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“Lots of Vegetarian Options!!”

Passage To India Indian Cuisine
Ranked #563 of 2,375 Restaurants in Charlotte
Price range: US$5 - US$15
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Buffet, Delivery
Description: At Passage To India, our focus is on the consistency of our dishes and the excellence of our service. We offer a variety of authentic, yet diverse dishes from North and South India, providing plenty of options for everyone. One of the house favorites is the Chicken Tikka Masala, a marinated chicken breast grilled in a charcoal clay oven and cooked with a creamy tomato sauce. You can also never go wrong with our Mysore Masala Dosa, a thin rice crepe with spicy chutney and seasoned potatoes and onions! We also offer a great Lunch and Weekend Brunch Buffet with over 30 different items including Vegetable/Chicken/Goat Biryani, Chili Chicken, Tandoori Mix Grill, Goat Curry, and much more! Whether you're looking for a place to gather your family, grab a quick meal after class, or meet with coworkers for lunch, Passage To India has something delicious for everyone. We accommodate vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free diets with our variety of options to ensure that everyone gets to enjoy our dishes. Look no further than Passage To India for friendly service and authentic Indian cuisine!
Raleigh, North Carolina
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“Lots of Vegetarian Options!!”
Reviewed 6 January 2014

This restaurant was on a hotel list for nearby restaurants in the University Research area of Charlotte. Looking at the menu, we found an entire column of different vegetarian options - and not just one sauce over different veggies. We decided to split an appetizer of veggie pakoras and samosas - they were hot and crispy without being too greasy. Although they seemed a bit "light" on flavor, the accompanying sauces made up for that.

We had the Channa saag and Veggies Vindaloo as entrees. Each was accompanied by basmati rice. The saag (chickpeas in spicy spinach) was incredible! In fact, we ate all of that, and boxed the vindaloo to take home (it was a bit too vinegary that night, but reheated with a bit of yogurt added, it was fine!)

We also split the rice kheer for dessert - covered in nuts and lightly spiced, it was better than most of these that I've had in Indian restaurants. The manager also gave us (gratis!) a sample of the golub jamun, the rice balls soaked in syrup... these tasted very balanced, without that cloying over-sweet syrupy taste.

Gave it 4 out of 5 because the place is very plain inside (a few painted scenes on the walls) - nothing fancy... but it was clean... and the service was attentive, explaing and answering questions, and friendly.

  • Visited January 2014
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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“Authentic Indian food”
Reviewed 18 December 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Love the food! You can count on getting authentic Indian food for a reasonable price. They serve vegetarian and also meat eater alike so everyone gets to choose what they want to have.

Visited November 2013
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, Owner at Passage To India Indian Cuisine, responded to this review, 30 June 2016
We know it's been three years, but thank you very much for the kind words and great review! We hope that we've been able to see you since you posted this, but if not, we wish you all the best!

Take care,
Andy S, Owner
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Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
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6 reviews
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“Indian Buffet”
Reviewed 17 December 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

This is a buffet restaurant with blend food that taste all the same. And it doesn't look good either. If the name didn't say it was Indian food, I wouldn't even know. I'm not going back, that's for sure.

Visited December 2013
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews
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“Safe Bet”
Reviewed 14 November 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Food is Ok to Good. Best part you will have the same taste, same flavor when ever you go. i have been regularly going there for past 1 year.

its in university area and food is cheap.

Visited October 2013
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, Owner at Passage To India Indian Cuisine, responded to this review, 5 July 2016
We know it's been three years, but thanks so much for the review! We hope to see you soon.

Take care,
Andy S, Owner
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Cary, North Carolina
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“Best Indian buffet !”
Reviewed 26 September 2013

I studied at UNCC and ate here often. Great place, great food, never a disappointment. Andy knows people by face and other wait staff if also very polite and friendly. Love you guys.

  • Visited March 2013
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, Owner at Passage To India Indian Cuisine, responded to this review, 7 July 2016
Emma, it's been three years, but we're so honored to have your support! Thanks so very much for being you.

Best,
Andy S, Owner
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