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The Mantra Fine Indian Cuisine

3480 Tillicum Rd, Victoria, British Columbia V8Z 4H3, Canada
+1 250-388-4655
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  • Excellent11%
  • Very good25%
  • Average24%
  • Poor20%
  • Terrible20%
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“New Owners, Even Better Food.”
1 week ago
“Tasty Indian Food in Victoria”
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3480 Tillicum Rd, Victoria, British Columbia V8Z 4H3, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed going to the old restaurant at this location for many years, and was sad when it was closed. But the replacement is even better. Updated interior is bright and modern, and you can watch the chef cook in a large open station. I've...More

Thank Lori V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Authentic Indian food satisfies the taste buds. Portion sizes are good. Naan or rice included with each dish. Only con was couple of flies causing avoidable irritation. Owner should pay attention!

Thank Kbhathal
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came for the lunch buffet with friends and the food was good varied and delicious. The naan was good the chai was good and I thought great Victoria finally has a decent India restaurant. So I took another friend to Mantra for dinner. The...More

Thank Canadiantravelwiter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been to all the indian restaurants around town and decided to give this place a try. Under new management and new name. Great meal - best and most flavourful tikka masala I've ever had. Served over a flame. Better than what I make at home...More

Thank Sarge13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always had a fondness for this place when it was Sabri but I'll admit that the food was not always great, as noted by some reviewers on here. Still, it was one of our go-to comfort food restaurants and we were surprised when we...More

Thank RosemarieP
Reviewed 30 August 2017

This place is under new ownership(formerly Sabri) and has only been open about 5 or 6 weeks, so ignore any reviews prior to that time as they were for the other place. We visited Mantra today for the lunch buffet for the first time. The...More

Thank K S
Reviewed 12 February 2017

First off, I really wanted to like this place, but now that I've tried them I am extremely disappointed. I ordered the butter chicken, pakoras and Lamb curry. Both the Lamb curry and the butter chicken were absolutely SWIMMING in oil, if I had a...More

1  Thank Geoff M
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Poor quality lunch buffet with many items on the cool'ish side. Doughy and dry (weirdly at the same time) naan that was simply terrible. Chalky dal. Friendly server and very cheap pricing isn't enough to convince us to return for a second try.

Thank threedogknight
Reviewed 29 December 2016

went for the lunch buffet. Very low quality food, few items, not tasty, naan too dry, 4 varieties of dal and almost no veggies, just 1 chicken / meat dish, no dessert, no serving cups, no complimentary tea / juices / or any beverage. Appeared...More

1  Thank matrix225
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Used to come here a lot. Came for a cheap and cheerful dinner with several friends and the food had gone downhill quite a bit. Its a buffet style and the meat dishes were overcooked and a bit dry, the selection reduced and the server...More

1  Thank Jazzaferri
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3480 Tillicum Rd, Victoria, British Columbia V8Z 4H3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-388-4655
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