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Mantra Arrowtown

12, The Royal Oak | 50 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
+64 3-442 0880
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (23 reviews)
“naan” (13 reviews)
“butter chicken” (17 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
12, The Royal Oak | 50 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 239 reviews

Reviewed 6 September 2017

Lovely food - my main MURGH LA-JAWAB was delicious. The service was impeccable. We were most impressed about how Aftaab (the manager) recommended a different naan to us all to go with our main choices!

Thank Laura M
Shammi S, Owner at Mantra Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you Laura. We very much appreciate that you have taken a moment to share your views with us. Thank you for dining at Mantra and we hope to see you again sometime soon. Mantra team says thank you too. Kindest regards

Reviewed 31 August 2017

Best Indian food I have had in long time and to find it in Arrowtown was even better !Staff were amazing and the owner was so lovely !!!

Thank Tania N
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

A hidden gem in Arrowtown, the food is amazing and the service is second to none! Definitely recommend the coconut scallops starter, the Nawabi Korma and the mango sorbet om nom nom!

Thank Neill L
Shammi S, Owner at Mantra Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Dear Neill Thank you so much for dining at Mantra, and sharing your warm and kind comments with us. We appreciate it very much and hope we may see you again some time, and personally meet you too. Kindest regards Shammi Sandhu

Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Superb service and food! A credit to this family owned and run business, our curries and accompaniments were mouth watering. See you again soon Mantra family x

Thank KelandSteve T
Shammi S, Owner at Mantra Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

Hi Kel and Steve Thanx heaps for your awesome words and taking time to share some kind thoughts for Mantra. We just try to do the very best we can. We very much look forward to seeing you again. Thank you Shammi

Reviewed 20 July 2017

Quality curry, quality service with accommodating staff. Been several times and never been disappointed. We are from the UK and make sure we come whenever we are in the area (we went twice this time!). Would highly recommend - particularly the Korma (trust me! -...More

Thank reallywelltravelled
Shammi S, Owner at Mantra Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Thank you so very much for taking some time to give us your comments. We appreciate this so very much. We try and do the very best we can for all guests who dine at Mantra. I hope next time you visit, I have the...More

Reviewed 17 July 2017

Had a delicious meal at Mantra last night with my BF down from Auckland. I often find it hard to get a spicy enough dish, but Mantra delivered with their EXTRA hot option which was the PERFECT amount of spicy. Our meals tasted freshly made...More

Thank Megan S
Shammi S, Owner at Mantra Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

Dear Megan Thank you so much for taking time to write your thoughts for Mantra, Arrowtown. We hope to see you again sometime. Your words are very valuable and are grateful and appreciative. Thank you Shammi

Reviewed 12 July 2017

Yum! Never had such authentic, fresh and delicious Indian food before! Friendly service. Lovely place. Catered for personalised special diet. If Melbourne was close, would eat there often! Our teenagers loved it too!

Thank Peter C
Shammi S, Owner at Mantra Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

thank you so so much for such special words. hope to see you again soon. please keep in touch with us. kindest regards

Reviewed 12 July 2017

We had a large group booking and most of the restaurant to ourselves for the evening with a prearranged set menu. Afi, the manager and Shammi the owner were very obliging in helping us organise the night and everything ran very smoothly with excellent service...More

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Shammi S, Owner at Mantra Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

Thank you so very much for having your annual mid-winter Peddler Cruiser dinner at Mantra, Arrowtown. I am sorry I wasn't there as I have been travelling overseas getting ready for my forthcoming tour to India and Beyond. Thank you for taking time to share...More

Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant and atmospheric, great food, great service, my friend and I enjoyed it for sure. :)

Thank Thatloserjaz
Shammi S, Owner at Mantra Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Thank you for joining us at Mantra. Your review is very valuable for us and we appreciate the time you have taken to give us your thoughts. Thank you so very much.

Reviewed 3 July 2017

Booked via their website - which was easy to do. Took a group of 11 there yesterday; food was absolutely lovely; even those who don't like indian much enjoyed it! The speical nan was very good. Our gluten intorrent person was happy with the choices...More

Thank Alison C
Shammi S, Owner at Mantra Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Thank you so much Alison for taking valuable time out to share your thoughts on Mantra, Arrowtown. We hope to continue to do the best we can to provide our guests quality service and food. Please do visit us again sometime in the future. Thank...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 32
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12, The Royal Oak | 50 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Arrowtown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-442 0880
  • E-mail
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.
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