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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Karma Asian Food and Fine Wine reviews from OpenTable diners
22 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (11)neighborhood gem (11)special occasion (9)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
  • This was our first time there.
    sharVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2012
    This was our first time there. The food was very good! Even though we went there in the middle of the week, and a bit early for dinner, the service was great! I would say its a good date night place and/or a good place to get together with a few friends. I definitely plan on coming back there. The prices were slightly on the higher end but for the food we got it was well worth it. They were also very accommodating to the few changes we made with the food. Also they brought theses fried wonton wrappers that had this great Asian Seasoning to it as a little appetizer! Yes I'd go back there. I ordered the sesame salmon which was very good! My husband ordered a spicy beef noodle dish.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We have been to Karma a few
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/3/2012
    We have been to Karma a few times and really love it!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful dining room with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/27/2012
    Beautiful dining room with the fountain/pond in the center. The lettuce wraps are just okay. Martinis are awesome!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food and service
    Sunny
    Dined on 10/27/2012
    Excellent food and service as always. Love the Entertainment Book coupon! Great value.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We found the food to be good,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/26/2012
    We found the food to be good, however the service was slow to the point we had to ask for the check several times. Then had to ask finally ask to see the manager, it took 10 minutes to locate him who then showed up with attitude. Frankly because of the ending of the experience we will never return and when asked will politely not refer them.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SEMI HOLIDAY, SO VERY BUSY. FISH
    SHELLYVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    SEMI HOLIDAY, SO VERY BUSY. FISH WAS A LITTLE OVERCOOKED/DRY, OVERALL NICE,
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great find!
    LaurenR
    Dined on 10/19/2012
    We went here for a girls night out. I had the tuna - it was excellent. Very nice waiter. Overall a great night out!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Karma should be in your future
    Chantal
    Dined on 10/8/2012
    The dining room decor may knock your socks off. It's stunning. I've never had a bad meal there; au contraire, the food has always been excellent no matter what I order. I've been there several times and make an effort to try something different each time - I am never disappointed. The wait staff is impeccable. And no, I'm not related to anyone there. I just think the place deserves top honors.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Surprising suburban chic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    very good. I would go here again. If you've ever stayed at the W it had that kind of atmosphere. Service was good, took a little longer than I'd like for entrees to come out but it was ok because it gave us more time to talk and visit. Waiter was very personable and helpful in recommendations and suggestions. Food was yummy and reasonable price...can't ask for much more.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • KARMA is wonderful!
    Vit10
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    Terrific; always can count on a beautifully prepared tasty meal. Gilberto is a fantastic server; we've had him each time we've dined at Karma!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Really good food, but a dated,
    ObamasuxVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    Really good food, but a dated, cold and uninviting ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Have NEVER had a bad meal.
    boxcarVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2012
    Have NEVER had a bad meal. This particular meal was sensational. Had the deep-fried whole stripped sea bass. Outstanding!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was the third time I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/29/2012
    This was the third time I visited the restaurant. First two times made me want to come back. Good food, nice selection, interesting. Great decor. etc. This time. New menu. Very poor selection. The food was not good. My Green Curry was nothing special. I asked for extra spicy and was told that the curry was "already" made and could not be changed. This is an Asian Fusion restaurant right? Must be out of a can. Steaks were ok but who cannot grill steaks. Will not go back
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  • When we asked questions about
    Chantal
    Dined on 7/28/2012
    When we asked questions about some menu items, the server mentioned that they still serve some perennial favorites even though they're no longer listed on the menu. So, one of us ordered the salmon with barbecue sauce and forever rice. Delicious! A birthday guest was treated to a slice of excellent chocolate cheesecake. The service was impeccable. I will definitely dine again at Karma.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • went to Karma with a group
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/30/2012
    went to Karma with a group and had a great time. The chicken wing appetizer was particularly good. Had the Tuna entree and it was very good. The restaurant is attractive and the wait staff was especially friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • the food is always eceptional
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/21/2012
    the food is always eceptional and we travel a long way for it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service was slow and inattentive.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/2/2012
    Service was slow and inattentive. Waiter was very pushy when he did show up.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service. Several
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/2/2012
    Great food and service. Several of our party are vegan and the waiter made suggestions to make their dining experience successful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Peaceful dining @ the Dbltree.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2012
    When in the area, I usually eat at leas one meal at Karma. Love the Spicy Edemame before the meal! Other Asian inspired foods and frequent specials kep the menu from getting "old." Order the caber-tini, a cabernet and cherry vodka martini or the ginger creme brulee. Both are worth a try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We went for their mothers
    Gemini
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    We went for their mothers day brunch. they were very busy and seemed short staffed. The menu was relatively good, but they should have offered a prime rib or roast beef in the carving area in addition to the turkey. Overall I like this restaurant but prefer the regular meal setting, not the brunch buffet.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went for Mother's Day brunch.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    We went for Mother's Day brunch. The made to order omelets, pancakes, seafood salad and fresh fruit were wonderful. However, we were disappointed that there were not more breakfast items. The server told us that there were blintzes and even he was surprised that they weren't there. FYI, champagne and other drinks are a la carte.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The mood is nice for a date,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/9/2012
