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Mantra India

4.3
91 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good Vegetarian Options
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Indian, Contemporary Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Lunch Buffet Seven Days a Week 11:30 am to 3:00 pm
Dinner hours: 5pm to 10pm
Happy Hours daily 5pm to 7pm
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Phone number
(650) 960-1000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
West Dana Street
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Parking details

Parking Garage: We recommend the four story parking lot, Behind the restaurant at Left side (wild cherry lane) or Dana Street and Bryant Street.
Parking Lot: Behind the restaurant at Right side of Dana Street and Bryant corner.
street parking: There are lots of surrounding parking available.
There are more parking lots on Hope Street
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Entertainment
Instrumental and relaxing music
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Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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!

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Sun 11:30AM - 12:30PM 2:30PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 7:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Thu 2:00PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 7:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri 2:00PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:30PM - 10:00PM
Sat 11:30AM - 12:30PM 2:30PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 7:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

What 91 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Lots of variety, a good amount of vegetarian options. The drink is included (non alcoholic).

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Fresh, delicious food. I can't wait to go back and order the same dishes!

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3.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Food was ok. Nothing that stands outs from what ever we had ordered. Nice ambience, but very poorly maintained restroom !

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Good recommendations from our waiter, food was very nice and large portion sizes. There are families dining here so be prepared for the occasional kid scream, decor and lighting is somewhat clinical and service at times a bit too speedy. Quality of food outweighed these other factors.

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1.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Food was cold, filled with fat and inedible. Will never return.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

What a delicious dinner at this new restaurant. We hadn't had Indian food for quite a while - and we will certainly be back. Not too spicy (for one of us) plus a nice extra dish of spices for the other one who really likes spicy. Extra attention from the manager Gary to be sure
I had received from his email - and names of staff who could advise us in what to order.
DELICIOUS!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

One of the best Indian restaurants, food so delicious, great service and very clean !

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Really great lunch buffet! Came here for a colleague's birthday meal with 4 other coworkers and enjoyed it a lot. Great selection for vegetarians as well as non-vegetarians. Don't believe they do anything for birthdays though, since I noted we had a birthday in our party. Overall delicious food and wonderful ambiance.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent, one of our favorite restaurants

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1.0Dined on January 17, 2018

Service was poor and served .Food was below average

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2.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Calling the food super bad would be an understatement. The chef seemingly has no idea about preparing dishes from Indian cuisine. There was absolutely no character in the food. I ordered 2 vegetarian curries and they not only tasted bland but had no character, no real taste in it.
The staff does not know if the restaurant has any special curries - no recommendations from the staff when asked.
Long story short - do not go, do not waste your time and money at this place.

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3.0Dined on January 13, 2018

I was looking forward to visiting this restaurant in its new guise. The manager was most welcoming and attentive, and sat us in a quiet booth. That was the good part. The wait staff was impatient to take our order. Our friends wanted to order separately and both selected a tandoori chicken dish, which the waiter assumed was an appetizer for all of us, so brought that ahead of my husband's and my dinner choice, so we got to watch them eat before our meal arrived. I ordered the goat curry, which was in a lovely very spicy thick sauce, but there was no meat! It was a collection of oddly shaped bones and bone shards in sauce. DO NOT ORDER THIS if you actually do want to eat some meat. The chicken tikka marsala was pretty good.

All in all, the waiters need to understand that not all the locals realize a tandoori dish is an appetizer, that not all diners want to share their food (sadly) and that maybe they should ask.

The chef needs to find the missing goat.

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Consistent good quality food. Good service. Owner/manager recognizes repeat customers.

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4.0Dined on January 8, 2018

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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4.0Dined on December 25, 2017

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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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

The staff was attentive and friendly, even though we just went for the lunch buffet. Buffet included free drinks, which was a nice bonus. Food was good, much higher quality than the average Indian buffet.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Fantastic food, fantastic service. Highly recommended.

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3.0Dined on December 6, 2017

Service was very slow. My boss ordered onions on the side and chai for his dinner. he had to ask 3 times to get the onions and never got the chai. Then, when it came to getting the bill - it took forever! My boss eventually had to go to the front. The food, once ordered, came out very quickly and was very tasty.

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4.0Dined on November 28, 2017

Good buffet selection for lunch hour. Good array of vegetarian and non-vegetarian selections.

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3.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Ambiance and service was good. But the food quality was somewhat disappointing. The gravy of Kashmiri Dum Aloo, Butter chicken and Kofta Malai tasted the same. The gravy of Lamb Roganjosh had too much tomato flavor (tangy). Overall the experience was unlike the previous times. Was kind of disappointed!

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4.0Dined on October 19, 2017

At times, the seating tends to be very congested due to large groups.

