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Minerva Indian Cuisine

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16240 Frederick Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4001
(301) 948-9898
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10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:30 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
First Visit - really good Indian food

Friends introduced us to Minerva. The food was excellent! Different dishes than we've normally seen at INdian restaurants geared to American taste buds. Vey enjoyable - loved the little sampler dishes one gets when one orders the Dinner. Well worth the $2 more. The service was attentive - perhaps... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Roadrunner32
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Rockville, Maryland
Good for:
  • Buffet
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54 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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47 reviews 47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I'm rating the lunch buffet. Strip mall is kinda dumpy. Parking sucks but the line is out the door though it moves pretty quickly. The best Tandoori chicken I've EVER had. Food is fresh and tastes prepared daily. Not like some places that reheat yesterday's food or use today's Tandoori chicken in tomorrow's butter chicken. Containers available to take food... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Friends introduced us to Minerva. The food was excellent! Different dishes than we've normally seen at INdian restaurants geared to American taste buds. Vey enjoyable - loved the little sampler dishes one gets when one orders the Dinner. Well worth the $2 more. The service was attentive - perhaps a bit to the extreme w the water pitcher, but we... More 

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Maryland
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125 reviews 125 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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Rockville
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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
41 helpful votes 41 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

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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149 reviews 149 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16240 Frederick Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4001
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Gaithersburg
  • Phone Number: (301) 948-9898

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?