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Minar Fine Indian Cuisine

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French Road, Utica, NY
+1 315-797-9918
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:30 - 15:00
Sun - Mon 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Tue - Wed 17:00 - 21:00
Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Massena, New York
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This is the BEST INDIAN RESTAURANT IN THE WORLD!!!!! No, seriously. This place is awesome. If you're going through Utica, this place should definitely be on your list of places to visit. Awesome food, best staff ever. I would give it ten stars, except I can't.

Thank MongolRaider
Utica, New York
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82 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

I enjoy Minar's and if you get a chance, try a Taj Mahal beer. We are blessed in the Utica area to have so many good international restaurants. Don't be afraid of the chicken, it looks a little different, but tastes like any other chicken. The food is not "overly spiced" unless you have only eaten macaroni and cheese out... More 

Thank maliksmom
Clinton, New York
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

I stopped in to try the dinner buffet and was early so everything was fresh and hot. The dining room is very clean and welcoming, and I was the first diner so I got a lot of attention. Very good value if you are hungry, including desserts, as there are loads of options, and a great place if you are... More 

Thank kmartin16
Lake Placid, New York
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

I been in Utica many times but this was my first time at Raj Minar. We arrived for lunch buffet and we enjoyed food and desserts very much. buffet had good variety of food including vegetarian dishes. I've enjoyed a lot freshly baked nan bread, lamb stew and my favorite mango custard. Price was awesome, service great and it was... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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149 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

The portions are huge! nobody in my party finished their dish. The basmati rice that comes with every entry and to share was very under done. The rice was still hard and had not absorb any flavor of the added spices and salt! Pistachio ice cream/ pista kofi lacked any flavor or pistachio and tasted old. Variety of chicken stews... More 

Thank madmax1337
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115 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

What a spread! Beats anything that I have seen in the US. Food was delicious too. Pleasant decor, good music. This is totally worth the money! The butter chicken was authentic, all the vegetable dishes outstanding. Avoid the mango lassi, it is too sweet. But everything else is great!

Thank Hungryghost7
Albany, New York
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189 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

Happened upon the buffet here on a Wednesday night, and felt lucky for it. It's a nice enough place with traditional decor and music playing in the background. There is plenty of room for many small tables, or a large setting for a group, as there was while we were there. The buffet offered several meat and meatless entree options,... More 

Thank GBlue
Utica, New York
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

Always go for the lunch buffett;.. Food is brought out in small portions, so it is always fresh (normally not a fan of buffet's). Server's are very professional and attentive. Food is always a good variety with some staples. Something always for every taste bud... Little bit of spicy, something for vegan, some fished with a lot of meat. I... More 

Thank Donaldjordan
Utica, New York
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1,695 reviews
521 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Best Indian restaurant in the area. Some may say that it's not entirely authentic but with the buffet lunches you can find a couple dozen different options & certainly you'll find something you enjoy. Lots of veggies, great chicken dishes. Chai that doesn't end.

Thank RonL40
Cranford, New Jersey
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2014

We have eaten here a few times, and really enjoy it. Their paratha and naan are good, vegetable samosas enjoyable, and entrees are delicious. Warning: unless you like your curry really spicy, I would recommend asking for "mild." Although my son got the Shahee Panir "medium," and it was a nice blend of sweet and spicy. I think their kulfi... More 

1 Thank NancyS306

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: French Road, Utica, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: +1 315-797-9918

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