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Passage to India

1900 Massachusetts Ave. (Somerville Ave.) Send to Phone
617-497-6113 | Menu
The oldest Indian restaurant in Cambridge delivers no surprises but plenty of spice.
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Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
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Passage to India Restaurant Review

: An unpretentious 30-seater, this Porter Square purveyor of Punjabi fare offers no surprises with many versions of tikka, tandoori and curry. But that doesn't deter its many neighborhood fans, since what it does offer is kind service and full flavor at reasonable prices. The hearty mango chicken is tasty, while the fiery vindaloo's a sinus-searer for the daring. The northern and southern Indian dishes include a crispy meat samosa turnover stuffed with lamb, potatoes and peas, and a golden lamb dosa crêpe. Lighter fare includes grilled marinated kebabs and a tandoori mixed grill. Fish curry is best enjoyed with a side of warm onion naan. Be sure to save room for the rasgulla, a specialty from Bengal, made of cheese balls soaked in a sugary syrup, or the northern Indian gulab jamun fried pastry, also soaked with the same sugary goodness. There are branches in the western 'burbs and the North Shore as well.

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