Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.


2443 Centreville Rd., #G1 (Fox Mill Rd.) Send to Phone
Some dishes like the butter chicken especially stand out

Lunch & Dinner daily
  • Parking available
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Entertainment: Entertainment
  • Kid-friendly

* Click here for rating key

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Minerva Indian Cuisine Restaurant Review

: Perhaps the most exciting aspect of this restaurant is not the food, but the huge Indian music video that plays out, constantly and loudly, against the back wall. It’s a little like being wrapped in surround sound while you eat, and a good distraction for the food. This, we found, was inconsistent, with some dishes---namely the butter chicken---far outshining others, such as the bland lamb vindaloo. As any fan of Indian food knows, this should be a dish that screams with flavor and heat, but not here. The menu is lengthy, and actually, some dishes stand out for their rarity. There is hyderabadi kheema, a marinated ground lamb entrée and navaratan khoorma, a vegetarian entrée that’s the merging of nine distinct foods, including vegetables, dry fruits and cheese. If you order the full dinner and not à la carte, everything is brought out to you at once on a large metal plate, and you get the chef’s choice of dessert, like it or not. Also located at 10364 Lee Hwy., Fairfax, VA, 703-383-9200.


GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.