Passage to India is Park City’s Newest Affordable Restaurant
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.
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Passage to India
1612 Ute Boulevard #108
Park City, UT 84098
Open Daily 11am – 10pm