Karma Martini Lounge and Thai Bistro

★★★★★
  • 2318 2nd Ave

    Seattle, WA 98121

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  • 206-838-6018

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Mon-Fri 11.30-10.00 PM Sat-Sun 4.00-10.00 Late night DJ Hour Fri and Sar 10-2 AM Delivery every day 5-9.30 PM

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At first, I wondered why my friend had us circling around for so long to find a parking space, but once I sat down and ordered the Almond Joy that the waitress Jen suggested, I understood why( I also enjoyed several martinis and a porn

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At first, I wondered why my friend had us circling around for so long to find a parking space, but once I sat down and ordered the Almond Joy that the waitress Jen suggested, I understood why( I also enjoyed several martinis and a porn

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This bar was AMAZING! My best friend and I were searching for a martini bar that would actually make specialized martinis and were directed somewhere else in the beginning and were about to give up hope when we happened upon this bar a block from our rented condo. The food was excellent (I mean where else can you get a huge bowl of fries that are superb with house made tartar sauce that is to die for), I even swapped some Korean recipes with the owner of the bar, Dave who was a stand-up guy who was more than personable, he remembered us throughout the trip whenever we went there and if he saw us around town would actually stop and talk with us and remember who we were.

The waitstaff was so friendly and entertaining. They never treat anyone as if it's a job to serve them drinks or food, they treat you as if you're family here which is a big thing in this day and age when people are spending good money on drinks and food. I really liked the fact that this bar only uses name brand alcohol for their shelf liquor, you won't get a bad drink here because all the alcohol is good, name brand, recognizable liquor. Not to mention the bartenders are magicians when it comes to mixing drinks.

I really loved this bar, and if I ever get back to Seattle, I know where I'm headed for my first martinis. There was no guess work here, if they don't know how to make something they don't bumble around and try to give you something they think is what you want. They'll make sure you get what you want and after some of the service that was less than stellar in Seattle, we were so happy to find this martini bar.

So if you want a place where you can get amazing martinis, entertainment by the staff, food that is huge in proportion to the price that tastes great and won't leave you feeling like you spent a ton of money, this is the bar to go to. They make you family the first time you come, but it's the kind of family you're happy to see. And where else can you get food, alcohol and dancing to great music all in the same place?

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★★★★★

This bar was AMAZING! My best friend and I were searching for a martini bar that would actually make specialized martinis and were directed somewhere else in the beginning and were about to give up hope when we happened upon this bar a block from our rented condo. The food was excellent (I mean where else can you get a huge bowl of fries that are superb with house made tartar sauce that is to die for), I even swapped some Korean recipes with the owner of the bar, Dave who was a stand-up guy who was more than personable, he remembered us throughout the trip whenever we went there and if he saw us around town would actually stop and talk with us and remember who we were.

The waitstaff was so friendly and entertaining. They never treat anyone as if it's a job to serve them drinks or food, they treat you as if you're family here which is a big thing in this day and age when people are spending good money on drinks and food. I really liked the fact that this bar only uses name brand alcohol for their shelf liquor, you won't get a bad drink here because all the alcohol is good, name brand, recognizable liquor. Not to mention the bartenders are magicians when it comes to mixing drinks.

I really loved this bar, and if I ever get back to Seattle, I know where I'm headed for my first martinis. There was no guess work here, if they don't know how to make something they don't bumble around and try to give you something they think is what you want. They'll make sure you get what you want and after some of the service that was less than stellar in Seattle, we were so happy to find this martini bar.

So if you want a place where you can get amazing martinis, entertainment by the staff, food that is huge in proportion to the price that tastes great and won't leave you feeling like you spent a ton of money, this is the bar to go to. They make you family the first time you come, but it's the kind of family you're happy to see. And where else can you get food, alcohol and dancing to great music all in the same place?

Pros: Best martinis, waitstaff, owner, everything!

Cons: Parking

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Drinks and service are great here, and the happy hour menu has great prices and super yummy tofu pillows. Perfect after work bar!

