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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food as always and surprisingly fast service, this time. :)

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vipNYC10017
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. I cannot wait to come back! It was recommended by a new Indian friend of mine, so you know it is good!

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dennis
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very very good Indian food the veggie player was amazingly great. Service perfect naun bread was perfect

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good quality and service. Good spot for Indian food. Was not overwhelmed by the food but it was still good. I would go back and try more dishes as overall I liked the place.

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AngelaMG83
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Not a fancy place at all, but cute for a date, birthday dinner, or meet up with friends. The staff was friendly and attentive. Indian food is authentic and absolutely delicious. We had the vegetable pakora, kofta, and chicken biriyani.

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vipCharlieR
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

This place was close to our hotel and we wanted something different after four days in the city. Food was very good, everything from the naan to the curry and the deals. Would definitely go back.

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vipDiane
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Surprisingly delicious. Cauliflower appetizer and lamb entrees were very good. Madras mojito nice too.

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nickb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I have been to Karma lots of times before it moved to Market St. I have also ordered online tons of times and the food was always great and so was the service. Unfortunately, none of that is true anymore. Service was terrible with servers asking us if we needed plates! How do we eat without plates? Food was served in parts over a 15 minute period with naan being the last. By the time naan arrived, rest of the food was cold. Roomali roti was a thick regular roti and was terrible.

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vipCharlesG
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Well prepared traditional Indian food in a relatively upscale setting.

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vipSigi
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food and service. Choice of "hotness" for dishes. Very good neighborhood place

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Karma. Great service and terrific food.

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AlBh
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. Amazing restaurant , wait staff was always there. Best South Indian food this side of Philly, Have then make you one of their dishes not on the menu.

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PJD31
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The servers are very friendly. Food was tasty and didn't take long. No complaints whatsoever. I'll definitely come back here.

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vipGreenThumb
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and terrific service. Small dining room that felt intimate & special.

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PatrickA
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great server who made nice recommendations. The food tasted amazing. Drinks were good. We had a great night and the icing on the top was that the restaurant paid for our meal completely because of a promotion they are doing called "Good Karma". The fact that they are doing that, whether they had chosen us or not, is really kind of them. Whether my meal was free or not I would still review the restaurant the same way because the service and food was great.

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vipShareeg
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here is delicious and the drinks were great too. It was a little pricy being as though it was your everyday sort of Indian food, but I guess that's due to the location. Now the food was very good and so was the drinks so I ended up having a great time.

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MaryS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoy Indian food and Karma's was excellent. I'll go again, lunch was very good

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vipJohannaL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a good find in the city. The Chaat was really good and not often served in most Indian restaurants. The decor was nice and the staff very attentive.

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DelaniN
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I went with my boyfriend for my birthday. The food was great, and the ambiance was good. I especially enjoyed my mango juice. The only downside was that they didn't have anything planned for birthdays. Like a free drink, or small dessert. Which was a little disappointing. But I did get to enjoy my leftovers for several days. The dishes will fool you into thinking they are small. But combined with rice and naan, you'll find yourself quite full. My only food regret, was not ordering more naan and rice to go.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Indian food in Philly!

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James
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The Chicken Tikka Masala was dry and bland. We discouraged from ordering the Chicken Tikka Masala because "everyone orders it." The waitress actually responded to the request by asking, "why?" and tried to talk us out of it. We were encouraged to sit at the bar, with the assumption that the rear seating was full. However, many parties of 2-10 people were seated directly after us. I found this rather bizarre and uncomfortable. Their "spice level" system came with a dire warning which turned out to be total nonsense. "Indian spicy" was not actually very spicy at all, and if it were not for the warnings, both my partner and I would have made the right choice instead of backing off and going for milder dishes. I would not return to Karma.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly and fast service and the food was great

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DanielZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious and the wait staff was very good. We would gladly go back to this restaurant again the next time we are in the Philly area.

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CallMomma321
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My colleagues and I love this place for their lunch buffet. Authentic Indian cuisine, focusing on dishes from the south of India. Every table gets a basket of freshly baked homemade naan. A meal at Karma is an overall great experience!

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vipRichardK
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Food was excellent but service was very poor this time. We were ignored after they only half cleared our table

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I ordered Chicken tikka masala and paneer butter masala and both were amazing. We order chicken tandoori for appetizer that was little dry. We also took goat curry as a take out for my dad which he enjoyed very much.

5 out of 5 for chicken tikka masala. Yes, we had karma spicy 👌

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great Indian food!

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alooparatha
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Karma always delivers! We chose to go there in the afternoon so service was slow but we arrived there starving on the Easter weekend, so it was probably why things felt slower and the restaurant felt busier. When we've gone there in the evening, service has been quick regardless of the number of patrons. Food was great and I'd happily go back!

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viplawrenceM
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Welcome addition to Old City. Good for eat in and for takeout.

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JolantaR
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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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vipJerryN
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience2

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
85 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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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vipBhuvanW
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2017
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Ordered food through their website and finally called them after 50 minutes to get the status on my food (as it was supposed to be delivered in 30-45 minutes). The guy on the other line literally said “sorry - we have a different tablet for this online system, we are just seeing your order... we’ll put the order in now”. No apologies nothing. Called back after 5 minutes and told them to cancel my order and he was like “ok” and hung up.

Why create an online ordering system when employees literally give no F#*#. I used to be their regular customer but not anymore.

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vipRoyalboater
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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

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vipFred
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Indian food, attentive staff, most enjoyable

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LufkinAg
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Just was a disappointment

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ClutchPutt
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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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Karma Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 177 OpenTable diners.