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Minerva Indian Cusine

10364 Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030-2204
(703) 383-9200
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Ranked #155 of 346 Restaurants in Fairfax
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Dinner, Buffet
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- Apr 30, 2014
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Dining options: Dinner, Buffet
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Arlington, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This is my 4th return trip with my brother to Minerva for the buffet lunch. Having been to many local Indian restaurants in the DC area, Minerva is one of my favorites. I find a good selection of dishes and I love the flavors. The spices are bold and every dish I have tried is excellent. There are a few... More

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Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We were at the restaurant for Saturday afternoon buffet with family from South Carolina. It was a full house and the buffet offered a nice variety of tasty, authentic Indian dishes. Sodas were not meant to be buffet fare! They were limp and tasteless. Otherwise the food and table service was fine. We all said we would go back even... More

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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

My wife and I went to this place because we had a good experience with one of their restaurants before. They took our order 20 minutes after we arrived and did not offer an apology. The food was late and arrived in reverse order, main course before appetizers. The only part that was timely was the bill. They did not... More

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Fairfax, Virginia, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Variety of food offered is amazing. Also quantity does not jeopardize quality. Change in management did not affect the food quality.

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Have had the indian buffet before and was good. Today was a mixed bag. 3 of us ordered lassies, which were terrible. The food on the buffet gives you plenty to pick from, but you have to arrive earlier to get everything. The chilled desert of fruit and yogurt? was good but no longer frozen by the last hour of... More

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Manassas, Virginia
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10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

My friend had been bugging me to check out this buffet for a while now. I finally decided to visit Minerva's one weekend with him. My initial thoughts on the interior was that it was lacking. It seemed a bit too plain, and didn't create an atmosphere of any sort really. There were some Indian families eating there, so I... More

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Northern VA
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9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

I like my spices and didn't enjoy the lunch buffet as much as at other Indian restaurants (Curry Mantra esp). Less flavorful than I had hoped.

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Chitanya, who grew up north of Mumbai until he was15, told my daughter and I about Minerva. His family would drive up from Woodbridge to have a family gathering at Minerva. My wife. My youngest son, my daughter and Chitanya went on 2-10-2013. On a 1-10 scale it was a 12!! Such a large variety to choose from and the... More

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Virginia
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27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

This place is great. We visit regularly, mainly for the fantastic buffet. The only problem with the buffet is that I cannot stop eating. The food is fresh and spicy. Get there when the buffet opens or you will have a wait. Dinners are also OK, but the service can be spotty. The restaurant does not look too clean, but... More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012 via mobile

We attended the indian buffet that they offer for lunch and this is excellent value for money. You can help yourself with more than 20 different indian dishes and a couple of indian-chinese dishes. The food is good, which is also witnessed by the presence of many patrons which where of indian origin. The set up is simple (paper towels... More

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