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★★★★★

Drinks and service are great here, and the happy hour menu has great prices and super yummy tofu pillows. Perfect after work bar!

Pros: Happy Hour Prices, Friendly Staff, Patio, Tofu Pillows

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I love coming to this place. The staff are friendly and service is great. I think that is cool that they have a live DJ once a week. It may look dark ang dank but it a great place to get a cocktail and fries.

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★★★★★

I love coming to this place. The staff are friendly and service is great. I think that is cool that they have a live DJ once a week. It may look dark ang dank but it a great place to get a cocktail and fries.

Pros: friendly staff

Cons: Street parking

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The first time we visited Karma was for my 30th birthday back in March. We've been going there for happy hour ever since! Nothing beats the $4 champagne w/chambord-- which the bartender, Chris knows us by & has our drinks ready before we even order. We love Chris-- he's the best bartender in Belltown! The owner, David is really friendly and makes a point to say hi each time we're there when he's there. The waitress, Sarah is very nice as well. There are very few places that has excellent happy hour with excellent customer service where people are friendly and just having a good time... We definitely lucked out when we came upon this treasure spot! We heart Karma and hope it remains super awesome always!!

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The first time we visited Karma was for my 30th birthday back in March. We've been going there for happy hour ever since! Nothing beats the $4 champagne w/chambord-- which the bartender, Chris knows us by & has our drinks ready before we even order. We love Chris-- he's the best bartender in Belltown! The owner, David is really friendly and makes a point to say hi each time we're there when he's there. The waitress, Sarah is very nice as well. There are very few places that has excellent happy hour with excellent customer service where people are friendly and just having a good time... We definitely lucked out when we came upon this treasure spot! We heart Karma and hope it remains super awesome always!!

Pros: great happy hour menu, good service

Cons: parking

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APRIL 20th, 2008 - Boston to Seattle by way of Los Angeles: KARMA - A MUST SEE

Me and a colleague just returned from a business trip to Seattle. We really enjoyed the people of Seattle and especially liked the bar "Karma". This extremely fun place had a great atmosphere and the people were absolutely outstanding. We spent some time talking to the owner David and he is an especially friendly and an accomodating host. David has done an outstanding job making "Karma" a must visit bar in Seattle. David is a true gentleman and knows how to keep customers entertained.

The bar is thriving with atractive people and great music. The food was very good and the mood was just right for a Friday night in Seattle. The small dance floor was teaming with friendly people making this smaller hang-out a "happening" place.

Karma's staff was incredible and two individuals deserve special recognition. We visited on a Friday night and even though the place was buzzing with activity, the two funniest and most atractive waitresses we had seen in all of Seattle (or the West Coast) made time to stop and talk to us. Sarah and Mila were absolutely stunning and mesmerizing. My only complaint was that this was our last night in Seattle and we could have enjoyed so much more!!!

Karma is the place to be on any day of the week. I highly recommend going there and enjoying this martini lounge. David, Mila and Sarah, thank you so much for a wonderful send-off from Seattle back to Boston. We hope to see you all again soon.

-Scott

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APRIL 20th, 2008 - Boston to Seattle by way of Los Angeles: KARMA - A MUST SEE

Me and a colleague just returned from a business trip to Seattle. We really enjoyed the people of Seattle and especially liked the bar "Karma". This extremely fun place had a great atmosphere and the people were absolutely outstanding. We spent some time talking to the owner David and he is an especially friendly and an accomodating host. David has done an outstanding job making "Karma" a must visit bar in Seattle. David is a true gentleman and knows how to keep customers entertained.

The bar is thriving with atractive people and great music. The food was very good and the mood was just right for a Friday night in Seattle. The small dance floor was teaming with friendly people making this smaller hang-out a "happening" place.

Karma's staff was incredible and two individuals deserve special recognition. We visited on a Friday night and even though the place was buzzing with activity, the two funniest and most atractive waitresses we had seen in all of Seattle (or the West Coast) made time to stop and talk to us. Sarah and Mila were absolutely stunning and mesmerizing. My only complaint was that this was our last night in Seattle and we could have enjoyed so much more!!!

