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Mantra Indian Cuisine & Bar - CLOSED

116 N West St, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27603-1772
+1 919-833-2823
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good34%
  • Average26%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible2%
Oct 18, 2014
“Out of sight, out of mind!”
Aug 22, 2014
“good food”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
116 N West St, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27603-1772
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

Went to Mantra for my sons birthday a he wanted Indian food. The service was slow and inefficient and the food was below average. The chicken was over cooked, the samosas, were probably the worst I ever ate. Overall the meal was way below expectations...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed August 28, 2012

Our tasting plate included a delicious chicken tikka masala, some lentil and chickpea "chili" type dish that was tasty, a chicken sausage that I was not a fan of, naan, a mango mousse that I couldn't taste the mango in, and some expensive, white wine...More

Thank Barriely
Reviewed August 16, 2012

We went to Mantra for lunch during the week. The restaurant is located in a building just slightly off the edge of downtown Raleigh. At noon hour, the restaurant was completely deserted and we were seated immediately. A couple more tables got occupied by the...More

Thank SelectTraveler
Reviewed July 19, 2012

Lunch at the Mantra can be inside or out. They have "ceiling" fans for the tables, which made our outdoor luncheon more tolerable considering the heat. The waiter was fast and friendly. This was a first visit for me and the quality of food surprised...More

Thank cinemabon
Reviewed May 22, 2012

I love Indian food and have tried lots of places, but this was the best Indian food I've ever had. I had vegetable samosas, rosemary naan, and malai kofta all of which were excellent. I've had malai kofta at many other Indian restaurants, but this...More

1  Thank KM7799
Reviewed May 13, 2012

We ate dinner at Mantra last night for the first time and were very pleasantly surprised. We decided to try it because of a living social deal. We had Aloo Fruit Chaat as an appetizer. The server said it is Indian's version of a hotdog,...More

1  Thank cgoodrich10
Reviewed May 5, 2012

Lovely decor, first rate food, excellent service. The chef was very visible, came around to the table several times inquiring about our satisfaction. The appetizer that features fried okra is not to be missed. The sea bass was cooked perfectly and the seasonings worked very...More

Thank MGandC
Reviewed May 2, 2012

Fabulous food, great prices, pleasant atmosphere, and wonderful staff. We will be returning! Recommend: Chicken Tikka Salad (best tandoori chicken I've ever had). Tandoori Basil Chicken (to die for!!!)

Thank Liv A
Reviewed April 24, 2012

The only reason we drove to downtown Raleigh for this place was because we had a coupon. Nice interior. Artsy cutlery. Chatty manager. Good food.

Thank HomoQuiScitOmnia
Reviewed April 16, 2012

We visited this restaurant just yesterday and probably won't be rushing back. While the decor is quite lovely and inviting, the service left much to be desired. Multiple requests and a long wait for a napkin set the tone; you shouldn't have to ask, and...More

Thank retiredtonc
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$15 - $25
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 N West St, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27603-1772
    (W Edenton Street & Hillsborough Street)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-833-2823
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Located in downtown Raleigh, NC, Mantra has come to represent an inviting atmosphere of modern elegance, comfort and sophistication. An inspired menu boasts delectable Indian Cuisine of both traditional and contemporary dishes made with the finest and freshest ingredients.Award-winning chef owner Gamer Rawat strives to create food options that are authentic Indian with western adaptation. His passion for flavor and quality cuisine led him to open his own restaurant. At Mantra you will not only find exquisite dishes, but true taste in beauty as well.Exquisitely presented menu options, delicious dessert temptations, and friendly, enthusiastic service ensure a memorable dining experience.An eclectic display of artwork, lighting and colors set stage for an unforgettable evening while you tantalize your senses with an exceptional selection of fine wines and cocktails paired with delicious light fare.
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