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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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South Africa
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love their Indian fare. Usually we order about 6 meals and share. Very delicious and attentive service. A must visit if you are close to Parktown North.

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Thank ChintaSouthAfrica
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Under new Managment! Try everything it's all outstanding!! Also ask for the special briyani not on the menu its delicious!

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Thank 417malcolmb
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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345 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Apr 20 dinner: Decided on this place after searching for Indian places not far from Sandton. The ambience is nice with the walls adorned with white and black wallpapers. Among starters, had the paneer pudina tikka, tandoori tarkari, banjara kebab and prawns koliwada. Paneer was nice and soft and the pudina on the tikka was just right. The tandoori tarkari... More 

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Thank Maulin_Parekh
Johannesburg
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016 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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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Lakshmi L
Johannesburg, South Africa
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144 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
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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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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Thank Globetrotter2815
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?