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Minerva

1318 Worcester Rd, Natick, MA 01760-1501
(508) 653-2000
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Ranked #46 of 112 restaurants in Natick
Price range: $10 - $17
Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Buffet
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Buffet
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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75 reviews 75 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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boston
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews 73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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71 reviews 71 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

we really like their food. their best item is gobi manchurian in appetizer. also they give the option of complimentary nan/rice with the entree,that saves some dollars.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Don't get scared away by the crowd in there. Food tastes good. Though oily - more variety to choose from. Even vegetarians have good choices It's a Buffet - fear not - it's not like you order one Indian dish and you are stuck with it - you could choose to eat what you really like. Very bad table arrangements.... More

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Driving up 95 and looking for Indian, I tried this mall location after finding but being afraid of the extertior of "Welcome india" down the street. First of all, nearly 50% of the patrons appeared to be Indians, and I am always well pleased to see this :-) The place seems clean and the service was prompt on arrival and... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

I wish there were negative marking options..because it was worse then poor. We went there for dinner, the staff gave us the table near the gate. Since it was awfully cold and every time anyone enters the restaurant I'll start shivering. I repeatedly asked the bald guy to shift us to other tables which were empty but he refused giving... More

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