Karma Asian Food and Fine Wine
Karma Asian Food and Fine Wine

Karma Asian Food and Fine Wine

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.karmachicago.com/
  • Phone: 8479706900x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 6:00am - 10:30am; Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday & Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Pan-Asian, Fusion / Eclectic, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Paul Choi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Accommodations can be made for groups up to 50 in our restaurant or up to 75 in our lounge. We offer semi-private dining for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
  • Private Party Contact: Allan Zinkann (847)970-6900 x
  • Entertainment: Our Zen laced dining room features a calming pool of water through the middle and a soothing waterfall.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 45
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have ample FREE parking.
A word from Karma Asian Food and Fine Wine
Karma Asian Food & Wine serves Modern Asian Fusion Cuisine taking classic Asian fare and adding our own comfortable, Western twist. Our focus is to use only fresh ingredients. We do this by sourcing natural, locally farmed and/or organic products wherever possible. Additionally, we are proud to offer many Vegetarian and Gluten Free menu items as designated by the V & GF symbols. We hope you enjoy your experience.

Enjoying these in a very relaxed dining atmosphere with our 12 foot tall waterfall at one end and our 200 square foot pond in the center, makes for an exceptional dining experience.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Karma Asian Food and Fine Wine reviews from OpenTable diners
21 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.8
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (9)special occasion (8)neighborhood gem (8)fit for foodies (6)good for groups (2)great for lunch (1)scenic view (1)notable wine list (1)late-night find (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Evening out
    GirlsVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Menu has changed since we were last here. Very limited menu, miss the edamame they used to give. One dish was too spicey and they were very accommodating to redo it and it was very tasty. They need more variety .
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden in a Hotel
    pcsk8VIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    This beautiful restaurant with tranquil pond and decor is an elegant place in an unlikely location. Although it has been in the hotel that has undergone many franchises over the years, it is seldom crowded. The Asain food is very good, the service outstanding. Hope that more people find their way here.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Junison
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I hate leaving neg. reviews-will usually just say nothing-but we were disappointed on last visit, which used to be one of our favorite restaurants, a hidden gem for the area. Menu is constantly changing-which is fine as long as the new selections are as good or better than previous. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case. The food was just okay, I'm being generous giving it 3 stars, fish portions were small, the imaginative & tasty accompaniments that used to fill the plate were absent. You still can't beat the wonderful ambiance, soothing, peaceful. Our waitress was great - she really tried hard, but couldn't spin straw into gold. We'll definitely give it another chance, everyone's entitled to an off night - and hope that's all it was.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 352 reviews are from the Karma Asian Food and Fine Wine reviews archive.
  • Surprise in Mundelein
    JillVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We had never been to Karma before. What a wonderful surprise noir waiter Gilberto was one of the best servers we have ever had. He explained the menu, gave suggestions and guided us through a wonderful meal. The crispy tuna was to die for. We will go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Interesting menu with nice execution of most dishes. Cuisine is hard to categorize but generally can be described as Asian fusion. The room is lovely and the service is welcoming, helpful and friendly. The noise level allows easy conversation but that's because the restaurant is often fairly empty - something I can't understand. If you are in the area this is a great place to visit.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Top Asian Fusion
    JimG2VIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Excellent Asion Fusion restaurant in beautiful room; located in hotel. Pub available for lighter fare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    streviewVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We went for the Mother's Day Brunch, and it was great! Just what we wanted for a nice brunch. Good selection of breakfast foods, prime rib, salmon, fruit (with a chicago skyline sculpture in watermelon), and a great dessert table.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mama Day Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Great first experience at Karma. Solid offering of food, which tasted great. Service was quick and thorough. The atmosphere/ambience was unique and cool.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Brunch
    CoreyS
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had a table for 11 and everyone loved the brunch. The food was great, plenty of options and the desserts were fantastic.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love Karma
    Chantal
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I have eaten at this restaurant many times over the years. The food is always top notch and is beautifully and uniquely presented. We tried the Firecracker Shrimp appetizer for the first time because our waiter suggested it and it was fabulous. Service is always impeccable. I highly recommend Karma. It's not easy to find this establishment, but it is definitely worth the trip.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Date Night
    Mookie
