Mantra Restaurant


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Martinis and wine complement Southern Indian dishes lauded in the New York Times

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$59 for an Indian dinner for two ($102.35 value) * One appetizer * One regular naan * Two entrees * Two glasses of wine

$112 for an Indian dinner for four ($204.70 value) * Two appetizers * Two regular naans * Four entrees, * Four glasses of wine

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Though Mantra Head Chef Rajesh Thakur is known for his creative takes on Indian cuisine—including chaat, or snack food, garnished with tender lobster meat—his careful, French-inspired cooking also leaves its mark on the menu's traditional entrees. "Each ingredient seemed to have bathed for just the right number of hours in its yogurt marinade; each was precisely cooked; and each carried a heady overtone of spices," a New York Times food writer recalled of a tandoori dish in 2008. In contrast to these subtle flavors, Mantra's presentation often has theatrical flair; chefs chop chaat dishes tableside and set a banana flambé dessert ablaze with rum.

Both locations' sleek dining rooms also go for drama with bold, modern decor. In Jersey City, red accents simmer against warm-toned walls. Next to the Paramus spot's mosaic-tiled bar, live flames dance on the low wall between the dining room and lounge, upping the “amazement factor” for Cody Kendall of the Star-Ledger.

Customer Reviews

Service was good, food was excellent.
Laura · October 4, 2016
Excellent food. Pricey for dinner but very reasonable lunch buffet. Dining room is often full of Indian diners.
Janet B. · December 26, 2015
I love this restaurant. I have been at Mantra many many times with family and friends and always have a wonderful meal no matter what I order. The food is extremely fresh and well prepared. The atmosphere is lovely. Go and enjoy!!!
Lisa P. · October 13, 2015
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    275 E, Rt 4 (Westbound)

    Paramus, NJ 07652


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