Everything is fresh and tasteful.
Everything is fresh and tasteful. Truely the best Indian cuisine we have found in Philly.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were looking for a new
We were looking for a new favorite Indian restaurant, since our old favorite, Palace at the Ben, has gone downhill. Karma was very good - the food was delicious and well prepared (except that my husband's entree was a little spicier than he had ordered it). Service was excellent. We enjoyed ourselves very much and will definitely return.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Enjoyed a dinner here. The
Enjoyed a dinner here. The menu is fairly extensive and service was fine after a slow start. We had theater tickets and once we informed our waiter we needed to be out by a certain time, service was great and we did not feel rushed.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Indian Food
Good Indian restaurants are hard to find but this one is solid all the way around. The Naan breads were great, the Lamb Vindaloo was spicy but not so killer hot that you couldn't eat it, and everything else we had was great. The night we went (a Sunday), there was a $20 special for an app, entree, and glass of wine. Nice atmosphere, too. Will return!
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food, authentic
I brought two of my colleagues from India here - and they enjoyed this restaurant. They spoke to its authenticity, especially the goat and lamb dishes. Very tasty food and very friendly service. Three thumbs up.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Indian meal!
Great vegetarian options. Loved the Nan was fab with the mango chutney. Service was attentive and pleasant. I would dine at Karma again. My food was a touch too spicy for my tastes, but I did not request a specific level of spice.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food at a great price
Food, drink & service was very good. Prices are very reasonable. A little lacking in ambiance.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best
This was one of the best nights we have had in a restaurant. There are five in my family and it is very difficult to please all of us but that was one happy family. I chose the restaurant by looking on-line and I scored big points with this choice. We were only sorry that we couldn't sit longer as we had to go to the theater. The food was awesome and the wait staff was the nicest I have encountered and I think four people or more attended to our table. Each of them was so nice. The kids loved the Chicken Tikka Masala and my wife loved her Baignan Bharta. The Samosas were good, the Raita not too thin, Garlic Naan was great, Chicken Tikka very nice and the Vegetable Biryani was very good. Nothing bad to say and can't wait to go back.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Definitely a neighborhood gem. Has delicious Indian food! Absolutely love it here.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'm used to Rasika and The Bombay Club in DC. They may want to visit Karma to check out their very real competition. Outstanding recommendations by Mani made for two great evenings, as I had Togo back to be certain. Highly recommend!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just as good the second time around
The chicken tikki Marsala is terrific, as is everything else including the great staff led by Mani!
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never had Indian? You should go.
This was only my second time having Indian food so I was a skeptic. Now, I am adding it to my lunch rotation. I went for lunch. They had a $10.99 lunch buffett. I was able to try most of the menu for less than the price of one item. I now know what indian food I enjoy. The food was delicious. This is a very reasonable spot to grab lunch and be fully satisfied.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic Indian Food~
Great food, great atmosphere and fantastic service!
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food! Friendly staff!
Best Indian food ever! Chicken madras and garlic naan were awesome! Will definitely go back!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our New Favorite Spot
We always enjoy going to Karma, and try to get there at least once a month. Possibly the best Indian food in the city. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Nice atmosphere.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Karma is always amazing in every way. They have the best Indian food in the city. It is never greasy or bland. I love their lunchtime buffet (only $10!!) and their dinner plates as well. Their waitstaff and management is extremely friendly and attentive. I am vegan and they are very understanding and accommodating, with many options available. Thanks Karma!!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Karma does it again.
The last time we visited Philly, we discovered Karma quite by accident and loved it so much we went back the next night for a second dinner! This time, it was the first stop on our dining list and we weren't disappointed. Their Indian cuisine is first rate.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently above par
Had a great meal/evening this past Saturday. Mani was a great guide as before. Chicken tikki and buttered bread-excellent. You should go!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall Positive Experience
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.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Old City Indian
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.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great restaurant, great service, and great food! Authentic Indian food! Chef even brought us complimentary dishes, how awesome :)
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to eat!
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.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very Nice Experience
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!
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Solid Indian Food
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!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
excellent food and service
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
12/8/2013 4:00:00 PM