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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
Dining options: Takeout, Delivery
Description: Authentic vegetarian and non vegetarian dining in a cozy ambiance...
Authentic vegetarian and non vegetarian dining in a cozy ambiance. Probably the best Indian food in town.
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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
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Cozy restaurant! Delicious food and good service, price is nice. Located in a quiet street, it worth the visit if you like Indian food or if you want to try something different.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Cozy restaurant! Delicious food and good service, price is nice. Located in a quiet street, it worth the visit if you like Indian food or if you want to try something different.

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Arnhem
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Authentic Indian food prepared by a chef straight from India. Pleasant easy going atmosphere. Quality / price very good

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I have visited this restaurant several times on my visit to the Netherlands and have nothing but praises for this lovely restaurant, the food, the staff and the ambiance. Finding Mantra, tucked away in a small street is tricky, but if you have found it once, you will never want to Indian anywhere else in Arnhem and the neighboring cities.... More 

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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

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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 via mobile

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
7 helpful votes 7 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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 

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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

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 28
  • Cuisine: Indian

Description

Authentic vegetarian and non vegetarian dining in a cozy ambiance. Probably the best Indian food in town.
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?