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Appetizers were great, entrees were only so so. The waiter was very friendly and knowledgable. Very limited dessert menu
    Special Features:
    Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Karma is a hidden gem
    joannkaydavis
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Karma is attached to the Doubletree, so has spurts of business from meetings at the hotel, but is usually not crowded when we've been there for Friday night dinners. There is a wonderful wall fountain and pools of water for a peaceful ambiance. The noise level rating was due to the Blackhawks playoff game in the bar area. Normally, it would be much quieter. Menu has unusual Asian themed entrees - a fairly small selection with lots of wasabi. I had a red snapper noodle dish - like a soup - which was fabulous.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Easter Brunch
    DebbieJean
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Love the atmosphere here. It is so calming and warm. There is a gentle waterfall and a little pond with lillies in the middle of the restaurant. I have never been here for dinner, only the Easter Brunch. I am gluten free so eating dinner here would not be possible. I really wish they would get on board with a gluten free menu or gluten free soy sauce. II would love to have a nice dinner here with the hubby. The staff here is attentive and friendly. The brunch was average. Nothing special, but we enjoy the service and atmosphere here for Easter brunch. There is no long line or crazy noise level. Had a nice time.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • carl
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Everythong was great except the beef . It was a ligth tough.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very unique
    Winneandstillchompin
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Karma is, to say the least, a most unique restaurant. The Asian fusion cuisine is thoughtful and delicious, the service was conscientious and most friendly and the ambience was absolutely intriguing without being distracting. So much to soak in without taking away from the food and company. This is NOT your usual hotel restaurant. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We have always had excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We have always had excellent food here. We tried the ribs and mentioned that they did not meet the quality of everything else. The restaurant humble apologized and comped the ribs and dessert without us expecting anything. Customer service is always first here.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was quite exceptional,
    JimS
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The food was quite exceptional, and Gilberto, our waiter, is as fine a waiter as we have had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food and presentation
    gary
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Not to crowded and greeting for reservation was immediately acknowledged for seating. party of 4 were all pleased with appetizers and main course. Good selection of wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Breakfast Buffett
    VoyageurVIP
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    The breakfast buffett is excellent with lots of good items including croissants, zucchini bread and muffins plus fruit, yogurt and more. This is definitely a cut above other breakfast buffets. In addition to the hot food offerings, they will cook an omelette to order -- all very good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sunday Night Dinner
    VoyageurVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Every time we stay at the Doubletree Hotel we enjoy eating at Karma located inside the hotel. The atmosphere is great with the central water feature and the Asian inspired food always good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night
    Eismann95
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    My wife and I found Karma through an Open Table email, Romantic Spots for Valentine's Day. I was also looking for a place to celebrate her birthday, since it is close to Valentine's Day. Karma seemed intriguing, so I made the reservation. We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived. The space is great. The small touches, from the large folding panels, which double as service doors and the indoor pond, combined to set the atmosphere. The food was great. We split Drunken Mussels and a Carpaccio appetizers, both were outstanding. The entrees we had were filet mignon and Korean BBQ Ribeye, both of which were executed perfectly. Everything came together to give us an amazing evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Karma
    DennisSVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    This was our first time visiting this restaurant. We were celebrating our anniversary. Friendly greeting upon our arrival by the manager. All the tables are neatly situated around an indoor water feature. Our waiter Gilberto was professional, knowledgeable of the menu, friendly and made some great recommendations. The food was excellent, served hot and timely. We started with appetizers, Firecracker shrimp and lettuce wraps. Both were outstanding! The wine selection was good and Gilberto offered selections to accompany our dinner choices. The Mahi Mahi and BBQ salmon were wonderful!! We will be returning to this local neighborhood gem and recommend it to our friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service, relaxing atmosphere
    2dinersVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Our server was very helpful, checking in after each dish was delivered. The spinach salad was ok, the orange chicken also ok- not as crunchy as I was expecting (does not stand up to Cheesecake Factory orange sesame chicken imo). The rice was amazing. Sitting by the beautiful pond and waterfall was relaxing. We went early on a Friday, it was very quiet-- not full. There were a few children probably because they have a children's menu.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service, fair food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Went here for a lunch meeting. There were two other groups there the entire time. Took almost 30 minutes for orders to come out. Food was fair at best. No ambience. Not sure if it is more of an evening gathering place but for lunch it was terrible.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This is not the Karma we fell
