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Minerva Indian Cuisine

16240 Frederick Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4001
+1 301-948-9898
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good45%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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“butter chicken” (17 reviews)
“naan” (15 reviews)
“lamb vindaloo” (4 reviews)
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
16240 Frederick Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4001
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Very tasty lunch with wide variety of buffet foods. Been to other Indian restaurants and found that this one that there was no soup and have to pay extra for drinks (tea, etc.)

Thank Lincoln117
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Authentic, delicious Indian food. We had the vegetable samosas, the shrimp marsala dinner, and the lamb buryani. The hot tea was also delicious, made the traditional Indian way. The atmosphere was quiet and unhurried. Overall, the meal was an excellent value. We hope to return...More

Thank MarylandT
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

I just finished dinner at the Minerva restaurant in Gaithersburg Maryland. The alu paratha was a sorry excuse that looked like a fried rat...and tasted very bad...the alu palak gad been very hurriedly made..perhaps by a 12 year old with uncooked chunks of palak...very bad...More

1  Thank Nahilu S
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Love this place! The food is always consistently delicious! Free and plentiful parking, and good service.

Thank MrPeteVirginiaBeach
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

A busy local Indian restaurant... with a huge variety of offerings. We ordered take out because it was going to be a long wait for a table. ( Friday night ) Special recommendations... the Spinach Pakora, Lamb Vindaloo and Chicken Tikka Masala. Also, call ahead...More

2  Thank Carla M
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

The tandoori chicken was great. Same for the butter chicken and the garlic naan. Excellent servers too. William did a fantastic job as our server.

Thank Tim G
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Never had for from India before. Staff was helpful with making choices off the menu. We ordered different plates then shared to try more than one dish.

Thank Martine O
Reviewed 3 July 2017

We choose this restaurant the day we landed in Maryland, further it was in close vicinity i.e. just about 2 miles of driving from our hotel, Sleep Inn shady Grove. The restaurant food was too good, one of the best Indian food I ate in...More

Thank TSANAND1976
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Was drawn to this local Indian Rest. by all the great reviews about the food and I have to agree the dinner food was Very Good - Not Excellent but very well prepared. NOW for the major downside of this particular Rest is the Service...More

Thank TravelinManTravelin
Reviewed 19 June 2017

I went for the weekend buffet and was very pleased with the variety of foods offered - both southern and northern Indian food and even golgappas (puffed and crisp deep fried bread ready for filling with spicy mashed potato and tangy tamarind). I especially liked...More

Thank Roshnibegum
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
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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