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Karma Restaurant, Philadelphia, PA

Karma Restaurant

4.3
4.3
174 Reviews
$31 to $50
Indian
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 2:30 pm–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 2:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 925-1444

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party contact

    Jiji Thomas: (215) 925-1444

What 174 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. SH

    SamH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Arrived and they stated that they were not doing dine in after making a reservation. Restaurant was cavernous with no decor. Would not at all be a pleasant place to eat and it is sad that they are no longer the great restaurant that they were at their previous location.
  2. SO

    StephanieO

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    We took some visiting friends to Karma because they requested Indian food. When we walked in at 7:30 on a Saturday night the place was a ghost town. The space has zero ambiance, except for dark and kinda grungy. Not as represented online in pictures. Their site also says "restaurant and bar" but they don't serve alcohol. The food was okay. Doubt I'll ever go back.
  3. JR

    JRDE

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The restaurant was closed. We made a reservation through Open Table but when we arrived, the restaurant was dark inside and a man called out from the kitchen that it was takeout only. So we turned around and went elsewhere. Luckily, we found another place to go without a reservation (Vista Peru, which was very good). But I'm writing so Open Table will know about this, as Karma should be removed from the list of restaurants accepting reservations until they reopen for in-person dining again.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food as always and surprisingly fast service, this time. :)
  5. NY

    NYC10017

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    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!
  6. d

    dennis

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    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
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    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.
  8. AM

    AngelaMG83

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  9. CR

    CharlieR

    New Orleans

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 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.
  10. D

    Diane

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Surprisingly delicious. Cauliflower appetizer and lamb entrees were very good. Madras mojito nice too.
  11. n

    nickb

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    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.
  12. CG

    CharlesG

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2018

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Well prepared traditional Indian food in a relatively upscale setting.
  13. S

    Sigi

    Philadelphia

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Good food and service. Choice of "hotness" for dishes. Very good neighborhood place
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Karma. Great service and terrific food.
  15. AB

    AlBh

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  16. PJ

    PJD31

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    4.0

    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.
  17. GT

    GreenThumb

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and terrific service. Small dining room that felt intimate & special.
  18. PA

    PatrickA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 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.
  19. S

    Shareeg

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 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.
  20. MS

    MaryS

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    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
  21. JL

    JohannaL

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 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.
  22. DN

    DelaniN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 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.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Indian food in Philly!
  24. J

    James

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    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.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super friendly and fast service and the food was great
  26. DZ

    DanielZ

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  27. CM

    CallMomma321

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    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!
  28. RK

    RichardK

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 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
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 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 👌
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great Indian food!
  31. a

    alooparatha

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    4.0

    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!
  32. M

    lawrenceM

    Philadelphia

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Welcome addition to Old City. Good for eat in and for takeout.
  33. JR

    JolantaR

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  34. JN

    JerryN

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    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
  35. A

    Andrea

    Philadelphia

    103 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    103 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!
  36. FI

    FIREWALKWITHME

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    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!
  37. SK

    StephenK

    Key West

    6 reviews

    4.0

    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!
  38. N

    Neek

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 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.
  39. BW

    BhuvanW

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 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.
  40. R

    Royalboater

    New York Area

    87 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    87 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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Karma Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Karma Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 174 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

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Google Map for Karma Restaurant

114 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Old City

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 2:30 pm–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 2:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine

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