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Indian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 19 March 2024 via mobile

Mantra is located in the heart of old Arrowtown, so very convenient for meals. We went for dinner. We received a warm welcome. The food was very tasty and of top quality.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 24 February 2024 via mobile

We love Mantra. We live locally and it’s a great place for a quick meal, take out, or hosting friends who are visiting. The food is always delicious, my favourite is the Biryani. Service is also excellent and friendly. They have a good selection of...very well-priced wines. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Mantra Arrowtown, Owner at Mantra Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2024

Thank You for your appreciation! we would love to see you back soon. Cheers ! Mantra Team

Reviewed 25 December 2023 via mobile

Surprise! Unplanned Christmas lunch, driving through. Expected something average, and were very pleasantly surprised. The food is of great quality. There was some waiting time, but no problem- the meal was worth it!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 29 October 2023 via mobile

We’re lost in the ambience of Mantra, food was delicious and authentic. Staff and service are more friendly. Highly 2 recommend.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 16 July 2023

There were such good reviews and I’d been recommended by friends to come here too- it did not disappoint! Hands down the best Indian we’ve had, absolutely delicious food and the service and atmosphere was amazing too!! We can’t wait to come back!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 13 July 2023 via mobile

Review for vegetarian food-never seen or eaten before dishes on the menu at least Australia and NZ . Very different menu and delicious was pleasantly surprised. Delicious beetroot badami tikki , tandoori broccoli! Behlpuri, tandoori paneer tikka , I never like biryani but vegetarian biryani...was so good… Delectable food! Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 8 July 2023 via mobile

We love Indian food and have it regularly back home in wellington. This menu had great variety and we tried dishes never had before. All the meals were delicious, including the naans. We would certainly go back.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 1 July 2023

We have been to Mantra twice over the last 2 months and had a fantastic experience both times. The food was outstanding as was the service and the restaurant atmosphere.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 9 June 2023 via mobile

We love Indian, tried lots of Indian restaurants, this would be one of the best we have been to. Wines are reasonably priced! Food was exceptional! Service was excellent. We will be putting this on our ‘regular visit’ list every time we visit Queenstown!

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 17 May 2023

Amazing place! Honestly such nice staff, let me come in even though they were just about to close for lunch, and then brought me a beautiful dessert as it was my birthday! Such good food, great veggie options, such a lovely place.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 14 April 2023

Service was excellent. Food was amazing. Best Indian restaurant in Queenstown/ Arrowtown region. Been there 3 times now. Cant wait to go back.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 13 March 2023 via mobile

One of the best Indian restaurants in New Zealand. Amazing and tasty food with great presentation and cocktails. The ambiance is great and relaxing. Beautiful restaurant

Date of visit: February 2023
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Mantra Restaurant, Manager at Mantra Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2023

Namaste Zina S, Thank you for taking your time reviewing us and sharing some amazing cocktails photos too. We are very thrilled to know you had the best hospitality received from our team. We look forward to your visit in the future. Warm regards, Anand

Reviewed 10 March 2023 via mobile

Off the Main Street and it’s has a good clean bright feel inside . The service was prompt and with a smile and food was excellent. We were a group of 9 and we all agreed an excellent Indian mealMore

Date of visit: March 2023
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Mantra Restaurant, Manager at Mantra Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2023

Namaste jgle4, Thank you for making a reservation and expressing your positive experience you had at Mantra. We are indeed bit off the road however we trust your positive feedback likes yours is what helping us to spread the words. Also, we are very pleased...More

Reviewed 3 March 2023 via mobile

Exceptionally exquisite from the ambiance to the utmost service & food that continues to be embedded in our minds as some of the best Indian food we’ve had anywhere. Amin, our waiter epitomized the best of the best, attentive to every detail. The Nalli Nihari...(Lamb Shank) #23 was as described , extremely flavorful with the gravy made from a melange of spices, aromatics & yogurt , meat falling off the bone, served with pulao rice. In our 1 mo journey Thru NZ, this restaurant presented the best dinner experience.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Mantra Restaurant, Manager at Mantra Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2023

Hi there, Thank you very much for your positive feedback about your visit. I am very delighted to hear that you enjoyed our ambience, food and the service. We do very much pleased to read about your appreciation as one of the best dinner experience...More

Reviewed 11 February 2023 via mobile

Fantastic. 5 Star. Quiet and quaint. The food is just as superb as the service. Arrived late and remained open to serve us. Servings are plentiful! Fantastic door and drinks menu. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: February 2023
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MANTRA RESTAURANT, Arrowtown - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Mantra Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5