoyed them, but my absolute favorite

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Since we have moved to the neighborhood we have taken almost every visitor we've had to Passage to India for dinner and we eat here frequently ourselves. The waiter who most often serves us is very amiable and accommodating, doing his

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Since we have moved to the neighborhood we have taken almost every visitor we've had to Passage to India for dinner and we eat here frequently ourselves. The waiter who most often serves us is very amiable and accommodating, doing his

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I live nearby, go often, get pickup as well as dine-in service. The food is awesome, excellent curries. Service is awesome, never been crowded, prices are reasonable. My goal is to try every curry, haven't found one I didn't like yet.

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I live nearby, go often, get pickup as well as dine-in service. The food is awesome, excellent curries. Service is awesome, never been crowded, prices are reasonable. My goal is to try every curry, haven't found one I didn't like yet.

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I never write reviews. The fact that I am doing it for this place should show how great it was. Everything about this place was perfect. Service, food, atmosphere, price. All perfect.

I want to say thank you Passage to India.

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I never write reviews. The fact that I am doing it for this place should show how great it was. Everything about this place was perfect. Service, food, atmosphere, price. All perfect.

I want to say thank you Passage to India.

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One of my favorite Indian restaurants....my 6 and 10yr old girls LOVE it too (young but foodies indeed)!

The owners are super friendly, very attentive and always refill our glasses just in time..as the food is always nice and spicy...just

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One of my favorite Indian restaurants....my 6 and 10yr old girls LOVE it too (young but foodies indeed)!

The owners are super friendly, very attentive and always refill our glasses just in time..as the food is always nice and spicy...just

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I'm currently laying on my side in my "I ate too much" position. I foolish thought that the portions were small. Nay, I was mistaken. It's more than enough food. It's also really delicious. It tastes very homey and wholesome.

Also, while

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I'm currently laying on my side in my "I ate too much" position. I foolish thought that the portions were small. Nay, I was mistaken. It's more than enough food. It's also really delicious. It tastes very homey and wholesome.

Also, while

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If you're craving Indian food, you can't go wrong with Passage to India. I got the Chicken Tikka Masala and it was done just right, great consistency without being overwhelmingly tomatoey, as lesser Indian joints are prone to do. Get the

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If you're craving Indian food, you can't go wrong with Passage to India. I got the Chicken Tikka Masala and it was done just right, great consistency without being overwhelmingly tomatoey, as lesser Indian joints are prone to do. Get the

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My wife and I came here for the buffet, and I tried several dishes that were new to me. I can't think of a single thing I tried that wasn't delicious! This has become my new favorite Indian restaurant. The waitstaff were very nice, and

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My wife and I came here for the buffet, and I tried several dishes that were new to me. I can't think of a single thing I tried that wasn't delicious! This has become my new favorite Indian restaurant. The waitstaff were very nice, and

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Passage to India is one of the excellent indian restaurant i have ever been . we ordered karahi chicken and chicken tikka masala we were asked for mild -medium-spicy.we asked for spicy and wooo we really got some good spiced and

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Passage to India is one of the excellent indian restaurant i have ever been . we ordered karahi chicken and chicken tikka masala we were asked for mild -medium-spicy.we asked for spicy and wooo we really got some good spiced and

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A very, very good Indian restaurant. I came here on a Sunday evening for dinner with my husband after reading all the excellent reviews.

We ordered Prawn masala, chicken tikka masala, garlic naan, lamb samosas, and mango lassi. Everything

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A very, very good Indian restaurant. I came here on a Sunday evening for dinner with my husband after reading all the excellent reviews.

We ordered Prawn masala, chicken tikka masala, garlic naan, lamb samosas, and mango lassi. Everything

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When I come to Passage to India for their lunch buffet, I love the fact that I have no idea what anything is. I just take a scoop of everything my first time around and then on my second trip up, pick out my two favorites. Without a doubt,

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When I come to Passage to India for their lunch buffet, I love the fact that I have no idea what anything is. I just take a scoop of everything my first time around and then on my second trip up, pick out my two favorites. Without a doubt,

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this place is unreal. i love indian food but am more the call for takeout kind of gal but my family took me here for my birthday and we had a great time! the decor is reserved but beautiful and the waitstaff was wonderful.
we shared a few

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this place is unreal. i love indian food but am more the call for takeout kind of gal but my family took me here for my birthday and we had a great time! the decor is reserved but beautiful and the waitstaff was wonderful.
we shared a few

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I am a fan of the buffet only! It is the best bang for your buck! You can get chicken tandoori or other meat dishes and you have a lot of vegetarian choices. I only go there for the buffet. It is filling and it does get busy so be

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I am a fan of the buffet only! It is the best bang for your buck! You can get chicken tandoori or other meat dishes and you have a lot of vegetarian choices. I only go there for the buffet. It is filling and it does get busy so be

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I'll be going here much, much more often.

It's just really good food. I stopped in to order take out and they were just opening up to prepare for dinner. There was no one else in the place, but it looks quite charming, and I would def

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I'll be going here much, much more often.

It's just really good food. I stopped in to order take out and they were just opening up to prepare for dinner. There was no one else in the place, but it looks quite charming, and I would def

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Easily the best service I've ever had in San Diego. Everything was quick, my water glass was never empty and the food was extremely good. Portions were excellent, spices were excellent -- I didn't feel let down in any aspect of my

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Easily the best service I've ever had in San Diego. Everything was quick, my water glass was never empty and the food was extremely good. Portions were excellent, spices were excellent -- I didn't feel let down in any aspect of my

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Sooooo good!! My friend lives around the corner of this place, so we stumbled in here completely starving after a long day of shopping. We had samosas, garlic naan, lamb vindaloo and chicken tikka masala. It was all really great. And

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Sooooo good!! My friend lives around the corner of this place, so we stumbled in here completely starving after a long day of shopping. We had samosas, garlic naan, lamb vindaloo and chicken tikka masala. It was all really great. And

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i love this place. they are great for eating in and for take out. the servers are helpful and very nice. they make sure your table is clear and your water is filled. we've had poori, naan, samosas, mango lassis and those were all really

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i love this place. they are great for eating in and for take out. the servers are helpful and very nice. they make sure your table is clear and your water is filled. we've had poori, naan, samosas, mango lassis and those were all really

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I love this place! Been ordering and going here for dinner for almost 4 years. Never been disappointed. Food is delicious , service is great, and prices are right. Just wish it was a bit closer to where I live!

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I love this place! Been ordering and going here for dinner for almost 4 years. Never been disappointed. Food is delicious , service is great, and prices are right. Just wish it was a bit closer to where I live!

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This place is incredible!! The food is.. like woa.
We started with the vegetable pakoras. They were prepared just right.
We had the rogan josh and the chicken tikka masala. The sauces were amazing, absolute perfection. The lamb was so

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This place is incredible!! The food is.. like woa.
We started with the vegetable pakoras. They were prepared just right.
We had the rogan josh and the chicken tikka masala. The sauces were amazing, absolute perfection. The lamb was so

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This place is my go-to spot when I have family in town. It really is my favorite spot for a delicious meal, with excellent service in a beautiful dining room. They have a great wine list. I have tried an array of dishes over the past 2

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This place is my go-to spot when I have family in town. It really is my favorite spot for a delicious meal, with excellent service in a beautiful dining room. They have a great wine list. I have tried an array of dishes over the past 2

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Fantastic food every time. I've been coming here regularly for about 5 years now, and everyone that I've brought here has been impressed and extremely pleased with the meal.

I've been to other Indian restaurants and this is still my

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Fantastic food every time. I've been coming here regularly for about 5 years now, and everyone that I've brought here has been impressed and extremely pleased with the meal.

I've been to other Indian restaurants and this is still my

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Amazing meal! Really, everything was top-notch. I recommend the lamb biryani especially. The food took a while to come out, but I take that as a good sign--you can tell that it's freshly prepared and that they don't cut corners. It's a

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Amazing meal! Really, everything was top-notch. I recommend the lamb biryani especially. The food took a while to come out, but I take that as a good sign--you can tell that it's freshly prepared and that they don't cut corners. It's a

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The food was fabulous...

Most impressive, the owner was there. Greeting customers, and asking if we were pleased with the meal. We took a take out menu as we are in the neighborhood.

What a great find. I have been to Mumbai, Delhi,

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The food was fabulous...

Most impressive, the owner was there. Greeting customers, and asking if we were pleased with the meal. We took a take out menu as we are in the neighborhood.

What a great find. I have been to Mumbai, Delhi,

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Best meal I've had in San Diego so far. Been to Passage to India three times and every dish I've ordered has been great. Try the lamb tika masala, the lamb kebab, the biryani and of course, the garlic bread. Great food at a great price

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Best meal I've had in San Diego so far. Been to Passage to India three times and every dish I've ordered has been great. Try the lamb tika masala, the lamb kebab, the biryani and of course, the garlic bread. Great food at a great price

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I work in the area and this was my first time coming here for lunch. It was nice and quiet with a good lunch special. The chicken tikka masala was delicious. Overall, a great spot that I will be coming back to.

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I work in the area and this was my first time coming here for lunch. It was nice and quiet with a good lunch special. The chicken tikka masala was delicious. Overall, a great spot that I will be coming back to.

