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Minerva Indian Cuisine

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16240 Frederick Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4001
(301) 948-9898
10:30 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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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars 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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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Good Indian food, well attended by local community, convenient off the I-270. Wide choice of Indian food.

Thank lgodinho2016
Rockville, Maryland
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

I stopped by for the lunch buffet today, and I was thoroughly pleased with its variety. Several chicken dishes (I remember butter chicken and tandoori chicken; there were others); a good variety of vegetable-based dishes, enough for a vegetarian feast; at least three different varieties of fried rice, plus plain white rice if that's what you fancy; even goat, braised... More 

Thank RickWestlake
Olney, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Good service.plenty of food.good quality.Lack of small bowls for sambhar deserts.food was scaterd instead of Dosa Edly Sambhar together.No bowls for Sambhar.U should have more sambhar bowls.

Thank razdan1
Rockville, Maryland
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Husband and I had a delicious meal at Minerva's. We each ordered a dinner entree, which came with soup of the day, lentil dal, raita dessert and one dish. I had the butter chicken and my DH had the saag paneer. Both dishes were excellent. The service was quite slow, though the waiters were pleasant and friendly. The prices were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet, Television
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?