Cheap Eats 2013: Passage to India
Quick reviews of ethnic cuisines you can experience for less than $25 a person, tax and tip included.
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Jessica Voelker, Anna Spiegel
Comments () | Published August 18, 2013
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Passage to India
Address: 4931 Cordell Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 301-656-3373
Neighborhood: Bethesda/Glen Echo
Cuisines: Vegetarian/Vegan, Indian
Opening Hours: Open daily for lunch 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM, and for dinner 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Bethesda
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Intimate
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Sev-murmura chaat; samosa with chickpeas and yogurt; lamb cooked in the tandoor oven; shrimp in coconut curry; pickle plate; fresh mango with yogurt.
Price Details: Entrees, $10.95 to $23.95.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Sudhir Seth’s chandeliered room is more regionally varied than most. Begin with salads of puffed rice and tamarind or lime-spritzed yams and apples. They’re nice counterpoints to the luxurious curries, from a standout chicken tikka masala to shrimp in a clove-scented coconut sauce (order plenty of garlic naan to sop everything up). It’s easy to break the Cheap Eats budget here, so beware of ordering with abandon.

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