Mantra Restaurant

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156 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian

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"Mantra" is the sister restaurant to "The Indian Garden" Chicago. Since coming into business; our family at "IG" has offered an exploration of India's culture though its cuisine. We wanted to share the Indian tradition Atithi Devo Bhau, the supreme importance of the guests with Schiller Park.

Elegant and inviting; with a sumptuous decor awash in the hue's of India's signature spices and decor, the senses were meant to be indulged. Every aspect of Mantra; the food, the decor, the ambiance was designed to excite your senses while also ushering them through the passage of Culinary Nirvana.
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Narkose
Pittsburgh
32 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food selection and preparation. The atmosphere was nice and relaxed and quiet. Service was outstanding with good suggestions and without overbearing presence.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food always amazing. Great service. Tandoor chicken, lamb, prawns, naan Kashmiri, mango lasse all wonderful!

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vipStaci
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a no-brainer. I love going to enjoy ethnic cuisine where the ethnic community goes themselves. If it feels like someone's grandma is cooking then it must be good. Welcome to Mantra!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was helpful and food was bold and exciting. I only wish they wrote the descriptions of the items on their menus.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service great! Good yummy! Outside seating was lovely. Overall great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great service and great food... definitely will return :)

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vipSusanS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance for semi- outdoor dining with open air but a roof over your head.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Of the half dozen or more Indian restaurants I’ve been to this is the best. Superb food. Curry lamb. Coconut eggplant. Naan. Shrimp and chick pea lentil appetizers. Great servers. Reasonably priced. Good portions. A real find in an unexpected area. Will definitely return!

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Mary
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine at Mantra whenever we are in the area. The entire experience is so enjoyable. The food, service and ambiance make it a happy place for us. This is the second time we took friends who claimed to not like Indian food. They loved it. Highly recommend Samosas, lamb Rogan Josh, Murgh Makhani, Murgh Tikka Butter Masala, Palak Paneer, Spinach Pulao, and garlic naan.

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vipMaryMG105
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service by Maaz & whole staff was awesome & the food was delicious!

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vipmyfavelogo
Chicago
80 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food here is always super. Host said he couldn't find our Open Table reservation. I had to show him the confirmation. Then they threw together a table not usually used. It was fine. Our server was excellent and offered us a larger table later, but we declined. Overall very good and we keep going back.

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Niyati
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Good place for family and friends. Food was okay this time but usually its good. Alot of people. Good sitting also but a bit loud.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food & service!
Prices are little higher for the food portion served!

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DianaF
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic first time at Mantra! Can't wait to go back with friends!

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vipGianna
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We always suggest Mantra to our friends and family. Great food and ambiance.

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vipLarryT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best food I’ve had in a long time!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

What a gem! Looking for something different on New Years Eve, my wife and I made our first visit to Mantra and we happy we did! From the atmosphere to the food, everything exceeded our expectations. The tandoori chicken was the best we ever had! We’ll be back with a group as they have nice tables perfect for a party of 8-10.

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vipSeanprb
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. Mantra has to be one of the best Indian restaurants in Chicago and there is no buffet. Fabulous

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CGMS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Love the decor. Service could have been better, in the middle of taking our order the waiter left because his cellphone rang. Another guy replaced him. Food was amazing and we will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience always like the first time I went to the restaurant great food great service friendly people would always come back for gatherings to eat here

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ROCO
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Mantra is spectacular. Phenomenal service as well. Go there now and enjoy. You won’t be disappointed!!!

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vipMaura
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent!

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vipFanneh
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Indian food! We ordered the murgh makhani (butter chicken), palak paneer, egg curry, saffron rice, and butter naan. The butter naan is sooooo delicious, especially when dipped in the best butter chicken we’ve ever had. We also ordered mango lassi and masala chai. We were so stuffed at the end, but love trying new things so we still ordered some dessert. We tried the kheer and mango kulfi. Both had a nice flavor and interesting texture.

The staff here are cheerful and accommodating. And not once did they judge me as I dipped my naan and added sugar to my chai 😅.
The only negative is that they are located so far from the city, so we only come when we’re out in Rosemont.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Indian food! Highly recommend!

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Gaurav
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Excellent food and ambience. Service needs improvement

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was ok this time. Need some quality improvement in food first time and last time. Service was ok too.

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PawelL
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Good food, clean place, but poor service.
Chaotic waiters.

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AndrejsM
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The interior of this establishment was fitting with the food genre; a nice experience for sure.

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alisons
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Mantra is a pretty place and convenient location. The food was good. The service was okay not great. The waiter forgot one of the dishes and I had to go find him. They were not great at refilling the water and checking in after the entrees were served. Food was good enough to overlook the mediocre service.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service1ambience5

The decor is very nice and the food was excellent. They could use some some training of their staff to make the service exceptional. Servers are not overly friendly or accommodating. I would go more often and recommend this place more if they stepped up their service. They are order takers and they bring your food, not personable. Minimal interaction with guests.

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Jerzy
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

great food, excellent service, will definitely go back

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vipbigbrownpumpkin
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The restaurant lacks service. What’s worse is they constantly keep running out of food on Sunday’s. No pappadum and shrimp were available last night. They just don’t care. I have sworn this place off for a good six months. I think the management team always turns an eye to the issues etc.

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THERESAB
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was wonderful. Our server was very helpful and kind.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Food was delicious. If you don’t like spicy food like us, your choice is limited, but still you will be happy at the end. We had the safron rice, butter chicken, chicken kabob, garlic-mozarella naan and mango bruleé. Everything besides thhe desert is family style good for 2-3-4 people - depends on how hungry you are. More than enough for two tho. The naan is also fresh, I guess made to order, and when they say garlic, there is a good amount if fresh garlic. So if your going somewhere else after that you might hold on to it.
Happy woth the food and the ambiance and will be back for sure.

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RSVPGroup
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Overall the restaurant was good, with good food, ambience and the feel of the place. I just wish the service was better. Every time we had to call for the server. This started right after we were seated, we had to call them for water and drinks, for taking our order, for additional food and even for the check. It was not that the place for super busy, it was just lack of attention to service. Hopefully it was one off case but we were disappointed with the service.

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Ciwonie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the Mantra. It was my first time there and the company I had brought along had never experienced Indian cuisine before. The whole experience turned out terrific. My friends and I will certainly be back soon.

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vipAlanR
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To our taste, this is currently the best Indian cooking in the Chicago area, including the Devon and downtown choices. Really a wonderful restaurant.

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JalpaS
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We love the food and service at Mantra. Had awesome time with friends and family on Father's Day

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Bonner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly some of the best Indian food I have encountered.

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Mantra Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

Mantra Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 156 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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