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Mantra Restaurant & Lounge - CLOSED

632 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1609
+1 650-322-3500
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good31%
  • Average23%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible29%
Jul 24, 2013
“CLOSED - replaced by Tacolicious”
Jun 7, 2012
“Mantra Indian Restaurant in Palo Alto, CA”
Restaurant Hours Closed
French, American, Indian
$$ - $$$
632 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1609
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

Mantra was a solid place, especially with their low priced happy hour menu, but it's closed now. It had a nice twist on indian food, and made a really decent Vesper cocktail. Great for a summer friday afternoon - but, as I said, closed now.

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Reviewed June 7, 2012

We went to this restaurant twice, the opinion is still the same. Don't like the food. Except for the Poori and Nan breads they make fresh, the other foods tasted old. The Tandori Chicken has a mushy texture. They ran out of Calamari, scallops, tonight....More

Thank Lily Y
Reviewed April 29, 2012

The food is excellent with some interesting twists. Particularly recommend the Birhani and their appetizer platter. As others have said, it's a little pricy, but here's a hint. Go to restaurant.com and purchase a coupon, searching for a discount code before. This gives you a...More

4  Thank travl4fun2
Reviewed March 17, 2012

We had gone to Mantra to celebrate a birthday mid week. The atmosphere is pretty decent and the seating is average. This place was surprisingly not very crowded given that Palo Alto has a lot of restaurants brimming over even mid week. We had a...More

Thank kj_rb_rv
Reviewed December 8, 2011

The good: 1) Good menu and i would rate the food at 8/10. 2) Great tasteful ambience - no blaring music, no bright lights, no boisterous crowds... 3) Decent cocktails although they could be stiffer. The not so good: 1) The service is hit/miss and...More

2  Thank Analogous
Reviewed April 23, 2011

My wife and I decided to celebrate, at Mantra, our 9th anniversary of the moment when we first met. I checked on the web and found multiple dinner hours listed on the web - Google listed 11pm closing for Thursday (tonight) and Mantra's own website...More

Thank RamShyam
Reviewed December 28, 2008

Spicy and delicious.

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Reviewed August 16, 2008

Beautiful surroundings, great service, excellent wine list, wonderful food.

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Reviewed June 4, 2008

very disappointing - way to expensive for the poor quality... the desert tasted really bad

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Reviewed May 13, 2008

It was better before they changed the bar menu. Nice atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$31 - $40
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 632 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1609
    (Hamilton & Forest)
  • Public Transportation: 2 Blocks from Palo Alto CalTrain Station.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-322-3500
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