Karma Restaurant & Bar

★★★★★
The aromas and tastes of India invade a colonial storefront in Old City.
  • 114 Chestnut St

    Philadelphia, PA 19106

    Map & Directions
  • 215-925-1444

About Karma Restaurant & Bar

Hours
Sun 12pm-2:30pm; Sun 5pm-10pm; Mon 10:30am-2:30pm; Mon 5pm-10pm; Tue 10:30am-2:30pm; Tue 5pm-10pm; Wed 10:30am-2:30pm; Wed 5pm-10pm; Thu 10:30am-2:30pm; Thu 5pm-10pm; Fri 10:30am-2:30pm; Fri 5pm-10:45pm; Sat 12pm-2:30pm; Sat 5pm-10:45pm
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I had a craving for some good Indian food and decided to check out Karma. I definitely made the right choice! I decided to try the butter chicken, saag paneer and garlic naan. The butter chicken taste O' So good, that I had to lick my

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I had a craving for some good Indian food and decided to check out Karma. I definitely made the right choice! I decided to try the butter chicken, saag paneer and garlic naan. The butter chicken taste O' So good, that I had to lick my

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Anyone who gives this place less than 4 stars doesn't even know Indian food. I go here all the time. The staff is so nice, and the food is always so good. Just thinking about it made me drool all over my keyboard. Oh man, I better go get some Karma!!!

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Anyone who gives this place less than 4 stars doesn't even know Indian food. I go here all the time. The staff is so nice, and the food is always so good. Just thinking about it made me drool all over my keyboard. Oh man, I better go get some Karma!!!

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the best indian food in philly ,great ambiance,well behaved staff and most importantly authentic and gr8 indian food.\r
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I must say i have been to all indian restaurants in philly and this stands out.\r
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Believe me u get the true

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the best indian food in philly ,great ambiance,well behaved staff and most importantly authentic and gr8 indian food.\r
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I must say i have been to all indian restaurants in philly and this stands out.\r
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Believe me u get the true

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Give me a break guys. I read all reviews and had to get to Karma, and what a disappointment . I have had better curries made by Chinese chefs than what Karma had to offer. The Kormas was if they mixed cream and curry powder microwaved it

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Give me a break guys. I read all reviews and had to get to Karma, and what a disappointment . I have had better curries made by Chinese chefs than what Karma had to offer. The Kormas was if they mixed cream and curry powder microwaved it

Pros: good service, wait staff

Cons: not an Indian meal!!!!!

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Was formerly a more upscale Indian/Pakistani restaurant. Now under new owners. I've been there twice recently and would say that the food is inconsistent. On my last trip, the food was lukewarm and some of the dishes were empty and not

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Was formerly a more upscale Indian/Pakistani restaurant. Now under new owners. I've been there twice recently and would say that the food is inconsistent. On my last trip, the food was lukewarm and some of the dishes were empty and not

Pros: Butter-chicken, Gulab Jamin

Cons: Kheer (tasted like it came from a Shan mix box), flavorless, overpriced

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My husband and I went there for dinner, and I really liked their deco. The food was great. You could tell the ingredients were very fresh. meat was so juicy and tender. One warning though... the curry was soooooooooo hoooooooooot..! I can

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My husband and I went there for dinner, and I really liked their deco. The food was great. You could tell the ingredients were very fresh. meat was so juicy and tender. One warning though... the curry was soooooooooo hoooooooooot..! I can

Pros: food, ambience

Cons: service

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My husband and I were in Philadelphia for a few days, and we love Indian food. We made reservations at Karma for our last night. While we were waiting for our table, a man came in to ask how long the wait would be. The host was very

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My husband and I were in Philadelphia for a few days, and we love Indian food. We made reservations at Karma for our last night. While we were waiting for our table, a man came in to ask how long the wait would be. The host was very

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Great experience! Had a private party planned at the banquet on 2nd level and everything (service, bar, food) all were awesome. Banquet Manager worked with us personally to help pick up the apps and main courses and everything turned out

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Great experience! Had a private party planned at the banquet on 2nd level and everything (service, bar, food) all were awesome. Banquet Manager worked with us personally to help pick up the apps and main courses and everything turned out

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Went with my husband on Sunday night. The service was great, helpful, and friendly. The decor and atmosphere are beautiful- nice artwork on the walls, classy ambience. The food was excellent and the best we've had yet in Philadelphia.

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Went with my husband on Sunday night. The service was great, helpful, and friendly. The decor and atmosphere are beautiful- nice artwork on the walls, classy ambience. The food was excellent and the best we've had yet in Philadelphia.

Pros: Food, service, atmosphere

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I was never one for Indian food. My friends took me on a tour of Philly and we ended up in Karma. I tried it, and I must say the food there is much better than your average Indian Restaurant. I enjoyed it so much it made me want to move

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I was never one for Indian food. My friends took me on a tour of Philly and we ended up in Karma. I tried it, and I must say the food there is much better than your average Indian Restaurant. I enjoyed it so much it made me want to move

Pros: Exceptional Food, Friendly Service, Drinks

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I have been going to Karma for the past 2 years, I just can't get enough of it. The more Inidan resturants I eat at the more I appreciate the food and service at Karma. No matter what I have tried from the menu, the food has always been

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I have been going to Karma for the past 2 years, I just can't get enough of it. The more Inidan resturants I eat at the more I appreciate the food and service at Karma. No matter what I have tried from the menu, the food has always been

Pros: Service, Value, Setting

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The food was excellent. The ambience and service was absolutely excellent. I couldn't ask for anything more. Everyone enjoyed their food and we were always greeted with a smile.