Karma is the place to be on any day of the week. I highly recommend going there and enjoying this martini lounge. David, Mila and Sarah, thank you so much for a wonderful send-off from Seattle back to Boston. We hope to see you all again soon.

-Scott

Pros: THE CUSTOMERS AND STAFF

Cons: NOT ENOUGH TIME THERE

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I love this place!

From the staff, DJ's, food, customers, to the owner.... David has a great place with an amazing environment. He is generous, genuine, and hospitable, and it shows through all the patrons that spend a evening there with him and his team. Every time I see David he has a smile on his face, and speaks to me with sincerity. I believe he makes friends with whoever walks through the door.

I have been going to Karma for the past 2 months on Friday nights. DJ Sang-do does an amazing job keeping everyone in the place dancing. Whether it be on the dance floor, the dinner tables, or at the bar where patron's throw their hands up in the air with happiness. Never have I run into a dis-satisfied customer....everyone leaves fulfilled.

Karma serves food until closing, and it is worth it.... The cook is always spot on with consistency and perfection of flavor and spice. Pan-Asian, Chinese.... anyway you cut it, it's really good.

Thank You!!!

Sincerely,

Mikey

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★★★★★

I love this place!

From the staff, DJ's, food, customers, to the owner.... David has a great place with an amazing environment. He is generous, genuine, and hospitable, and it shows through all the patrons that spend a evening there with him and his team. Every time I see David he has a smile on his face, and speaks to me with sincerity. I believe he makes friends with whoever walks through the door.

I have been going to Karma for the past 2 months on Friday nights. DJ Sang-do does an amazing job keeping everyone in the place dancing. Whether it be on the dance floor, the dinner tables, or at the bar where patron's throw their hands up in the air with happiness. Never have I run into a dis-satisfied customer....everyone leaves fulfilled.

Karma serves food until closing, and it is worth it.... The cook is always spot on with consistency and perfection of flavor and spice. Pan-Asian, Chinese.... anyway you cut it, it's really good.

Thank You!!!

Sincerely,

Mikey

Pros: Intimate

Cons: Parking

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Well, um, did you know about the MayFlower hotel's bar and its martinis? They make superb chocolate martinis that are - well - to die for. Try it next time you're in Seattle. (Disclosure: I have nothing to do with the place of business I mentioned.)

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Well, um, did you know about the MayFlower hotel's bar and its martinis? They make superb chocolate martinis that are - well - to die for. Try it next time you're in Seattle. (Disclosure: I have nothing to do with the place of business I mentioned.)

Pros: Parking downtown Seattle is impossible.

Cons: Too loud

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I went to Karma Friday night and there was really fun house music playing. I can't believe there is a place to dance with good music in Belltown, with no cover charge. The Pan-Asian food was really great, too. Three of us split two tasty dishes, and still had leftovers. The staff seemed friendly, which definitely makes a difference on how I feel about a bar or club. I plan to go back to Karma this Friday!

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I went to Karma Friday night and there was really fun house music playing. I can't believe there is a place to dance with good music in Belltown, with no cover charge. The Pan-Asian food was really great, too. Three of us split two tasty dishes, and still had leftovers. The staff seemed friendly, which definitely makes a difference on how I feel about a bar or club. I plan to go back to Karma this Friday!

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I am currenly on tour with Dane Cook and I have been to 19 cities in less than 30 days. Each night we try to find the best restaurant we can and let me tell you we have found some good ones. But Karma Lounge is simply the best spot for martini's in the land. We showed up super late last night when the place was about to close on a Monday, and the owner opened the kitchen and served us the most amazing drinks I have ever tasted. From the Washington Apple martini (hometown fav) made with real apples, to the best Mojito this side of Cuba, to the Key Lime martini for dessert, we could have been happier. And the only thing better than the drinks was the service. We will be back for dinner and my instinct are right, we will be just as satisfied. Thanks David!

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I am currenly on tour with Dane Cook and I have been to 19 cities in less than 30 days. Each night we try to find the best restaurant we can and let me tell you we have found some good ones. But Karma Lounge is simply the best spot for martini's in the land. We showed up super late last night when the place was about to close on a Monday, and the owner opened the kitchen and served us the most amazing drinks I have ever tasted. From the Washington Apple martini (hometown fav) made with real apples, to the best Mojito this side of Cuba, to the Key Lime martini for dessert, we could have been happier. And the only thing better than the drinks was the service. We will be back for dinner and my instinct are right, we will be just as satisfied. Thanks David!

Pros: Best Martini's in the Land

Cons: Call a cab cause you don't wanna drive home after a night at Karma!

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I have been to Karma a few times now, and am pleasantly surprised to see that the quality of serivce, cocktails, atmosphere, and music are consistently great. The crew, from top to bottom seemed genuinely motivated to provide awesome cocktails and service. Our server, nicole, was a peach, and had their head bartender come over and guide us through their unconventional drink list. The food was of outstanding quality for the price, and everyone in our group loved their drinks. I don't think I have ever seen a nightclub bartender hand-squeeze fresh limes for a margarita on a busy saturday night in belltown prior to visiting karma. I highly reccommend checking out their good eats and drinks.

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★★★★★

I have been to Karma a few times now, and am pleasantly surprised to see that the quality of serivce, cocktails, atmosphere, and music are consistently great. The crew, from top to bottom seemed genuinely motivated to provide awesome cocktails and service. Our server, nicole, was a peach, and had their head bartender come over and guide us through their unconventional drink list. The food was of outstanding quality for the price, and everyone in our group loved their drinks. I don't think I have ever seen a nightclub bartender hand-squeeze fresh limes for a margarita on a busy saturday night in belltown prior to visiting karma. I highly reccommend checking out their good eats and drinks.

Pros: Bartenders, Drinks, Atmosphere, Weekend DJs, heated patio, casual vibe

Cons: no parking, limited seating, super crowded on weekends

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My fifth visit here, and truly one of the best experiences in Seattle's Belltown. David Leong has created in and brought to Karma the savvy, personality and know-how that made the Apartment such a success the last two years previous. Since its opening in late December 2006, this place gets better with each visit. The crowd is attractive, trendy and vocal, and the service is first-rate. Great place to bring a date (or my wife in this case). The food is Asian fusion, and the prices leave money in your pocket. I had the Mongolian Beef, and tried the Garlic Chicken wings...both were outstanding. The fried bananas dessert (with strawberry sauce) was great. My wife's Burgandy mojito was a true signature drink. At Karma, you won't be disappointed.

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★★★★★

My fifth visit here, and truly one of the best experiences in Seattle's Belltown. David Leong has created in and brought to Karma the savvy, personality and know-how that made the Apartment such a success the last two years previous. Since its opening in late December 2006, this place gets better with each visit. The crowd is attractive, trendy and vocal, and the service is first-rate. Great place to bring a date (or my wife in this case). The food is Asian fusion, and the prices leave money in your pocket. I had the Mongolian Beef, and tried the Garlic Chicken wings...both were outstanding. The fried bananas dessert (with strawberry sauce) was great. My wife's Burgandy mojito was a true signature drink. At Karma, you won't be disappointed.

Pros: Service, Price, Crowd, Quality, Outdoor Patio, Atmosphere, Owner

Cons: Parking, Limited space

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Wow is my first word, the service, the food, and the live music were amazing. Apparentely they have a live guitar player every Thursday and he was phenomenal! I loved how it wasn't too crowded and that I was able to have conversation even with the live music.

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★★★★★

Wow is my first word, the service, the food, and the live music were amazing. Apparentely they have a live guitar player every Thursday and he was phenomenal! I loved how it wasn't too crowded and that I was able to have conversation even with the live music.

