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Mantra India, Mountain View, CA

Mantra India

4.2
4.2
344 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 9 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Contemporary Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 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: (650) 960-1000
  • 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 344 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Peninsula

    Great for brunch

344 Reviews
  1. Satya

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good and defiantly worth it for the lunch buffet.

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  2. MohanP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    South Indian dishes were missing. Only one vegetable dish. Over priced

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  3. Brigette

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mantra is one of my family’s go-to restaurants. The food is always so good, and everyone who works there is so nice and attentive. Wonderful place for a meal. We love Mantra!!!

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  4. PatriciaC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A true Indian restaurant, not westernized. I really enjoyed myself

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  5. PeterB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is great, varied, plentyfull, tasty and well prepared

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  6. JimB

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was very good, perhaps not as spicy as I prefer. Our server was superb, always right on time, yet we never felt rushed. The spice could be reimagined to make it feel cozier. We’ll come again 👍

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  7. JigarB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I had called to book for reservation and also check the price with them for buffet. They said it will be 20$/person+ tax but when we went there, the price was 40$/person + tax due to sone special buffet. But they should have clarified that during reservation. For 40$ + tax + service ~50$/person, It wasn't worth it at all. Food was good but still vegetarian options were limited I felt and wasn't worth it for such a price after all it is a $$ restaurant and should not price like a $$$ or restaurant. Moreover, it is very crowded and was getting difficult for servers to fulfill everyone and for folks to get food as there was a single person slot with people coming from all directions. I cannot trust them and would not recommend going here.

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  8. ArunG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a birthday dinner. The food’s great, very friendly and professional staff. Would’ve been lovely if they brought out a cupcake or a dessert to recognize the occasion

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  9. ShubhasisD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hosted a dinner party at Mantra India. It was really nice. Food was excellent. Everyone enjoyed the food. Food also served quick not much waiting time. Really liked the ambience.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place overall in terms of food choices, value for money and service.

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  11. AshwinT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely a good choice for group lunches. Their buffet options are unique and offer varieties for both veg as well as non-veg dishes.

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  12. SwathiB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    we were happy with food. unfortunately for 5 members u guys charged party fee apart from the tip which is not acceptable. it was not a party just 5 girls and not worth the money.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the food and it was very delicious and good I do remember the memories forever .and the buffet was very amazing. I love the calamari sweet and spicy. Gajar aka Halawa was very good I love it A Lot.

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  14. RitaT

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The tablet at the checkout was not very clear that a large group gratuity was charged since I only saw the payment screen.

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  15. RobertoSFO

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Mantra is one of the best Indian restaurants in Mountain View, particularly with their unique offerings on Mumbai street food. It's popular, which can lead to being fully booked, loud, and dishes arriving later than what might be expected. But, it's worth the wait, and if you let your server know that you'd like the dishes sooner than later, they can probably help make that happen, with a smile.

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  16. LocalVoyager

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, ambience and service. Staff is always very attentive and caring. Romaldo was our server and always has good suggestions and makes you feel special. Location of the restaurant is also a plus. Either Lunch or Dinner, especially on weekends, is a good time to go to Mountain View and walk around lively Castro Street.

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  17. SilkeG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect! Food was excellent, service great. Will come back soon!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Lot of corners were cut for a $40 per person buffet. Never seen a buffet with Tinde and Chana Dal and Navratan Korma made of stir fry greens. Instead of tandoori chicken wings were served and the turkey cold , no butter chicken some nasty afghan chicken which seems like made of really bad quality chicken not edible at all.

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  19. Sayonara2

    Las Vegas

    59 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    It was an Indian holiday today called Diwali so the restaurant only offered a buffet service which was about 40 dollars per person. Not worth it in my opinion … no tikka masala , no butter chicken . the naan was extra and served cold . I used to come here for the 2 above dishes which always was delicious . Hope to return on a non- holiday time .

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  20. Sad1reviewpatron

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good buffet selections music was loud though for lunch hour There could have been more appetisers

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place Will go again Out of all draft beers. What???

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  22. KeithC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent. Interesting and varied menu and great food.

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  23. AAAA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Too crowded for a weekend buffet.. hard to even move out

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  24. Rubzee

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A few days back, I went with my daughter to Mantra for lunch. They have a great Buffet options and food was really good. I am very picky when it comes to Indian food as we are a good cook, and have a high benchmark especially for Indian food 😊 But as I tried Mantra food, I was happy that now I found a place where I can come and bring my friends for lunch Buffet that we missed because of COVID 19. I’m definitely coming back as I have two friends, birthdays approaching and I’m bringing them for lunch on Mantra.😊

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  25. Paks

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good experience. But conjugated for lunch buffet. Food was good.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful buffet! Our water glasses never went dry!

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  27. david

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was mediocre, service was awful. We won’t be going back.

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  28. Dajedi

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My daughter and I enjoyed having the lunch buffet. The staff was very nice. Food was delicious. Wonderful selection! Our favorites were the naan bread, chili chicken and the tandoori chicken. The tandoori chicken was not dry at all. We will definitely be back. 

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  29. KalSandhu

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb food and an awesome staff Best Indian Food in Mountain View

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  30. Lynn

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love their food and have dined there twice in a month. The service is courteous and attentive. The food is the star with flavors so delicious, our taste buds were awaken with delight. A menu to satisfy all palets. We look forward to returning.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We ordered the garlic shrimp and it was dry and overcooked. We ordered halibut in coconut curry and the fish was dry. We ordered the samosa appetizer and that was dry too. I’ve been to many Indian restaurants throughout the Bay Area and this one is probably one of the worse ones. Save your money!

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  32. Pradip

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and a huge variety combined with a great environment

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  33. LocalVoyager

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food. Attentive staff. The food and drinks came on time and servers always come and ask if food is ok and if we need anything else

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  34. MuralidharanS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The space for buffet is narrow. On peak days reducing inside seats can help

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  35. SwetalV

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic menu & fantastic taste. The Palak Chaat was Money 💕💕

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  36. Mohit

    San Francisco

    63 reviews

    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered a lot of chaat items and everything was great. We especially enjoyed Avacado Sev Puri, Bombay Slider and Amritsari Paneer Tikka.

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  37. ShubaV

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good. Good value for money. Service was excellent. Place is a bit cramped for weekday buffet. But we were the first to arrive and beat the crowd.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    My reviews are not based on food, it’s based on service and being turned away for a reservation I had for the restaurant. They said they couldn’t seat us because they were “closing”. There was many time slots on Open Table for the window frame of our reservation. There was no discussion about the confusion or a way to make it right, they simply said “No, we’re closing” and that’s it. I said I had reservations and it didn’t matter. Nothing else was said. For being a 100+ point restaurant, I would have expected to have had a better interaction with the front room service. Looked like a very nice place and smelled delicious but unfortunately, I was left feeling a bit discriminated upon….

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  39. LeslieR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All dishes ordered complimented the other, offered a wine tasting before ordering, server knowledgeable & efficient refilling water, wine glasses & offering suggestions for dishes

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  40. alimc

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious lamb saag and yellow lentil curry. We enjoyed the saffron rice and butter naan too. Good service from all the staff. My only complaint is that they don't yet have the portable credit card machine.

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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 4.2 stars by 344 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 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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: (650) 960-1000
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