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Mantra

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French, Indian, Fusion
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275 W State Rt 4, Paramus, NJ 07652
201-342-8868
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Mantra Restaurant is a premier destination spot for modern Indian cuisine...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Families with children
Doing business

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Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
One to write home about

The meal my wife and I had at Mantra is definitely one to write home about. First, we had wine. My wife wasn't sure which wine she wanted, so they set up a wine tasting for her( 3 different types). Very classy. We started our meal with bread, called Naan. It comes plain, but we had it with Garlic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Norm_one
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Oakland, NJ
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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57 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Oakland, NJ
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The meal my wife and I had at Mantra is definitely one to write home about. First, we had wine. My wife wasn't sure which wine she wanted, so they set up a wine tasting for her( 3 different types). Very classy. We started our meal with bread, called Naan. It comes plain, but we had it with Garlic so... More 

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Hackensack, New Jersey, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Menu has some good typical Indian food . I guess some appetizer have the western technique mixed with Indian spice and flavor. Like Desi wings, mango shrimp and Tandoori mushroom. Not that i see them in typical Indian restaurants in places like oak tree . Host asked us the spice level. So i assume one can get spicy Indian food... More 

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Allen, Texas
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Six of us visited while on a business trip. The restaurant is clean and classy looking with a separate bar. We shared several appetizers and then each of us had a different main dish (we did not share). The food was good, not great, but not bad (no one complained). The service was efficient.

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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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NJ
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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
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12 reviews 12 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
Top Contributor
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 275 W State Rt 4, Paramus, NJ 07652
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Paramus
  • Phone Number: 201-342-8868

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: French, Indian, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business

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”.
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

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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?