The food was delicious but
The food was delicious but the portions very small and extremely slow service.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Lovely Indian Cuisine in Paramus.
Mantra is a lovely Indian restaurant with excellent appies, entrees and veggie options. We went there using a Living Social coupon which was terrific -- 2 appies, 4 entrees, 2 orders of naan; 2 BOTTLES of WINE and 2 shared desserts for $99 ---- great deal. Service was good. My Lobster was excellent; as were the shrimp dishes. Nice ambiance as well Give it a try!
3/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Outstanding 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 AM
Great as alwasy. Will definitely
Great as alwasy. Will definitely be returning. Love Mantra!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
This 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 AM
The food was fantastic, our
The 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.
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Indian food. Well
Excellent 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.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Have 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!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was really good. A neighborho
Food was really good. A neighborhood destination that I will certainly visit again!
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, service, ambiance.
Excellent food, service, ambiance. Lamb chop was cooked to perfection!
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
What can I say that I have
What 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.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Absolutely 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.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Unusual Indian Food
Table 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.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We opted for something different
We 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 AM
Food 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 AM
Pricey, but tasty
I 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.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome food and great service.
Awesome food and great service.
The dishes have their distinct taste unlike other restaurants where all gravy taste same.
Very clean restaurant. Buffet is nicely laid out with not too much unwanted choice. I personally like it that way u can see all the options before you start filing out your plate and end up wasting.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Best Indian Food!
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.
7/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
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.
7/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent Indian food
We like this restaurant for both lunch (great buffet selection) and also for dinner. The food is excellent quality with both typical Indian dishes and some innovative ones.
They were able to accommodate some of our food requests, including some special requirements for some in our party.
The downside is the mandatory 18% tip even for four (though i would have tipped them that any ways!)
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Upscale Indian cuisine
Mantra never disappoints. Fresh ingredients and innovative dishes keep me coming back!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top Indian restaurant in the County
I've been here several times with my colleagues and, most recently, with family. Everything we tried from the chef's special treat to the appetizers, main course and desert was superbly cooked and presented. Definitely one of the better Indian restaurants I have been to. The restaurant is clean and feels extremely cozy despite being close to the highway. The waiters are also very attentive and courteous. Definitely come here if you crave good quality Indian food!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really Good Food!
We chose Mantra at the last minute. Basically we were looking for a change of pace from the usual Steak/Seafood/Sushi fare. We've had Indian a few times, but the food was really good at Mantra. On top, the wine we had with it was great and pared really well with a variably sweet and savory-spicy meal. By the time we had our appetizers we were convinced Mantra was a great choice. The main courses and sides were absolutely fun while still being complex and engaging. The atmosphere was lively but relaxed and the interior was comfortable and well appointed. It's hard to criticize the place, but our table was close to the front door which had no vestibule. In the winter we might have had an issue. That said, if you like Indian, you have to go!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We keep returning and experiencing a lovely satisfying evening. Service is beyond superb. Don't miss the crab chaat appetizer. Our server Josan has helped us to navigate the selections on the menu to our delicious enjoyment.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Interesting takes on traditional
The matar paneer here was heavenly- tasted very fresh and light. We also enjoyed the chicken kabob appetizer. The spicing was just right and you did not leave the meal with the heavy feeling you get from too much ghee. Waiters pleasant and helpful. Great Indian beer
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great every time!
We've been to Mantra many times, and keep coming back for the consistently excellent food and stylish vibe. Mantra is a great place to go relax with friends - make time for a before or after dinner drink in the cozy bar area.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite Indian restaurant
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.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
great night out
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.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM