Introduction To Our Restaurants
Passage To Good Food
From its humble beginnings in 1993 at Wisma Central - Ampang, to the destination restaurant it is today (located in the heart of the golden triangle and spanning across the country with a sister outlet in Damansara), Passage Thru' India, just as the name suggests, is a journey through the diverse realm of the culinary and cultural capital of the world that is India.
The founder & owner of PTI is an avid traveller and the visionary responsible for the concept and expansion of the largest thematic Indian restaurant outside of India.
After having worked for over 20 years with a premier fashion group, he took on early retirement as the director of marketing & merchandising in 1997 to focus on his true passion - the promotion of Indian culinary arts and culture in his homeland of Malaysia. It was during this time when he travelled the world in search of material and fabric. Often his trips would land him in the heart of India where he journeyed via rail and roads and experienced Indian taste and culture first hand. From the local "dhabas" in Punjab, to the village folks inviting him into their homes in Andhra Pradesh, his inspiration was the hustle bustle of culinary India that is reflective in the interior design and expansive menu of Passage Thru' India. The idea behind the concept and styling of PTI is also testimony to his travels which has resulted in the rustic interior design of the restaurant being hand painted entirely by the owner himself.
By reinventing and redesigning the restaurants features, be it the menu, entrance, banquet hall or even the kitchen PTIs customers are always looking forward to its dynamic interiors along with its award winning vast menu of a 127 items spanning the Indian sub-continent.
Passage Thru' India is all about Indian food, art and culture. It is a passage to good food. Namaste
Over the years, Passage Thru India has been voted as the Best Indian Restaurant by the culture, arts, and Tourism Ministry and always been acknowledged as the most thematic Indian rest by ever loyal patrons, both local and foreigners. They were the recipient of last year's Best Indian restaurant Jury Merit Award from the Ministry of Tourism 2014 as well.
A myriad of colours, both jolting and stimulating, adorn the restaurant and are chosen with something specific in mind. It is painted with artistic series where there are no rules and no pretensions but simply an interpretation of beautiful India. There is ample car parking space in the large compound the size of the football field at the back of the restaurant accessible from JalanTunRazak and operated for functions that are to be held in the banquet hall and also in front of the restaurant from JalanDelima for daily use.
The garden area behind the restaurant is completed with huts & assorted tropical plants, completing the picture of a typical village style cabana area. Upon entering, you are greeted with a majestic arch adorning the entrance of the car park to the main entrance. Sculptures, art and designs invite you into the restaurant and you may choose to sit in one of the 4 sections sampling some of the best Malaysia has to offer in Indian cuisine.
Facilities In Main Restaurant
Passage Thru India restaurant in KL has its dining hall divided into 4 sections.
The main dining hall is strategically placed to enjoy the live music on weekends& has a rather grand feel with a dining table seating 10 together and facing a grand piano. This area doubles up as a hall for private parties where the guests get to mingle during cocktails and enjoy a buffet service placed at the entrance of the restaurant.
The Long Dining Hall is to the right of the entrance and can accommodate tour groups or corporate functions alike. Located adjacent to the Chettinaad area, this section houses some beautiful paintings and wall hangings from India.
The recently refurbished Chettinaad section is a semi private dining room which gives the diners a feeling of being in a village in South India. With multi coloured showpieces adorning the ambiance and a buffet counter to host private parties, the Chettinaad is the centrepiece of the restaurant floor.
The Rajasthani section or fondly known as the low seating section is the final part of the restaurant. Stylized to give customers the feeling of eating while sitting on the floor which is a typical Rajasthani concept, the low seating is a favourite amongst our younger audience coming as couples or groups of 4.
Finally we have the Banquet Hall.Designed to host events and meetings for corporates or private functions alike, the hall has space for banquet type tables, a music system / DJ and a buffet set up at the entrance of the hall with ample parking from the JalanTunRazak entrance.
Fast Facts About Passage Thru India
- Well-known among locals elites and expatrites
- Globally acclaimed and recognitions in F&B industry
- Long presence in Malaysia since formation in 1994
- Situated in strategic location with ample parking spaces
- Live traditional music & culture representation
- Celebrity chefs and original recipes from India