    northsub
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    This is not the Karma we fell in love with when they first opened and throughout these many years. With a new chef, brand new menu and price change, and not for the better, we will reconsider recommending Karma to people for anything other than atmosphere. The signature dishes are no longer on the menu (Calamari salad, mushroom pot stickers, etc), and the one that I remember (filet with wasabe mashed) was cooked too long and not as tasty or juicy, plus some of the new dishes are nothing special (orange chicken was bland and rubbery), and the prices are a little steep for what you're getting now. Sadly disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great place for couples
    peaceofmind2
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This restaurant is a very secluded place where you can dine and have a great selection of wine and great food without hurting your pockets. Very friendly and great service from everyone. It was my first time there and I will be going again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great meal
    Gemini
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had another great meal there for Valentines Day. My husband had the Ribeye and I had the Asian BBQ salmon. I saw that they no longer offer it with the Forbidden Rice, it now comes with potatoes. My suggestion is to go back to the rice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was this a new dining
    Bohnmom
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We arrived 20 mins early and It took that long to get a drink. The bartender never acknowledged us. Another manager came back to take our order. The bartender brought our drinks and never spoke a word. Dirty glasses were there when and never removed the entire time. waitress at dinner was very nice, but our water glasses were never refilled. We ordered a bottle of sparkling water so we could have water. We ordered a bottle of wine, and they were all out of it, so we settled on another. They brought two HOT glasses I'm assuming fresh out of the dishwasher, which made our room temperature wine very warm. I had to put an ice cube in it. The food however was very good! I don't know if I'd go back again.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • V-Day find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Made reservations for V-day never been here before and was pleasantly surprised with this restaurant. Service was good food was great and my wife and I really enjoyed ourselves. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Asian ribs!!!!= food coma
    Robh
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    The staff was very friendly and the service was superb. I had the special, Asian ribs with Asian slaw and rice. Spectacular!!! I am a rib expert and these were tender and as full of flavor as possible. It was a large potion and unfortunaly for me, I could not stop until every bone was picked clean. That and a few glasses of good wine led straight to food coma (straight home and sleeping as if in a coma) no late night dancing. The girls had a prawn and scallop dish with vegetables. Very tasty. We took our time having a drink before dinner and then spent time after just talking. Great dinning room. It was nice be able to talk at normal levels. Great place to catch up with friends or take that special someone for a intimate evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food Quiet Atmosphere
    MBRMBA
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Haved dined here many times. Every meal has been great. It is also quiet and relaxing. It is my husbands favorite restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ordered the mahi-mahi, which
    Olive
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Ordered the mahi-mahi, which was very good. However the flank steak Was tough and sliced thick, making it hard to chew. Nice wine selection and great service. Great swanky atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing food! The chef is
    suziesparkles
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    Amazing food! The chef is from Thailand, and the spices and flavors are perfect! Loved it!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific restaurant
    Allen
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    What a terrific restaurant and bar. Can not say enough good things. Great tasting, wide selection of food varies in price from inexpensive to expensive. Great drinks. Can eat in very attractive bar or in beautiful dining room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Luvtoeat
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    My husband and I, enjoyed the ambience and the food very much! The staff were so nice also!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Karma Asian food
    DDDDVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    The service is great-our waitress was a doll! The food was very good -I had the salmon-it was very tasty. My friend got the flank steak and really enjoyed it. She mentioned that it was cooked perfectly.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food is always Excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Food is always Excellent. Everything we have tried on the menu has exceeded our expectations.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    Enjoyed a relaxing wonderful meal at Karma. Convenient for those of us who live in the Mundelein area. Highly recommend!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Won't go again
    DeesapVIP
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Not worth the money. Not good quality food. Disappointing
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Surprise
    One2three
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    My family was looking for a place open for Christmas Day dinner and we were pleasantly surprised. The food was great and the ambience was delightfully serene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.