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275 W State Rt 4, Paramus, NJ 07652
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Ranked #21 of 119 Restaurants in Paramus
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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: 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
Chicago, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Clifton, New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

I went to the restaurant mainly because I was craving some Nan and it came up on OpenTable.com! I checked the reviews and restaurant website and saw that it was reasonable had meals that I ate, and reviews were great to excellent. I figured why not, let's try this. Well, we were in for a big surprise when we arrived... More

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Paramus, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We have been here often for their lunch specials and enjoy both the variety and quality of the spread.

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Wayne, New Jersey
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47 reviews 47 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Had dinner that again two nights ago and was throouhgly impressed. The food, as usual, was excellent and despite the place being packed (including a private party in the main dining room), the service was terrific.

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Top Contributor
487 reviews 487 reviews
360 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Went there with business associates for a networking party,a was pleasantly surprised.We were a little skeptical about the Indian food being served before we attended, but found out that evening just how good and tasty it is.The host and service stall were very accomadating and we had a great time.The liquor was all top shelf and the bartender was able... More

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Wyckoff, New Jersey
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

Food is very good. The chef knows his job well. But overall experience was average due to waiter. His name was Jose (quite rare Indian name ;-) and he was horrible!!!! Stay away from him!

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