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Passage to India

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855 45th St S, Fargo, ND 58103-1036
+1 701-281-0277
11:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 21:30
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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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95 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My daughter brought us here for lunch. I was not sure what to expect being and old Scandinavian guy. I was surprised to find they had a buffet. It was nice to be able to try different kinds of Indian food. I tried a variety and liked all of it. There were a couple spicy items, so start with small... More 

Thank Chad H
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is mine and my husbands go to. I was very nervous about trying Indian food, however I was blown away. The spices and flavors dance in your mouth and keep you wanting more. I always go for the lunch buffet which always has a huge selection and if I'm in a hurry I get the buffet to go! Seriously... More 

1 Thank Meredith C
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

That's what it felt like. Cafe style seating, bright fluorescent lighting and the iconic Indian version of Music Channel in the TV and blasting in the background. Ordered veg curry, chick tikka and naan. Curry was the California veg medley add cauliflower. Heavy garlic flavor and runny like a broth soup. The chick was red and flavorless. Naan doughy and... More 

Thank Byron M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This is the best restaurant (especially Friday- Sunday lunch buffet) in Fargo. The foods are super fresh and TRULY Indian! In fact, my wife and I travelled to various parts of USA- except for some restaurants in Jackson Heights, NY - we cannot find such a good Indian restaurant anywhere else (not even in big cities like Chicago, LA, Houston,... More 

1 Thank Indranil G
Los Angeles
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

While on a road trip, it's not always easy to find tasty food. My husband loves spicy food so the spicy shrimp dish sure hit the spot. The samosas were fair, maybe a little dry. We were happy with the rest of our meal. If you like international cuisine, I recommend this place.

Thank AdventurousCouple
Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

What a great find. We were excited to learn that they offer a buffet, what a great way to experience Indian food. We loved Indian food so what not experience a little bit of what is offered. The Naan was amazing. The vegetarian options were reasonable. The Staff was great.

Thank Allison B
Bloomington, Indiana
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The positive reviews for this restaurant are not exaggerated. We come from a town that is known for international restaurants and there are several that specialize in Indian food, but none of them serve Indian food as wonderful as this one, and at the lunch buffet no less. We were headed home on the interstate and found this on Trip... More 

Thank zameron
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68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent lunch buffet with a variety of authentic food tastes from India. Place is clean and the price was reasonable for what was presented as options. Friendly servers and in fact, the owner came to another group's table with a complimentary glass of chocolate milk for the couple's child without asking.

Thank Mike C
Overland Park, Kansas
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106 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I looked up on Tripadvisor to find a place close to the hotel and this came up as being a highly rated restaurant. I love Indian food and therefore thought I would give it a try, not getting my hopes up to high in Fargo, ND. The ambiance was nice when we arrived and we were quickly seated and given... More 

Thank rodthelmick
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place to eat if you like Indian food. There are a couple of other Indian restaurants in the area but none can compare to Passage to India.

Thank Anna B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Asian, Indian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 855 45th St S, Fargo, ND 58103-1036
  • Location: United States  >  North Dakota (ND)  >  Fargo
  • Phone Number: +1 701-281-0277
Passage to India opened in August 2005 and is located inside the Westfield Strip Mall Fargo. Since then, Chef Alham Ali, Chef Birkha Moger, and Chef Sam Rangaswamy have been serving both quality interpretations of classic dishes and daring new ventures to suit the Midwestern palate. Passage to India's interior, as recently remodeled, reflects the urban sensibilities of Fargo's growth while also paying tribute to India's storied past and culture. The restaurant features a daily lunch buffet with over 20 options including a cold bar, vegetarian dishes, and non-vegetarian dishes (highly recommended for first-timers). Following lunch, the restaurant serves full service a La Carte up till close at 9:30p.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?