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Karma Restaurant - West Kensington

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Located near the end of High Street Kensington just behind Olympia, Karma has for years been a well kept secret of the residents of Brook Green and Hammersmith.

Embark on a culinary journey of the Indian Subcontinent and explore the many regional styles of cooking that India has to offer. From Tamil Nadu in the South to Rajasthan, Delhi and Punjab in the North, from Goa and Kerala on the Western Coast to Hyderabad and Calcutta in Central and Eastern India, discover for yourself the hidden flavours and aromas of individually prepared dishes from these regions.

Under the guidance of Chef Sanjeev Singh, Karma offers an exciting menu consisting of authentic dishes not very often seen in UK Indian restaurants. A talented and well travelled chef with an immense passion for Indian food, Sanjeev trained with the five star Oberoi Group in India and worked for them for several years before moving to the UK.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday - Sunday: 5.30pm- 11pm

  • Phone number

    020 7602 9333

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

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Menu

Appetisers (Regional Specials)

  • Anari Jhinga£7.30

    marinated jumbo prawns in ground spices, curry leaves and pomegranate

    • Galouti Kebab£4.25

      spicy lamb patties, aka lucknow's famous "melt in the mouth" kebab

      • Chicken 65£4.25

        like the chicken tikka massala in the UK, this dish enjoys iconic status in india. andhra style fried chicken fillets in a tangy coating

        • Hariali Chicken Tikka£4.25

          barbecued chicken in a fresh mint, spinach and coriander marinade

          • Adraki Champen£5.60

            lamb chops marinated in yoghurt, ginger, nutmeg, cardamom and cashew nuts

            • Reshmi Kebab£4.25

              minced chicken skewers flavoured with garlic, ginger and coriander

              • Pakodi£3.90

                crispy lentil and gramflour dumplings

                • Hara Bhara Kebab£4.50

                  spicy lentil and spinach patties, a speciality of Uttar Pradesh

                  • Paneer Tikka£4.90

                    tandoori grilled Indian whey cheese stuffed with mint and beetroot coulis

                    • Crispy Stuffed Mushroom£4.90

                      battered mushrooms stuffed with cheese and pickling spices

                      Traditional Classics

                      • Onion Bhajia£3.25

                        • Jhinga Puree£4.25

                          • Sheek Kebab£3.70

                            • Veg. or Lamb Samosa£2.95

                              • Tandoori Chicken£3.70

                                • Classic Chicken Tikka£3.70

                                  • Vegetarian Appetiser Platter

                                    a selection of pakodi, paneer tikka, hara bhara kebab and crispy stuffed mushroom

                                    • For Two£9.40
                                  • Non-Vegetarian Appetiser Platter

                                    a selection of adraki champen, galouti kebab, hariali chicken tikka and chicken 65

                                    • For Two£9.95

                                  Chicken and Game

                                  • Shahi Badami Korma (Mild)£10.50

                                    chicken breast stuffed with cashews and pistachios, and poached in a creamy almond and cardamom gravy

                                    • Murg Makhni (Medium)£8.95

                                      strips of chicken in a mild, buttery tomato gravy. a delhi favourite

                                      • Jardaloo Ma Murg (Medium)£9.50

                                        a parsee celebration dish. chicken cooked with dried apricots, chilli, cinnamon and coriander seeds and topped with straw potatoes

                                        • Duck Xacuti (Medium)£12.50

                                          a complicated recipe belonging to the christians of goa, involving 21 different ingredients. breast of barbury duck slow cooked in a smoky, anise, carom and poppy seed gravy

                                          • Kori Gassi - Mangalore Chicken Curry (Medium to Hot)£8.95

                                            medium to hot; chicken cooked in a coconut gravy with roasted red chilli, coriander and peppercorn

                                            • Goan Chicken Vindaloo (Hot)£10.50

                                              this is not the fiery hot curry as we know it in the UK! we use the traditional goan recipe for vindaloo, resulting in a hot, sour and slightly sweet curry prepared from the goan red massala sauce and infused with tamarind

                                              Lamb

                                              • Goshte Passanda (Mild)£9.50

                                                a treat for the chilly-shy from the moghul era. pieces of lamb simmered in a mild, slightly sweet cardamom and ground cashew nut gravy

                                                • Kosha Mangsho (Medium)£10.95

                                                  a dry mutton dish from kolkata (calcutta). chunks of meat marinated in yoghurt and braised with garlic, ginger and whole red chillies

                                                  • Lamb Chettinad (Fairly Hot)£8.95

                                                    a south Indian (tamil nadu) recipe from the house of chettiyars, a famous indian landlord dynasty. lamb cooked with tamarind in a hot massala of red chilli and mustard seeds

                                                    Seafood

                                                    • Lehsuni Crab (Medium)£12.95

                                                      whole marinated crab tossed in garlic massala

                                                      • Scallops Moilee (Fairly Hot)£13.95

                                                        From the coastal town of kerala. king scallops stewed in coconut milk and coconut cream, with chilli, tomatoes and curry leaves

                                                        • Seafood Allepey (Medium)£13.95

                                                          popular recipe from allepey, a well known backwater destination in kerala. mixed seafood selection including mussels, prawn and squid cooked in coconut milk with mustard seeds

                                                          • Shrimp Balchao (Hot)£12.95

                                                            a goan favourite of large shrimps prepared in the renowned, fiery piri-piri red massala. A spicy, aromatic dish which has a bit of a kick!

