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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
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11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Waikanae
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After enjoying the delights of Mantras food at the Arrowtown NZ Open party, we ordered a takeaway and were not disappointed with the flavours, such a yummy butter chicken, full of herbs, we will be back 😊 next year!

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Thank Caren M
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely our favorite Indian restaurant in the region, maybe even in New Zealand. Being local, we visit on a regular basis and always make an effort to bring some friends if possible. We had many meals at Mantra and never walked out disappointed. Always friendly staff and good service in a light and modern setting. And did I mention the... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are Queenstown locals and had friends visiting from the Gold Coast and wanted them to try the best curry in the wakatipu. we only finish work at 9:15pm so booked for 9:45 and they normally close at 10pm but nothing was too much trouble. The currys were amazing, as usual and the place itself is gorgeous. Thank you Mantra.... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I dined here when on holiday in Arrowtown and really enjoyed an authentic Indian meal in particularly nice surroundings and served by very attentive staff. Had two entrees, samosa and onion bhaji, both delicious, and, because of a few wines and ales before the meal!, we shared the main, fish Punjabi Tak-a-Tak, which was suitably mild for... More 

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1 Thank Mike H
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 7 February 2017 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 

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 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.

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1 Thank Sue C
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

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 

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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 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 

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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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.

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 32
Cuisine
Indian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
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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