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12 The Royal Oak, Buckingham Street, Arrowtown, New Zealand
03 442 0880
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Ranked #7 of 33 Restaurants in Arrowtown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $36
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Cuisines: Indian
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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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English first
Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Really liked this Indian restaurant. I had Chicken Saag and it was freshly prepared, bright green and delicious, compared with many others I have had which are dark green and salty. The naans were light and beautifully cooked. Lovely intelligent service. Great décor and music.

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Almere, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

real indian flavour prepared by an friendly indian family. we enjoyed the food and the conversation with afi (waiter and son ( greetings from holland afi)). we were here in november 2013

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Nelson, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Hubby and I decided to try the Indian restaurant in Arrowtown for lunch. Aftaab the duty manager served us well and was extrembly hospitable. The food was beautifully prepared and was very delicious. Not many places in NZ prepares great Indian cuisine. Definitely recommend to go for a bhaji😋

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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I wasn't expecting such a good and authentic Indian cuisine in a town smaller than a suburb of Auckland. Even though the prices are towards the higher end of the range, I can firmly say that it's worth the money. What I liked, apart from the food, was the fact that Shammi (the manager) was extremely friendly along with the... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is my first review on TripAdvisor and unfortunately one of my worst experience after many years in NewZealand. Yesterday was at mantra for dinner. No doubt food and service was amazing, Special thanks to chef and staff..! But one of the serving staff dropped a glass of drink on a customer, the staff did helped in cleaning those stuff,... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We were very impressed with this restaurant, both the service and the food were great! My Dad asked that his curry be served mild, and they obliged no problem at all, and he loved it! All the dishes we had were perfectly spiced and the vegetables were nicely cooked (still firm, not over-cooked). Living in the UK, we go to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

A pleasant dining surprise in Arrowtown. We have had mixed experiences with our restaurants in Queenstown and Arrowtown, but Mantra is one of our best. We did a sizeable takeaway order but the dining room at the restaurant was tastefully done in a typical Indian motif. We had butter chicken (for the kids), lamb rogan josh, punjabi fish curry, dal... More 

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Cupar, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Very pleasant interior decor and efficient front of house service. Food a bit lacklustre and under seasoned, underwhelmed by the whole experience unfortunately.

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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Wasant actually intended to write negative review about this place....as we had good experience before.. but this time the attitude of the guy behind the bar with glasses quite unprofessional.... was too talkative... however I ordered juice we didn't received....main course was complete lack of flavours and dry... only thing satisfied us the "entree"..was ok... but still expensive for what... More 

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CHCH, NZ
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This is advertised as fine dining - we went as a family of 4 on New Years eve a little earlier. Service was great, excellent by the owner/manager lady? We were given a glass of bubbles and a party cracker at each setting (wine not for kids :) The breads and dips appeared to be ready made and were quickly... More 

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Additional Information about Mantra

Address: 12 The Royal Oak, Buckingham Street, Arrowtown, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03 442 0880
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Arrowtown
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
Average Prices: USD 16 - 36
Cuisine: Indian

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