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Mantra

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

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  • 113
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Indian in NZ

Just love it, and dine in or order takeaway regularly! Lovely authentic flavours and yummy naan. Honestly think its the best Indian in NZ. Go there!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
kiwikiwi88
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just love it, and dine in or order takeaway regularly! Lovely authentic flavours and yummy naan. Honestly think its the best Indian in NZ. Go there!

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Ashland, Oregon
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71 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent service. Menu for lunch had many choices. Not too familiar with Indian dishes but waiter was helpful. Both our meals were very good. Very reasonable pricing. Recommend!!

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1 Thank Albert T
Queenstown, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Mantra has a high potential but has been hidden from peoples eyes far away from all the crazyness of queenstown in Arrowtown. everthing we had was fresh, I would rate the restaurant excellent for the Ambiance. I can not express in words how welcoming was the atmosphere. most restaurants has some old curtains some wooden carvings and some crap looking... More 

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1 Thank Andy8416
Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mantra is a great Indian restaurant, where the food is very fresh and delicious. The naan bread is made in front of your eyes and tastes yummy. The curries have a lovely charcoal taste.

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Thank ELBA47
Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an excellent meal here. Food and service both fantastic. Best Indian we've had in NZ. Came here after being recommended and it didn't disappoint.

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Thank BrendanMurray
Dunedin, New Zealand
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the bright, modern decor but the food is delicious and the service is professional but also friendly. Totally worth a visit!

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1 Thank KiwiRugbyMum
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wondered past tonight smelt so good we decided on mantra.The food was fantastic and the staff were lovely. We will 100% be back to visit again when in Arrowtown. If your looking for a good feed at a good price then I fully recommend mantra

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2 Thank Kieran B
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is tucked out of the way of busy traffic so has a chilled out atmosphere. I visited with my mum and my boyfriend and we had a wonderful meal, the food was great (HIGHLY recommend the tandoori prawns to start, they were beautiful!) and was reasonably priced. The staff were very friendly and polite. Would definitely visit again... More 

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1 Thank nrobinson24
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking around beautiful quaint Arrowtown deciding on a place to feed, nothing really caught our attention. Suddenly there was an aromatic scent that completely excited us. We followed our nose up a laneway and found Mantra, a beautifully stylised restaurant. The host was very warm and friendly, the inexperienced waiter did his best, but the food was outstanding. We are... More 

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1 Thank LloydG64
Arrowtown, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service, great food, and great atmosphere. A truly authentic Indian food experience with a great staff.

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1 Thank SeanM29387

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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: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
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?