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Mantra Restaurant
Mantra Restaurant

Mantra Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mantranj.com
  • Email: contact@mantranj.com
  • Phone: (201) 342-8868
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Mantra Restaurant
Mantra Restaurant is a premier destination spot for modern Indian cuisine. We cater to pallets of individuals who are accustomed to Indian cuisine as well as those who want to indulge and enjoy the nuevo, rich and exciting flavors that Indian food has to offer. The relaxed lounge atmosphere is a perfect venue to meet socially or professionally. The dining area offers the ideal setting to enjoy meals with friends and family. We take pride in preparing food with the highest quality ingredients and our chefs turn out delicious and suckling choices. Dining out at Mantra offers a true fine dining experience for everyone. Besides our premier location in Paramus, we now have a second location open in downtown Jersey City (Exchange Place). Come visit and devour the excellence and judge for yourself. This is our “Mantra”. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We've dined at Mantra numerous times. The food and service are consistently excellent; the ambience relaxing and condusive to conversation."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Mantra is the real deal. Wonderful spices, gracious service and a very happy bar. Go for it!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We had been there for lunch before, but this was our first time for dinner. Our server was quite helpful with the menu and made great suggestions to guide us through the dining experience. Terrific"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Mantra is a go-to restaurant for great food, but this time...our wait staff was overly solicitous. Our waiter tried several times to 'recommend' the most expensive items on the menu four or five times."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I like Mantra a lot as the food here is a great variation of traditional India"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Great Food, Nice Atmosphere ~ Your Hostess was Overwhelmed. Poor girl was trying to check coats, answer phones, greet people at the door - she became so confused she forgot what she was telling people ~ they got annoyed an left! We watched customer after customer leave!!! even those with reservations...easily over 12 tables....and crazy thing was once the surge slowed and tables flipped in about 20 minutes... you had half the restaurant open!!! - If you had better communication between the Manager and the front end the floor manager could have told her only 15-20 min wait as opposed to the hour wait she started to tell people - I just don't want to see you turn people off....because once we were seated we had an excellent experience."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Quiet, romantic atmosphere with delicious food and exceptional service."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Very friendly & welcoming staff. Food was well prepared and tasty. Nice wine selection. Consistently good, we've been there a few times over the past 2 years."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I have never been disappointed in a meal at Mantra. The food is consistently delicious, the service attentive and friendly without being overbearing. if you enjoy Indian cuisine, Mantra is a tasty treat."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "It was a Sat night and large party dominated most of the dining room. We were seated next to the screens that separated the few outside diners from the party-goers. Probably as a result of the party, the food service and quality was highly erratic. Those of us who wanted their food very mild got it too fiery, and for me, when I asked for extremely spicy, I got it bland (even after they sent the sauce back to the kitchen to fire it up.). Although our waiter was very nice the service we received was so-so. Coffee was cold and we had to repeatedly remind them of their promise to bring us hotter coffee Our entire dining experience was really compromised by the loud noise. They should not have booked such a party on a Saturday night."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Pretty much the best Indian food I have had in a long time! Creative and tasty!"
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "I went to the restaurant mainly because I was craving some Nan and it came up on OpenTable.com! I checked the reviews and restaurant website and so that it was reasonable had meals that I ate, and reviews were great to excellent. I figured why not, let's try this. Well, we were in for a big surprise when we arrived and found out that it was BUFFET!!! $11.95 BUFFET!!! We were absolutely delighted when we saw all the offerings and items that we were actually going to get off the menu for $18.95 and more. It was amazing. The staff was courteous and friendly. They were attentive to our needs, requests and answered our questions in regards to the amount of spice with the food. Everything was amazing and great variety. I will be back!"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "I normally don't eat Indian food and it's been a while since I'd been to such a restaurant so I'm not the best reviewer. The food and the service were good, that about it."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Having been to many Indian Restaurants , this was the first time i was presented with such small portion sizes. Considering the pricing, the restaurant should seriously consider working on satisfying portion sizes."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "One of the things I like about Mantra is the creative menu they have. They have taken Indian food up a notch by merging it with spices and ideas from other cuisines resulting in some mouth-watering tasteful options. Would go back in a jiffy."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Friday night is a busy night so definitely use Open Table to make reservations! Food is very good and service is excellent. The room is dark and could be romantic but a little hard to read menu. Good selection of Indian food and nice wines. A friend and I were there for over 2 hours and no one rushed us. All items are a la carte and somewhat pricey but worth it in flavor."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "The ambiance is elegant and service attentive. But the food is no better than you can get at any Bergen County Indian restaurant for 30% less money. To charge $28 for 4 shrimp is a joke. We also had to beg the waitress to get us a 3rd of the tiny dessert dumplings so each of the people in our party of 3 could taste them. We ordered 2 other desserts so we weren't being cheap (even though the kitchen was). At this restaurant's premium prices, they should serve portiona ample enough for everyone , when it's a small party, to try the food . The restaurant also ignored that it was my birthday-- which I told them when I reserved. Even 1 candle would have been nice . Had high hopes for Mantra , but it is just not a good value."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "This was 1 of many visits that I've made to Mantra. Overall, the food was delicious and beautifully presented. The "table side Chaat" is my favorite appetizer. They have changed their "mango shrimp" appetizer, however. The sauce is not as tasty as I remember previously, almost like jarred mango chutney. Everything else was wonderful, particularly the sea bass entree."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "Amazing food especially the appetizers like chili paneer and gobi manchurian. Great ambience, dim romantic and great for special occasions. Its my favorite place for upscale indian cuisine. Had my hubbys 40th dinner party here. They messed up and booked the private room to us and another party which ruined the vision i had for his 40th but overall they gave us a table and it was a good night."
    Dined on 7/26/2013
  • "Besides being absolutely beautiful, this restaurant has a diversified menu with so many wonderful things to choose from. We ilk to share a variety of appetizers....the cauliflower in a delicious sauce, the fried tilapia, mantra shrimp to name a few. The spinach entree is excellent also (paneer). For dessert, I recommend the flaming bananas with ice cream! You will love your dining experience from the moment you enter this exquisite restaurant."
    Dined on 7/26/2013