The Mantra Fine Indian Cuisine Downtown

4.4
21 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Authentic
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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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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.

C
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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

B
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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.

RB
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

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

RW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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

i
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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.

KB
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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

CC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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

LM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

MB
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

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

E
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Good food and service!

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

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

B
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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

l
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food & service with mazing naan selections.

TR
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

NM
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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!

VV
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

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.

SM
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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.