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Mantra Arrowtown

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12, The Royal Oak | 50 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
+64 3-442 0880
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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103 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm used to cheap and cheerful Indian restaurants. Mantra is not like that. The restaurant is classy, with a stylish layout and spotlessly clean. Prices are higher than many Indian restaurants but the food was fabulous. The curries had plenty of meat and we weren't able to eat everything. It all made a refreshing change from other Indian restaurants. We... More 

1 Thank kiwipippa
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a really beautiful couple of curries here last night. Perfect. Exactly the right heat. I think it's a lady owner....really classy, tasteful, contemporary Indian decor. I wish this was my local curry spot.

1 Thank Sue C
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a long journey from Fairly to Queenstown we were tired and were looking for a restaurant where we can get some nice Indian Food. After a quick search we found “Mantra” on google. The city "Arrowtown" looks like a Hollywood movie set and finding Mantra in there was a funny experience. The hotel is located inside a nice small... More 

1 Thank Chinmay P
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I visited here for dinner in late January, we had a reservation for 8pm and were greeted by a very friendly gentleman who showed us to our table, only one other table had people on it which we were worried about, thinking this place must be awful to be so quiet, but hoping maybe the late sitting... More 

1 Thank BigTony26
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Three of us went for dinner at Mantra - two of our curry mains were delicious, the third was Tandoori Chicken which he found really dry. Coke was very flat, and we waited about 20mins to be asked if we wanted to see the dessert menu - gave up and went home.

1 Thank MegG972
Tacoma, Washington
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We looked into a few restaurants in Arrowtown and weren't impressed with their menus, then we stumbled upon Mantra. We were seated immediately. My mother got the chicken tikka masala and I got the butter chicken. Delicious. It absolutely hit the spot. The chicken was cooked perfectly and her "mild" and my "medium" spice was exactly what we were expecting.... More 

1 Thank zachricker
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

An ancient gold prospecting town. Very quaint attractive original buildings. Good walks along side the river and some good cafes. Well worth a visit.

Thank Graham M
Dunedin, NZ
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Great Indian food with very efficient service. Our food was served with flair and tasted more flavoursome than your everyday run of the mill Indian restaurant. Resturant was very clean and tastefully decorated.

1 Thank Beck_Lilley
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely seat and the staff were all very kind and accomodating, were very patient while we decided what to order too. We had some pappadums with chutney and yogurt for a starter, then the butter chicken, lamb rogan josh and paalak paneer, served with rice and naan. All the dishes were amazing and the naan was beautifully... More 

Thank Tiani V
Lucerne, Switzerland
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We were here for dinner, had the "Banquet" with Fish Vindaloo, Chicken Tikka Masala and Palak Paneer. It was very spicy and tasteful, just great!

1 Thank abc814

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$33
Indian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?