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.
For an entree that scores high on the taste test, try one of the many options available at Mantra in Paramus.
If you prefer to eat healthy, you'll find tons of fresh selections on Mantra's menu.
Don't miss out on the private room at Mantra — you'll want to reserve the space the next time you and your whole crew need a place to celebrate together.
Mantra is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable).
The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Mantra to your next party or event.
We're nicer than our competitors. We have free parking in our own lot at no charge to you.
Prices are a bit on the higher side, so this might be a good pick for a special night out.
A flavorful restaurant, Namaskaar Indian Restaurant serves spicy Indian fare.
Make use of the ample parking near Namaskaar Indian Restaurant.
You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at Namaskaar Indian Restaurant, so plan your budget accordingly.
The Indian food at Namaskaar Indian Restaurant is filled with many flavors. Stop by today and try some of the tasty dishes.
The Art of Spice menu is divided not just by course, but by geographic region of origin, with Mughlai, Punjabi, South-Indian, and Indo-Chinese areas getting their own spotlights. The eclectic menu balances classic and modern and features equal parts vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, as well as a whole section of tandoori specialties. While the food tasks guests with an array of decisions, the dining room itself is serene. Between high, chandelier-laced ceilings and glossy hardwood flooring, elegant black tables emphasize the vivid visuals of each dish. Art of Spice hosts special occasion dinners and welcomes business diners and families.
Tandoori Chef's tangerine walls and vibrant paintings warm diners ensconced at red-linen-topped tables, where they await steaming platters of the aromatic Indian cuisine from the bustling kitchen. Inside, chefs whip up a diverse repertoire of Northern Indian curry, tandoori, and rice dishes brimming with spice-laden veggies, chicken, shrimp, and lamb. A private dining area fills up to 30 bellies, and catering services bring the kitchen's nourishing warmth to party-goers or ravenous sasquatches grown too tall to fit through the front door.
Traditional Indian cuisine can be found at Ganesh's Dosa House, a spicy gem in the heart of Saddle Brook's Saddle Brook area.
This restaurant is great for families with kids.
Enjoy mind-blowing dishes in the peace and quiet of your own home with delivery or takeout from Ganesh's Dosa House.
If you've got the car, then we've got parking for you.
Bikers can store their bikes safely while they enjoy a meal at Ganesh's Dosa House.
Chow down at Ganesh's Dosa House without blowing your budget — meals here usually cost less than $15.
For tasty fare with an Indian twist, look no further than Ganesh's Dosa House.