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Mantra JC

Mantra Restaurant is a premier destination spot for modern Indian cuisine. We cater to pallets of individuals who are accustomed to Indian cuisine as well as those who want to indulge and enjoy the nuevo, rich and exciting flavors that Indian food has to offer. The relaxed lounge atmosphere is a perfect venue to meet socially or professionally. The dining area offers the ideal setting to enjoy meals with friends and family. We take pride in preparing food with the highest quality ingredients and our chefs turn out delicious and suckling choices. Dining out at Mantra offers a true fine dining experience for everyone. Besides our premier location in Paramus, we now have a second location open in downtown Jersey City (Exchange Place). Come visit and devour the excellence and judge for yourself. This is our “Mantra”.
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35 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
(35 Reviews)
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Rating Breakdown 35 reviews
5 stars
(9)
4 stars
(15)
3 stars
(9)
2 stars
(1)
1 star
(1)
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
1.7 / 3
Moderate
Value 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • good for groups(13)
  • fit for foodies(11)
  • great for lunch(9)
  • neighborhood gem(7)
  • romantic(4)
  • kid-friendly(3)
Mantra JC Reviews List
Review 1 for Mantra JC
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 2/05/2016
 2009
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Review 2 for Mantra JC
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 8/15/2015
 2005
Dined on 8/15/2015
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/15/2015
 2005
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Review 3 for Mantra JC
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/27/2015
 2005
Dined on 12/27/2015
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/27/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 4 for Mantra JC
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Good good with good services

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 5 for Mantra JC
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 12/26/2015
 2008
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Review 6 for Mantra JC
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 12/24/2015
 2012
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Review 7 for Mantra JC
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 12/17/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/17/2015
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/17/2015
 2015
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Review 8 for Mantra JC
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 12/04/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/04/2015
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/04/2015
 2014
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Review 9 for Mantra JC
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/02/2015
 2010
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Review 10 for Mantra JC
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 11/22/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/22/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/22/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 11 for Mantra JC
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/15/2015
 2007
Dined on 11/15/2015
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/15/2015
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 12 for Mantra JC
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 10/30/2015
 2015
Dined on 10/30/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/30/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 13 for Mantra JC
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 10/17/2015
 2012
Dined on 10/17/2015
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/17/2015
 2012
Special Features: kid-friendly
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Review 14 for Mantra JC
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/15/2015
 2008
Dined on 10/15/2015
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/15/2015
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 15 for Mantra JC
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 10/09/2015
 2010
Dined on 10/09/2015
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/09/2015
 2010
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Review 16 for Mantra JC
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 10/04/2015
 2009
Dined on 10/04/2015
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The food was amazing, as always. The service was terrific. They always treat us like treasured guests at Mantra. We brought another couple who'd never been before. They were blown away, and still keep talking about how great the food was."
Dined on 10/04/2015
 2009
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Review 17 for Mantra JC
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/03/2015
 2010
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 18 for Mantra JC
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 9/22/2015
 2013
Dined on 9/22/2015
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/22/2015
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 19 for Mantra JC
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 9/16/2015
 2013
Dined on 9/16/2015
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/16/2015
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 20 for Mantra JC
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Good varieties of food !!! Good for non veg eaters..."
Dined on 9/16/2015
 2015
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 21 for Mantra JC
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/15/2015
 2008
Dined on 9/15/2015
 2008
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/15/2015
 2008
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining
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Review 22 for Mantra JC
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 8/30/2015
 2012
Dined on 8/30/2015
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 8/30/2015
 2012
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Review 23 for Mantra JC
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great food.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The food is always consistently delicious. Ambiance is very pleasant."
Dined on 8/26/2015
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 24 for Mantra JC
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Quiet but nice

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The food was variable, some dishes were really amazing, others mediocre. The service was lovely. We were the only clients most of the evening, but the ambiance was fine, regardless."
Dined on 8/22/2015
 2014
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Review 25 for Mantra JC
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I usually avoid an Indian buffet, but the one here was surprisingly good. The choices were different than what you'd otherwise expect. Food was excellent!
The only non food issue I found was the way their buffet was arranged. I think they never expected to start serving a buffet, so it gets pretty crowded in the narrow galley. Hope they take a note.
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Dined on 7/24/2015
 2007
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Review 26 for Mantra JC
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 5/28/2015
 2012
Dined on 5/28/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/28/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 27 for Mantra JC
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OK business dinner at Mantra Jersey City

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We went in a group of 4 for a business dinner during a weeknight. Place was easy to find. We had a reservation and table was ready when we got there. It was not crowded but not deserted either. We stuck to Vegetarian food and it tasted good - especially the okra. The Indian bread basket was good quality too. The food arrived in reasonable amount of time and no complaints there. Overall ambience was pleasant and it was not noisy. Our table was a little smaller for 4 people at a business dinner. When the food arrived we had to almost rub elbows with the serving bowls. We did not order any drinks beyond the glasses of water and ordered rather moderate amount of food, so it was disappointing to see the table was still so cramped up. I think they should consider replacing the fancy wide serving bowls with smaller diameter bowls. Also it would have been nice to hear a YES rather than a NO when we requested the wait staff to serve the food on the plates rather than we having to keep passing around the bowls."
Dined on 6/01/2015
 2011
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Review 28 for Mantra JC
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/08/2015
 2010
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Review 29 for Mantra JC
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Mantra Is The Best!!!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Mantra is by far my favorite restaurant in Jersey City. I choose it for every sort of occasion as they always adjust to our needs and they are very attentive. The food is great, the place is clean, the staff is friendly, and the asparagus koftas are to die for. No joke, it's an amazing dish.
I made a big reservation, arrived with a few more people at the last minute, and Rex rearranged tables during the busiest time of the day so that we could all sit together and enjoy our meal. Go to Mantra. You won't regret it. Go for the lunch special so that you can try a bit of different dishes as well."
Dined on 4/24/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 30 for Mantra JC
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/17/2015
 2015
Dined on 4/17/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/17/2015
 2015
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 31 for Mantra JC
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Daal makhni was salty. Koftas were not soft. They also added color in their food."
Dined on 12/28/2014
 2009
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Review 32 for Mantra JC
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Best Indian food in Jersey City

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We wanted something a little different after our big Thanksgiving Day turkey dinner so we thought we would try a place that we had walked by many times but never visited. We arrived early and for a while we were the only ones in the restaurant; not such a bad thing when you consider that the server Peter was able to give us very hands on attention. The atmosphere was delightful and warm and the service was outstanding. We will be back."
Dined on 11/29/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Mantra JC
Based on the average of (3) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
1 out of 1 recommend this product
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
2 / 3
Moderate