The Mantra Fine Indian Cuisine Downtown

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Want the tastiest Indian Food in Victoria? It’s time to head down to The Mantra Fine Indian Cuisine on The Fort Street in the heart of Downtown Victoria. Pop in for a hunger-busting selection of the Dine-in or takeout food selections with everything from our classic appetizers, mouthwatering kebabs, epic chicken dishes, and traditional tandoori delights. The restaurant offers an exquisite line of super-tasty Indian street food and vegetarian meals too. Whether you’re in need of a delicious meal for yourself or you are after dishes that are going to tempt your whole family, its got everything you could wish for!

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vipAndrew
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

I love hot spicy foods (but they don’t like me). The medium is so wonderful, I would recommend you start there on the first dish, and you can take it up from there.

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GavinD
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tandoori prawn starter were perfect for 2.

The main course was beautifully spiced.

Thoroughly enjoyed the open space and complete absence of in house music.

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Tony
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service and we like the modern ambiance!

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Victoria
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The interior is attractive and the food clean and well done.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had a good time by myself.

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DavidR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Likely the best Indian food we have had on our world travels. Great grade A meats in wonderful sauces with subtle spices. Well worth a visit or two if you have time.

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VictoriaFoodLover
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Impressed even more each time I dine here. Not only is it the best Indian food in Victoria, it’s among the best food in Victoria. Period.

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Casualdiner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best Indian food in the city, by far. Very fresh, high quality ingredients.

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Bikeal
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I love Mantra..my “go to” for good Indian food..best Naan..and you will be taking home leftovers!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Decent Indian food. We were missing good Indian spicy food after a week long cruise. Dal and Kadhi were good but bhindi masala and paneer left a lot to be desired. We asked for medium to hot in terms of spice level but it still felt rather mild. Perhaps the most disappointing element was that we asked for some raw green chillies (Hindi: Hari Mirch) but they failed to provide that saying that they did not have it. First time I’ve encountered that an Indian restaurant did not have raw green chili.

Onion nan and lachhedar paratha were good but plain nan was not very good.

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RobertB
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We have eaten at Mantra several times and have never been disappointed. Great food, friendly staff and efficient service.

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RobertW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food just tastes superb. by far the best indian food in Victoria

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ibehrmann
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Extraordinary quality and taste of Indian cuisine as well as very friendly staff. Again we were delighted and enjoyed our visit very much. The menue offers a broad range of many different, very delicious options.

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KristinB
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good food, service. You can depend on a constistantly delicious meal.

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CharityC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

friendly staff. Table was ready and waiting for our large group. Everything was seamless.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing, they really catered to our party of 7 swiftly, and were superbly kind! Much love for mantra.

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LiamM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's the best Indian restaurant in Victoria. Hands down.

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MarkB
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food in a great location. Service is friendly and fast.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Really good Indian food, certainly the best I've had in Victoria.

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Edvart
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Went for a casual business dinner with a group and would recommend instead as a lunchtime spot for serious Indian food fans

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Bikeal
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good food and service..and good value....will be back

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viplove2eat
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service with mazing naan selections.

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TRuFuents
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service great food very helpful with dietary requirements thank you, we will be back

NM
NancyM
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is a treat for lunch. The buffet (which I don't appreciate at all restaurants) was well stocked with delicious meat, vegetable and combination dishes, and excellent condiments of pickle, mint chutney and a spicy chutney. The spices are wonderfully used. Fresh hot, naan (bread) is brought to you table!

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ValinVictoria
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience2

If you like spice, be sure to request it extra spicy or you will get the Canadian-spicy version.

It's a good neighbourhood place and great if you are in a hurry. The ambience is lacking if you wanted privacy or coziness.

Lots of food and very good. But the tables are tiny.

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SarjitM
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had very good service and the food was excellent. My friend was visiting from Australia and thought it was very good. All in all good choice for a fine Indian meal.

FAQs

The Mantra Fine Indian Cuisine Downtown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (778) 265-3786.

The Mantra Fine Indian Cuisine Downtown is rated 4.4 stars by 27 OpenTable diners.

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