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Minerva Indian Cuisine

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16240 Frederick Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4001
+1 301-948-9898
10:30 - 22:30
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:30
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were joined by an indian friend who promised to help us with dishes we were not familiar with. We opted to partake of the lunch buffet rather than order from the extensive regular menu. The menu has options for every style of diet from vegetarians to meat lovers. Drinks were not included in the buffet price, and be aware... More 

Thank williamf802
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This place seems to take pleasure in exhibiting poor customer service. We had a heart patient senior staying with us who could not tolerate any spiciness so we ordered the mildest, creamiest foods (malai kofta, butter chicken, paneer makhani) that we could find on the menu. We have had these items before and they were easy to eat and digest.... More 

Thank ice1307
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

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 10 October 2016

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 14 September 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 7 September 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 23 August 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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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 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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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 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 7 July 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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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
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16240 Frederick Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4001
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Gaithersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 301-948-9898

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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?