This place was great! The
This place was great! The service was friendly and prompt. I loved the banana flambé at the table! The tandoori grill platter for $21 was a little small though, but everything else was great!
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
One doesn't expect to find an excellent source of Indian food just across the NJ Transit tunnel from Manhattan in Jersey City. Wow, I was more than pleasantly surprised. Menu choices were diverse with traditional offerings and some combinations I'd never seen before. Well worth a visit. I know if ever I'm in that neck of the woods again that I'll be a repeat visitor, for sure!
One word of caution, though. I was a bit surprised by the size of the bill at the end of the meal. I think because the offereings were so diverse and so good, we sampled so many different offerings we lost sight of how it can add up. So, don't let your gastronomic delight get as far ahead of your pocketbook as did I...
4/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great First Visit
We went for Mother's Day so we did the Sunday buffet. The buffet was well organized with many favorites and traditional fare. We all enjoyed sampling the different foods - some of which we wouldn't have been knowledgeable enough to order off the menu. The kids were welcomed and there was plenty of food them to try (not spicy to mildly spicy options). The servers were great with the kids and there were quite a few other children there with families. It was relaxed and fun. We all had a great time and were well fed. You can't beat the price either. We will be going back!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Variety is Truly The Spice of Life!
I visited Mantra JC For the First time with 2 friends. This place came highly Recommended by an Italian Friend of Mine, who I must same has a flare for Indian Food. I was truly Impressed with not Only By The Ambience of this Restaurant, but also by the Variety that was ofered on the Buffet Station.
I am a vegetarian and always find it hard to Enjoy a Buffet, as the Variety is not that great, but this place just blew me over!
I was Happy to see that The Chef/Owner decided to give us a good Variety to Choose From.
Thanks to All the Staff for Great Service, Really tasty Food and No Heart Burns....
Will surely visit again.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Upscale Indian cuisine
If you are looking for artfully presented and deliciously executed Indian food, Mantra is for you! They started our meal with a free appetizer, which was this yummy bite I can only describe as an "indian tostada" that came with cilantro and tamarind sauces -- yum! Then we had the special appetizer, which was perfectly cooked plump scallops in a cilantro-based sauce. We then split a paneer dish and the mushroom dish and an order of garlic naan. We left stuffed and even had leftovers!
They have a fully stocked bar too, and the restaurant definitely has a "cool" feel. Definitely great for when you want something fancier than what you'll find on Newark Ave near JSQ.
7/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Food, lovely ambiance
Decided on this restaurant for my mom's 60th birthday dinner. We were a small group of 5. The staff was extremely friendly and polite. Everything we ate was really good, including the complimentary appetizer from the chef. The food came out in a timely matter and the drinks were delish! We had 7P reservations and was pretty empty when we got in there but by 8, 8:30 there was decent crowd. If you love Indian food this a great find in the area. The setting is especially nice for a special occasion.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pretty decent joint for Indian
Pretty decent joint for Indian Food lovers.. though the portioning of food is a little unsatisfactory as compared to the price; however the taste makes up for it.. overall a great dining place
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Visited this place with family. Ambience was good and food was excellent. Plan to come back again for occasions
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM