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Minerva Indian Cuisine

16240 Frederick Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4001
+1 301-948-9898
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good47%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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Open Now
10:30 - 22:00All hours
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
16240 Frederick Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4001
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Met for dinner with friends. I found the food overly greasy and salty. Service was okay. We got the dinner taster platter and it tasted like Indian "fast food" instead of homemade cooking.

Thank tuscanpro
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here. Great service, absolutely fabulous meal. Definitely going to come back to try more.

Thank MarylandSpartan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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...More

Thank Wanderer2662
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 1 May 2017

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 29 April 2017 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 23 April 2017 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 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...More

Thank MichaelRShannon
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...More

Thank jaseaton
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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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