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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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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, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 93
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 2
    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
Beautiful resturaunt!

My partner and I decided to give it a try, we are local to Queenstown and rarely dine in Arrowtown but were told by a friend to try it out. The restaurant was stunning inside, very warm and smelled of delicious Indian spices. The service was fast and very efficient, the food was unbelievable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Hollydavid22
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Queenstown, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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English first
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Had heard great things but was very disappointed. I am a real lover of Indian food but This had no flavour!! Tried 4 dishes and all were off the mark. Butter chicken is normally a safe bet but not here. Sorry team but you need to up your game.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My partner and I decided to give it a try, we are local to Queenstown and rarely dine in Arrowtown but were told by a friend to try it out. The restaurant was stunning inside, very warm and smelled of delicious Indian spices. The service was fast and very efficient, the food was unbelievable. Really nice evening!

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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

its a very nice place in beautiful arrowtown but the service was not upto mark. Food came out very bland less in spices ... too less cheese in garlic cheese naan ... its was an average experience.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My partner and I attempted to dine for lunch here and I believe the site said they closed at 230, we arrived at 215 and they said they were no longer serving which was fair enough, we did go back for dinner, it looks nice inside, trendy fire place but lots of bowls of fake flowers and cold marble table... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

Am an adherent fan of butter chicken and garlic nann. Its very yummy,,, Delicious food and good hospitality. The ambience made me feel home

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Really wonderful food and great service. Mantra gave us the delicious curry we felt like but even better than expected.

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Kerikeri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I almost gave this 4 stars because I thought the service was just awkward somehow and made us feel a little uncomfortable at times...but...the FOOD! So many New Zealand Indian restaurants are serving up the same tired menu of overly sweet, sauce-sloppy, texture-less, uninspired food. This one isn't. It had great flavour, real texture, serious chunks of meat, attractive garnish,... More 

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artnam, Owner at Mantra, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your kind review, even though in the service area, you felt uncomfortable. You were hugely generous. Many thank yous. As an owner of Mantra, I would be grateful if you could please let me know the reasons you felt uncomfortable so we learn from this and i can advise my staff accordingly to make... More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Got a voucher as a gift and was looking forward to have something there and got there.no one gave us a seat.we waited until someone gave us a seat very cramp on a corner.bad service.waited for a long time.only 1 person serving while cleaning the tables and making drinks imagine that 1 for all.The food was dry and very average.after... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

After three days traveling from an overseas trip this is just what we wanted! Delicious food! the pakora, onion baji were perfection! and the garlic naan wasnt stingy at all on the garlic!!! I got my stamp card and will be back!!

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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58 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Best Indian food in Central Otago.. just thinking about it makes me sigh and be happy. High level of service. Can't wait to go again. On the must-dos for every visit to Arrowtown!

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?