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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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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (26 reviews)
“butter chicken” (19 reviews)
“naan” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
12, The Royal Oak | 50 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 293 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was fairly typical Indian in New Zealand but a few different dishes caught my attention. A scallop appertiser in coconut was delicious, but would have been perfect if it had been served on a hot dish and onto hot plates. The main curries...More

Thank 724family
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food and service. Really nice people. Happy to tailor your meal to suit - I tried the mushroom masala. Hats of to Shami, Aftaab and team. Will return - thank you!

Thank richriley72
Shammi S, Owner at Mantra Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Rich. Really appreciate you took time to give us your feedback. We hope to see you again some time. Your words mean a lot and we always try our best as is possible. Kindest regards Shammi

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely service. Had a great meal. Not too heavy but felt fresh and well fed afterwards. Beautiful place

Thank Sarah B
Shammi S, Owner at Mantra Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Sarah, and that you have taken out some time to give us your feed back. Most appreciated and grateful. Best wishes Shammi

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was delicious,service was good. Very noisy group of 15 or so in but this cant be helped. Would definitely revisit

Thank Natalie R
Shammi S, Owner at Mantra Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Natalie Thank you for your feed back and that you have taken time out to share your thoughts. Most appreciated. We are delighted that you had an overall good shared moments with us. We hope to see you again some time. Best Shammi

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After ordering 1 curry, a naan bread and an onion bhaji on the phone, we were told our food would take 40 minutes. My partner went down to collect the food and after 20 minutes he asked how the food would be. He was told...More

Thank adeleg841
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

We booked to have a meal here, and were running about 10 minutes late, since my daughter couldnt find the keys...never mind, I rang the restaurant to let them know and they were very good about it. I found the service really good and the...More

Thank Sarah H
Shammi S, Owner at Mantra Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Sarah Thank you so very much for sharing your thoughts with us. We are delighted that your experience at Mantra was relaxed and restful. Thank you. We hope to see you again some time. Kindest regards Mantra Team

Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

The food here is ok if you have the patience to wait for it. On the evening we visited the place was half full. The guy who met us didn’t greet us, showed us to a table without saying a word and vanished. After a...More

Thank carlhnz
Shammi S, Owner at Mantra Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Dear Carl I apologise to you profusely. I am currently overseas and have been very disappointed that our guests at Mantra have been meted with no courtesy. I return in a few weeks time and would very much like to contact you personally. May I...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Having been recommended Mantra by a colleague we booked for our Wedding Anniversary dinner. As we arrived a group in front of us, obviously friends of a waiter asked for a table. Another waiter directed us rashly to a table, not even hearing us say...More

Thank Rachel S
Shammi S, Owner at Mantra Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Dear Rachel May I please apologise to you for the discourtesy shown to you by my staff member. I am currently overseas, and have been very saddened to read your special day being spoilt, especially that you were recommended to dine at Mantra. May I...More

Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Nice place and friendly service. We were the only customers at lunchtime and were attended to very well. Good indian food and peaceful location

Thank SanjM07
Shammi S, Owner at Mantra Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Thank you for your review, and that you took time to write us your thoughts. We hope to see you again some time. Kind Regards shammi sandhu

Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Visited Mantra for a Saturday night meal with friends. Staff were super friendly and welcoming. We had a few different starters, all of which tasted authentic and amazing. Main courses arrived quickly and enjoyed by all. Definitely recommend Mantra for authentic tasting Indian food, and...More

Thank James D
Shammi S, Owner at Mantra Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Dear James Thank you for taking time to write us your thoughts. I am currently overseas and it is very heartening to see and read your comments, especially that i am away. I have relayed your review to all my staff members and thanked them...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$31
Meals
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
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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