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
The staff went out of their way to ensure we had a memorable experience. The food was fantastic, the service was excellent, and the drinks were delicious. Overall we were so impressed with our visit and look forward to coming back again!
Came in to celebrate a friend’s birthday, and we had the For The Inquisitive. Well worth the price. Everything was great, but the Tamarind potato sphere was our favorite. The entrees of Brazino, and lamb chops were awesome, and just when we didn’t think things could get any better dessert was a great way to cap the dinner off. This was my friend’s first time having anything other than butter chicken, when it comes to Indian food, now she is hooked.
The service was excellent, Ambiance was amazing, and I would highly recommend to anyone.
The food was amazing, to say the least. Many diners were doing the "For the Inquisitive" menu, which came with four courses. The first course was a small appetizer trio, followed by a second larger appetizer (fennel chicken and pesto paneer were both amazing), followed by a delicious main course (get the lamb chop), and then dessert (cardamom ice cream is a must). Of course, the way to do it is to take a friend and then you can sample everything. The cocktails are also fantastic, but if you're keeping an eye on your wallet, make sure to take note that the drinks, like everywhere in DC, are priced at a premium. However, these cocktails are some of the best I've had in DC, so the price is well worth it. There are lots of fantastic Indian restaurants in DC, but this one really took my meal to the next level.
It is rare to sit down and eat a meal that can truly inspire appreciation of the changes a culture experiences through centuries of its existence. Through its brilliantly and creatively genius take on Indian classics, Karma did that for me. Combined with the excellent service (we had a very knowledgable waiter; the manager himself came and refilled our drinks and ensured our satisfaction as each course was brought out; and we were able to sit along the kitchen and watch the chefs prepare food on the grill), it was one of the best dining experiences I have ever had.
Best Indian food we ever had... great ambiance and anniversary recognition... great cocktails
Only negative was upon check presentation with solicitation for tips after charging an automatic 20% service charge... spoiled the amazing experience. Also to go Kulfi small dish much smaller than portion served at the restaurant. No spoon to go.
Michelin star reachable but this needs to be addressed...
The food was amazing
The service was fantastic and the food and cocktails were phenomenal. I would go back just for the cocktails alone! The restaurant is beautiful and the staff was incredibly friendly and attentive. Everything we ate from the amuse bouche to our entrees was delicious. We will definitely be returning.
Food and service was outstanding.
Delicious delicious food, great presentation. They were keenly aware of social distancing and gave great service. Highly recommend.
One of the best restaurants in DC with amazing food and remarkable service
Delicious food and fabulous service!!! We will return soon!!!
In spite of the difficult environment in which restaurants must operate, Karma made us feel welcome and but for the sparse patronage, one would be hard pressed to identify anything about the service or food that was otherwise compromised.
Karma continues to consistently deliver delicious food. Hands down the best Indian food in town!
We decided to visit during winter restaurant week. They definitely made sure guests felt safe, we were seated across the room from the only other occupied table and then as other diners arrived they too were strategically seated to allow for social distancing. As this was our first time, the hostess/waitress and the owner Sashi, were very attentive. The owner actually visited each table to ensure they were enjoying their dining experience. The young lady that waiting on us checked on us often, made recommendations of wine and entrees. We opted for the restaurant week meal, which I found to be filling and satisfying, I ordered the grilled branzino...my companion, though his meal was flavorful, did find the 3 small and unfortunately they were rather tiny lamb chops to be more of an appetizer than an entree. Would definitely visit again.
Karma Modern is a hidden gem with a spacious dining room, great staff, and delicious food. If you like it spicy, I would recommend going for a birthday celebration, date night, or even for a family dinner. I definitely plan to go back!!!!
This neighborhood gem was a delicious date night spot. Ambiance, service, social distancing and food were outstanding.
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.
Karma Modern Indian does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. 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 512 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.