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Mantra Indian Cuisine & Bar - CLOSED

116 N West St, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27603-1772
+1 919-833-2823
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good34%
  • Average26%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible2%
18 Oct 2014
“Out of sight, out of mind!”
22 Aug 2014
“good food”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
116 N West St, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27603-1772
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Reviewed 19 October 2014

Prior to visiting Mantra (a couple of weeks ago), my friends and I always ordered food for home delivery. Our experience at Mantra wasn't all that great to be honest.. We went there on a Saturday - late in the evening (when it wasn't all...More

Thank theonlytraveler
Reviewed 23 August 2014

We've been on a bit of a downtown curry hunt this week, testing out this restaurant and the nearby Blue Mango's restaurant on the next street. This is definitely the better of the two. Two of the items we ordered were the same at both...More

1  Thank JeffC123
Reviewed 8 August 2014

I quite love Indian food and am always excited to try Indian restaurants. My sister and I were seated quickly. The arrangement of the tables was awkward. We were seated at a table for 4 by a wall next to a table for 2. If...More

Thank JenniCrab
Reviewed 7 July 2014

+ve: 1. Above average Indian Food 2. Downtown location (easy to locate on Google Maps) -ve 1. Service 2. Bar

Thank sachkaush
Reviewed 6 April 2014

We were impressed with the food and may go back. With that being said, however, it needs to be noted that when presenting them with a gift card to purchase your food, you are informed that alcohol is not included. We had a gift card,...More

3  Thank JoPurl
Reviewed 15 February 2014

On a whim, my girlfriend and myself decided to go out last night and have dinner at your establishment. We expected to have a wait, as it was Valentines Day and we had not made a reservation, but there was no wait. We were shown...More

5  Thank Andrea Z
Reviewed 28 January 2014

The food at Mantra was alright but nothing to write home about. Overall, Mantra just felt like it was lacking something and I guess I had bit higher expectations for Mantra after hearing that it was a good place to get some Indian food. The...More

2  Thank FFS332
Reviewed 4 January 2014

We've visited twice during the weekday lunch buffet and have enjoyed it both times. The buffet is small but has a good selection of veggie and meat dishes (tikka masala, tandori, paneer, etc.). They also have pakora appetizers with several sauce choices and an excellent...More

Thank Claudia D
Reviewed 11 November 2013 via mobile

Went there on a whim. We waited for 5 min at the door before the greeting lady said hello. She was overwhelmed for sure and seemed to lack training. I think they lacked staff cause she was cleaning tables too. The server was very pleasant...More

Thank Hatzlacha
Reviewed 3 November 2013

This place is very solid. Great food, tending to the spicier (hotter) side of the way you order (medium is closer to hot). The service generally ranges from very good to just OK, depending on how well trained the wait person is and how much...More

Thank raindance01
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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
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11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 N West St, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27603-1772
    (W Edenton Street & Hillsborough Street)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-833-2823
  • E-mail
Located in downtown Raleigh, NC, Mantra has come to represent an inviting atmosphere of modern elegance, comfort and sophistication. An inspired menu boasts delectable Indian Cuisine of both traditional and contemporary dishes made with the finest and freshest ingredients.Award-winning chef owner Gamer Rawat strives to create food options that are authentic Indian with western adaptation. His passion for flavor and quality cuisine led him to open his own restaurant. At Mantra you will not only find exquisite dishes, but true taste in beauty as well.Exquisitely presented menu options, delicious dessert temptations, and friendly, enthusiastic service ensure a memorable dining experience.An eclectic display of artwork, lighting and colors set stage for an unforgettable evening while you tantalize your senses with an exceptional selection of fine wines and cocktails paired with delicious light fare.
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