    The mood is nice for a date, although dont expect to do much people watching. We went on a wednesday night so we didnt expect a big crowd but there were only about 3 other tables sat at the time. Better for us we figured, as we were given great service. The green bean tempura appetizer is awesome and so was the Mahi Mahi i had for dinner. My girlfriend had the Ahi Tuna and that was very good as well. A little pricey but if you can look past that its a very good restaurant. Not great, but very good for the suburbs
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great !!!!! was there for
    carl
    Dined on 4/8/2012
    great !!!!! was there for Easter and they had a very nice buffet.Only thing i didn't enjoy was the beef . It was a little to hard to chew.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Both the food and atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/1/2012
    Both the food and atmosphere were great! I had the salmon and really enjoyed it. We had our two young children with us and they had a good kids menu and made them feel welcome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food at Karma is always very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/25/2012
    Food at Karma is always very good with interesting menu choices. Everyone in our party of four had something different and was pleased with the meal. Love the soothing water features and decor. Quiet enough to have a good conversation around the table without feeling like you need to yell. I do wish I had known that you now have to order the whole fish dish, that I previously enjoyed, a couple of days in advance--disappointing. Overall cost is reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good experience; average food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/18/2012
    Hostess and waiter provided great service. Food was average in my opinion. Black rice had NO (zero) salt or seasoning on it. Shrimp fried rice had frozen peas/carrot cube mix...very bland, cafeteria-like. Thai beef noodles were gloppy and the pasta was mushy and overcooked. Salmon was very good. Calamari and shrimp appetizers were fine. Nice to be served edamame when you sit down.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome food and ambiance.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Awesome food and ambiance. Perfect for a romantic dining. Service is really great. Attitude of service personal is very friendly. I love to visit again. Only downside, the option in the menu is not much, specially if you don't like sea food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Setting is nice. Appetizer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/13/2012
    Setting is nice. Appetizer great. Orange peel chicken and mahi mahi not good. Creme brûlée not good either.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Sauces are the meal.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/13/2012
    Although I did like the spiciness of the edemame, it unfortunately destroyed the flavors of my entree. My leftovers eaten the following day were 10x more flavorful and enjoyable. If we go back, we will only eat the appetizers and pass on the entrees. The quality of food in our entrees ( chicken and Ahi Tuna) were fair, the sauces were amazing. A very large tip of the hat to the saucier. All the sauces and soups made the evening; without them it would have been a bust.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We love going to Karma but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/3/2012
    We love going to Karma but didn't have that great of an experience this time. There was a very loud group in the bar and they were continuously yelling swear words that would interrupt the tranquil atmostphere of the restaurant. We almost always get the same thing for dinner, the blue cheese and macadamia crusted filet mingnon but this time it was very overcooked and much smaller than usual. We will definitely go back but maybe not as soon as we usually do.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Average just not Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 1/28/2012
    As amazing as the ambiance was as well as the items we saw on the menu we left feeling only good about the experience. The service was great but the dinig room was only fairly booked which was surprising for a Sat night! This made the noise levels low. The food was OK was not much to brag about as it was not mouth watering or mind-blowing. Overall, based on everything we saw we left a little disappointed, everything was good/average nothing striked are fancy as great! We would definitely recommend Karma but it would not be at the top of the dining list.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The best ambiance for romance!!
    Mari
    Dined on 1/7/2012
    Absolutely wonderful food. We went there to celebrate my husband's birthday and we really loved it. Great ambiance for romance and the service was impeccable. Loved the waiters in their suits, such a nice touch. The lighting was great too. I can't say anything bad about it. We will definitely go back for any special celebration.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our second occasion to dine
    RickN
    Dined on 1/6/2012
    Our second occasion to dine at the Karma. Brian was our waiter on both occasions and provided excellent recommendations and service. The food unique, artistic and delicious. We will enjoy returning.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a truly hidden gem this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/6/2012
    What a truly hidden gem this restaurant is! The food was wonderful and the service was great! This will definitely become a regular spot on my list!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • If food matched the ambiance,
    IronChef
    Dined on 1/6/2012
    If food matched the ambiance, you would have a winner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The bar and dining area are
    rkirch01
    Dined on 12/31/2011
    The bar and dining area are very nice. Service was okay. The food has a nice presentation, however, they need a new chef. Food lacks flavor, spice, and quality. Sauces taste like they are from a jar. It's a crime, because the ambiance and presentation is very nice, and would make for an enjoyable dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We dined here with a party
    TravelBug
    Dined on 12/31/2011
    We dined here with a party of eight on New Year's Eve. A special "pre fixe" menu was offered, but they also offered their regular menu. We appreciated all the options. The meal started out with a complimentary serving of seasoned edamame, a nice touch. We all ordered different appetizers and shared.... one glitch in service... one couple had ordered won ton, and a server (not the server that took our order)brought pot stickers instead. When they told him they had ordered won ton, he said, "yes, this is won ton" and placed it down. Later when the bill came, they were, in fact, billed for "potstickers". Other entrees came out hot and as ordered. Everyone in our party enjoyed his meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/31/2011
    We always enjoy our visit to Karma - excellent, thoughtfully prepared food and servers who are well-versed in the menu and wine/cocktail pairings.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food is always attractively
    Vit10
    Dined on 12/30/2011
    The food is always attractively prepared and delicious; service terrific; this restaurant is "with it," too...a special was a talapia braised/broiled/fried and whole with head and tail...fileted and exotic. I didn't have it, but it was gorgeously presented!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice find !
    LarruVIP
    Dined on 12/25/2011
    Ambiance, Food and Service, top flight....surprising that it is attached to a Doubletree in Mundelein.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet