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About 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”.

275 Route 4 East "West Bound"
Paramus, NJ 07652
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Indian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(201) 342-8868

Website:
http://www.mantranj.com/

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Mantra Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (6)
Romantic (4)
Good for Groups (4)
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Live Music (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Authentic (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Casual (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Spicy (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Fun (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Business Meals (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Organic (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Seated us right away for our 8pm reservation. Restaurant was full but we were attended to straight away. Server had helpful recommendations and you could order the dishes at the level of spice you wanted. Food was delicious

Tags: Good for Groups, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Every time we have dinner at mantra it's always great. Every one is friendly and the service great!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We frequent this restaurant often. Food is always delicious and consistent. Service is always attentive and courteous.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We cannot wait to go back............................,,,

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We love Indian food, and Mantra is a step up from our neighborhood Indian places. The food is very good, service is professional, decor is nice.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Love this place. Get the Lamb chops.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The best way to sum up how my husband and I feel about Mantra is.....it is hands down our favorite restaurant. We TRY to go other places, we really do, but we always end up going to Mantra because it is simply the best food anywhere. Not to mention the ambiance and the doting and efficient "team" (I don't want to call them "staff" because they generate such a feeling of family and synergy, you never feel like they are employees, you feel like they are owners) They treat us like royalty every time we go there - they greet us by name, they meet our every request and the food always is beyond what we expect. My husband and I always arrive 45 minutes before our reservation because we enjoy having a creative Indian inspired cocktail in the lounge along with the gorgeous silky jazz that plays there on Saturday nights and we want the night to last. Once we sit down we are greeted with a sample of some gourmet treat or other, always new, always delicious. No matter what you order there, if you are a traditionalist like me and want authentic Indian cuisine, or if you are a Westerner and prefer a meat and potatoes meal, you can get exactly what you want and 100 percent know you are going to get fine dining. We never order dessert tho - only because we are always beyond stuffed from all the courses they lavish upon us. As always, we have nothing but accolades to serve up for Mantra. Our favorite restaurant bar none.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Vegan, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Best Indian food around! Lovely ambiance...great service...wonderful menu...delicious martinis! Sat events they have live music in the lounge.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

I went to dinner with my daughter. Even though that they had a big party there that day, service was great. Food was delicious and we did not have to wait too long. I love this place.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Vegan
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Food was very good.
They had a live jazz band playing which was a nice touch.
Very nice restaurant. We will be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Great food, great staff, great time. My compliments to the chef. The presentation as well as taste in food is always on point. I will be back here again!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Always great!!
Love this place!!

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Each time I think Mantra has maxed out on its potential for wowing us (can't imagine them doing better than the time before) they surprise me. This is, as I have said each review, my husband and my favorite place to dine. We both always want to go here on date night and often have to force ourselves to go somewhere else once in a while just so we hold it as a treat, but we always cave in and go whenever we pick the date night spot. The food is better than any NYC Indian cuisine on Zagats or anywhere. The Indian specialties are perfect - the right balance for every taste - my husband's mild preference and my over-the-top quest for the most spicy. Both are accommodated. The menu has a range of the very authentic Indian exotic cuisine to the choices for the meat-n-potatoes American guy who feels daunted by adventurous cuisine. My brother-in-law has gone with us and ordered pork chops - just a touch of Indian seasoning to make it different from home, but he was blown away by the flavor and was still in his comfort zone. The cocktails are inventive ( Love the Goan Martini with a Lychee fruit floating in it) and fabulous wines, beers and standards
too. The jazz trio on Saturday nights is sexy and fabulous and makes you forget you are on Rt 4 in NJ. I look forward to going to Mantra all week. Even the smell when you walk in the door is enough to make you cut your bar cocktails a bit short - you can't wait to taste everything. This trip our dear bartender treated us to our cocktails, a way to recognize that we are "regulars" and that was such a nice and lovely gesture. It really made us feel special. We are going away for a couple of weeks and wanted to have our "last supper" at Mantra before our travels. I can't wait to go back when we get home. If Mantra were a club, I would be the first member. We love all of the staff who treat us like family and the Naan bread should come with a warning label
- I tend to eat way too much - never regret one bite!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We were a party of 5 adults and 2 kids and everyone had a great time.....food excellent and attention to details excellent by staff. Thank you

