The Mantra Fine Indian Cuisine Downtown
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.
Best Indian food in the city, by far. Very fresh, high quality ingredients.
I love Mantra..my “go to” for good Indian food..best Naan..and you will be taking home leftovers!
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.
We have eaten at Mantra several times and have never been disappointed. Great food, friendly staff and efficient service.
The food just tastes superb. by far the best indian food in Victoria
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.
Always good food, service. You can depend on a constistantly delicious meal.
friendly staff. Table was ready and waiting for our large group. Everything was seamless.
The food was amazing, they really catered to our party of 7 swiftly, and were superbly kind! Much love for mantra.
It's the best Indian restaurant in Victoria. Hands down.
Great food in a great location. Service is friendly and fast.
Really good Indian food, certainly the best I've had in Victoria.
Good food and service!
Went for a casual business dinner with a group and would recommend instead as a lunchtime spot for serious Indian food fans
Very good food and service..and good value....will be back
Great food & service with mazing naan selections.
Friendly service great food very helpful with dietary requirements thank you, we will be back
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!
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.
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.