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Minerva Indian Cuisine

16240 Frederick Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4001
(301) 948-9898
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English first
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118 reviews 118 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

A group of friends was looking for a place to gather for lunch, and one of the women suggested Minerva. I am so glad to have had a chance to try this place. Diners can order off the menu, of course, but the best deal here is the buffet. We arrived at 12:45 on a Saturday and chose a comfy... More 

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62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Usually go early for the lunch buffet since it can get crowded. Large selection of good eats. Service doesn't really matter since it is a buffet but they remove the spent plates and keep the water glasses full. Had not been there in a few months and it was time to get some of the tomato chutney, naan, tandori chicken... More 

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vineland, nj
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10 reviews 10 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I was in Gaithersburg for work in November 2014. I had checked this place out on Trip Advisor and knew it was close to my hotel. I love Indian food, had three long workdays and wanted no fuss looking for dinner. Friday night no problem, ordered and picked up about half hour later. Chicken Tikka, Samosas, and Vegetable Korma were... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

Not even one item is good. Hospitality is poor. Only the ambience is good.I don't recommend this place.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

When we want Indian flavors, or even can't decide on a restaurant, we go here. The food is tasty, fresh, hot, and plentiful. Because it is buffet, we can get food in front of our 2-year old grand kids instantly. With several vegetarians and several meat eaters in our group, we find something for everyone. Can get busy at lunch... More 

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Washington, DC
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86 reviews 86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Went to Minerva again after a year's absence, this time with friends. We did the lunch buffet and it was excellent. The dal was one of the best ever and the tandoori chicken was very tasty. The gulab jamuns were sweet---as expected---but not overly so.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Had a spinach masala dosa, was wonderful and filling. Menu also has tandoori and North Indian dishes in addition to dosas and snacks.

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Tampa Bay
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Recommended by my hotel so gave it a try. Food was so good and wait staff so friendly that I came back for all 3 nights that I was working in the area And even on my last night, when I smelt and saw the meal that the table beside was having, I was remorseful that I wasn't able to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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55 reviews 55 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

It was weird to us to find this place right next to our hotel (Comfort Inn), as we didn't expect to have good food while on the road. We called from the room on a Friday night and it took around 20 mins. for pickup. Great flavors! We were impressed with the paneer makhani, not only because it was so... More 

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Columbus, oh
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Went on a Sunday evening. Restaurant was busy. Waiters were totally indifferent to us. Good took forever to come. Had to repeatedly ask for water. We were served by three different waiters - all had a very bad attitude. Food was decent when we finally got it. When we asked the waiter for the second time why we were not... More 

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Additional Information about Minerva Indian Cuisine

Address: 16240 Frederick Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4001
Phone Number: (301) 948-9898
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Gaithersburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Indian

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