Pros: Everything

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This is a great place!!! Trendy and classy but not stuffy!! David and his staff are amazing!!!! Always TOP NOTCH service, great food and the best infused Vodka!!! I recommend the pineapple!!! Yummy! As far as food goes....I suggest the Monogolian beef (it's like velvet) and the Honey Walnut Prawns! To DIE for! You will feel welcome and well taken care of at the Karma Lounge!!!!
You know what they say.......What comes around......goes around!!!

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★★★★★

This is a great place!!! Trendy and classy but not stuffy!! David and his staff are amazing!!!! Always TOP NOTCH service, great food and the best infused Vodka!!! I recommend the pineapple!!! Yummy! As far as food goes....I suggest the Monogolian beef (it's like velvet) and the Honey Walnut Prawns! To DIE for! You will feel welcome and well taken care of at the Karma Lounge!!!!
You know what they say.......What comes around......goes around!!!

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I've been here a few times now and the food and drinks are always phenominal. Also great place to hang out or meet people. This place tends to attract the attractive trendy crowd, but still manages to have laid-back, non-meat market feel to it. My friends and I always stop in for a drink or food now whenever we're hanging out in Belltown.

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★★★★★

I've been here a few times now and the food and drinks are always phenominal. Also great place to hang out or meet people. This place tends to attract the attractive trendy crowd, but still manages to have laid-back, non-meat market feel to it. My friends and I always stop in for a drink or food now whenever we're hanging out in Belltown.

Pros: Great Food/Drinks, Beautiful People

Cons: I hate parking in Belltown

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I wanted a chilled out place on the weeknights to grab a light meal after work and a strong drink to melt the worries away. I have found the place! Karma offers a chilled ambiance monday - friday for the working professionals who want a hip and urban hangout. The chicken and prawn satays complimented with one of the many cocktails ( i had the lavendar drink that I feared would be too sweet but was actual really light and refreshing).

I was pleased to find that Karma offered an awesome late night scene on friday and saturday. I was on my way to first avenue when I passed by and saw this place packed with awesome music and a ton of beautiful people (guys and girls). It made us change our mind as to where we would party for the night. Definite bar scene with music for the sophisticated crowd that wants to party. Small area for dancing and occasional guess DJ's on friday and saturday.

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★★★★★

I wanted a chilled out place on the weeknights to grab a light meal after work and a strong drink to melt the worries away. I have found the place! Karma offers a chilled ambiance monday - friday for the working professionals who want a hip and urban hangout. The chicken and prawn satays complimented with one of the many cocktails ( i had the lavendar drink that I feared would be too sweet but was actual really light and refreshing).

I was pleased to find that Karma offered an awesome late night scene on friday and saturday. I was on my way to first avenue when I passed by and saw this place packed with awesome music and a ton of beautiful people (guys and girls). It made us change our mind as to where we would party for the night. Definite bar scene with music for the sophisticated crowd that wants to party. Small area for dancing and occasional guess DJ's on friday and saturday.

Pros: General manager greets you personally and makes sure you're being taken care of; great drinks and great asian tapas

Cons: Belltown parking is always hard to find

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Went with boyfriend when we couldn't get in across the street at Tavolata. Should have known something was wrong when we were the only people in there. Pretty scattered asian menu, most of our food was fried or dumped in a Wok. Half way thru eating we could hear loud music coming from the bar next door. If you want good Asian skip this place and head to the I.D.

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★☆☆☆☆

Went with boyfriend when we couldn't get in across the street at Tavolata. Should have known something was wrong when we were the only people in there. Pretty scattered asian menu, most of our food was fried or dumped in a Wok. Half way thru eating we could hear loud music coming from the bar next door. If you want good Asian skip this place and head to the I.D.

Pros: Pink booths and bar stools

Cons: too greasy, ambiance trying to hard to be cool

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Comfortable, relaxing and a fantastic place to be on Thursday nights. The food is great so is the price. Happy hour starts at I ordered their new spring addition to the menu-Scampi prawns (5-6 Large pieces), surrounded with broccoli floretts and jasmine rice. The scampi was cooked to perfection and so was the presentation, all for only $20. Plus entertainment on Thursday, a Flamingo guitarist that creates a smooth-jazz style atmosphere. Happy hour last to 7pm! which offeres a large selection of drinks and appetizers.