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This isn't just the best Indian take-out place I know. This is the best take-out place I know. My girlfriend and I moved to this area recently and picked this place at random for quick eats one night. We keep reordering for all the other

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This isn't just the best Indian take-out place I know. This is the best take-out place I know. My girlfriend and I moved to this area recently and picked this place at random for quick eats one night. We keep reordering for all the other

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I can't eat spicy, and while you can certainly ask for them not to make it spicy, there is still plenty to choose from that is delicious and already not spicy, and vice versa.
It's reasonably priced,
I LOVE the poori (puffy bread). And the

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I can't eat spicy, and while you can certainly ask for them not to make it spicy, there is still plenty to choose from that is delicious and already not spicy, and vice versa.
It's reasonably priced,
I LOVE the poori (puffy bread). And the

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Delicious food, kind staff and great clean decor, what else can you ask for. Came in today for the buffet lunch, left with a full stomach and a smile. Talked to the manager was really nice and sincere. Really authentic food. Kind and quick

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Delicious food, kind staff and great clean decor, what else can you ask for. Came in today for the buffet lunch, left with a full stomach and a smile. Talked to the manager was really nice and sincere. Really authentic food. Kind and quick

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Excellent service, superb food, and a great atmosphere to boot. I had the Chicken Masala (Great!) and my friend had the Malai Kofta (Delicious!). We also shared an order of Garlic Nan, which was enjoyed quite a lot too. (As usual,

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Excellent service, superb food, and a great atmosphere to boot. I had the Chicken Masala (Great!) and my friend had the Malai Kofta (Delicious!). We also shared an order of Garlic Nan, which was enjoyed quite a lot too. (As usual,

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By far my favorite Indian restaurant! I haven't been disappointed by any of their food. My favorite foods there are the Palak Paneer, Punjabi Curry and Mali Kofta. They also have excellent Nan in many different flavors. I would, and have,

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By far my favorite Indian restaurant! I haven't been disappointed by any of their food. My favorite foods there are the Palak Paneer, Punjabi Curry and Mali Kofta. They also have excellent Nan in many different flavors. I would, and have,

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The best Indian food I've had in the city so far. Everything was very flavorful and the service was great. I had the Chicken Vindaloo and it tasted great, but could have been a little hotter. We also got an order of the Pakora and they

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The best Indian food I've had in the city so far. Everything was very flavorful and the service was great. I had the Chicken Vindaloo and it tasted great, but could have been a little hotter. We also got an order of the Pakora and they

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I've been going to passage to india for the past 7 years.Its a pleasure to be there.They have three locations and i go to all three...
They have lunch buffet 7 days.They offer a variety of vege and non-veg dishes.The garlic naan is very

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I've been going to passage to india for the past 7 years.Its a pleasure to be there.They have three locations and i go to all three...
They have lunch buffet 7 days.They offer a variety of vege and non-veg dishes.The garlic naan is very

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Very good food and service. The owner Mr. Singh is a very nice man, i have known them since they first opened fifteen years ago.
i go to all three of their three resturants and I am always satisfied.
They have a great buffet for only ten bucks and its all you can eat.

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Very good food and service. The owner Mr. Singh is a very nice man, i have known them since they first opened fifteen years ago.
i go to all three of their three resturants and I am always satisfied.
They have a great buffet for only ten bucks and its all you can eat.

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Passage to India is a fairly good Indian buffet with nice service, good deserts. The restaurant is a little dingy insider, despite the evocative mural of The Taj Mahal. Really, it is much nicer going to the patio -- and look at the Taj from a distance. Notes to the budget conscious: It is already a good value at $8.99, but go to the website to get "$1 off" coupons. I also like to go there while my car is getting washed at Encinitas Car Wash a few driveways down. Passage is in a pleasant strip mall with tight parking....

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Passage to India is a fairly good Indian buffet with nice service, good deserts. The restaurant is a little dingy insider, despite the evocative mural of The Taj Mahal. Really, it is much nicer going to the patio -- and look at the Taj from a distance. Notes to the budget conscious: It is already a good value at $8.99, but go to the website to get "$1 off" coupons. I also like to go there while my car is getting washed at Encinitas Car Wash a few driveways down. Passage is in a pleasant strip mall with tight parking....

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This is another good Indian restaurant we have been going to for a few years. I really like the ambience of the place; it has a large fountain that my daughter likes to go see while she's waiting for the food to arrive.

It doesn't have private rooms, but there are separate sections of the restaurant, which allows some privacy. They also have a lunch buffet which is pretty good and a great price!

The food is always delicious and they have coupons in the Clipper magazines regularly, so that saves some money. The servers are nice and do a good job always. If you go, definitely try the onion naan~ it is to die for!

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This is another good Indian restaurant we have been going to for a few years. I really like the ambience of the place; it has a large fountain that my daughter likes to go see while she's waiting for the food to arrive.

It doesn't have private rooms, but there are separate sections of the restaurant, which allows some privacy. They also have a lunch buffet which is pretty good and a great price!

The food is always delicious and they have coupons in the Clipper magazines regularly, so that saves some money. The servers are nice and do a good job always. If you go, definitely try the onion naan~ it is to die for!

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