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Karizma Hookah Lounge

4.1
4.1
39 Reviews
$30 and under
Middle Eastern
Karizma is a two-floor, exquisite Hookah Bar and Lounge that is located in the heart of NYC. It offers vast variety of premium hookah flavors and special blends. Dimly-lit, decorated with beautiful wall paintings and mahogany furniture alongside of comfortable couches provides an intimate and exciting atmosphere for all kinds of celebrations.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Middle Eastern, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 2:00am.

  • Phone number

    (212) 605-9988

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Cross street

    2nd and 3rd Ave

  • Parking details

    There is a public lot across the street from the lounge, as well as street parking available.

  • Public transit

    6, E or V to 53rd and Lexington

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

What 39 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. A

    Ashley

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    I took my coworkers here for a birthday celebration. I booked the reservation and when I arrived, they took 45 minutes to seat my group and I as well as it took an hour for our server to bring us out drinks... to the point I had to order my drinks at the bar for faster service. I would not recommend this place. Theres no point in reserving a section because it seems as if they do not honor reservations.
  2. F

    Fendi

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Meatball sliders to die 4 drinks was on point red velvet cake amazing and the hookah was great
  3. M

    Moody

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Awesome hookah lounge. Great music and ambiance.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Cool spot and the belly dancers is a plus
  5. SM

    SMITAG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Waitress saw us getting seated and yet didn’t come to take order for another 15 minutes. Also when I made a reservation through Open table, it asked me for an occasion so I wrote what it was. When I reached there I told the waitress what do they do in such occasion, she goes quote ‘we don’t do such thing’ What a lame... this place is good if you wanna get a quick date but not for occasions
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday hookah great and food
  7. K

    Katherine

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    overall3food1service1ambience4
    the hookah took 25 mins to come out not good being it is a hookah spot
  8. RV

    RaVonneM

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Husband and I spent the day in NY. We came here strictly for hookah and drinks. Service was very good, hookah was great! Music was good too. We didn't eat. Loved the decor and feel. We were there between 9 and 10:30 , so it probably wasn't as crowded as it could be. Great stop for a Saturday night,
  9. A

    Abraham

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great overall night. Music is good and jist low enough to be able to have a conversation. Waitress was nice but took over 20mins to get our first order.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was awesome!! Probably the nicest staff I’ve ever experienced at a restaurant. I’m not kidding. Our waitress, I think her name was Magda, was so sweet. The entire staff was great. Hookahs were fantastic. We had a great time.
  11. EL

    EvaL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Awful experience. Poor customer service. None of the staff knows what’s going on and share contradicting info. Don’t honor happy hour times.
  12. SB

    SamB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cool decor inside and a good atmosphere. Staff was very nice and prompt. Hookah was good, and a fair price. We did not eat any food here, but the tea was good.
  13. A

    Ashley

    Atlanta

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2019

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Honestly, you don’t come to Karizma for food or drinks. And if you do, you’ll be highly disappointed. It’s for hookah. The hookah is good, lots of flavors, and set up is superb. The bathroom is filthy. And, the drinks aren’t the best.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Me, my sister, best friend and our boyfriends came here for New Years. The place is great. The staff is very friendly and accommodating and we had such an amazing time.
  15. NS

    NiiceyS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It’s a chill place , staff is great !! And hookah and drinks is great as well ..
  16. SK

    SolomonK

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2018

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    The table was shaking all the time, waitress placed the tissues under leg of table. And cheese rolls were awfully burned and all the cheese were fell off to the plate. Upstairs servers and service staff was awful. Good thing was only a Egyptian guy downstairs and hookha was amazing. These are only things nice in here.
  17. M

    Momalik

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Amazing food
  18. L

    Lizly

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Good prices! Lovely ambiance!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our girls night out here...they were warm, friendly and had great music
  20. NT

    NewToTampa

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2017

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    The place is very dark and not very clean. I couldn't wait to finish my meal (which was okay) and get out of there. We wanted to smoke a hookah but didn't feel comfortable because the place did not appear to be clean.
  21. M

    Mysterious

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great place. Very interesting ;). Had lots of fun that night!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service and ambiance !
  23. OE

