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Mantra Arrowtown

12, The Royal Oak | 50 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
+64 3-442 0880
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“curry” (27 reviews)
“butter chicken” (21 reviews)
“naan” (14 reviews)
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CUISINES
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
12, The Royal Oak | 50 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 281 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had mixed feelings about the place. We got take away many times. The currys we had were all amazing. Any side dish we had was not. It seems the focus is on good curry which in itself is good. The other thing letting them...More

Thank secrethippyninja
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We order murgh lazawab but i regret it. Chicken gravy was not good as it was not properly cooked n have dominating tomato flavour. If it would have been cooked properly might be a good dish. Rice served with that was chewy

Thank 994nikhilp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Mantra for Mothers Day, and they really did role out the red carpet with a complimentary glass of champagne and chocolate. The staff were extremely warm and friendly. My partner went for the tried and true butter chicken while I went for...More

Thank Russell M
Shammi S, Owner at Mantra Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Russell Thank you so much for sharing your review with us and taking time to pen such kind words. This is so hugely appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again at Mantra. Thank you Shammi

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was looking for an indian restaurant and i found this place. I had lunch thali. It was very tasty and authentic. The naan was cooked well and two curries that I had were delicious. The server was very gentle and kind. The price was...More

Thank minimize940314
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

We arrived in Arrowtown to a pleasant afternoon. My wife and kids wanted to have lunch. We am led through the old town and our eyes spotted an Indian restaurant tucked away in the end of a ‘ courtyard ‘. We were pleasantly greeted by...More

Thank sammshariff
Reviewed May 10, 2018

We were struggling to find a place to eat that we could afford and accommodated my vegetarian diet as well as my meat eating husband. Indian food is always the best option! Service was friendly and the food excellent. We learnt that there was NO...More

Thank Jane P
Shammi S, Owner at Mantra Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2018

Thank you Jane for taking time to share your review with us. We try our best to do the best we can possibly do. Your review is most appreciated. Thank you. Kind regards Shammi Sandhu

Reviewed May 1, 2018

Having driven through Arrowtown on the way into Queenstown we made a special trip back to try its bars and restaurants. This place looked good and had all the makings but was a big disappointment. I felt we just picked a bad night because the...More

Thank 56stuart
Shammi S, Owner at Mantra Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2018

Dear reviewer We thank you for your comments and have taken it on board. you are right, it was one of those nights! Please do visit us again some time. Kind Regards Shammi Sandhu

Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

This was the best Indian I have ever eaten, great flavours awesome portion size and super friendly wait staff. I will be back very soon

Thank Jared M
Shammi S, Owner at Mantra Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2018

Dear Jared Thank you for taking time to write us your thoughts. Most appreciated. We hope to see you again some time. Kind Regards shammi sandhu

Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

Dinner for two early in the week. Not the warmest welcome in the world, maybe a cultural thing where you let your spouse speak to the male manager? Things got better after we straightened out who was the customer and who was the waitperson. Food...More

Thank ScottandLorna
Shammi S, Owner at Mantra Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2018

Dear Scott and Lorna Our apologies to you for not getting a warm welcome. We are truly sorry for this. However, thank you so very much for also mentioning that you found the food tasty. We hope you will come back some time, and that...More

Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

Good food and fast service. Very friendly serving staff. Didn't have to wait for a table and food was pretty good. Visited it once and was very happy both times.

Thank Pulak9
Shammi S, Owner at Mantra Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2018

Dear Reviewer Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts of your experience at Mantra. We hope to see you again some time. Kind Regards Team Mantra

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $32
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12, The Royal Oak | 50 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Arrowtown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-442 0880
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Description
The moment you step inside Mantra Restaurant you will discover there's a real difference when it comes to enjoying Indian hospitality and dining. Sophisticated Indian cuisine in Arrowtown in a pink, black, almost womb-like interior, emphasizing peace and tranquility. The unique décor is warm and inviting with careful attention to making your visit truly enjoyable and special. Mantra promises an elegant dining experience and is keen to push away from the traditional image of an Indian restaurant. The ambiance is smooth, with slow-moving waiting staff deliberately taking their time to make sure the pace of life in here is suitably sedate. Menu is varied, with an excellent vegetarian selection which has been carefully selected and crafted by Shammi. Portions are generous and very nicely-presented. Complementing the menu Mantra has showcased an excellent wine list.
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