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

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Visitor rating
  • 84
    Excellent
  • 30
    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
Great Indian food, gracious service

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
tamaletown
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Perth, Australia
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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130 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Perth, Australia
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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
8 helpful votes 8 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
78 helpful votes 78 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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Perth, Australia
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128 reviews 128 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Great food, and service and the waiter very friendly and helpful. A varied menu and the food authentic and beautifully presented.

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Melbourne, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We were appalled by the high prices in Arrowtown from the top rated restaurants, so decided to give Mantra a try. Absolutely fabulous Indian food, with wonderfully hospitable service. The owner gave generously of her time, making suggestions to complement the dishes we knew we wanted, and making sure to understand what level of spice we wanted. The Goa Prawn... More 

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Arrowtown, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place is always welcoming, the food is affordable and very good. The service is outstanding too.

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

The happy staff welcomed us into their empty resturaunt. Well it was 5.50pm on a Tuesday evening. We had the chicken tikka massala which was cooked to perfection as was the naan bread.

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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: Doing business, 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?