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Regular Hours

Mon: 4:30pm-10pm Tues-Wed: 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Thurs: 11:30 am-2:30pm, 5:00pm-11:00 pm Fri: 11:30am-2:30pm 5:30pm - 11:00pm Sat: 5pm-11pm Sun: 5pm-10pm

Services/Products:
Cocktail Lounges
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cash, amex, diners club, discover, master card, visa
Neighborhood:
University South
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Mantra Restaurant and Lounge

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Cocktail Lounges, Bars, Fine Dining Restaurants, American Restaurants, Bar & Grills, Family Style Restaurants, Restaurants

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10/08/2011
Great take on high-end Indian ...

Great take on high-end Indian cuisine. Not many restaurants manage to combine Indian flavours with truly elegant presentation, but Mantra pulls this off very well, and with a novel but not over-dramatic twist to the food. You won't go wrong with a meal here

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04/22/2011
Bunch of rude and unprofessional folks run this place

My wife and I decided to celebrate, at Mantra, our 9th anniversary of the moment when we first met. I checked on the web and found multiple dinner hours listed on the web - Mantra's own website stated that they close at 11pm on Thursdays. To be safe, I called the restaurant and spoke with a polite lady who made reservations for us and told us that they'll stop letting people in after 9:30pm tonight so as long as we a... view more

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01/07/2009
Unprofessional Service

A girlfriend of mine came across Mantra as she passed by and since we were meeting for dinner suggested I meet her there. She had to wait about 20 minutes for me as I took a wrong turn so she sat at the bar having an appetiser and a drink holding a seat for me. Apparently a man approached her wanting the seat and she explained I was soon to appear so could not give it up. Once I arrived we had dinner and enjoyed the ... view more

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10/17/2008
Good but not best

It was our reunion party all my friends has gather together but we were not getting any idea where to celebrate this occasion, one of mine friend suggested that there is a best place to celebrate. Before this I have never been to this place. I liked this place when I entered in this restaurant. What to about this restaurant everything, I mean everything was perfect. From Looks to Food everything was nice. Not getting... view more

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09/25/2008
Not as expected!

We decided to try out Mantra and must say that they have a great place. There was live music on that Saturday evening. However we were disappointed with the food. We had the chicken curry and arugula-cheese platter with naan and found it to be really ordinary. Specially for the price for each of them. It was almost $18-$19 per plate and didnt taste very good.The dessert we had was nice (cant remember the name now but... view more

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04/18/2008
Best Indian restaurant in US thus far, second best being Baluchis in NYC

I went with a friend of mine for a casual dinner. The best samosas I have ever had. I focus on the little things like chutneys and raitas and Chef Sachin Chopra delivered what I have been looking for over 9 years in US now - both were the best by far.\r \r Sure the items on the menu were a bit expensive (Entre: 18-50 I guess), but food quantities were quite generous. We knew we ordered a bit extra, but the left ove... view more

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12/16/2007
Unprofessional service

We had a large dinner party here. The food was good. Experience was great until the end when we got the bill.\r \r We asked the lead waiter to split the check for more convenient payments for us. His attitude gave me the impression that we were giving him hassle. This, after $160 for gratitude?\r \r We will not come back.

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11/08/2007
Great location, fusiontastic!

Tasty mussels and great curry chicken, I would recommend this place if you have at least 1 hour and half. This being said the service was slow, at least on the server side, the water and dish guys were operating at great speeds.\r \r The food was different, and quite good.

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07/17/2007
good, not great

Mantra was hugely dissappointing, it has so much potential, but the kitchen just doesn't execute. It is a beautiful restaurant with nice art on the walls and it has a fun hip vibe, and the menu sounds great, but it doesn't come together on the plate. I'm not against Asian fusion, I 've actually started becoming quite fond of it, but I think Mantra is an example of why some people are so against fusion. The panee... view more

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01/05/2007
Best new upscale restaurant in Palo Alto

I was at Mantra a few nights ago with a friend, and had a terrific experience. The bar, called ""Daru Lounge"" may just be my favorite physical part of the restaurant. Grandly yet sleekly designed, with friendly, accommodating bartenders, it wouldn?t be out of place in a chic neighborhood in Manhattan. Of the drinks we tried, I particularly enjoyed the pomegranate ""pom-pom"" martini and the red mist martini, alth... view more

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