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Mantra

12 The Royal Oak, Buckingham Street, Arrowtown, New Zealand
03 442 0880
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Ranked #9 of 32 Restaurants in Arrowtown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $36
Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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86% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We are locals in Arrowtown and have popped in a fair bit for takeaways, but decided to dine in tonight. Lovely atmosphere and very smiley, helpful service from Afi. It really is Indian 'fine dining'. Curry's always taste freshly made and unique with lots of flavour. I would like to highly recommend their Coconut Lamb, delicious!

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Mumbai
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We were craving for good delecious Indian food in New Zealand and found this place during our visit to Arrowtown. Was 100% satisfied with the place. Awesome ambience, good punjabi songs being played and above all awesome North Indian food. Completely loved it. Keep it up.

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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Quality Indian food. incredible. Would go again. Great place to go with family, friends or on a date. Very nice setting.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Always enjoy the food here but found on this occasion the service OTT on the up selling and a bit too aggressive. This would not stop me going again - they have a great range of Indian food

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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We visited arrow town on our trip to queenstown. Being vegetarians we chose to have lunch at Mantra. The food was awesome and the owner was friendly. Loved the ambience of the place.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Great service and atmosphere. We made a late booking, we could not get there on time and they kept the kitchen open just for us. We were there for our anniversary with my partner and we ordered a "banquet". I don't remember the exact name of the dish but it was AWESOME. We tried 3 different curries with entrees and... More

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Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Great service and the best curry around! We regularly enjoy a going to enjoy some spice and a beer! Simply the best!

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Tauranga
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We had a warm, friendly welcome, and possibly one of our best Indian meals ever. Food was beautiful and we all enjoyed our meals. A great evening and would highly recommend. Will definitely go back when in Arrowtown again.

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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

You can tell that the chef knows what he is doing and the restaurant is very pleasant, as Indian cuisine goes this is up there as one of the better ones I have had, it's well worth a visit although you will pay a bit more than your standard Indian meal.

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Arrowtown, New Zealand
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

We waited nearly two hours for our food. The restaurant was jammed and the owner kept taking more phone orders. Won't go back

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artnam, Owner at Mantra, responded to this review

Dear Sarah my sincere apologies for the untimely delay on your food order. It was unprecedented with about 20 orders almost one after the other, and we were advising every one that it was going to be a minimum of 45min-1 hr delay. Everyone said that was fine, but realise your order definately took more than an hour. heaps of... More

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