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Karma Restaurant & Bar

Karma Restaurant & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.karmaphiladelphia.com
  • Email: info@karmaphiladelphia.com
  • Phone: (215) 925-1444
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Jiji Thomas (215) 925-1444

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Karma Restaurant & Bar
The idea for Karma was born out of the simple premise of providing superior quality traditional Indian Cuisine, great ambiance and friendly, efficient service. Karma has worked exclusively with the local talent from Philadelphia.
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Diner Reviews
  • "My family loves Indian food and the food at Karma was some of the best food, of any type, that I've ever tasted. The service was excellent as well. We were celebrating my daughters birthday, but did not specifically say anything to the waitstaff. They picked up on it through snippets of our conversation and brought out a celebratory dessert and music. They were attentive to our needs without being overbearing or intrusive. Love, love loved it."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Went here on Saturday at noon for lunch. It was quiet and the buffet was fresh and inviting! Everything was very tasty!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Better and better with each visit. For me, it's a Philly must every couple of months or so. Terrific staff, excellent food, eclectic crowd. Chicken tiki Marsala! The naan bread with garlic, did I mention the phenomenal staff?"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Food was AMAZING! Was turned off by Indian food years back...but this restaurant turned me back on. Definitely recommend."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Nice place! I really enjoyed dinner here. The service was excellent, really outstanding. The lamb vindaloo was a little too spicy, which the waiter asked about and then brought this delicious yogurt sauce (kind of like the Greek tsaziki) which cooled it down and was delicious on its own. He also gave us a great recommendation for dinner, the chicken paneer. I'd definitely like to return."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend here for Valentine's Day and it was excellent. We wanted to try something different and neither of us had ever had Indian food. Our waiter was a little soft spoken and at times it was difficult to hear him. I think he was trying to keep that intimate ambiance. He was very courteous and helpful when we were trying to decide on what to eat. I would definitely recommend this place if you like spicy food."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "So it was valentines night, and that shouldn't be an excuse, in fact it should mean the opposite, they didn't have enough staff! After arriving and bring seated it took 10 mins for us to be welcomed and offered a drink. The food was ok, nothing special. the biggest disappointment was having been seated near the bar / waiting area, we had people stood right next to our table, looking at our food and just wasn't very nice for a normal meal let alone a special occasion, I am sure down the other end the experience would have been different. The waiter brought our food out and hadn't collected the previous plates, so there was this very awkward exchange as the table was small. The cutlery wasn't replaced once, which over 5 dishes was Surprising!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It was really good. I'm an Ekta creature, it's closer to home for me and has proven delicious every time. When it comes down to the food, all else aside, I would now out Karma at the top of my Indian Food list here in Philly."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went to Karma before heading to the Ritz Five for a movie. The food was amazing and the staff is quick and courteous. Our food came quickly and we were able to specify the level of spice in our meal. I would definitely go again!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "This was our first time to this restaurant. When we came in we were sat right away. It was a Tuesday night and my partners birthday and he wanted Indian food. I ordered the lamb Kamora and my partner ordered the Chicken titka masala. We shared both of these dishes. They were very very good! the chicken and lamb were cooked to perfection. The accompanied sauces was very tasty. They actually ask you what level of hot would actually like. They have like 4 levels of hotness. LOL! WE chose the medium level and was very pleased. The spice was hot enough to compliment the food without being over powering. A very good experience we will be back, SOON!! They offer a buffet lunch everyday and we want to try that to taste the varied dishes they offer."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "Went here for NYE and I have to say it was a pleasant experience. Service was average and nothing special or unique but it was not bad and that means more to us. Bad service ruins resteraunts. Food was excellent,authentic and flavorful."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Very delicious food. Server was a little quiet and we couldn't hear his explanations well, but that didn't detract from the service. Would definitely go again."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "The food and the service have consistently been outstanding."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "I have been to Karma many times over the years, mostly at lunch when there is a great buffet for about $10 or so. The food is always very good, especially for the non - Indian palate (I.e. not too hot!) I have been for dinner 3 times and the food is even better than at lunch. We are always treated well by the staff, and leave with enough leftovers for a couple more meals! Highly recommend this restaurant if you are in Old City"
    Dined on 12/9/2013
  • "First time at Karma. The food was very good. The location is great for a reasonable Old City meal. We both enjoyed our dishes a lot and we will be back!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Just what we needed on a cold rainy night before the theatre 2 blocks away. We were a group of 6 with a reservation, so we got the roomy semi-circular booth with curtains draped on either side at the back of the restaurant. In our 60s, so nice lighting and ability to hear ourselves were big pluses. Waiter was attentive, friendly, happy to explain things (more than once!), price was fair and servings just right. We were late due to weather, but they got us out on time for curtain, no problem. Different dishes - naans, raitas, korma, tikka masala,- all delicious, easy to share. Other tables for 2 & 4 are a little cramped as house is narrow, but still the place is warm, friendly, & experience is very good and pleasant. Look for coupons too!"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Really good food, fairly inexpensive, large portions, excellent service...this place was fantastic! I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to try Indian food for the first time or find a solid reliable Indian restaurant to become your new staple Indian restaurant."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Great restaurant, great service, and great food! Authentic Indian food! Chef even brought us complimentary dishes, how awesome :)"
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "Can't go wrong with this choice. The food was very good -- and plentiful. My wife, who lived in India for six months, said the food was authentic. The wait staff was extremely friendly and went out of their way to make sure we were enjoying ourselves. The decor is simple and unpretentious. The prices are reasonable. The restaurant is within easy walking distance to anywhere in Old City."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "The neighborhood that Karma is located in is fun and lively with lots going on, and there is a public parking lot right across the street. Upon entering Karma I was pleased with the overall look of the restaurant, and we were greeted immediately and taken to our table. The restaurant was about 3/4 full. Unfortunately, it took a very long time for our server to approach our table and take a drink order, which is a pet peeve of mine. I don't like waiting for my cocktail! After that, however, our server was very attentive and pleasant. We thought the food was very good, well seasoned and flavorful. We also thought that it was reasonably priced. In spite of having to wait quite a while for a drink, we would definitely go back to Karma."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Great food, great atmosphere and fantastic service!"
    Dined on 8/31/2013