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Mantra Arrowtown

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12, The Royal Oak | 50 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
+64 3-442 0880
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We looked into a few restaurants in Arrowtown and weren't impressed with their menus, then we stumbled upon Mantra. We were seated immediately. My mother got the chicken tikka masala and I got the butter chicken. Delicious. It absolutely hit the spot. The chicken was cooked perfectly and her "mild" and my "medium" spice was exactly what we were expecting.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

An ancient gold prospecting town. Very quaint attractive original buildings. Good walks along side the river and some good cafes. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Graham M
Dunedin, NZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great Indian food with very efficient service. Our food was served with flair and tasted more flavoursome than your everyday run of the mill Indian restaurant. Resturant was very clean and tastefully decorated.

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1 Thank Beck_Lilley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a lovely seat and the staff were all very kind and accomodating, were very patient while we decided what to order too. We had some pappadums with chutney and yogurt for a starter, then the butter chicken, lamb rogan josh and paalak paneer, served with rice and naan. All the dishes were amazing and the naan was beautifully... More 

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were here for dinner, had the "Banquet" with Fish Vindaloo, Chicken Tikka Masala and Palak Paneer. It was very spicy and tasteful, just great!

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1 Thank abc814
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, great service. Love coming to this restaurant. Thanks for another outstanding evening. Our guests were first time dinners and were very impressed.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an extended family dinner here with 4 adults and 3 children. We were welcomed and shown to our reserved table. When our waiter arrived it became evident that his focus was maximising our order, by recommending numerous things we had neither asked for or wanted (we later found out that others had experienced the same practice). This included... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful tasty, vegetarian dinner. Beautiful flavours, prompt service. Excellent experience. Would recommend for anyone who enjoys well presented, seasoned Indian food.

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1 Thank Jocelyn L
Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mantra Indian restaurant in Arrowtown is delicious value for money. We went on a night with minimal staff and the service was prompt and efficient. Vegetables were fresh and cooked perfectly in the vegetable curry and the quantities were generous. Would highly recommend this lovely place

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had their "own" dish, the Murgh La-Jawab. I asked for mild, and, surprisingly for an Indian restaurant, it WAS very mild (normally even the "mild" blows your head off..); in fact, it could have been a little hotter. Service was excellent (altough it was very quiet when I was there).

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $33
Cuisine
Indian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?