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Mantra

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12 The Royal Oak, Buckingham Street, Arrowtown, New Zealand
03 442 0880
Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very good dinner

Drinks good, food good, friendly staff. :) nice restaurant. Take away menu is the best choice. Butter chicken is mňam :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
MBielik
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Levice, Slovakia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Levice, Slovakia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Drinks good, food good, friendly staff. :) nice restaurant. Take away menu is the best choice. Butter chicken is mňam :)

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Bogota, Colombia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

My family and I went to Mantra last year and never had the chance (read time) to write a review. However, then I thought I must do it because this place deserves a congratulation. The restaurant is very well presented, clean and with and exotic atmosphere without being tacky. The food was rich, not only in its presentation, but in... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I recently went with a group of the girls for dinner and had a lovely evening. The food is always top notch and authentic. Have been several times and always great food and service. If you want good Indian this is the place to go.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I have to share my dining experience at Mantra Indian restaurant in Arrowtown. Mantra has an amazing atmosphere, classy yet elegant dining experience with a dash of originality. Easily the best Indian Restaurant in New Zealand. @AftaabSandhu

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Perth, Australia
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

we LOVED this place! All the staff was lovely, particularly the maitre-d (the Matriarch!) The masala chai at the end of our meal was fabulous. Also highly recommend the capsicum & paneer dish. REALLY yummy!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Went here tonight for dinner with a friend and we were first initially surprised at the fact we were the only ones there, but as soon as we arrived we were welcomed and seated straight away. The menu was nice and simple with good variety, and the food came out quick, as you'd expect with only us in there. The... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I've visited Mantra on my last two visits to Arrowtown. The first time was in 2010 and I thought it was my favourite Indian restaurant. I visited again this week and it is still my favourite Indian restaurant. Thanks guys :)

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Ballincollig, Cork, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Just back from our meal and had to compliment this place for their attentive service and beautiful food. When eating indian food my wife and I prefer to eat banquet style, so I always ask for no starter but rather bring everything together and we pick and share our food. I'm a spice freak and my wife is the complete... More 

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Bangkok
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95 reviews 95 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I come from Birmingham, England so I've eaten a few Indian curries in my time. And the meal at Mantra was up with the best of them. I had the chicken tikka masala. My wife had the butter chicken. We also had mango lassis, papadoms and naan breads. Everything was first class and the service was prompt and polite. 75... More 

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singapore
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Good food, good service, good location. Introduced by friends who are locals and swear by it being the best. Didn't disappoint Definitely worth the drive out

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 The Royal Oak, Buckingham Street, Arrowtown, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Arrowtown
  • Phone Number: 03 442 0880

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 36
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?