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Mantra India, Mountain View, CA

Mantra India

4.1
4.1
291 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian
Welcome to Mantra India, a Fine dining Indian Restaurant and Bar in the heart of Mountain View. The ambiance of the restaurant is designed to be comfortable and contemporary. With a team of experienced chefs and managers, the Mantra India team is dedicated to customer service and have an innate passion for the restaurant business.

At Mantra India we serve both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. Our chefs are trained and well versed with North Indian Mughalai cuisine, and Punjabi traditional village style cooking. To compliment the classy ambiance and exotic foods, we also boast of an exceptional selection of cocktails, beers, fine wine, and traditional Indian beverages.

At Mantra India, we use natural, organic and fresh ingredients in our cooking. We source our vegetables and other ingredients locally through the local farmers network in and around Bay Area.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Indian, Contemporary Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (650) 960-1000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Sanmukh Singh

  • Catering

    We do full service catering for all occasions. We have services for Pick up, delivery or live onsite cooking. Please visit our website for more details. www.mantraindiausa.com

  • Private party facilities

    A relaxing, warm and receptive atmosphere that is perfect for couples, families and large groups, makes Mantra India the perfect choice for very occasion. Come, discover the Mantra for a delightful dining experience!

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (844) 577-2780

  • Neighborhood

    Mountain View

  • Cross street

    West Dana Street

  • Parking details

    <br />Parking Garage: We recommend the four story parking lot, Behind the restaurant at Left side (wild cherry lane) or Dana Street and Bryant Street. <br />Parking Lot: Behind the restaurant at Right side of Dana Street and Bryant corner.<br />street parking: There are lots of surrounding parking available.<br />There are more parking lots on Hope Street

  • Entertainment

    Instrumental and relaxing music

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 291 people are saying

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JN

    JohnN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Flavorful. Good options at the buffet. Service is expedient and straightforward.
  2. LV

    LocalVoyager

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service; I will recommend this place.
  3. AB

    AnandB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice hotel for gatherings, good ambience and nice food
  4. a

    arunb

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Servers kept rushing you to leave despite seeing that we were still eating. Pathetic!
  5. K

    Krish

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service here is quite unique. After a while, we ate at an Indian resturant where we loved all items. The chef is really good - every item tasted unique and appetizers were awesome. Kajol took care of our confusion with booking and Revan was awesome !
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    The overall experience was quite negative. The food itself was being made in a hurry and it was clear the seasoning was not complete. The worst part of this was the service, we had a reservation for 90 minutes as clear from the invite. Instead of respecting that they were in a hurry to move people out, this was rude as we were celebrating a birthday. I recommend the waiters learn a little more etiquette and manner when I comes to working in the restaurant business.
  7. LV

    LocalVoyager

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are regulars at Mantra…the food, service and attentive staff make us go back again.
  8. MD

    MatD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    Food was ok. It was really expensive. 35$ for a buffet is way too much.
  9. L

    Lana

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Nice location and tables were available, hoever food is mediocre. Lacking flavor for all the dishes. We have ordered medium spicy and there was no trace of any spice at all. There are lots of other Indian restaurants that are so much better. Lucky we have a choice here in this area.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall it was good. We were just taken aback when we asked for fresh sets of eating utensils and we were told that they did not have any. The restaurants was only about 1/3 of its occupancy/patrons. We ended up re-using our utensils after using them for appetizers. They probably should have separate utensils for appetizers and main place settings.
  11. JL

    JohnL

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    We come for the food, not the table service. Their menu is standard Indian cuisine. The wait staff wasn't that friendly. You need to always pay attention to your drink and food plate or someone will snatch it away, finished or not. No close parking but plenty of outside seating. The bottom line is we'd return if just for their food.
  12. DX

    DawnX

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outdoor dining on Castro St was very spacious and cool
  13. LV

    LocalVoyager

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service as always.
  14. LB

    LauraB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious authentic Indian food. Every dish that we shared was delicious. The depth of flavor was like having a home cooked meal.
  15. TB

    TusharB

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Food was good, and so was the service. Definitely worth a visit. Only disappointment was that we mentioned a special occasion in the reservation through OpenTable - not sure if it wasnt conveyed or even if it was, the restaurant chose to ignore.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food with Great Service
  17. PS

    ParthaS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    A decent place for a work dinner - great location, menu is decent (got all the usual indian food) but the food was not outstanding in any way. We ordered a chili chicken appetizer it was just ok. We also ordered a chicken dish and lamb dish and both were just ok.
  18. R

    Rahul

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Place and varieties in buffet is good. How most of food is not tasty. Spending so much for tasteless food was disappointing.
  19. A

    Andy

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    We ate outside. This experience was disrupted by people setting up speakers on street corners and singing for tips.
  20. M

