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Neelam Exotic Indian Cuisine

1178 Route 35 South, Middletown, NJ 07748-2600
+1 732-671-8900
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“spicy” (11 reviews)
“buffet” (26 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1178 Route 35 South, Middletown, NJ 07748-2600
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Neelam offers a daily price-fixe lunch buffet. A wide variety of vegetarian and non-veg items are displayed. It's a great way to sample a small bit of this cuisine. Go for it!

Thank Joe D
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Have been going here for years and it keeps getting better, Try the Crab Malabar or the Lamb Pasandra. They will make it mild , medium or spicy. Go for medium...mild is really no heat at all.

Thank 675dianak
Reviewed 29 March 2017

A delightful environment for an excellent meal with people concerned about serving you. Descriptions of what each dish includes are available. Food is delicious. Service is excellent. This is a great place to bring friends to enjoy an Indian cruising.

Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 18 November 2016

I talked my wife into trying Indian Cuisine for the first time,and I have to say it was very good. our server was very friendly and helpful.We told her it was our first time and she explained what different things we might like on the...More

Thank Bo L
Reviewed 3 November 2016

I came here for work and was pleasantly surprised. The staff here are very forthcoming and helpful and they have a large variety of choice to eat. Everything was fresh and tasty and prices are very reasonable.

Thank KidLove
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Had Buffet with my family. Being a hyderabadi, I need more flavor and masala. It is okayish, decent for the amount what we paid.

Thank Vanabhaskar K
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Along with Bollywood Tadka in East Brunswick, Neelam is my go-to place for Indian food. I've been coming here for years and I just love it. Service is friendly and helpful, and they have an outstanding buffet spread for dinner on select nights and daily...More

Thank Crazyhorse30
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We often go to Neelam for their Butter Chicken and Chicken Bryani, among other dishes. We have never had a bad meal there - the food is delicious, and service is terrific as well. Highly recommended.

Thank Suefam13
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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This is an always go to restaurant for my husband and I. It never fails with its warm atmosphere, friendly service and completely delicious & complex Indian delicacies. The servers never have a problem asking the cooks to adjust the spice level to one's liking,...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I came here with friends a week ago and I have to say this is the best place to get Indian cuisine. Their staff is very genuinely friendly, which from personal experience is a rare quality of character from the staff of the few Indian...More

Thank Shianne N
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Question to Nancy R: Did you ever post anything good about this restaurant over the 20 years you were happy about this place. I guess you are warning us about a potential change in service and food, but I am just saying....
30 December 2016|
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28 May 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Delivery, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1178 Route 35 South, Middletown, NJ 07748-2600
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Middletown
  • Phone Number: +1 732-671-8900
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