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Neelam Exotic Indian Cuisine

Certificate of Excellence
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1178 Route 35 South, Middletown, NJ 07748-2600
+1 732-671-8900
Tue - Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been going here for years and it keeps getting better, Try the Crab Malabar or the Lamb Pasandra. They will make it mild , medium or spicy. Go for medium...mild is really no heat at all.

Thank 675dianak
Red Bank, New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A delightful environment for an excellent meal with people concerned about serving you. Descriptions of what each dish includes are available. Food is delicious. Service is excellent. This is a great place to bring friends to enjoy an Indian cruising.

Thank Elizabeth C
Middletown, New Jersey
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 47 helpful votes
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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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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
New Jersey
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184 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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
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
A TripAdvisor Member
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
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
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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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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
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 07748-2600
  • 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?