    OELL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Natalie our server was awesome. It wasn't my first time here, I've beeen here three times before with a friend based on her recommendation for good hookah places downtown. I always love coming here and I order my usual calamari which I've never had complaints about.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2016

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great quiet place to smoke some hookah and have a few drinks (as long as you're there before 10pm). One of the most relaxed places to offer hookah that I've been to in NYC. Would definitely go again!
  25. MK

    MeenaK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to hangout
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2016

    overall4food2service3ambience5
    I went here with my boyfriend for a date night in the city. The hookah was great! The menu selection wasn't so great. I had a great time. The belly dancer performance was fun!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2016

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It's a very sexy lounge, has a great ambiance and the drinks are really good! I went back twice already.
  28. R

    Renisha

    New York Area

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a cool place been to a couple of hooka places but this one was really nice food was very good and we loved the hooka there
  29. D

    Dinner

    Philadelphia

    79 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2015

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Really fun for a Saturday night, whether a date night or a friend get together. Keep in mind there's an extra service charge for the hookah they don't tell you about. They also charge you for water.
  30. H

    Hookah

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2015

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    I didn't have any food, but I enjoyed a hookah and a drink alone. They charge a service fee which upset the waitress when she didn't get a tip. The atmosphere and hookahs are nice- the staff was just okay.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2015

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    The place was cool , prices were reasonable .. The only thing I disliked was that the music didn't reach all the way to the second floor in the back . They should consider putting speakers there also. And the belly dancers only danced in the middle didn't come to the side I was on .
  32. J

    Jennifer

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2014

    overall3food2service5ambience2
    Although our meal wasn't even close to the best Middle-eastern food we've ever had, we had a great night at Karizma regardless! Our server was delightful. The hummus, baba ganoush & pita appetizer was excellent. The hookah pipe was really fun & relaxing. And the drinks were strong and rather tasty. For what we were served as far as dinner, and considering that this would be perceived as a dive bar in other cities, I was shocked by the bill, but that's Manhattan for you. Still, a great place If you are looking for drinks and munchies, but not a dinner place in my opinion. Glad we went, but wouldn't go back.
  33. s

    songyimei

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2014

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Great hookah lounge. Music was good and the food wasn't bad either. It was very casual and chill. Exactly what we were looking for
  34. f

    foodieatheart

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2014

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The restaurant/lounge was cool. It's not a place for an extensive meal. But finger foods and appetizers are good. Depending on where you sit the servers may have to continuously ask you to get up so they can reach the other customers. This is very annoying. The hookah was great and wonderfully priced.
  35. J

    Joseph

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2014

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I was apprehensive about this paces service trading reviews but place wad top notch. Appetizers were satisfactory and hookah was great and reasonably priced. Will definitely come back next new york city visit
  36. g

    ghost29

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2013

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Karizma lounge is a excellent place for a party. My only issue was the lack of space for friends to seat Our final balance when we left was a bit expensive too
  37. M

    Msierra76

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2013

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Service was not great but prices are good and hookah all night!
  38. H

    Halli620

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2012

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    It seems good for a hookah lounge, but we only went for appetizers. It's dark and nicely decorated, though oddly, we were seated in the coldest corner, and right by the speaker, even though there were other tables free. The mezze combo plate was nice, though we also ordered the foule (fava beans), which were way, way too salty. We were also then so thirsty, and when we asked for more water, the waitress was harried and never brought it, and we had to ask again. We also couldn't find her for the check, and we were pressed for time. The tables are not set up to eat more than a small plate, with loungey chairs, unless there are more table-like setups in the front room. We'd go back if we wanted a hookah lounge, but not just to eat.
  39. N

    Nana

    New York Area

    223 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    223 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2012

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The food here was great, but I wouldn't recommend it if you're not a fan of hookah as it engulfs the entire place with the smell. The waiter was mostly downstairs, however, and as we were seated upstairs, it took quite a while for me to track her down to change seats or even get the check. I liked the food a lot however and we sat on the upstairs terrace.

FAQs

Karizma Hookah Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 605-9988.

Karizma Hookah Lounge is rated 4.1 stars by 39 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    2nd and 3rd Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 2:00am.

  • Cuisines

    Middle Eastern, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is a public lot across the street from the lounge, as well as street parking available.

  • Public transit

    6, E or V to 53rd and Lexington

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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