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“One of many - nothing special” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mantra Indian Restaurant - CLOSED

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Mantra Indian Restaurant
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
103 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“One of many - nothing special”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2012

Liked the Chicken Tandori and lassi. As with most Indian restaurants a few good dishes, some mediocre and a few poor. Took some Indian colleagues, and they said it was good not great. Prices fair.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank go4itPaul
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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  • English first
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English first
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent Meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2012

Large selection of items. Food is delicious and the portions are large. My tip for really enjoying this restaurant is to order the meals for 1. If you order the meals for 1 you get it for a price of $15.00 and there is plenty of food to share. We often order 2 of these (1 with meat and the other the vegetarian meal) and share. You can also order this option for pick up.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Finley90
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Bengaluru, India
Level Contributor
36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Another Indian restaurant”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2011

Tried our dinner here a few days back and I was pretty disappointed. It is not so often that I came across a good Indian restaurant in US, so this was not a surprise though. We ordered Mantra Tali #2 and mutton dish which was the specialty on that day. Tali was pretty average and the mutton dish was not good. I would avoid this place just like about 90% of other Indian restaurants in the country.

Visited November 2011
Helpful?
Thank Vasudevan M
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Houston
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best Indian Food in Katy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2011

Sorry we waited so long to try this restaurant! My wife and I tried Mantra for the first time after passing it over for several years. When we tried the appetizer knew we were going to be upset that we waited so long before trying Mantra. We were right! Both my wife and I thought the food was great, the service was prompt, and the owners were attentive and courteous . We tried several different items on the menu and were impressed with the flavors and the variety. Mantra will become one of our normal date-night choices and is definitely a must try in Katy.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Rick P
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Katy, Tx
Level Contributor
50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Good Lunch Buffet for those not familiar to Indian cuisine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2010

My husband & I go to Mantras when we crave Indian food. The buffet is perfect for us,
dishes are not too spicy and for $10, there's plenty of selection (salads, fresh indian bread delivered to your table, popular main dishes & desserts). Service is fast & friendly. Atmosphere Indian decor, cozy & quiet. They advertise entertainment during evening hours.
This is a good restaurant buffet to try Indian food.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank simpletraveler
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