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“Worst food i ever tried.”
Review of Mantra Arrowtown

Mantra Arrowtown
Ranked #11 of 42 Restaurants in Arrowtown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $32
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
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.
Reviewed October 23, 2012

Went dine today with high hopes bt the food was the worst i ever tried in my life.it was like yesterdayz food ws on the table.garlic naan was burned and dry.chicken curry was like raw tomato curry .it was waste of money .never goin there again .

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Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

Our favourite takeaway and a great spot when we after a curry and a drink! Staff are great and always recognise us which is nice. Food is brilliant, nothing like what you would get at the food court in a mall, I even try the vegetarian meals as they have great flavour and the restaurant is nice and modern

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Thank Southernfella1
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

Clean and pleasant surroundings, Friendly staff. Vegetarian platter for entre was tasty, plus a great variety of vegetarian mains. Would happily return.

Thank MRB19
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

For fabulous food, service, ambience and attention to detail Mantra has it all. Shammi is an extraordinary hostess, and her staff are attentive and friendly. We have been here three times on this visit to Queenstown, from WA and will dine there again tonight. I recommend the tasting plate, to share, the coconut scallops, the prawns, the Palak Paneer, the lamb and Spinach...just everything on the menu is superb...it is truly the best Indian Cuisine I have tasted and am a fan of fine Indian Cuisine. Shammi ensures everyone who comes into her restaurant is treated as if they are the most important person in her life...that is her gift to her patrons. This is the reason we keep on coming back, and of course the amazing food. 10/10 from us Shammi and her team!

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1  Thank Susan F
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

I reviewed this place before but did not have the star guide correct, so have resubmitted with the correct star rating!
"This restaurant is sadly lacking in all areas. The food is not too bad but could be so much better....the quality of the chicken is questionable as my curry just had shredded bits, not nice breast pieces, which means they probably use cheap low quality cuts. The service is not the worst but the wait staff are strange, quite rude and very, very slow, especially for drinks and keeping up with orders for more. The atmosphere is odd too, can't quite work out what they are trying to achieve and the lighting is very harsh. It is also very pricey for what it is so go if you want an OK meal."
Ps. Have been back in since this review and my original review still stands, no improvements!

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1  Thank MadFerret L
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