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For 2
Date
Sun, 2/25
Time
11:30 PM
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Karma Restaurant & Bar

4.2
148 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Indian
Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Indian
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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
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Phone number
(215) 925-1444
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party contact
Jiji Thomas: (215) 925-1444
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine
What 148 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.0
service
3.7
ambience
4.1
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JolantaR 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

This was our first time at Karma. We had lunch for my husbands B-Day. He is vegetarian and was able to find a good meal at Karma. Nice service, good food, will definitely recommend to friends and relatives.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Over all good Indian food. Restaurant and menus were dirty as if they did not care. Service was fine

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vipAndrea (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Another wonderful meal at, in my opinion, the best Indian restaurant in the city. Always greeted with a warm welcome and a smile. The food is consistently fantastic and the service spot on, friendly and attentive without being over bearing. A gem in beautiful Olde City. If you love Indian food, or even a newbie to it, Karma is a delightful sensation for anyone who loves to eat exquisite meals!

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FIREWALKWITHME (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

First time here and I was very pleased. I am a huge fan of Indian food and have eaten in many places and have to say this place rates very well. Great food that met or exceeded my expectations. Vindaloo and Korma were great. Breads are great. I liked the beer selection for Kingfisher. Don't often drink Indian beets. Great for a date or night out with friends or family. Highly recommend!

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StephenK (Key West)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Very nice restaurant conveniently located in Old City area of Philadelphia. Pleasant staff, excellent food and short wait time. Delicious!

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Neek (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

Great place just a little loud, I had to tell the waiter to turn the music down, and there was a club upstairs.

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vipCasey (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

Karma Restaurant & Bar was tasty and great selections. Loved the naan and the combination dish i had. ConsumerMarineSupply.

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vipFred (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent Indian food, attentive staff, most enjoyable

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LufkinAg (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on November 14, 2017

Just was a disappointment

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ClutchPutt (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on November 7, 2017

Food was very good and service was prompt. The restaurant could use a minor update - the interior was worn. But I'll be back for the food!

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vipStarnessr (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on October 9, 2017

Service is still spotty and chicken Tikka was in a great sauce but meat was chewy.

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vip1NewZagatsGuide (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

The food here is very fresh and we loved our smiling friendly server!! He made excellent choices and suggestions and the food could not have been more perfect! Generous size portions. Enough for some lunch tomorrow! The most wonderful Indian spices!! Absolutely loved the food. We love coconut curry, so we had a mixed vegetable coconut curry, as well as a vegetable Brioni, as well as the pistachio reason stuffed bread, And a lentil yellow soup, and Indian Chai tea. It was all so good!!!

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vipBrandy13 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on September 6, 2017

My favorite Indian spot in Philly! Great variety and quality food. Service is excellent- owner is present and so friendly. New location has more tables and a large bar area upstairs...really added an upscale feel!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 25, 2017

Great food and ambiance! Friendly service!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on August 19, 2017

First time diners and the food was terrific. The service was good as well. As mentioned before, the table tops were very sticky. We even asked the server to wash our table because the silverware and glasses were stuck to it. They either need to get new tables or start using tablecloths. Now I see why they have a good take out business

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jenn (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on June 13, 2017

Great food! Enjoyed our meal#

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glutenfreediner (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on June 9, 2017

Authentic and delicious! We will be back.

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vipLoriB (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on May 29, 2017

The food here was ordinary Indian fair, it did have things from all different regions. The food was fine, not bad not wonderful. There were 6 of us and that seemed to be a problem. Drinks order was taken. First drink arrived and was given to the wrong person who tried it to discover it was not theirs. The server picked it up and sat it before the correct person and as an after thought took out the straw! The rest of the drinks came at different times, the last one in the middle of dinner after main course were already being consumed. I think if there are only two of you things would have gone much more smoothly.

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Mariah (Mexico City)
3.0  Dined on May 19, 2017

Best Indian food in Philly! The waiter was awesome, we got really good recommendations. But the waitress, I guess she was in charge of the bar, stopped by the table every 3 minutes to offer us drinks even when we said we were not drinking that night. That was annoying and ruined the great experience. She even interrupted our conversation to ask if we wanted anything to drink, and that was the 6th time we had said "No, thanks"
Awesome food, waiters were awesome and funny but that chick from the bar was SUPER annoying.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Was seated, but was never greeted by any of the waitstaff, so we got up and left.

Had been looking forward to visiting Karma for a while now, extremely disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on May 13, 2017

Amazing food and even better service

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on May 5, 2017

I brought my mother here who was visiting from out of town and we both loved it! Great food with excellent service. We will definitely be back!

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vipCyndi (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on May 5, 2017

We all always love this place. Food has never disappointed. New location is great too.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on April 23, 2017

We had a wonderful birthday celebration at Karma. The food is excellent, service fantastic.
We can't wait to go back. They have a great variety of food.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on March 25, 2017

We had an excellent meal chosen from a very wide-ranging menu with many appealing choices, including great vegetarian options. The night we were there the restaurant was having a problem in that one of their chefs was absent. Nevertheless, everyone on the staff was trying very hard, and was very apologetic for the slowness of the meal. It really didn't bother us because we had a nice bottle of wine and enjoyed a leisurely meal.

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viptapaseater (New England)
5.0  Dined on March 18, 2017

Excellent curries, korma and saag were very good. Good service! Great location.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on March 16, 2017

Just horrible never again

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on March 2, 2017

Great food!
Wait staff was very attentive and polite.

We were seated promptly and the appetizers were fantastic followed by an amazing meal!

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ChelseaH (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 22, 2017

Hadn't been here before but so glad we gave it a try! The waiter was very friendly and accommodating to our variety of dietary restrictions. Not only that, the food was amazing! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2017

My wife and I celebrated her birthday at Karma and we had a great time. The waitstaff was very knowledgeable, quick and attentive, and the food was phenomenal. We would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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