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Mantra Indian Cuisine

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Shop 3 17th on 4th Avenue | Parktown North, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 023 0632
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Johannesburg
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

When you see the place, you don't want to go in, but when you do, you will be surprised to found delicious northern Indian curries, naan and other nice curry things!

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Thank johanita1969
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

For the last few years Mantra has been out go to Indian cuisine restaurant. We hadn't been for sometime and popped in for a quick curry a few nights ago. The place has changed and not for the better. The decor used to be Indian themed and dimly lit, now its western themed and brightly lit. The place simply has... More 

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Thank 585armandoa
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

I haven't been to Mantra since they renovated last October. I prefer the old look but then again- we go there for the food. Which has stayed the same - same fresh ingredients, bold flavours fantastic! I got (take aways this time) paneer Tikka Masala, which had a rich tomato gravy- spicy rich with cloves and fresh firm rich paneer.... More 

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Thank Lakshmi L
Johannesburg, South Africa
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Went there for dinner , restaurant was totally empty . Food was ok , but pricey . Also behind kai Thai in Parktown . No parking

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Thank RParbhoo
Seychelles
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

I am indian and the food they serve is not what authentic food it, we were in Joberg for a week for leisure and on the last day we went to have some home food, googled and found this place, since it was close to were we were staying we went, the lanterns in the picture are no more their,... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

I often take people here, stating that it's one of my favourite Indian restaurants in Johannesburg. The food is delicious, but it is the decor that really turns the place into a fabulous establishment. The hanging lanterns, slightly dimmer lighting and intimate setting makes this a lovely place to unwind, go on a date or catch up with an old... More 

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Joburg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

Our year end Xmas function was hosted at Mantra , a little restaurant hidden away in the suburbs. A delightful spot with a menu that one would expect when visiting a Indian restaurant. What was different though is the direct family involvement which made a big difference to the quality of the food and presentation. The flavors and tastes were... More 

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Thank EONJoburg
Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

A truly exquisite restaurant, prompt efficient service and the most amazing curries !!! my favourites are the Kheema muttar; lamb madras and the kadai lamb. The Garlic naan and cheese naan are simply out of this world. My best restaurant in Joburg and with the new look, certainly my favourite. Food is superb whether its a sit down or a... More 

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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

This place is located in a very quiet neighborhood. There aren't so many restaurants around. The food is great, and the prices are reasonable. It is more like a boutique restaurant. It is special!

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1 Thank luciaf681
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

Visited Mantra with a few friends tonight and the food bowled me over! The non- vegetarian platter for 4 was totally divine! For mains we ordered Bhuna Chicken, Butter Chicken, Lamb Rogan Josh and Lamb Vindaloo. All the curries gave me a slice of Mumbai. Esp my Lamb Vindaloo was the best I have ever had and the cheese garlic... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 3 17th on 4th Avenue | Parktown North, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 023 0632

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?