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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
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:30
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90 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We're local to the area and have tried several Indian restaurants. This is my new favorite - dishes that are not found elsewhere and we're really tasty. We tried the lentil doughnuts as an appetizer - interesting with tasty spicy sauces. There was a nice variety of veggie entrees for our vegetarians and tasty goat curries for our meat lover.... More 

Thank Wanderer2662
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited with another friend family. Servers could have been little more professional. There were multiple reminders to provide basic stuff such as paper napkins, silverware, refilling water. Food was extremely good. Fresh taste even during closing hours. Would certainly visit again.

Thank Kamlesh P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love the food - favorites are the spinach pakora, chicken 65 dosa, samosa, vindaloo, tika masala, butter chicken. Pretty standard offerings, nothing revolutionary. We usually get just the entree with rice or bread - not the dinner. Haven't tried the buffet - don't like the idea of buffets in general. Portions are good. Getting containers for leftovers is interesting... More 

Thank aoltrips
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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124 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We we here celebrating my in-laws anniversary- they loved it. It was their first time year. I've been to Rasika in DC, which they say is one of the best in the US. I believe Minerva is just as good, plus they have a larger menu. There's plenty of free parking here, and the service is great. The complimentary appetizer... More 

Thank MrPeteVirginiaBeach
Rockville, Maryland
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Minerva is our favorite spot for Indian/Pakistani food. We get take out a lot - individual dishes or large catering size, like the chicken biryani tray. The portions are generous, and the food is delicious and authentic, even for the south Asians in our group. The buffet is also quite good with a wide selection.

Thank Cathy M
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I had the Goat Curry and the Lamb Korma. My bread choice was Peshwari Naan, a sweet bread that is the best I've had in a long time. Unfortunately, it's expensive. The lamb was tender and the sauce very tasty. I didn't like the goat as much, since it was bone-in, common at most Indian restaurants. I ordered from the... More 

Thank MichaelRShannon
Silver Spring, Maryland
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1,067 reviews
700 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

I needed lunch after a dental appointment, and Minerva was high in TripAdvisor's rankings. No wonder. The mid-sized dining area was jammed with diners (about half of Indian descent). There a long table of over 20 people, several singletons, and a host of full tables of four. The buffet had the usual North Indian varieties: good without being spectacular. Th... More 

Thank jaseaton
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217 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We chose Minerva because it was walking distance from our hotel. To our pleasant surprise the food was very good. Order the "dinner" instead of a la carte; lots of goodies for only a couple bucks more. Very amicable and welcoming staff. Waiter service could use some polishing but nothing that would stop us from visiting again.

Thank John L
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We have really come to enjoy dining at or carryout from Minerva. A few of our favorites are the Butter Chicken, Chili Chicken, Curried Goat and Shrimp Vindaloo. The food is very spicy which is exactly how we like it. I have also taken friends and family there and they too have become fans.

1 Thank Susan H
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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211 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Yes, the food is on the hot side, but not hotter than other Indian food, and certainly not as hot as some Indian food I have had. If you order the dinner (rather than a la carte), it will come with two cooling raitas which you can eat with your main dish to cool it off. Or order one a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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)  >  Montgomery County  >  Gaithersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 301-948-9898

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