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Mantra Arrowtown

12, The Royal Oak | 50 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
+64 3-442 0880
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“curry” (27 reviews)
“butter chicken” (20 reviews)
“naan” (13 reviews)
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12, The Royal Oak | 50 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good food and fast service. Very friendly serving staff. Didn't have to wait for a table and food was pretty good. Visited it once and was very happy both times.

Thank Pulak9
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have been in NZ for 50 days now. We stopped at Arrowtown between Wanaka to Queenstown. We are from Mumbai and we have travelled through Europe, USA and Asia. Based on our exposure to different Indian restaurants at home and across the globe, Mantra...More

Thank Yamsin P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here a few times and this place has always delivered. nice hot naans in cold weather is just blis. I highly recommend this place especially in a quite town like arrowtown

Thank StevenJames2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to stop in for a really good meal when in Arrowtown and at acceptable prices. They even have daily specials with several options to choose from. Lovely decor as well.

Thank Happytraveller604
Shammi S, Owner at Mantra Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review, and we are so pleased you enjoyed Mantra. Hope to see you again some time. Kindest Regards Shammi Sandhu

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went in with a group of 6 adults. We ordered a few entrees and 6 mains/ breads etc. Everything came out at different times with long delays so some had finished while some hadn’t even started. That was OK, but when we went to pay...More

Thank Mountlocal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food served quickly by friendly staff. Surrounded by tasteful decor. There really isn’t anything more you can want.

Thank cameragod
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a cold and windy night and we were greeted with warmth and good food. We love Indian food and were treated to delicious food made with love and care.

Thank Harriet R
Shammi S, Owner at Mantra Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much Harriet. Yes we do try and do our very best, and in the way you have expressed. Thank you so much for picking up on the little nuances. Kind Regards Shammi Sandhu

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delighted to say there is no 15% public holiday surcharge for take away food. Whilst my medium Goa prawn curry was full of flavour it lacked substance, scant on the prawns, swimming in soup.

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fell in love with the decor at this restaurant! So beautiful and colourful, I loved the flowers and the quote on the wall. They were short staffed I think so everything was delayed for us. The meal was yummy, we shared a vegetarian dish which...More

Thank ekta69
Shammi S, Owner at Mantra Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Ekta, for taking time to share your thoughts with us. We are sorry that your meal was delayed. We hope you will return some time. Regards Shammi Sandhu

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were quite happy to see an Indian restaurant in arrowtown with such good reviews. We were looking forward to a relaxing time and good dinner. But the experience left such a bad end to a awesome day. When we walked in, we were totally...More

Thank Manish K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$34
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12, The Royal Oak | 50 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Arrowtown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-442 0880
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The moment you step inside Mantra Restaurant you will discover there's a real difference when it comes to enjoying Indian hospitality and dining. Sophisticated Indian cuisine in Arrowtown in a pink, black, almost womb-like interior, emphasizing peace and tranquility. The unique décor is warm and inviting with careful attention to making your visit truly enjoyable and special. Mantra promises an elegant dining experience and is keen to push away from the traditional image of an Indian restaurant. The ambiance is smooth, with slow-moving waiting staff deliberately taking their time to make sure the pace of life in here is suitably sedate. Menu is varied, with an excellent vegetarian selection which has been carefully selected and crafted by Shammi. Portions are generous and very nicely-presented. Complementing the menu Mantra has showcased an excellent wine list.
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