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5.0Dined on October 11, 2017

Me and my husband visited this place on his birthday. Being a hardcore delhite my husband doesn't approve of tandoori preparations very easily . But to my surprise he was extremely delighted with the chicken tikka here that he exclaimed,' finally the best Delhi standard tandoori chicken I have tasted in the US' . Butter chicken was sumptuous and of huge quantity! The garlic naan was a melt in the mouth . Service is exceptionally good . Credits to the manager who is on the toes and alert to everyone's requirements! Ambience is spacious ,simple and comfortable. Both me and my husband loved the place and are definitely recommending it to all our friends . I'm glad I chose this place for his Birthday

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4.0Dined on October 5, 2017

Consistently decent food, reasonable prices. Good service. Courteous owner/ manager. A side note: Don't order the Rodney Strong Pinot Noir. They've not had it for 2 years.

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3.0Dined on September 30, 2017

We love the food. However, my entrees were not hot. I don't mean spicy. I mean not warm enough when they came to the table.

We felt we had to wait a little bit too long. We waited more than 20 minutes to get our first dish.

Also, I prefer water with ice.

The food is delicious.

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5.0Dined on September 29, 2017

Thank you Park Balluchi - Dinner was great and the service was spectacular!

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5.0Dined on September 15, 2017

Great food, tender tandoori and unique and complicated flavors. Loved it.

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5.0Dined on September 14, 2017

Meeting with relatives. Amazing food. Fun filled times.

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4.0Dined on September 1, 2017

We all felt that the food was very good but extremely spicy (hot) even though we asked for very mild spice. The portions were large compared to most Indian places we have been to in the Bay area. The butter chicken was terrific, simple, flavorful, well prepared -- just wish I could eat it with all the heat. The breads were excellent, and the keema nan (with lamb) was among the best we have had, but we left much of uneaten because it was too spicy. The eggplant dish was superb and was the least spicy dish, but still quite hot. The soup of the day was too spicy hot to eat. By the way, one couple in our party was Indian, and they also said the food was too spicy. Good Indian food need not be soooo spicy to be good.

There were ample staff, but we had to work to flag them down to order, to get their attention to get more water, and to get the bill. The waiter was very pleasant but his english was not very clear. He could not explain what the vegi meal contained. I think they know that they have a communication issue, as the waiter read back our order to us, which was reassuring. However, they did not seem to get the not spicy request, or the cook was incapable of honoring it. After making our request, waiter said "a little spicy" and we said "no, please, less than a little spicy, not hot at all," which we said even though we know there would be some spice, but just not as much as that!

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4.0Dined on August 23, 2017

Great buffet lunch selection. Ideal for vegetarian and non-vegetarian palettes alike.

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3.0Dined on August 4, 2017

Very noisy place. Delicious food. Expensive. Service is average though they try. Menu is not very wide. Not your first choice for Indian but better than light eateries.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2017

Food was really good but services were very mis managed and insanely late. Manager did give us 10% discount for that. Manager was very nice and trying hard to manage all the tables on his own and seems the servers were not able to coordinate.

They have completely revamped the interiors and have increased the menu pricing. Interiors look really good but still high prices are not justifiable. With these prices, I would rather go to Sakoon or Shivas, high-end neighboring restaurants. I used to love Park Baluchi because of its great food and good pricing. Pricing factor has gone!!

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4.0Dined on June 29, 2017

Had the butter chicken & veggie biryani. Both were good. Service is poor. Looks like there are enough wait staff but we had to flag them down to order and then to get a check.

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2017

First, the good stuff; the Tandoori chicken dishes and the baked eggplant were great, and the accompanying rice was divine. Then the bad stuff; the Fish Pakora appetizer was made with fish that tasted many many days old; the service was atrocious as well as the timing of the plates, we looked at a couple plates of just chicken, which was brought out sizzling, but by the time several minutes later when the remaining dishes and rice came out the sizzle was long gone.

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2.0Dined on June 16, 2017

Strictly average experience

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2017

We have been enjoying the food here since last 3 years. Amritsari Paneer Tikka and Gobi Manchurian are our favorites. Food was light and non greasy. Wish we had the option to customize our bread basket. Garlic and butter Naan along with the Veg Korma and Balluchi daal left us craving for more. The waiters need more education about the dishes on the menu and the ingredients used, even though they have good customer service skills.

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2017

Very tasty and extensive buffet for lunch - the service is solid and the lunch choices were tasty and well prepared. All the platters and bowls were consistently refilled and served hot (or cold as the case may be). The buffet price also includes a drink too. Overall, very nice place to have Indian cuisine.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2017

I have been to Park Balluchi many times as i like the food but this time food was not at all met the expectation . Dissapointned :(

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4.0Dined on February 7, 2017

I went with my colleagues to have a heartfelt lunch. Must say, my tummy was more than happy with the variety, flavor and quality of food. I relished the "Achari Mutton" especially. Great ambiance to catch-up with old pals over great food on a lazy afternoon!! Recommend, recommend.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2017

Really good food and attentive staff

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2017

We always enjoy the tasty Flavors not over spiced or too hot. Service is friendly, attentive but not intrusive, and prompt. Excellent value, especially with the R coupon

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