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“An Arrowtown gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mantra

Mantra
12 The Royal Oak, Buckingham Street, Arrowtown, New Zealand
03 442 0880
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Ranked #6 of 33 Restaurants in Arrowtown
Price range: $16 - $36
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“An Arrowtown gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Great food at very reasonable prices. Authentic Indian food served in plentiful supply. Tastefully decorated saturation which was very quiet on the Monday night. Ae there but Shammi e owner gave us very attentive service and was very helpful in her assistance with ordering. The four of us enjoyed our meals immensely. Wine list was reasonable priced.

Visited May 2013
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English first
Ballina, New South Wales, Australia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Great food on cold Monday night”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Four of us Aussies went to Mantra on spec. Delightful decor, very comfortable with warm fire. The menu was extensive and authentic Indian , no beef dishes. Good selection of wine, reasonably priced.
Shami , our maitre de and owner, was so friendly and knowledgable.
Best meal pick was the mixed entree platter.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Fantastic food, friendly staff and host. Nice atmosphere (although it was quiet when we were there) Fully recommend.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Indian at it's best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

On holiday in Arrowtown and had the most wonderful chicken masala at this restaurant. The owner is a very vibrant, friendly lady and would welcome all her guests with the biggest smile ever

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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sydney
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57 reviews 57 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Lamb Tandoori just perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

This was a great find - a great India restaurant in a wonderful town, My partner had some vegetarian dishes and I had the fabulous lamb tandoori. Lamb tandoori is one of my favorites and this was just great. Decor and ambiance were well done and the service was polite and quick. Price was moderate below $NZ70 including wine

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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