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Neelam Exotic Indian Cuisine

Certificate of Excellence
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1178 Route 35 South, Middletown, NJ 07748
+1 732-671-8900
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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Middletown, New Jersey
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 menu.we ordered the Neelam special for 2. It started with soup and ended with dessert... More 

Thank Bo L
Pennington, New Jersey
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411 reviews
363 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Hyderabad, India
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22 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
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148 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 for lunch. It's a great way to introduce yourself to Indian food. Every meal is... More 

Thank crazyhorse30
Middletown, New Jersey
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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, but it's nice to take a chance sometimes & order the dish the way it... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 restaurants that I've been to), their menu has a large variety of Indian dishes and... More 

Thank Shianne N
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Have been there several times with my family. The food is delicious. Really enjoy the buffet. Our last visit was for father's day.

Thank Bobbie M
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88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Can't go wrong with the buffet to taste everything. Love many menu items. The family that runs it is very nice and friendly and work hard. I never hesitate to order from here. We've had large groups in there. Best to call ahead of you plan that. BYOB.

Thank Beansorpeanutbutter
Bayville, New Jersey
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

The food here was great. I wish naan was included with the dinners. The prices were decent. I'll definitely be trying their food again.

Thank nicolewed

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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
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Delivery, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Middletown
  • Phone Number: +1 732-671-8900

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