    Mona

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food, so flavorful. It’s a little bit pricey ($6 naan!), but I picked this place for its ample outdoor seating, which is beautiful and pleasant. The staff are very friendly. Service was slow, which I attribute to the party of 36 next to us taking up staff attention. They forgot our dessert but it came eventually. I would come back on a quieter night and give it another chance.
  21. r

    rajsfo

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good food, lively atmosphere. Service was on point
  22. WD

    WayneD

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food butter chicken was fantastic
  23. HB

    HimanshuB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    The food was not good. Although the spread was nice but the taste was not good for both vegetarians and non vegetarians
  24. N

    Nikki

    Central Coast

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food and service
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    We have been here several times, this time food was really disappointing, maybe they got a new chef. Quality seems to have taken a nosedive
  26. B

    Berniefoodie

    Central Coast

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We booked an early evening reservation here for dinner before a show at the Arts Center. Our service here was outstanding and the menu items were outstanding. We had a lovely dinner here and definitely plan to return. We enjoyed every dish that we ordered. Too many fantastic dishes to choose from. Our first time dining here. I am in a wheelchair and tables were easily accessible.
  27. s

    shereg

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great place to gather for family get together. We enjoyed our Father’s Day luncheon. The food was good. They accommodated a large crowd. Plenty of food to try one of the best Indian restaurants in the Bay Area
  28. RA

    RaginiA

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We didn’t have a good experience at Mantra. When we got there and mentioned that we have a reservation, they seemed oblivious to that and showed from a distance where we could sit. By the time we walked to that table, someone else was sitting there. Then we were asked to take the next table. There was so little space to walk between tables and it was a very cramped up space. The lunch buffet looked good but the food wasn’t warm. It was rather cold, especially the appetizers- veg and non-veg. It was also difficult to find a server to help us with breads. After scouting for a while, one came over and helped us. Next time someone else helped us. There was not that much rush but the server experience was extremely poor. The buffet was so not worth the money. The dessert got finished when it was our turn and we informed the server and waited for 10-15mins but no one seemed to work on it. We paid and left then. Also, no regard of the special occasion we had mentioned while reserving the table. It was our anniversary so this was even more disappointing to us.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Very poor quality of food all dishes cold and were not made fresh seems to be left over from previous days Fruits were stale
  30. V

    Vamsi

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Location, ambience is nice. Food is not that good.
  31. P

    Pappys

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Over we enjoyed the food, service and arrangements
  32. RS

    RohitS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    This was the first time we were visiting to Mantra India, Food and location was good but we were disappointed with service. May be the management was not able handle the load of people visiting to restaurant. Though I did the advance reservation it took more than 30 mins to get the place for seating. I definitely see they have space issue.
  33. SF

    SusanF

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Clay oven dish balances nicely against a saucy dish. Reasonable prices and dining outside on Castro Street on a summery evening made for a great evening out.
  34. JS

    JiyaS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Over crowded, tasteless food, poor placement of food. I had expected some class but this restaurant has no class and is poorly managed. Bad decision for taking my Mom out there for Mother’s Day
  35. VR

    VRAY

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extensive buffet, good service.
  36. R

    Robhat

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lunch buffet was really good. Many items both vegetarian and non vegetarian. We have had Mantra cater office lunches too. This time we wanted to try it out at the restaurant. They have both outdoor and indoor seating. Highly recommend them.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was very good with reasonable pricing Service was very good, atmosphere was good However had to wait 20min for a table even though reservation was made a while ago
  38. A

    Arbee

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The weekend lunch buffet had a wide spread of delicious dishes. Loved the food, would recommend!
  39. VR

    VinayR

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Good food, very busy…thank his for open table reservations. Service was lackluster, but it was a buffet.
  40. HN

    HealthNut

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    I can say lack of service; once they came and asked for bread. That's it. For a weekend, they had drinks included but they never offered them. The guy at the counter keeps on looking at how much tip you are putting. Really embarrassing.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Mantra India does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Mantra India also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 960-1000.

Mantra India is rated 4.1 stars by 291 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Mantra India

288 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94041

Additional information

  • Cross street

    West Dana Street

  • Neighborhood

    Mountain View

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Indian, Contemporary Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    <br />Parking Garage: We recommend the four story parking lot, Behind the restaurant at Left side (wild cherry lane) or Dana Street and Bryant Street. <br />Parking Lot: Behind the restaurant at Right side of Dana Street and Bryant corner.<br />street parking: There are lots of surrounding parking available.<br />There are more parking lots on Hope Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sanmukh Singh

  • Entertainment

    Instrumental and relaxing music

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (650) 960-1000

  • Catering

    We do full service catering for all occasions. We have services for Pick up, delivery or live onsite cooking. Please visit our website for more details. www.mantraindiausa.com

  • Private party facilities

    A relaxing, warm and receptive atmosphere that is perfect for couples, families and large groups, makes Mantra India the perfect choice for very occasion. Come, discover the Mantra for a delightful dining experience!

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (844) 577-2780

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