Pricey, but tastyI enjoyed the taste of the food, but it seemed pricey. I know my local spot makes food just as tasty for less. I would still return, on occasion. Nice ambience. The lounge near the bar was very cute, but they don't open very late, which would have been nice for lounging.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGoodFood was great, though some of the dishes could have been better. For the price, there should have been more dishes to offer. Limited variety, great appetizers, delicious dessert, and great atmosphere.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe opted for something differentWe opted for something different to celebrate a birthday. Mantra was the perfect choice. The upscale ambience, professional service and top notch dinner exceeded ournexpectations. The coconut sorbet was the perfect dessert after a spicy dinner. Can't wait to return with friends and will try the lunch buffet too.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMUnusual Indian FoodTable side chat was something I"ve never seen offered and was very good. The Lobster dish was excellent. The mixed tandoori grill was moist and flavorful. Tables are nicely spaced, so that even though the room was very busy we could carry on a conversation. I would definately go back.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely lovely evening!We so very much enjoyed our evening at Mantra. Our server Joesan, was gently attuned to our needs, and informative in helping us navigate the menu and our choices--all of which were amazing. The Crab Chaat was sensational and we "will" be returning to enjoy that again. My tandoor shrimp were wonderful, not to mention the cheddar/garlic naan bread!!! The service, food and ambience made the evening a memorable one for us.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat can I say that I haveWhat can I say that I have not said before about this place. Always a great time no matter who I go with or what we might get. I defenetly recommend the table side chhat (not sure of the chhat spelling) and any chicken dish with an order of the bread.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, service, ambiance.Excellent food, service, ambiance. Lamb chop was cooked to perfection!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was really good. A neighborhoFood was really good. A neighborhood destination that I will certainly visit again!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways ExcellentHave loved Mantra since it opened. Food is always consistently delicious. Service is always attentive, friendly and accommodating. Decor is simple, stylish and warm. Best Indian food experience around!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Indian food. WellExcellent Indian food. Well prepared, authentic, not greasy. Tandoori chicken was succulent and flavorful. Salads- something that is usually ignored in Indian buffets- actually shine. Nan- fresh serving at your table by an attentive but not overbearing staff.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was fantastic, ourThe food was fantastic, our server was very helpful with describing selections to us as well as informing us what our choices were for the Amazon Local coupon we were using. Wonderful selection of food. Beautifully decorated and appointed restaurant. Look forward to dining here again.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is the best Indian restaurant.This is the best Indian restaurant...not only delicious, but beautiful as well. Located convenienly on Rte 4 in Paramus...a real treat.
We like to share so we order a few appetizers and split an entree. The tilapia appetizer is excellent; The banana foster dessert is amazing! You will love this fabulous dining experience.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat as alwasy. Will definitelyGreat as alwasy. Will definitely be returning. Love Mantra!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding Indian cuisine.Outstanding Indian cuisine. Nice atmosphere for intimate dining. Party room in the back for larger groups. Bar is small but lots of comfortable seating. Great martinis.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional Service!The food was prepared at your table side kindly by your waiter if you ordered a special dish which was a nice and personal touch. Personally our waiter, Sam, was just wonderful. It was a great experience overall and though the food was good the service would elicit the return visit.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMMantra Magic!This was our second dining experience at Mantra and we loved it as much as the first. The food is prepared beautifully and it is delicious. The mood of the restaurant is lovely...intimate and elegant.We like a variety of tastes so we order a few appetizers to share as well as an entree, also shared. Probably one of the best Indian restaurants we have enjoyed. They have a lounge area as well as the main restaurant. Highly recommended in Indian food is what you desire.3/1/2013 12:00:00 AMMemorable MantraThis was our first time at Mantra. It is a beautiful restaurant located in a shopping center in Paramus. The ambiance is wonderful....you feel like you are in a NYC establishment...lovely bar, lots of wood, mirrors, warm and cozy. The tables are well spaced...the service was very attentive...and the food was delicious. We look forward to our return visit in the near future. Not your typical Indian restaurant experience..this is a step above.2/10/2013 12:00:00 AM18% tip for parties of 4 or more.Excellent food and service. Our only objection is that a 18% tip is added to parties of 4 or more. This is not typical and so I see many who don't study the bill adding an additional tip by mistake. Frankly I usually tip at least 20% but when forced to tip 18% I don't add beyond this amount. So it's their loss.12/29/2012 12:00:00 AM