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2443 Centerville Road
(Clocktower Center)
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Credit Cards: Yes
Smoking: No
Delivery: No

Minerva specializes in a variety of different authentic vegetarian dishes, but they also serve non-vegetarian entrees such as spicy chicken and goat curry. They have a full menu with lots of interesting choices. Try the chutneys and sauces. The weekend buffet ($10.95) is especially popular, so expect a wait and be sure to sign in. The buffet also runs during the week for $8.95 but is not as extensive. Friendly, efficient service.
Reviewed 04/05

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We love this restaurant. Their Chicken Tikka Masala is The Best!
Kris, Herndon
Age: 18-28
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Reiviewed: 2010

I visited Minerva with my family. The food was very good. And the prices were incredibly cheap for what you get. We got 4 "dinners" for 5 of us and 2 dinners would have been plenty (we also got appetizers). A dinner costs only $2 more than an entree, and it comes with soup (2 kinds), rice, raita, a vegetable, dahl curry, and a dessert all surrounding the entree in little stainless steel bowls. The presentation is a little strange, but fun and the food was really tasty. We just couldn't get over how much food you get for $12. I don't know if the boss has been reading the waiters the previous reviews or what, but we had very attentive service - not overly friendly, but not unfriendly, and certainly not rude. It would have been nice if the waiter had told us that we were ordering WAY too much food, but now we have left overs for lunch. I think the one really telling sign is that most of the other patrons were Indian families, most with children - I think this speaks to value, authenticity and quality. We had a great experience and highly recommend.
Ron, Harrisonburg, VA
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Dislikes: McDonald's
Reviewed: 6/14/08

My co-worker and I went during the Lunch Buffet ($8.95). This was his first experience with Indian cuisine. The buffet line did not have too much variety, but it did have good quality food. I have had better nahn before, but what do you expect for a buffet-style. The highlight was the dessert (likened to sweet grits), Kesar al Hawa. All-in-all a very good experience. We would go back again.
Willy, Vienna, VA
Likes: Cafe Milano
Dislikes: Bamboo Club
Reviewed 11/9/2005

One of the worst services ..staff is worthless..they don't know how to treat customers..its not once , its everytime. Food is okay but the service they provide is bad, very bad..I would not go even if they give free food. don't recommend to anyone.
AJ, Herndon
Age: 29+
Likes: Ageethi, Sarvana palce
Reviewed: 2/16/2007

My friends and I have been to Minerva a few times. Be prepared for spartan ambiance and terrible service, but great food. The waiters are slow and rude (one just walked away from us without a word because we took too long with a menu decision, and recommended a chicken dish to our request for a vegetarian selection). We put up with the abuse because the food is very good -- one New Yorker said it's as good as anything she's had in Manhattan.
Joel, Herndon
Reviewed: 22 July 07