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#292 of 1,601 Restaurants in Tampa
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$8 - $13
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Indian, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed September 13, 2020

This is a first rate Indian cuisine experience that offers a wide variety of choices in a comfortable setting. Located in a Publix strip center there is plenty of parking right out front. We were quickly greeted and seated safely apart from other diners. The...wine list is well priced and offers all the usual varieties. One area that could be enhanced would be the slightly sweeter style such as a Washington or California Riesling. With many dishes offering a spicy element having several choices would be welcome. Our dinner began with a great ground lamb samosa. The filling is slightly spicy and is wrapped in a flour pastry. Complimented by a mint tamarind sauce. These are fantastic! We love Indian cuisine so much that we choose three different entrees. Lamb Biryani, Chicken Korma and Chicken Tikka Masala. The two chicken dishes come with a large side of basmathi rice which was perfectly cooked. Each of these dishes were some of the best we have experienced. Portions were generous and we took plenty home to enjoy the following day. The spices in the biryani were wonderful and the biryani sauce which comes on the side was beyond good. The creamy korma with cashew paste was out of sight! The tikka masala was in a rich tomato sauce with a fantastic spice profile. We were sent home with a fun little cup of rice pudding and a gift card for a return visit which we most certainly will take advantage of in the near future.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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minervatampa, Owner at Minerva Indian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your support and wonderful review Kevin !We are very grateful for your words 🙂 Please come back and see us again soon:), thank you so much for your support.

Reviewed August 10, 2020 via mobile

We order from Minerva at least once every two weeks and the food is consistently delicious. If you are planning on having Indian food, get it from here!

Date of visit: August 2020
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minervatampa, Owner at Minerva Indian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2020

Thank you so much for coming and your wonderful review ! We're so happy you enjoyed at Minerva Indian restaurant . We are very grateful for your words :) Please come back and see us again soon:)

Reviewed May 27, 2020

We ordered online and asked for Curbside which was done right..Highly recommend the food and Loved the Service..Very thoughtful of them to have a Thank You note with our order and they also surprised us with their complimentary Desert. Very few good Indian restaurants around...so Happy to find this one.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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minervatampa, Owner at Minerva Indian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2020

Thanks for the wonderful review Rajan ! We're so happy you enjoyed at Minerva Indian Restaurant.We are very grateful for your words :) Please come back and see us again soon:), thank you so much for your support.

Reviewed May 24, 2020

I called to order dinner from Minerva and got a very nice man on the phone took my order, we pick up the order the food was amazing I highly recommend them Great service and amazing food and with all that they gave up a...free dessert I do love everything the dinner the sauce and dessert. Great Indian food thank you and hope to call you againMore

Date of visit: May 2020
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minervatampa, Owner at Minerva Indian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2020

Thanks for the wonderful review Ghada J ! We're so happy you enjoyed at Minerva Indian Restaurant.We are very grateful for your words :) Please come back and see us again soon:), thank you so much for your support.

Reviewed February 16, 2020

I have ordered takeout from here a few times. The last two times, they have gotten my order wrong and left one entree out. The first time, I had to drive back to pick it up. The second time, I was not able to drive...back and called them to complain about it. The guy that answered the phone acknowledged that they had indeed left out an entree (chicken masala) but charged me for it. He asked if i wanted to come back and get it or be issued a refund. I told him I would like a refund. Fast forward a month and a half later...still no refund. I will not be ordering from here again. There are other good Indian restaurants where they don't try to scam their customers.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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minervatampa, Owner at Minerva Indian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2020

Hi Will ! Thank you for your review and feedback, we're so sorry to hear your experience at Minerva Indian Restaurant was not perfect for you . Please consider sending us your direct contact information to minervatampa@gmail.com, or 972 900 1526 we would like to...More

Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

For the 1st time I ventured on review of the reviews written on this restaurant just because I wanted to have the best Butter Chicken for my 12 yo Grandson and vegetarian curries for the rest of us to be delivered. I spoke w/ Amrita,...who was pretty patient and rather reassuring, and took the instructions to the tee. As the food was delivered straight by Minerva by a young lady who deserved a generous tip in addition to rather hefty delivery charge, considering the distance!!! The unfolding of the sizzling curries and delicious Naans was just awesome. Our grandson was licking his fingers after having finished the Butter Chicken w/ Basmati Rive and Naan. We had a rather memorable meal, 1st time in a while in Tampa where we visit very frequently from Jacksonville, Fl. We also have a Minerva, a new Indian eatery opened up but here in Duvaal but has not made much impact. May be we ought to switch those and bring a classic one here though it is crucial that it’s there to serve in a supreme manner during the Super Bowl rush👍The only thing that remains is to actually see what kind of hospitality and service the real place impresses with. Keep your ears and eyes open, dear folks⁉️More

Date of visit: February 2020
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minervatampa, Owner at Minerva Indian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2020

Thanks so much for coming and your wonderful review Atul Shah ! We're so happy you enjoyed at Minerva Indian Restaurant.We are very grateful for your words :) Please come back and see us again soon:)

Reviewed December 12, 2019 via mobile

We decided to have dinner at Minerva at the suggestion of a friend. So glad that we did. The owner is really friendly and attentive to customers. The food is authentic Indian cuisine and has many options to choose from. Definitely a place to try...if your in the area.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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minervatampa, Manager at Minerva Indian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2019

Thank you so much for coming and your wonderful review ! We're so happy you enjoyed at Minerva Indian Restaurant.We are very grateful for your words :) Please come back and see us again soon:)

Reviewed December 10, 2019

The ambience is unassuming (it's located in a Publix shopping center), but the food (buffet) is varied, plentiful, and very tasty. Several families with young children were there, showing the fare is not only good but affordable. The wait-staff was unhurried but efficient, suggesting a...slower and pleasing "Indian" atmosphere.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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minervatampa, Manager at Minerva Indian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2019

Thank you so much for coming and your wonderful review on us . We hope see you soon again and again with family and friends .

Reviewed October 26, 2019

I had a coupon for a couple dollars of lunch buffet so gave it a try. I was not impressed. Some of the foods were not labeled and many were just in Indian words so did not know what the items was on the buffet....I was also disappointed they did not have any Samosas out my favorite dish, Palak Paneer. Even the Tandoor chicken was just rather average since the chicken was over done. They did not even have Naan on the buffet. I like other indian places betterMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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minervatampa, Manager at Minerva Indian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2019

Thank you Janna Rolfe for taking the time to review us! Sorry for the inconvenience caused regarding items explanation and lable . We have daily buffet on samosas...some times running out on buffet but we keep it refills on it , and fresh naan we...More

Reviewed September 21, 2019

We ordered takeout on Saturday. It was very disappointing we had been there before and were willing to try it again as takeout. None of the food we ordered was very good. I would never call them for takeout or go there againMore

Date of visit: September 2019
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minervatampa, Owner at Minerva Indian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2019

Hi Steve H ! Thank you for your review and feedback, we're so sorry to hear your experience at Minerva Indian Restaurant was not perfect for you . Please consider sending us your direct contact information to minervatampa@gmail.com, or 972 900 1526 we would like...More

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