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Madras Mantra

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2179 Lawrenceville Hwy, Suite A, Decatur, GA 30033-4303 (Formerly Madras Bhavan)
+1 404-636-4400
11:30 - 22:00
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Nashville, Tennessee
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is my 2nd visit like the food here, but the place is not clean found a live roach near the clean plates, lost my appetite

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good tasting authentic food, service on point and good ambience post renovation..overall one of the better indian restaurants and good quality food in the Atlanta area. Great vegetarian fare.

Thank Karthik V
Kingsland, Georgia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017

2nd visit to the location as the 1st was very enjoyable both with food and service. This time it was a blunder on the order which was not served & then had to cancel. Weekends are always busy but the owner has to decide if they prefer quality service when accepting so many guests on a weekend. Saw attendants only... More 

Thank Demish P
Blairsville, Georgia
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46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

The food on the lunch buffet was amazing. Loved the crepes, vegetable pancakes and samosas. There were some items I never tried before and all were quite tasty.

Thank jeanadrienne
Madison, Alabama
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74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We visited this edition of Madras Mantra (previously Madras Bhavan, Saravana Bhavan). The place has been completely remodeled and looks very attractive. A buffet is now offered and contains both north and south Indian dishes. Unique was the beet poriyal, everything else was standard. The coconut chutney was amazing and the sambar was very tasty too. Service continues to be... More 

Thank snd2000
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Wow! Suddenly, I was reminded with Childhood memories from Chennai! The restaurant looked so fantastic. Buffet had a huge variety of foods from Idilies to Naan. The taste of food is authentic. Rasam is the best! All the dishes are exceptional. Do not miss out.

Thank Prash B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

While the food was good here, the service was terrible from beginning to end. On Sunday evening (in a fairly empty restaurant), my friend and I waited to be seated while the person at the welcome station carried on a personal conversation on his cell phone. After about three minutes a woman walked over grunting and seemingly motioning for us... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

I'm not normally a fan of buffets, but I regularly drive thirty minutes out of my way just to eat the lunch buffet at Madras Mantra. The south Indian vegetarian cuisine is consistently delicious. They keep the buffet very fresh and there is always something new to try. I like how they make fresh dosas and serve them at your... More 

Thank travelflowers
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78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We are hooked on Indian cuisine thanks to Madras Mantra's wonderful vegetarian offerings. We never knew there could be such wonderful variety in vegetarian dishes. We are fond of the eggplant chat, special onion rava masala dosai, any and all mutter dishes, smashed eggplant curry, and vegetable biriyani. Once in a while we also crave pongal (pg 5 of menu... More 

Thank KalymnosSummer
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This restaurant is in same place where famed madras survana Havana used to be - Decor is better as well as the service. Eat new year Brunch buffet- Was crowded -food was excellent- Vadas and upma was best-

Thank gnayak67

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2179 Lawrenceville Hwy, Suite A, Decatur, GA 30033-4303 (Formerly Madras Bhavan)
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: +1 404-636-4400

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