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275 W State Rt 4, Paramus, NJ 07652
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Ranked #26 of 118 Restaurants in Paramus
Price range: $20 - $35
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: French, Indian, Fusion
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Mantra Restaurant is a premier destination spot for modern Indian cuisine. We cater to pallets of individuals who are accustomed to Indian cuisine as well as those who want to indulge and enjoy the nuevo, rich and exciting flavors that Indian food has to offer. The relaxed lounge atmosphere is a perfect venue to meet socially or professionally. The dining area offers the ideal setting to enjoy meals with friends and family. We take pride in preparing food with the highest quality ingredients and our chefs turn out delicious and suckling choices. Dining out at Mantra offers a true fine dining experience for everyone. Besides our premier location in Paramus, we now have a second location open in downtown Jersey City (Exchange Place). Come visit and devour the excellence and judge for yourself. This is our “Mantra”.
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English first
Hackensack, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I have been here several times for the buffet and even had a family function here. I like their selections and the food has flavor. Recently we ordered for delivery and decided to try their Indo-chinese fare. The food itself was good but I was surprised to see the color of the food. We ordered Shrimp chili and chicken manchurian.... More 

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New Milford, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Over the weekend we had a friends and family get together for a party. We had requested the food to arrive at 6:30pm and the driver came an hour late. The food was ice cold and when we spoke with the restaurant guy all he had to say was you can put it int he microwave and it should be... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I hosted a group of six friends and spent a most enjoyable evening at Mantra. The ambiance is beautiful, the feel is romantic and, despite being full on a Friday evening, the place was not noisy. You could actually carry out a nice conversation across the table without having to shout. The food was very good and rather unique. There... More 

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Boston, Mass
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We take the whole family (including the grand kids) to this wonderful authentic Indian buffet. The food is varied and plentiful. Service is excellent and the price is affordable. The dishes range from vegetarian to flavorful chicken and other meat options. Each table is provided nan to eat with the meal. They do not refill soda's so expect to pay... More 

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Haworth, New Jersey
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79 reviews 79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We have dined at this restaurant many times and it is consistently good. It is definitely contemporary Indian food, elegantly served in a modern setting. We have had several dishes and they are all well seasoned. Definitely recommend this restaurant. Note, it is in a "mall" on route 4 and is a gem in a busy area. Worth going to.

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

I am a fan of indian fare and was looking forward to this lunch. I was happy to see that the lunch would be a buffet, because I think a buffet is the optimal way to enjoy foods that you do not regularly consume. Now, overall the food and choices were good, just OK. My native dining partners were underwhelmed.... More 

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Glen Rock, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Mantra has been a family favorite for several years given it isn't your typical Indian curry house - it is "Contemporary Indian" served on modern dinnerware I wish they would make smaller as the dishes and bowls are huge for the serving size (which is generous) and our table always gets congested with plates. Back to the food - it... More 

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Best buffet at a reasonable price. We have been coming here for years and never had a bad meal. Today's (5/31/14) was extra special as all my favorites were on the buffet. Curried goat was out of this world and literally fell off the bone. Loved the lollipop chicken as well. Excellent selection. For first timers, Mantra is on Route... More 

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I went to Mantra multiple times and i really like the food. Buffet choice are good and price is decent.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

During our recent stay in the NJ area, we were trying to get to this place for dinner. The GPS directions were all crooked and god only knows where this place is located. However the worst part was that inspite of at least a dozen phone calls to this restuarant, we always got wrong directions. The lady answering the phones,... More 

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Additional Information about Mantra

Address: 275 W State Rt 4, Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone Number: 201-342-8868
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Paramus
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
Cuisine: French, Indian, Fusion

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