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Passage to India is Park City’s Newest Affordable Restaurant

25 October 2011 By: Kevin 6 Comments | Restaurant Reviews

Have you been looking for a new, affordable restaurant in Park City? Passage to India is Park City’s most recent restaurant opening, and it is a great option for a quick and delicious meal at reasonable prices.

If you have been to the Kimball Junction liquor store recently, you have probably noticed Passage to India. It is located in the same shopping center as Loco Lizard, Szechwan, Park City Pizza Company and Subway, on the lower level, by the entrance to the State Liquor Store. This space was formally a carpet store that has been converted into a long and narrow dining space. Passage to India is an order-at-the-counter restaurant, with a few tables for dining in the restaurant. They also do take-out, which is how most customers were ordering the night we visited.

Casey and I were out shopping for a new dishwasher, and we decided to grab a quick dinner. It was Sunday evening, and our options were pretty limited because many restaurants in Park City close early on Sundays. We decided to check out Passage to India and were surprised to find out they stay open until 10pm every day of the week; perfect!

The menu at Passage to India is straightforward, with 5 meat plate options, 5 vegetarian plate options, 3 combo plates, and a few side dishes. Each of their plates is served with Naan and Basmati Rice. The meat options range from $7.99 to $9.99, while the veggie options are only $5.99 to $7.45. Talk about a great deal! Casey and I opted for their specialty, Chicken Curry ($7.99), and a Mixed Vegetable Masala ($7.45). Next time I will definitely try their Mango Lassi as well, as it would have been perfect with the Chicken Curry.

We were both immediately impressed with the quality of the food for this price point. The Chicken Curry was flavorful, with just the right amount of heat. Combined with freshly baked naan and the basmati rice, this is a great meal for under $8 per person.

We chose to eat in the restaurant, but it seemed like most of the other customers were ordering their food to-go and taking it home. At the entrance of the restaurant is a cozy sitting area with a few couches and Indian art. I wish the rest of the dining area matched this waiting area, but the long, narrow dining room seems to clash with the other parts of the restaurant. The bright red walls, black ceiling, and black trim don’t match particularly well with the purple chairs and faux marble table tops. Combined with the fluorescent lighting, the dining room has an 80′s rollerskating rink vibe to it.

The decor aside, we had an excellent experience at Passage to India. Even though this is a counter-service restaurant, the cashier came by to refill our waters on two different occasions, and the owner even took the time to stop by our table to see how everything was. They clearly care about their customers and the quality of the food, which is rare at an order-at-the-counter establishment. Other local businesses should take some cues from Passage to India on the customer service side of things.

We can highly recommend Passage to India for a quick and flavorful meal for a great price. We will definitely be back to order some take out and try the Mango Lassi.

Check out the entire Passage to India Menu

Passage to India Park City Menu

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Passage to India
1612 Ute Boulevard #108
Park City, UT 84098
Open Daily 11am – 10pm

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  • Emily said:

    Do they have the same prices for lunch & dinner?

  • Kevin (author) said:

    Hey Emily! Yes, they have just the one menu and the price stays the same all day. They did not have a daily special the day we were there, but they do have a specials board that may have some deals from time to time.

  • Michael said:

    Affordable & tasty, I love indian food. And ethnic food in general. Glad to have this place in PC, I hope it lasts. Just got lunch “to go” for the first time there. Curry with potatoes and spinach, Shrimp curry, veggie curry. All were excellent. I’ll go back soon. a bit short on atmosphere but the food was great!

    Vegetarian Friendly!

    in Kimball Jnct. Next to the Liquor store.

  • Jim said:

    This has got to be the worst effort of a Curry House ever to open. There is nothing about it being ethnic Indian food, we found the standard to be very poor and can only say if you mark this a 5 then do you really know what you are talking about when it comes to Indian food.

    Its cheap so I suppose thats what you pay for…. Next time do yourself a favour and get a jar of made up indian sauce from wholefoods and poor it over some chicken and cook for 1 hr this is sure to be 10 times better than what you will get here.

  • sasha said:

    My husband and I tried it out today and loved our food. We had the app platter – potato cakes, samosas, naan and 3 sauces. All delicious. THen I had curried potatoes and spinach. The rice it’s served with is wonderful, full of spices and fragrant. The curry was rich, thick and hot to my taste. My husband also loved his Moghul style chicken – sort of a tomato-y sauce with chicken meat balls. The owner was our waitress and she was a lovely. The decor is just ok, but mostly it’s the space – the Ganesh statues were beautiful and it looks a little like a work in progress. THe portions were enough for us to enjoy again for dinner – double yum. The prices are a little higher than listed here, maybe a dollar more. Our bill was $45 for apps, 2 lunches and samosas to go – not bad for a vacation treat. While we were there two Indian-ethnicity people came in to get take-out, so I’m pretty sure we’re not total idiots for thinking it’s delicious great value food.

  • Carlos said:

    Nice, will definitely have to try this next time I’m in PC!

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