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1318 Worcester Rd, Natick, MA 01760-1501
(508) 653-2000
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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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

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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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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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Framingham, Massachusetts
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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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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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Weston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 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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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I had great hope for Minerva when they opened, the possibility for a good South Indian restaurant in the Boston area is immense. The owners were also from a restaurant of the same name in the Virginia area and I love that place. Minerva in Natick is a disappointment. They have a nice menu and a south indian food junkie... More 

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Natick, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Had the worst Dosa of my entire life. It is harder than a rock. The potato curry is unrecognizable. I like to know how long this restaurant keeps the food on their shelves. Go to McDonalds if you really need to eat and save your money. All the Indian restaurants we tried in Mass to date are worthless. The reviews... More 

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Additional Information about Minerva

Address: 1318 Worcester Rd, Natick, MA 01760-1501
Phone Number: (508) 653-2000
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Natick
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 17
Cuisine: Indian

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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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