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The food was excellent. The ambience and service was absolutely excellent. I couldn't ask for anything more. Everyone enjoyed their food and we were always greeted with a smile.

Pros: Service, Food, Value

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A truely great restaurant. Awesome and very tasteful food. You must try the food here, fantastic and friendly service. I am very skeptical of new places, but they are a great place. Try it out.

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A truely great restaurant. Awesome and very tasteful food. You must try the food here, fantastic and friendly service. I am very skeptical of new places, but they are a great place. Try it out.

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Everything I have had here is soo good. The staff is very nice and fast and accomodating. Noothing but good dining experiences at Karma.

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Everything I have had here is soo good. The staff is very nice and fast and accomodating. Noothing but good dining experiences at Karma.

Pros: friendly service, good food, fun cockails

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The first time a friend took me here for lunch, I was dismayed that the place only had a buffet. I tend to think that buffets consist of inferior food, but I was pleasantly surprised by this one's fine quality. In December I returned with

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The first time a friend took me here for lunch, I was dismayed that the place only had a buffet. I tend to think that buffets consist of inferior food, but I was pleasantly surprised by this one's fine quality. In December I returned with

Pros: Service, Food, Ambience

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dear guys i visited karma about 2 days ago. i would say without any doubt that karma is the finest cuisine in the town. only place where one can find the traditional indian taste. hospitality was great. i hope you people will surely enjoy

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dear guys i visited karma about 2 days ago. i would say without any doubt that karma is the finest cuisine in the town. only place where one can find the traditional indian taste. hospitality was great. i hope you people will surely enjoy

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I was on a first date and romance filled the air influenced by candle lighting and soft and live Indian Tabla music. We started with Tandori Ghobhi and Papadems as appetizers with tantalizing and crispy touch. We selected Karma Mix

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I was on a first date and romance filled the air influenced by candle lighting and soft and live Indian Tabla music. We started with Tandori Ghobhi and Papadems as appetizers with tantalizing and crispy touch. We selected Karma Mix

Cons: extend timing 11 Pm

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i dined at karma last night. after searching for a decent indian restaurant in philly, i thought this would be it. i was wrong. the food was decent, however, the service is truly horrendous. the bartender made our cosmos with the wrong

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i dined at karma last night. after searching for a decent indian restaurant in philly, i thought this would be it. i was wrong. the food was decent, however, the service is truly horrendous. the bartender made our cosmos with the wrong

Pros: old city

Cons: service, service, and service

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last time we went there (shivnanada- previous owner) best customer service, best food. This time, staff was very rude, mannerless and unprofessional. If u want to be in the bussiness work on customer service. we were there and other couple

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last time we went there (shivnanada- previous owner) best customer service, best food. This time, staff was very rude, mannerless and unprofessional. If u want to be in the bussiness work on customer service. we were there and other couple

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some time back I went to Lunch to this place. Restaurant is small with only 2 people serving. Food was just ok. No proper A/C. We had to sweat. One of the serving gentlemen was little rude. After we finished our lunch, we waited for our receipt for 15 minutes. Then I asked one of the serving gentleman, he asked me to pay at the counter. Overall, it's below average and below standards

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some time back I went to Lunch to this place. Restaurant is small with only 2 people serving. Food was just ok. No proper A/C. We had to sweat. One of the serving gentlemen was little rude. After we finished our lunch, we waited for our receipt for 15 minutes. Then I asked one of the serving gentleman, he asked me to pay at the counter. Overall, it's below average and below standards

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some time back I went to Lunch to this place. Restaurant is small with only 2 people serving. Food was just ok. No proper A/C. We had to sweat. One of the serving gentlemen was little rude. After we finished our lunch, we waited for our receipt for 15 minutes. Then I asked one of the serving gentleman, he asked me to pay at the counter. Overall, it's below average and below standards

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some time back I went to Lunch to this place. Restaurant is small with only 2 people serving. Food was just ok. No proper A/C. We had to sweat. One of the serving gentlemen was little rude. After we finished our lunch, we waited for our receipt for 15 minutes. Then I asked one of the serving gentleman, he asked me to pay at the counter. Overall, it's below average and below standards

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Hands down, the best Indian food in Philly. It's a little more expensive than most Indian restaurants, but it's also much better (and still very reasonably priced)! The chicken vindaloo is excellent (and they'll make it as spicey as you want). And the samosas are fantastic!

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Hands down, the best Indian food in Philly. It's a little more expensive than most Indian restaurants, but it's also much better (and still very reasonably priced)! The chicken vindaloo is excellent (and they'll make it as spicey as you want). And the samosas are fantastic!

Pros: amazing food, yummy samosas

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This place is nestled right near Brasil's and we actually walked right by it the first time (my boyfriend had seen a good review)... it was AWESOME! I live in NYC and love it when we find great places in Philly as well. I ordered chicken curry which was good, but my boyfriend's lamb dish (not curry but I can't remember the other typical style right now) was UNBELIEVABLE. The service was good and it wasn't too crowded for a Friday night. Go now!

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This place is nestled right near Brasil's and we actually walked right by it the first time (my boyfriend had seen a good review)... it was AWESOME! I live in NYC and love it when we find great places in Philly as well. I ordered chicken curry which was good, but my boyfriend's lamb dish (not curry but I can't remember the other typical style right now) was UNBELIEVABLE. The service was good and it wasn't too crowded for a Friday night. Go now!

Pros: Food, Service

Cons: Decor

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Another Indian restaurant for Old City, but this is not one of the cheaper buffets and it is not as upscale as cafe Spice down the block. Karma's setting is bright and cheery and the menu, prepared with top ingredients, is varied and…

 

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