Mantra India

4.3
206 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian

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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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 206 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.2
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4.0
ambience
3.9
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place has become a disaster. Only 1 server takes care all table. Everything is backed up. Used to like it a lot but it went down hill fast. No heater avail. Stay away

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food and also accepted special requests. Wish the heating could have been more since it was super chilly outside but absolutely recommend :)

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here for outdoor dining. The overall experience was good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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SMARK
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Good food and diverse North Indian menu. Unfortunately, outdoor dining (cold, despite a heater) and slow service/follow-up made for a good - but not great - experience overall.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is awesome, a little pricey, I loved most of their dishes

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Good servers great service

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Anniversary

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Gill
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible! We loved our experience. Might be some of the best indian food I've had!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Service was fantastic and the chicken biryani is so fragrant!

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vipChase
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Tandoori chicken was soft, like it was old or had been reheated instead of cooked fresh. "Harvest vegetables" was mostly potatoes. Shrimp in the shrimp curry was good, but it was about 2.5 cups of so-so sauce - for exactly 5 shrimp. Two of the 5 items we initially tried to order were not available. Overall, a meh dining experience.

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MilanP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful. Our host was Gagan and he was one of the best

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vipMCoh
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Needed more servers. It was a Thursday night and all their outside tables were filled so the service was slow. Overall food was great

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vipCarmenM
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The Lentil soup was outstanding as was the Naan bread. I had the garlic Shrimp which was too spicy for my taste.

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Ross
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is great and there is a very wide selection of dishes.
My only complaint is that there are tables placed very close to many of the buffet tables, which leaves very little space between the diners sitting down and the diners who are standing at the buffet.

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RossA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, nice and reasonably quiet atmosphere, and generally good service. Hard to beat.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Your team and the service was very good.
We were unable to order a second serving of Mango Lassi. Apparently there was no more left that evening. That was very disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I went for weekday lunch buffet, delicious food with reasonable price, recommended!

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MadhuriP
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. They customize and take care of your needs well.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

The food and ambience is good. We went on Valentine's Day. Ordered soup, appetizer, 2 entrees with rice and bread along with drinks. We got soup after appetizer and entrees were served, which we had to cancel. Whilst waiting for the pulav, we waited for 30 min and left the restaurant after cancelling it. Overall, the experience was not so good.

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Marybelleanne
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Mantra used to be one of our favorite restaurants. However, when we went thre earlier this week the quality of the food had gone down. We are hoping this is temporary and are willing to give it one more try. We are wondering if it has changed ownership.

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linkwoman
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great to catch up with a friend for dinner at Mantra tonight. The food was superb, as was the service. They made us paneer tikka masala although it’s not on the menu. We also had the garlic shrimp (SO GOOD!), dal makhani, and garlic naan.
The only problem was the noise level. We could hardly hear each other.

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Tsunami
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's one of our favorites. The service is good, people friendly and the food is very good.

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vipinternationaldiner
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went there with our friend for Holiday dinner before Christmas. Service was outstanding. Our server was very attentive and prompt. Over all the food was great. The nimbu chicken as appetizer was the best. The dal makhni and bindi masala were very good as well. The Chicken Tikka masala was not up to the mark. Tasted like cut pieces of boiled chicken tossed on tills masala gravy.

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SaraswathiT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

They were very good with the reservation. But were not too good with the service. We had to ask for fresh bread 3 times before we got some.

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KevinP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The cauliflower appetizer, chettinad chicken and lentil dal makhali dish were excellent. Wouldn't have the goat curry again...not much meat or zing. Our server was fantastic, very attentive and great sense of humor. I'd go back!

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vipPrincess
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, especially the weekend lunch buffet. Excellent variety, nice presentation and great taste. Staff is good too. We like the ambience too. Would highly recommend.

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vipCKP59
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our first time at Mantra. Menu is extensive and a bit different than usual Indian place. Really enjoyed it.

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AnayisK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and delicious food. Service was great as well.

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viptiti
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Excellent food. Great atmosphere.
The waitress did a poor job. We had to wait forever that our friends were done with their appetizers before we got any food. Then she forgot to bring half of what we had ordered and therefore had to wait again before we got all our meal. She even tried to make my husband believe he was wrong when she had forgotten half of our order.

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karlmc
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place in Mountain View to meet up and eat! We will be back as we saw that it looks like they set up some type of buffet...maybe for lunch???

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vipAshburyFlats
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

our second visit to Mantra India. We ate outside, very pleasant and good, genuine Indian cuisine, which we always enjoy. We will return.

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Mrid
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor food quality and taste.
we went there, and service was bad, and food was bad.
we ordered the dinner option and what they told while ordering, was different from when they brought it.
then they said they will replace it , and we were done with dinner by the time they replaced it (who takes 30 mins to get a replacement vegetable).

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vipChippy23
San Francisco
72 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Another opportunity to dine at this place after the Mountain View Art & Wine Festival. The food was delicious and packed with flavor. The staff was friendly and cordial but a bit slow. Didn't understand why because they weren't short on staff. There were plenty of them just standing around.

There was also a large family dining right next to us who had a small toddler that kept crying and screaming throughout our meal. They couldn't comfort their child thus making it almost unbearable for us. We couldn't stay for dessert. We finished our meal the same time as they did. We do understand that this can happen at any time.

We still would like to try their lunch buffet.

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RichardS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our favorite Indian restaurant in the South Bay., and where we always take our family and friends. Great flavors, great presentation (try the biryanis!), friendly and very professional service.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was nice

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vipMichaelP
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious food with a good range of sauces and spices. Every dish is yummy! Naan is good too. Worth going every week.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food is interesting but way too spicy. I love spicy food, but this was over the top!

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viprsmilko
San Francisco
27 reviews