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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
  • 89
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 13
    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
Yum- just what we were after

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!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

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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56 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Hi . I want to share my experience with you all . We went to mantra restaurant on 12th June 2015 for dinner as we wanted to celebrate B'day . It was awesome . The service , food , atmosphere . I like the interior very much . Must Visit

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Potter Bar, Herts (near London), England
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331 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Whilst visiting Arrowtown and looking for somewhere to take an evening meal the aroma of Indian cooking was tempting and we wandered off the main street and up some steps and found the entrance to Mantra. This looked very clean and modern so we booked a table for our evening meal. We were the first in and it must have... More 

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Queenstown
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I went here to be with friends - generally do not like going to Indian restaurants - I love curry, but the usual situation of paying $20 - $30 for a bowl of sauce with six bits of meat floating in it and rice on the side annoys me. So, I did not order curry, but the mixed platter to... More 

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Levice, Slovakia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Drinks good, food good, friendly staff. :) nice restaurant. Take away menu is the best choice. Butter chicken is mňam :)

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Bogota, Colombia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

My family and I went to Mantra last year and never had the chance (read time) to write a review. However, then I thought I must do it because this place deserves a congratulation. The restaurant is very well presented, clean and with and exotic atmosphere without being tacky. The food was rich, not only in its presentation, but in... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I recently went with a group of the girls for dinner and had a lovely evening. The food is always top notch and authentic. Have been several times and always great food and service. If you want good Indian this is the place to go.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I have to share my dining experience at Mantra Indian restaurant in Arrowtown. Mantra has an amazing atmosphere, classy yet elegant dining experience with a dash of originality. Easily the best Indian Restaurant in New Zealand. @AftaabSandhu

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Perth, Australia
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

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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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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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, Families with children, Doing business
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?