Karma Modern Indian
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Valentine's Day Special Menus & More
Celebrate Valentine's Day at Karma! A special prefixe dinner menu will replace our a la carte menu.
Five of us celebrated New Year’s Eve at Karma. They have a very comfortable outdoor space that is covered but not enclosed. Plenty of heaters keep the space warm enough to dine without wearing a jacket, but still you feel safe and with proper social distancing. The food, as always, was flavorful and delicious!
Outstanding as usual. It’s our go to place for excellent food. The service is outstanding as well. Highly recommend.
Delicious food- every bite was unique & incredibly satisfying! Wow!
Best Kept Secret...exceptional food and service!!
Food was good and service was great!
Great food, owner was amazing. Overall very excellent and highly recommended. Walked through the door and saw three Indian American's eating there and all seemed very happy. We will return
This was a great experience and the food just amplifies the experience even further.
I love Karma. Every time I go I try something different and have yet to be disappointed. The food is full of flavor, the ambiance is luxurious, the service is great, and the presentation of each dish is impressive.
Outstanding food as always. The Lamb is delicious as is the Butter Chicken. The Chicken Tikka is a staple and my go to every time I go there. Highly recommend.
Gracious service, unique cocktails and excellent food!
Excellent fare and service. Highly recommended.
Amazing food (always) + amazing service (always) + great outdoor setup!!
Food was great. The cocktails were great as well. The bartender definitely made the drinks really strong. Service was fantastic. The main dining room is a little sterile. Looks like a high end diner. But then the private dining room by the side is just great. That is the room in the pictures online.
Delicious, authentic Indian flavours; nothing watered down to suit unadventurous palates.
The food, and there was a lot, was amazing. The service could not have been more friendly and hospitable.
Probably the best Modern Indian Food in the US. The Paneer Lajawab, The Edamame Tikki and the Mushroom Biriyani was excellent. Can't recommend it enough.
Everything was excellent. It would be nice if they do a few specials once in a while. If you go often, the menu can feel a little small.
Great personalized service! Food was delicious. Recommend the butter chicken with garlic naan. Cardamom ice cream was a pleasant surprise for dessert.
Lovely birthday celebration. We sat outside, so the noise level was low. Servers were very attentive. Food was delicious, with a nice presentation. We had the branzino, butter chicken and priyani chicken. And rose ice cream for dessert. It is expensive, but a nice experience!
Amazing food and cool modern ambiance! Great service!
Excellent food and service! We ate outside and it was relatively quiet and we lucked out with gorgeous weather. Everything was superb and the mushroom and truffle naan was perfection!
Outstanding food! I can't say it enough. We had the Lamb Roganjosh and Butter Chicken and both were outstanding. The spices are spot on. We also had desserts that were delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed the restaurant. Please give this place a try...you will not be disappointed.
Everything was great. I don't even like Indian food but went here because my visiting friend loves it. I was surprised that I really enjoyed the food and the service and ambiance were great too..
Solid food, great drinks, AMAZING service. Definitely on the pricey side but if you're looking for a special night, I would highly recommend.
Good restaurant with great food.
Food was a journey for our tastebuds! Incredible experience!!!! A bit pricey but we’ll definitely be back.
Very delicious, with unique tastes. Great environment. Very friendly and attentive staff. An outstanding experience.
Glad we tried their Inquisitive Menu. It was perfect six course tasting menu - gave us the variety and flavors.
Excellent food, Cocktails, service and ambience as always. Continues to be the fav place in DC. Michelin worthy food & quality. Looking fwd to try the new menu.
We "discovered" Karma Modern because of the pandemic (a walk through Chinatown) heat well moderated; excellent Naan - light & a little crispy on some edges. The Dal was seasoned & simmered to perfection. I know cauliflower doesn't usually evoke excitement - but try the grilled appetizer - the tender texture, smoky char & rich tomato based sauce are surprisingly different, and of course good. Very inventive cocktails & mocktails made with fresh squeezed juices & herbs - try anything with the blood orange. This was our second trip to bring the family in from Virginia for some real Indian food. Excellent, attentive service and knowledgeable staff. Treat yourself, if you are ready for authentic Indian - with a definite haute modern flair.
We always enjoy the dining experience at Karma. Keep it up!
This was the second time I went to karma. I remember my impression from the first time was “good, but kind of pricey. Not sure if worth it.” Glad I gave them another shot!! The food my friend and I got was amazing! We got the chicken tikka, daal makhani, and two entrees (it wasn’t on the menu, but they let us get an appetizer sized daal!) The food was very good! Still a bit pricey, but definitely worth it! I was very happy with the Salt and Pepper Gimlet (I got two)
We love this restaurant and particularly enjoyed eating on their 'indoor' patio.
I always order Palak Paneer but decided to try something different. My server suggested the Zucchini dumplings and it was amazing! I now have a new delight to request the next time I go out.
Nice venue and great Indian food. Well worth a visit.
I’ve been coming here since it’s opening and by far my favorite place. When I order cauliflower, usually my guests question my judgement- until it is serve and tasted- simply a gift from the gods. And so is the lamb - just to satisfy others in case the cauliflower fails and it never does.
The naan is amazing, no matter which you choose. And did I go wrong with the butter or curry chicken? No- both are magnificent. But so is everything else on the menu.
There are specialty drinks and desserts to please anyone.
But don’t come too often - I want to be assured to always get a table.
This is my third time dining at Karma. The first time was a 10-person party last year and most recently in a socially distanced setting. The food was always top notch for my friends and me. Everything is so flavorful that we would have licked all the plates if it were acceptable in public! Under considerations for COVID-19, the restaurant has taken all the right precautions and went above and beyond to follow guidelines. I felt safe and comfortable throughout the meal. No outside drinks and food are allowed. I also love all the staff, they’re warm, friendly, patient, informative over the food. I’ve seen the owner every time I’ve dined here. Karma will always be my go-to for fine Indian cuisine. My friends absolutely love it and it may have become “our place.” I highly recommend it to others!
Service and food always excellent. Food is consistent and fresh.
It was so so amazing everything was wonderful. Thank you guys so much❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Great tasting menu
Karma Modern Indian does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Karma Modern Indian also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 898-0393.
Karma Modern Indian is rated 4.9 stars by 499 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.