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Minerva Indian Cuisine

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16240 Frederick Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4001
(301) 948-9898
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Atmosphere: could use some work, but Indian pop-music playing is a decent choice for an older restaurant clearly cognizant of cost management. Food: excellent choices that taste authentic, definitely spicy, which is good for me, but bad for the kids--even mild still had too much spice for my somewhat adventurous 10 year old. Service: could use some work. Seemed like... More 

Thank Nathan O
New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had a very nice dinner despite some negative reviews, the service was prompt and attentive the portions were ample, what more could we ask? We left with a doggie bag, we were in heaven.

Thank _estellebaloo
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

They hire young people as servers who have no idea what they are doing, we were greeted and we sat for over 30 mts before I had to flag some one down to take our order, then wait for another 30 mts food arrives with no plates to eat your food in, wait another 10 mts plates come, food was... More 

Thank Bea M
Rockville, MD
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

The food was good and plentiful. Unfortunately there are 3 TVs showing Indian MTV. While the volume is not loud, the colorful costumes and movement distract from your conversation with dining companions.

Thank RMK112
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

We have been there many times, maybe every 5 weeks, because we like Indian food in general (even though our family is not Indian). The food there is very authentic (we are very familiar with Indian food, having tried hundreds of Indian restaurants in the US and in the world... everywhere we went). Lamb Chop Masala is voted the best... More 

Thank LoveAllKindsOfTravel
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43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Loved it. The staff were so friendly, and very attentive. The restaurant is clean as a whistle, and it's a happy atmosphere. Lots of locals eating there which made us happy. The mango lassi was insanely good. I got a chicken korma, which is my go-to choice in a new Indian restaurant, and it was on the spicy side for... More 

Thank 646Lisa_M646
Clarksburg, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

We frequently go to Minverva for a weekend buffet or cater at home. Their food quality is great in the MoCo area (Germantown/Gaithersburg/Clarksburg/etc.).

Thank rsivarajan0
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

We went there for the lunch buffet. $12 per person. It's worth it as it has all our favorite dish : butter chicken, goat curry, tandoori chicken, fish curry, daal , okra. The briyani chicken rice was very nice, perfect with the goat curry. The bread was fresh . Our vegetarian co workers were happy with the vegetarian table as... More 

Thank Yvette C
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016

I spent six weeks in Northern India in the summer of 2014. When I got back to the USA, I missed Indian food more than anything, and tried finding a good restaurant in the area. Minerva serves Indian food that is so fantastic that it compares to the food in local restaurants in Jaipur. My family now frequent the restaurant,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016

Came here pretty late in the evening with family friends for dinner. Pretty good service, it took a while to get the food out though. The food was pretty decent, nothing special though. I'd come back if I was in the area.

Thank divya92

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16240 Frederick Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4001
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Gaithersburg
  • Phone Number: (301) 948-9898

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