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The Mantra Fine Indian Cuisine

3480 Tillicum Rd, Victoria, British Columbia V8Z 4H3, Canada
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  • Excellent2%
  • Very good25%
  • Average30%
  • Poor23%
  • Terrible20%
2 Feb 2017
“Not great ”
29 Dec 2016
“Poor Experience with Lunch Buffet”
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
3480 Tillicum Rd, Victoria, British Columbia V8Z 4H3, Canada
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

First off, I really wanted to like this place, but now that I've tried them I am extremely disappointed. I ordered the butter chicken, pakoras and Lamb curry. Both the Lamb curry and the butter chicken were absolutely SWIMMING in oil, if I had a...More

1  Thank Geoff M
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Poor quality lunch buffet with many items on the cool'ish side. Doughy and dry (weirdly at the same time) naan that was simply terrible. Chalky dal. Friendly server and very cheap pricing isn't enough to convince us to return for a second try.

Thank threedogknight
Reviewed 29 December 2016

went for the lunch buffet. Very low quality food, few items, not tasty, naan too dry, 4 varieties of dal and almost no veggies, just 1 chicken / meat dish, no dessert, no serving cups, no complimentary tea / juices / or any beverage. Appeared...More

Thank matrix225
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Used to come here a lot. Came for a cheap and cheerful dinner with several friends and the food had gone downhill quite a bit. Its a buffet style and the meat dishes were overcooked and a bit dry, the selection reduced and the server...More

Thank Jazzaferri
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Not too authentic...but certainly great comfort food. Nothing too spicy and both the Naan and the tandoori chicken buffet items are good. Always vegetable entrees as well as slightl ybland butter chicken. Service and setting are basic...but you will leave content and full...and probably return...More

Thank Islandfun4all
Reviewed 8 March 2016

I have been to this indian buffet once before and it was okay. Good enough for me to return with my brother a few months later. The establishment looks like a low end meat shack in south east asia. If you need to use the...More

1  Thank Kale V
Reviewed 7 March 2016

We decided to grab dinner before seeing a movie at Tillicum Mall and this was a great location. The buffet was very reasonably priced with lots of tasty and healthy selections.

Thank SIC5512
Reviewed 6 November 2015

Wow. I can't believe this place is in business after eating there. First off all, I had a coupon which I showed as soon as I came in and was told quite rudely it was only for the buffet. But nothing on the coupon read...More

1  Thank Erin D
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Like most people have mentioned on Trip Advisor, this place isn't the best for a date or fine dining or atmosphere. They have a limited but I think tasty lunch buffet. The curried chicken thighs and legs are the only meat you'll find in the...More

Thank TheProf_VanIsleBC
Reviewed 21 August 2015

this place has been around for many years and is usually good eats for the money... Its pretty hard to beat the lunch or dinner price which cost you less than a burger at a fancy burger joint..food can be spicy at times and other...More

Thank lovetoeat1960
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3480 Tillicum Rd, Victoria, British Columbia V8Z 4H3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: 250-388-4655
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