                                                            Tandoori

                                                            • Hariali Chicken Tikka£8.95

                                                              barbecued chicken in a fresh mint, spinach and coriander marinade

                                                              • Reshmi Kebab£8.95

                                                                minced chicken skewers flavoured with garlic, ginger and coriander

                                                                • Adraki Champen£9.95

                                                                  lamb chops marinated in yoghurt, ginger, nutmeg, cardamom and cashew nuts

                                                                  • Monkfish Tikka£12.95

                                                                    grilled monkfish in a light marinade of limejuice, coriander and turmeric

                                                                    • Tandoori King Prawn£10.95

                                                                      barbecued jumbo prawns in a marinade of red massala and mint

                                                                      • Tandoori Platter£15.50

                                                                        • Tandoori Chicken£7.50

                                                                          • Classic Chicken Tikka£7.50

                                                                            • Sheek Kebab£7.50

                                                                              • Mixed Grill£12.95

                                                                                Traditional

                                                                                • Korma

                                                                                  mild, creamy, sweet aromatic curry

                                                                                  • Chicken£8.50
                                                                                  • Lamb£8.50
                                                                                  • Prawn£8.95
                                                                                  • King Prawn£11.50
                                                                                  • Vegetarian£6.95
                                                                                • Balti

                                                                                  cooked in an iron wok, flavoured with garlic, ginger and tamarind

                                                                                  • Chicken£8.50
                                                                                  • Lamb£8.50
                                                                                  • Prawn£8.95
                                                                                  • King Prawn£11.50
                                                                                  • Vegetarian£6.95
                                                                                • Rogan

                                                                                  medium hot gravy with fresh tomatoes and coriander

                                                                                  • Chicken£7.50
                                                                                  • Lamb£7.50
                                                                                  • Prawn£8.50
                                                                                  • King Prawn£11.50
                                                                                  • Vegetarian£6.50
                                                                                • Jalfrezi

                                                                                  hot and spicy with fresh chillies, green peppers and onions

                                                                                  • Chicken£8.95
                                                                                  • Lamb£8.95
                                                                                  • Prawn£9.50
                                                                                  • King Prawn£12.50
                                                                                  • Vegetarian£6.95
                                                                                • Dhansak

                                                                                  hot, sweet and sour with lentils

                                                                                  • Chicken£7.50
                                                                                  • Lamb£7.50
                                                                                  • Prawn£8.50
                                                                                  • King Prawn£11.50
                                                                                  • Vegetarian£6.50
                                                                                • Madras

                                                                                  hot and sour tomato based gravy

                                                                                  • Chicken£7.50
                                                                                  • Lamb£7.50
                                                                                  • Prawn£8.50
                                                                                  • King Prawn£11.50
                                                                                  • Vegetarian£6.50
                                                                                • Biryani

                                                                                  rice cooked with onions and spices, served with vegetable curry

                                                                                  • Chicken£9.50
                                                                                  • Lamb£9.50
                                                                                  • Prawn£10.50
                                                                                  • King Prawn£12.50
                                                                                  • Vegetarian£8.50
                                                                                • Bhoona

                                                                                  thick onion and tomato gravy with coriander

                                                                                  • Chicken£7.50
                                                                                  • Chicken£7.50
                                                                                  • Prawn£8.50
                                                                                  • King Prawn£11.50
                                                                                  • Vegetarian£6.50
                                                                                • Kadhai

                                                                                  cooked in an iron wok, with fresh tomatoes and green peppers

                                                                                  • Chicken£8.50
                                                                                  • Lamb£8.50
                                                                                  • Prawn£8.95
                                                                                  • King Prawn£11.50
                                                                                  • Vegetarian£6.95
                                                                                • Chicken Tikka Massala£8.95

                                                                                  Karma's own recipe for the UK's favourite dish

                                                                                  Vegetarian Sides

                                                                                  to order as a main please add £2.20

                                                                                  • Dum Aloo£4.90

                                                                                    'dum' style (slow cooked) baby new potatoes in a yoghurt and tomato gravy

                                                                                    • Manchurian Chilli Paneer£4.90

                                                                                      a sweet and sour recipe of indo-chinese origin. whey cheese sauteed with onions, chilli and green pepper