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Live Music, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Friendly good buffet!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Very Disappointing!!
I have been coming to this restaurant consistently every couple of months for the past six years at their Paramus location. However Mother's Day will be the last time I come to this restaurant. The food was absolutely apalling. The buffet curry dishes were very bland and tasteless. The chicken was dry. There was a tremendous amount of food coloring in the tandoori chicken. The freshly made Nan-breads were hard.
Another table was also commenting how tasteless the food was and were demanding to speak to the head chef from the maître d'. I strongly suspect the original chef is now gone, maybe he's moved on to their jersey city location or somewhere else. This restaurant went from being the best Indian restaurant in Bergen County/Rockland County area to now one of the worst. There was absolutely no value in the food. Save your money and try different places because this is no longer is the mantra of the past.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We always love Mantra - the food is absolutely amazing - the ambiance at the bar is like being in a chic restaurant in NYC - it is our favorite restaurant. This time I think they might have been too popular for the regulars like us but still good

Tags: Romantic, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Love the food and service, best in NJ.

This is a must visit for dinner or brunch.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Have been to Mantra several times and always enjoyed it. Took my sister there for her birthday on Saturday night.... extremely disappointed, my husband ordered the Lobster Entree, there was barely any Lobster in the $29 dish. Spoke to both manager and server who could not have cared less; they offered us a complimentary dessert, we don't eat dessert. We just wanted a little acknowledgement, the manager scurried away and never returned. No apologies, no effort to correct the dish which he barely ate, too bad, won't be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Tasty, good quality Indian cuisine. Friendly atmosphere, fast service.

Tags: Spicy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Have travelled around the world and still Fantastic!!!!! My favorite Indian restaurant

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Music, Vegan
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Great table, awesome food and wine selection.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Excellent service food was delicious and spiced just right

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 7, 2017

This was my first time there and I can't wait to go back. The server recommended several dishes that were all outstanding. Service and food were excellent.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Upbeat style, excellent food, longer and broader than expected food offerings, attentive service, live music on Saturdays. A pleasant surprise. We will be back.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Love this restaurant . In addition to being beautiful, they have the most delicious Indian food anywhere. Music on weekends.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Creative and delicious menu choices - my fave indian restaurant. Modern, clean decor and pleasant ambiance. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2017

Their food is having no taste at all....Only the ambiance is good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2017

This is my husband and my favorite restaurant. We have to resist the urge to come here EVERY date night. It is our favorite. The ambiance is modern and chic, the staff is very welcoming and professional, the drinks are delicious, the bar had a string quartet on Saturday nights, the bar tender knows the exact drinks we like, but most of all, the food is unrivaled. Delicious. I would weigh 600 pounds if I ate here every night and for sure if I was asked to choose my last meal, it would be at Mantra! But let's hope not any time soon! Love it there!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Romantic, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2017

food was outstanding, flavors incredible, service attentive. one of my favorite Indian restaurants, will definitely come back

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Amazing food and the wait staff was so helpful in making meal selections for us. Really relwcimg atmosphere and nice wine selection.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2016

Delicious food but Naan was 4.50 and they only gave you 4 slices! basically 1 whole naan for 4.50! Its a good thing our Entrees were tasty because Naan should be free!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Great food.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Always consistently great!! Friendly staff and welcoming décor.
Great bar and the drinks are awesome!

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Spicy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2016

My husband and I were visiting the area for Thanksgiving and decided to try Mantra the night before the holiday based on recommendations here. It was fabulous! Definitely the best Indian food we have had and we have a lot of Indian restaurants close to home. Creative dishes, perfectly cooked. Tandoor chicken that was actually moist! And a lovely waitstaff and owner who stopped by to say "hello".

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2016

We went, as a party of 5, to Mantra to celebrate a birthday. We had a reservation and were seated right away. Service was great. Server was very attentive and explained the dishes (e.g. spiciness, sauciness, etc.) clearly. Food was delicious. We shared 3 appetizers and enjoyed them all. Portions were generous and we were lucky enough to take home leftovers to enjoy later. We'll be back.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2016

Awesome food!! Always consistent.. Great staff as well!
Highly recommend!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2016

This was a very nice Indian restaurant where they accommodated all types of tastes and would make things as spicy or mild as you wanted. The pace of service was a bit slow but food was good.

Tags: Authentic, Vegan
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Mantra is our favorite restaurant. I have to force myself to go other places sometimes because I ALWAYS want to go to Mantra. The best of the best!

Tags: Spicy, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Live Music, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2016

The food was excellent and exceptionally well presented. The meal was cooked to perfection. The server was attentive and always at the ready to help. I would not hesitate in any way to recommend this restaurant and look forward to returning quite soon.

Tags: Vegan, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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