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1318 Worcester Rd, Natick, MA 01760-1501
(508) 653-2000
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Buffet, Takeout

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Great Service Good Food

Looking for a fast food stop in Natick and decided to go with Indian at Minerva. For a strip mall setting the food was not too bad and the service was real fast. Only dig was that the level of cleanliness was off, fork was not washed clean. Food was hot and well prepared and served quickly with all... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2014
BernardBaltimore
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Massachusetts
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84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Since I work around the corner, I go here often. Very reasonable price. Food is good, spice is nice (nothing mouth-melting). Just wish they had a little more variety sometime.

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Thank Marplon
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Whilst in Natick I went to the Moverva for a take out which I have done many times when I'm visiting on business and although not the best food it is acceptable and a change from the norm. I ordered at the counter and was grunted at by the member of staff (CHAK RAPANI) who even questioned why i wanted... More 

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Had a good experience at the Lunch Buffet. Better than other Indian Restaurants. Good variety of non-vegetarian food. Would visit again :)

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Thank Pankaj K
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

First they have to put good staff especially they have to know how to behave with customers.I went to buffet very first time to minerva with my 2 year kid they charged my 2 year kid also I went all new england indian restaurants even they didn't charge 4 year kid also but this minerva worst staff Charged my 2... More 

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Thank uma r
Weston, Massachusetts
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286 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Not very busy but the buffet was just fine. The food tasted and looked fresh. It was fast and good and I loved the rice desert and the hot peach ball desert. Total and tip was just under $14.

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Thank Peter H
Baltimore, Maryland
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Looking for a fast food stop in Natick and decided to go with Indian at Minerva. For a strip mall setting the food was not too bad and the service was real fast. Only dig was that the level of cleanliness was off, fork was not washed clean. Food was hot and well prepared and served quickly with all our... More 

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Thank BernardBaltimore
Boston, Massachusetts
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127 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Minerva continues to deliver really fresh and exciting food at great prices. The chicken 65 is one of my favorites, and the goat curry is always really clean tasting - none of that old goat that tastes like it has been sitting around for weeks. The breads are fresh and hot, and the chutneys are bright. They could do with... More 

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Thank scooterdk
boston
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant has a great lunch buffet, with a large assortment of appetizers, breads, entrees, side dishes, even dessert. There is a non-veg section that is clearly marked. Everything is fresh and nothing ever sits there too long. The service is wonderful, very attentive. Highly recommended, my kids love it. You can get buffet take out, they weigh it and... More 

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Thank mrchillybeans
Boston, Massachusetts
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77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Come here always for lunch buffet. The price is right and the food is tasty. It's quite spicy, which I love and is fresh enough. I've been to other Indian restaurants in the area, (Saffron being the closest) and I feel Minerva is better than the rest. The waiters are also always friendly, especially to our young children.

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Thank Nicole C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I ordered take-out from Minerva while I was in town on business. I ordered the following: *spinach pakora--delicious and I was surprised byt he portion size--it was enough to feed a group of 6 *vegetable korma--delicious, it was creamy and full of soft vegetables *paneer tikka masala--delicious but I was expecting the sauce to be more of a red color.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1318 Worcester Rd, Natick, MA 01760-1501
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Natick
  • Phone Number: (508) 653-2000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 17
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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