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★★★★☆

Comfortable, relaxing and a fantastic place to be on Thursday nights. The food is great so is the price. Happy hour starts at I ordered their new spring addition to the menu-Scampi prawns (5-6 Large pieces), surrounded with broccoli floretts and jasmine rice. The scampi was cooked to perfection and so was the presentation, all for only $20. Plus entertainment on Thursday, a Flamingo guitarist that creates a smooth-jazz style atmosphere. Happy hour last to 7pm! which offeres a large selection of drinks and appetizers.

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cool and stylish! unbelievable food! great date place and or party place. professional service, outstanding premium martini's and cocktails. definitely reccommend this place to persons who appreciate a finer martini/drink. love the late night menu on fri. and sat.'s. also love the all day happy hour on sundays.

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★★★☆☆

cool and stylish! unbelievable food! great date place and or party place. professional service, outstanding premium martini's and cocktails. definitely reccommend this place to persons who appreciate a finer martini/drink. love the late night menu on fri. and sat.'s. also love the all day happy hour on sundays.

Pros: great ambience, intimate, hip, trendy, cool world vibe.

Cons: tough parking, gets crowded

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I am thrilled to have discovered Karma, a fantastic new bar in Belltown! Located on 2nd between Bell & Battery Streets, this a cozy, sassy place with fantastic food/drink and exceptional service. Karma is decked out with deep grey walls and dark pink upholstery?cushy chair/wall booth combos are alongside the well-tended bar. The Thursday ? Saturday server, Nicole, is a sweetheart and very knowledgeable about the menu. The bar's owner, Dave, is often present and very hospitable to his patrons. Equally friendly is the bartender, who was more than happy to come to our table and discuss wine options. Happy hour at Karma goes until 7 pm, and features deep discounts on beer, wine, and well drinks. Hold up for a minute?Karma's well liquors include Tanqueray and Smirnoff. Not kidding. I enjoyed a Tanq & tonic for?$4??!! The beverage menu includes many delish Champagne-based drinks, as well as other really innovative cocktails including my personal favorite, the Burgundy Mojito. Not to be ignored is the food menu at Karma, with outstanding Tangerine Chicken and perfect French Fries (served in an elevated glass bowl!)--both inexpensive and delicious. Most of the food choices have an Asian flair, including the somewhat wimpy scallop satay, savory Mongolian beef, and hearty egg rolls. The cheesecake offered isn't too spectacular, so wait and have dessert elsewhere.

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★★★★★

I am thrilled to have discovered Karma, a fantastic new bar in Belltown! Located on 2nd between Bell & Battery Streets, this a cozy, sassy place with fantastic food/drink and exceptional service. Karma is decked out with deep grey walls and dark pink upholstery?cushy chair/wall booth combos are alongside the well-tended bar. The Thursday ? Saturday server, Nicole, is a sweetheart and very knowledgeable about the menu. The bar's owner, Dave, is often present and very hospitable to his patrons. Equally friendly is the bartender, who was more than happy to come to our table and discuss wine options. Happy hour at Karma goes until 7 pm, and features deep discounts on beer, wine, and well drinks. Hold up for a minute?Karma's well liquors include Tanqueray and Smirnoff. Not kidding. I enjoyed a Tanq & tonic for?$4??!! The beverage menu includes many delish Champagne-based drinks, as well as other really innovative cocktails including my personal favorite, the Burgundy Mojito. Not to be ignored is the food menu at Karma, with outstanding Tangerine Chicken and perfect French Fries (served in an elevated glass bowl!)--both inexpensive and delicious. Most of the food choices have an Asian flair, including the somewhat wimpy scallop satay, savory Mongolian beef, and hearty egg rolls. The cheesecake offered isn't too spectacular, so wait and have dessert elsewhere.

Pros: Wonderful unique cocktails, tasty food, friendly service

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