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.
Dinner hours: 5pm to 10pm
Happy Hours daily 5pm to 7pm
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
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!View Private Dining Details
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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
Our experience got off to a rocky start. Our lunch at Mantra would have been a 5 star experience except for the boorish behavior of 1 seating host. I would have rated it lower, since he was just so unpleasant but I don’t see why a generally good restaurant has to take a big hit due to 1 employee’s bad table-side manner. We had a reservation for 1pm and this seating host (I didn’t get his name unfortunately) was extremely rude and told me and my party that they would be unable to seat us. Meanwhile there was another seating host (Raven) who was very gracious and helped us out. During this time frame the initial seating host rudely asked Raven to tell us that he would be able to seat us on 2 separate tables. This guy is an absolute detriment to your customer facing business. You’ll see more satisfied diners once you address hiss behavior. I say this because he was universally rude to all the diners who wished to patronize Mantra. Anyways it took 15 minutes to get us seated and thankfully the worst part of our Mantra experience was over.
Once we got settled in, all the wait staff were extremely attentive and kind. Food was excellent. Definitely one of the better Indian buffets in the peninsula for quality and the number of options available for different dietary preferences.
We look forward to our next visit to Mantra and hopefully will not have to deal with the initial rudeness at that time.
Big shout out to Raven who managed the whole thing with such calmness and presence of mind.
Food was good. Service was horrible. Waiter or any staff didn't even asked once if needed anything. Dessert menu wasn't offered and we had to pay our bill at front desk because no one gave us the bill. We waited more than 15 minutes after we got done eating dinner to get our bill. WILL NOT GO THEIR AGAIN.
Food was fantastic. Server was way more focused on his two larger parties and forgot to come get our entree order. We finally got to order our entree after we finished our apps and the expo was coming to pick up our app plates giving us the chance to order through him.
This was a great dining experience. The food was superb, was traveling and ate here for dinner 2x that week. I'll be back every business and pleasure trip to Mountain View.
Very good Indian buffet.
But the service is not very attentive, and the interior is very crowded at lunchtime, with not much space between the tables.
Incredible food, large amount of options on menu, and attentive staff.
This is the best Indian food I've eaten, and the most unique. I had salmon which was cooked perfectly. My friend had the vegetarian platter, which was amazing. Service was excellent. We ended up staying 3 hours since we hadn't seen each other in a long time - zero pressure. Highly recommend!
Birthday celebration. Everyone was super friendly
Great food and value! This is one of the most substantial Indian buffets I've been to - there were so many options. You're sure to find something to suit the tastes of everyone in your party
Warm atmosphere, great food, awesome service.
Pathetic stale food. Chicken was so stale that it gave all of us stomach ache. Usually good here is good on weekends but the weekday food was disgusting! Not dining there anymore!
The buffet lunch was very good!
Delicious! Highly recommend; will make it a destination!
Overall very good dinning experience. We had a party of 7. The service was prompt and very friendly. Food was delicious!
Fantastic food and great service. Highly recommend
I’d mentioned in my reservation that this was a birthday lunch. Other than having the table ready for us, we received no instructions and very little service. No Birthday acknowledgement despite them playing a song and having candles at the table behind us. Too bad. Food was excellent.
Excellent food. Service needs to be worked on but overall a great experience. Ambience has always been good.
The best Indian restaurant in Mountain View/Palo Alto area. Authentic food. Tell them you make yours Punjabi style and they will do it. Awesome management and staff.
Entrees and service were generally not great, though the appetizers were good. Entrees had too much flavor. Was also very cold in the evening time for dinner, had to wear warm jackets inside. Hopefully just our own experience.
I met some of my friends for drinks and dinner. We sat out doors as it was a pleasant day. We ordered sea bass kebab, lamb seekh kebab, paneer kebab, and veg pakora as finger food with our drinks. We tried biryani for our main course. Overall great food and excellent service!!
We enjoyed our meal. We were a large group of 10 and the restaurant was very accommodating. For a buffet the food was very good. Their apps were far better than the entrees. I would go back for the buffet again.
Good Indian food with good service and ambience.
We’ve been going here way before the name change. At least every month, my husband and I come here on a date. We always get their non-vegetarian meal plus half chicken tandoori, papad, chicken tikka masala, and garlic naan. 9 out of 10 times we went here, their food and service are both 5 stars. The other times are 4 stars.
I crave Indian food a couple times a year and this place took care of that craving.
We came here for the lunch buffet which we heard was very good. And we were not disappointed; there were many food options and we tried all different curries some were just mild and some were a bit spicy, but overall the food was delicious. Service was also good as the waiters had regularly checked and refilled our water.
Enjoyed our time in Mantra India. Food is great .
tasty food with authentic flavors. they were, surprisingly, out of one (very common) ingredient of a drink we ordered off the menu. had to wait while someone went to buy it. surprised they aren't more on top of their inventory! pleasant service, no styromfoam takeaway containers, thank you
Seated immediately, good service and food tasted great.
I thought it was adequate. Nothing special. I wouldn't do again. Too many other plaves.
Great food and reasonable
Good service, the food was well prepared, tandoori chicken was buttery. Overall, recommended.
Noise level was way too high and in the name of being cool, the light level was kept way too low... But the food was very good! and the service is okay as well.
The meal was a pleasure as always. The buffet is even larger than it used to be with lots of vegetarian options.
They completely ignored the fact that we told them it’s a birthday while booking via open table !
This is our go-to spot for taking people from out of town. On this occasion, we had another great meal. The food is wonderful and the portions are generous but not ridiculously large. Love all the varieties of naan. The wait staff is very friendly and attentive and we had a great time joking with one of the waiters after my husband (somewhat foolishly) ordered his meal "extra hot." :)
Food seemed OK, but it upset my stomach by the time I got home. Service was a bit slow. Maybe they were giving us our space during our date?
Lots of variety, a good amount of vegetarian options. The drink is included (non alcoholic).
Fresh, delicious food. I can't wait to go back and order the same dishes!
Food was ok. Nothing that stands outs from what ever we had ordered. Nice ambience, but very poorly maintained restroom !