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Minerva Indian Cuisine

16240 Frederick Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4001
(301) 948-9898
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Ranked #30 of 270 Restaurants in Gaithersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Buffet
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Dining options: Buffet
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English first
Ashburn, Virginia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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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84 reviews 84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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Germantown, Maryland
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Food is great. However our 5th time, apparently having a black person as part of our group means no service. We waited over 15 minutes after being seated to watch 5 servers walk by, look, and not even take a drink order. We will never go back.

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Washington, DC
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This is in our neighborhood so we eat there frequently. The atmosphere is somewhat dated but the food is absolutely delicious. This is our favorite place to eat when we're craving Indian food. The Fish Tikka Kabobs are succulent, the naan is some of the best I've ever had, and the Butter Chicken is outstanding. We always get the Dinner... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Very poor service. We ordered for extra naan. It took them 30 minutes to get the naan. Poor and slow service. Food was not that great.

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Rockville, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Wide selection - goat, shrimp, chicken, vegie, soup, desert Excellent service Best Indian lunch buffett ! Will go again.

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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:
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Indian

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