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Janslangstraat 15, 6852LV Arnhem, The Netherlands
+31 26 442 4638
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Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • 15
    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
One stop for authentic yummilicious Indian cuisine in Holland with a cozy ambience and heartwarming service !

We made several visits to Mantra . On all our visits we thoroughly enjoyed the food n ambience. Food was always served fresh and wam n not to forget we got authentic Indian Flavours here which we miss when we visit other Indian restaurants in Holland . I specially loved the melt in the mouth Malai... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
Debolina S
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Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands
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Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

We made several visits to Mantra . On all our visits we thoroughly enjoyed the food n ambience. Food was always served fresh and wam n not to forget we got authentic Indian Flavours here which we miss when we visit other Indian restaurants in Holland . I specially loved the melt in the mouth Malai Tikka kebabs and super... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

We ate here last night, and although we are from Arnhem, we did not go here before. Without making a reservation it was a gamble if the would have a table for us. We were lucky, It was very busy but the had a no show, so we got their table. From the start it was clear the that the... More 

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Came on a Saturday eveninig around 19.00hr. Restaurant full but were asked to wait a few minutes. This was no problem. Had a drink at the bar then table was ready. Order taken. Food arrived a bit late but it really was a busy place. Have used this restaurant many times over the years. Have never seen it so busy.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Yesterday we eat in this Indian restaurant in Arnhem. We love vegetarian Indian food and visited manny Indian restaurants already. This one really is one of the best. The food was fresh and the taste was very well balanced. We both can eat a lot but the portions where large enough. The rice at the site seems freshly cooked or... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Could Mantra be the best restaurant in The Netherlands? Logically it wouldn't be possible to make such a statement, after all how can you compare Indian cuisine to any other type of food? But when it comes to quality for value and the best service at a consistent high level, I have yet to find a restaurant in The Netherlands... More 

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Nice quiet and cozy. Poor selection overall, and very poor selection for veggie/vegan (surprisingly!). Overall, the food (both meat dishes and veggie dishes) was bland and actually all dishes tasted pretty much the same as each other. Not expensive but I wouldn't go back to be honest.

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Mousumi G, Owner at Mantra, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your review. We deeply regret that you didn't enjoy your dinner at our restaurant and as a result we have got our first ever negative review. I am not sure what you had ordered, but we do have 86 items from all over India on our menu of which 33 are vegetarian,( of which 90%... More 

Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We read about Mantra on TripAdvisor and decided to give it a try. We are so glad we did. As reported, Mantra is located on a side street in the city centrum and requires just a little exploration to find, but nothing serious. Trust me, it's worth the effort. My wife and I sat outside and enjoyed a lovely spring... More 

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Mousumi G, Owner at Mantra, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We do hope and look forward to be at your service again! More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Before coming to Arnhem, I had read some favourable reviews of Mantra. After my recent bad experience at an Indian restaurant in Innsbruck, I reluctantly went to this place for dinner. I was amazed by the taste of the food. The kebabs were just as authentic as you would find in India. The curry was just right, a thick consistency.... More 

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Mousumi G, Owner at Mantra, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We do hope and look forward to be at your service again! More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Had a great meal here. So nice to find an Indian restaurant so far from home that does Indian food as good as my favourite Indian restaurants in London. The chicken madras was very tasty, daal good and onion bhaji really nice and not oily. Service was welcoming and look forward to returning if business takes us back to Arnhem.

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Mousumi G, Owner at Mantra, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We do hope and look forward to be at your service again! More 

Viborg
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

This restaurant is small enough to be cosy but large enough not to feel cramped. Having been caught up in Halloween celebrations in the city, I arrived one hour before I was due to take the night train and only had 45 minutes to spare. I said as much to the waitress and she advised me what to avoid, if... More 

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Mousumi G, Owner at Mantra, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We do hope and look forward to be at your service again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Janslangstraat 15, 6852LV Arnhem, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Gelderland Province  >  Arnhem
  • Phone Number: +31 26 442 4638

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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