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Passage to India

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16411 Bernardo Center Dr, San Diego, CA 92128-2523
+1 858-674-7500
11:00 - 15:00
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Our food was good and served quickly. Breads were hot and fresh and food is reasonably priced. Our waiter was a little overbearing but apart from that service was very good. It was our second time visiting and we will return.

Thank onetoonehundred
Fairfax, Virginia
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128 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Even though they were not busy on a Sunday evening, service was slow, and the staff, with one exception, seemed rather unfriendly. The lamb was tough in the tomato based tikka masala; the yellow dal and eggplant, both purees, were too spicy, even though we ordered them mild. Stir fried vegetables were fine and the mango lassi and chickpea dish... More 

Thank oldbrdrz
San Diego, California
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638 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Passage to India is a decent Indian restaurant in the Rancho Bernardo area. They have a lunch buffet with the standard, samosa, saag paneer, tandoori chicken, curry (lamb, chicken or veg). They give you unlimited nan which comes hot to your table. The only issue I have is that I always over eat. Its one of my standard lunch rotation... More 

Thank gzau
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

During a recent trip to San Diego, I dined at Passage to India, in the Rancho Bernardo area of San Diego, and was pleased at the authenticity of the dishes offered. The menu is extensive & offers a wide variety of choices for every taste, including vegetarian. We ordered a variety of dishes, including Chicken Tikka Masala, Vegetable Biryani, Bengan... More 

Thank RazzakMemon
San Diego, California
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356 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Passage to India serves an all you can eat Indian buffet at lunch time. You get all the nan that you can eat either garlic or plain. They serve the usual indian dishes - chicken tandoori, saag paneer, mushroom curry, lamb curry etc. Food is pretty good but not great.

Thank gzau
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Sooooo good. The buffet had a great variety. Disappointed that the only lamb dish was meatballs. Good though. Did try some new vegetable dishes I'd never had before. Disappointed no lentils on buffet. Overall you'll love it.

Thank Debra T
Phoenix, Arizona
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302 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

Okay, I am not Indian, but I asked my friends if this was any good and most said the lunch buffet was fantastic but the dinners were okay. Because we wanted Indian and it is the closest to the area we are at, we tried it anyway and it was good. The service was friendly and it was not overly... More 

Thank Phoenixroby
Waterdown, Ontario, Canada
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71 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

I was staying at the Courtyard Marriott in Rancho Bernardo a few days ago. Fancying some Indian cuisine, I went to the don't desk for recommendations. Passage to India was walkable: just go through Webb Park at the back of the hotel, past the Pearl Restaurant. Turn right on Bernardo. A brief 10 minute walk. The location is in a... More 

Thank Douglas G
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

we went to this restaurant on husbands birthday this month for Sunday lunch. food was very good no complaints but service was bad. employees were rude.

Thank Jay B
San Diego, California
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356 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014 via mobile

They have a good lunch buffet. They serve the standard Indian buffet fares - butter chicken, saag paneer, tandoori chicken etc.You get unlimited fresh naan. I always eat to much but quite enjoy it.

Thank gzau

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Buffet, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16411 Bernardo Center Dr, San Diego, CA 92128-2523
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-674-7500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?