                                                                                      • Broccoli Poriyal£4.90

                                                                                        a recipe from tamil nadu. broccoli florets tossed in mustard seeds and grated coconut

                                                                                        • Baingan£4.25

                                                                                          pan fried aubergine with turmeric, chilli and onion seeds

                                                                                          • Tarka Sag Dal£4.25

                                                                                            spinach and assorted lentils tempered with garlic and roasted cumin

                                                                                            • Dal Makhni£4.25

                                                                                              creamy black lentils, slow cooked the punjabi way with butter and tomatoes

                                                                                              • Bindi Massala£4.25

                                                                                                okra tossed in onions and tomatoes

                                                                                                • Palak or Matar Paneer£4.25

                                                                                                  whey cheese cooked with spinach or green peas in mild spices

                                                                                                  • Bombay Aloo£3.90

                                                                                                    • Sag Aloo£3.90

                                                                                                      • Aloo Gobi£3.90

                                                                                                        • Pindi Chana£3.90

                                                                                                          • Mushroom Bhajee£3.90

                                                                                                            Rice, Bread and Accompaniments

                                                                                                            • Pulao Rice£2.50

                                                                                                              braised basmati rice with roasted cumin

                                                                                                              • Lemon Rice£3.25

                                                                                                                with mustard seeds and lemon zest

                                                                                                                • Sada Chawal£1.80

                                                                                                                  steamed long grain rice

                                                                                                                  • Mushroom Pulao£2.95

                                                                                                                    basmati rice with sauteed mushrooms

                                                                                                                    • Nan£1.50

                                                                                                                      freshly baked leavened bread from the tandoor

                                                                                                                      • Stuffed Nan£2.50

                                                                                                                        kulcha (cheese, chilli and spring onion) or peshawari (sweet filling of coconut and mixed nuts) or garlic and spring onion

                                                                                                                        • Paratha£1.95

                                                                                                                          a layered bread lightly fried with ghee

                                                                                                                          • Chapati£1.95

                                                                                                                            dryroasted pancake-like bread. Two chappatis per portion

                                                                                                                            • Papadum£0.55

                                                                                                                              plain or spicy; the famous 'indian crisp'

                                                                                                                              • Chutneys

                                                                                                                                home-made chutneys, including sweet apricot chutney, spicy vegetable pickle, tomato and onion salsa and mint, yoghurt and coriander chutney

                                                                                                                                • per person£0.65
                                                                                                                              • Kachumber£2.95

                                                                                                                                india's best known salad. tomato, onion and cucumber tossed in lemon juice and coriander

                                                                                                                                • Green Salad£2.95

                                                                                                                                  assorted raw salad vegetables tossed in our own dressing

                                                                                                                                  • Cucumber Raita£1.95

                                                                                                                                    seasoned yoghurt with cucumber and roasted cumin. an ideal partner to neutralize those chillies and spices

                                                                                                                                    Desserts

                                                                                                                                    • Gajar Ka Halwa£4.25

                                                                                                                                      carrot based indian sweetmeat, soft as fudge and beautifully sweet. served warm

                                                                                                                                      • Coconut Barfi£4.50

                                                                                                                                        mini coconut and cardamom squares made from reduced milk

                                                                                                                                        • Mango Kulfi£4.25

                                                                                                                                          karmaâ's own recipe for this indian ice cream, made with alfonso mangoes

                                                                                                                                          • Sorbets£4.50

                                                                                                                                            lychee or candid lime and ginger

                                                                                                                                            • Ice-Creams£3.95

                                                                                                                                              pod infused vanilla or milk jam (creamy caramel) or cinamon

                                                                                                                                              Last updated: 26 February 2017

                                                                                                                                              What 49 people are saying

                                                                                                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                              4.2
                                                                                                                                              4.2 based on all time ratings
                                                                                                                                              • 4.4Food
                                                                                                                                              • 4.2Service
                                                                                                                                              • 3.7Ambience
                                                                                                                                              • 4.1Value

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on 21 December 2019

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Fantastic meal as always, very accommodating with the late meal to coordinate when Olympia horse show finishes and it never affects the food or service. Thanks again, see you in 2020!

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                                                                                                                                                JoHu8YungSG8

                                                                                                                                                London

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                                                                                                                                                3.0

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on 10 August 2019

                                                                                                                                                overall3food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                Unfortunately I couldn't recommend a restaurant that thinks 2 pieces of chicken for a main dish @ £13 is a portion. There was also a problem with a family who gave their child kids TV to watch at the table via a tablet. Personally I don't go out to listen to Pepper Pig! Big shame the waiters felt unable to deal with this effectively. The food itself was excellent, waiter was couteous & efficient, our complaints were addressed, but the experience left us rather underwhelmed.

