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Mantra Arrowtown

12, The Royal Oak | 50 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
+64 3-442 0880
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (21 reviews)
“naans” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 14:30All hours
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12, The Royal Oak | 50 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away at the top of the lane Mantra is a lovely Indian restaurant. Food was fantastic although I asked for Hot Vindaloo and would have been more like medium but none the less very tasty. Only negative thing I could say is that they...More

Thank kftraveller2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always like to try the signature dish of any Indian restaurant I go to and I have to say that the Chicken Kadhai was absolutely fantastic. Wifey wasn't a big fan of the naan bread but it was more a case of they didn't make...More

Thank ANavanua
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped for lunch and had a delicious, reasonable lunch. I had lamb and a pot of Chai tea while my granddaughter and niece had butter chicken. All excellent.

Thank sja321
Shammi S, Owner at Mantra Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Did you mean delicious Indian!! Thank you Owner

Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Ordered a full tandoori chicken. Came out with 3 legs 1 thigh and 1 breast .. which planet did u get that chicken from ?? To top it up dry as a fire wood...do u guys actually have a food safety audit ..horrible won't recommend...More

Thank Alvin T
Shammi S, Owner at Mantra Arrowtown, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Alvin T has been an employee at Mantra Restaurant Arrowtown for a few months about 2 years ago. After he left employment with us, he has been a frequent client for Mantra take aways. He has been living locally. We wish to advise, firstly his...More

Reviewed 27 April 2017

Mantra is a must visit if you enjoy authentic Indian curries.. It's not only the food that tastes good, its the warmth of ShammiJi that attracts us back to the place and of course the sophistication of other serving staff. If you are in Queenstown...More

Thank Jaspreet K
Reviewed 27 March 2017

It happened by chance,from Mil brook we went to Arrow-town in search of food and saw the board Mantra.Climbed the stairs and found the door of restaurant. Took a survey of the place and decided to have lunch.food was good though the portion were small.....More

Thank nbhargava
Reviewed 16 March 2017 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!

Thank Caren M
Reviewed 3 March 2017 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...More

1  Thank 382henrikf
Reviewed 28 February 2017 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....More

1  Thank Marie_Smith83
Reviewed 27 February 2017

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...More

1  Thank Mike H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$34
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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