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Minerva Indian Cuisine

16240 Frederick Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4001
+1 301-948-9898
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good43%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
16240 Frederick Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4001
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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...More

Thank aoltrips
Reviewed 3 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...More

Thank MrPeteVirginiaBeach
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....More

Thank Cathy M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank MichaelRShannon
Reviewed 1 March 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...More

Thank jaseaton
Reviewed 30 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...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 26 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...More

1  Thank Susan H
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...More

1  Thank BostonNix
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Dined here on evening & it was a complete disaster, to say the least. Everything about this place speaks neglect. Shoddy service - the staff had a couldn't care less attitude. Poor cleanliness standards (stained cutlery and served with sambhar & chutney bowls placed *On*...More

1  Thank Anand1213
Reviewed 5 January 2017

They have a good selection of food items, but not great. You can enjoy the food once in a while, but not on a weekly or monthly basis.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, 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)  >  Montgomery County  >  Gaithersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 301-948-9898
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