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                                                                                                                                                Houston

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                                                                                                                                                43 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on 30 May 2019

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                Looking for a late-night eatery and came across Karma, which opens until 11:00pm. Dishes were very well prepared and staff was cheery - evening though it was late at night - and very knowledgeable of the dishes. The maitre did very well suggesting a variety of plates. Food was well seasoned but not overbearing. Worth returning!

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on 19 March 2019

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                                                                                                                                                Had a wonderful dinner my final night in London and tried dishes I hadn't had before.

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on 22 December 2018

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Fantastic! Now our regular place for food after watching Olympia horse show, highly recommended to all

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                                                                                                                                                PhilippeM

                                                                                                                                                London

                                                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                4.0

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on 5 October 2018

                                                                                                                                                overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                The food is very nice. Service is good. It lacked a bit of ambience as there weren't many people in the restaurant on the night but I have been there loads of times and it is a good neighbourhood restaurant, worth going.

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                                                                                                                                                RoseMarieE

                                                                                                                                                London

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on 20 January 2018

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                                                                                                                                                Fine food with poor service....No wonder that on a saturday evening, the place was almost empty.... They're doing much more business with takeaways. And this is too bad because the room is quite pleasant. But please.... change job if you dislike working in a restaurant with customers in it !!

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on 16 December 2017

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                                                                                                                                                Simply put one of the best Indian meals we have ever had, after a long day at Olympia horse show it was the perfect end to the day. Our booking was after 10pm and service was still perfect, food fantastic with a huge variety of regional choices. Will definitely visit again in the future!

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                                                                                                                                                4.0

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on 10 October 2017

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                                                                                                                                                The restaurant was expensive but food good. Almost double the cost of a main meal elsewhere. Service was pleasent but not very attentive considering I was the only one in. Staff were on their mobile phones...finally had to say 'hello ready to order'.

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                                                                                                                                                Waterside

                                                                                                                                                London

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on 2 October 2017

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                                                                                                                                                Good curry menu at reasonable prices with very friendly staff.

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                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                London

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                4.0

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on 17 September 2017

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                                                                                                                                                We chose this from the reviews on Trip Advisor and used open table to book it., Worked seamlessly and the food was different and fantastic. Great place to eat

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                                                                                                                                                Nij1

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on 18 August 2017

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                                                                                                                                                Prompt service and delicious food. The chilli paneer was a bit sweet and not spicy enough for my tastes, but that is just my personal preference. The mixed starters were great and the dum biriyani was superb. The waiters were very helpful in recommending dishes.

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                                                                                                                                                JohnnyMac68

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on 15 August 2017

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                                                                                                                                                Karma once again came up trumps. An excellent variety of classic dishes along with a host of names new to me. This time I plumped for the chicken 65 starter and the dry mutton main - delicious.

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                                                                                                                                                MicheleP

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on 11 August 2017

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                                                                                                                                                A very good Indian food restaurant worth a try with friends or family.

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                                                                                                                                                KatC

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on 28 July 2017

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                                                                                                                                                Food was great - really fresh and tasty, with some original dishes. Service was a bit slow.

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                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

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                                                                                                                                                5.0

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on 3 June 2017

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                                                                                                                                                Omg omg best Indian food we have had. We have Indian food in Texas but it is nothing compared to this. I highly recommend this place.

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                                                                                                                                                FromHolland

                                                                                                                                                London

                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on 2 June 2017

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                                                                                                                                                Excellent meals, were prepared. One of the best Indian restaurants we have visited through the years.

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                                                                                                                                                bjorn

                                                                                                                                                London

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on 14 October 2016

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                                                                                                                                                exellent experince with the food & drink 7 course meny. relaxed and proffesionall staff. hope to be back in the future! br, Bjorn

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                                                                                                                                                Lynne

                                                                                                                                                London

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                                                                                                                                                1.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on 18 September 2016

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                                                                                                                                                This restaurant needs a good clean in the seating area and the toilets and thats the area's we can see so I dread to think what needs cleaning behind the scenes... I can honestly not understand why this restaurant has such good ratings the menu offered some unusual dishes so the hope of trying something new was appealing but the service was very slow and sloppy (the take always seemed to take preference over a table for 8 people) and the food when it came was not very tasty at all. As I am not from the area and I needed to find an Indian Restaurant close to Olympia for a business meal I was very disappointed with Karma and the false ratings. I suggest that the staff are putting false ratings on tripadvisor and this site.

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                                                                                                                                                Lovefood

                                                                                                                                                London

                                                                                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                4.0

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on 14 September 2016

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                                                                                                                                                Good food. Good service. A lovely neighbourhood spot with yummy food.

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                                                                                                                                                Carung

                                                                                                                                                Warwickshire

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                                                                                                                                                4.0

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on 10 September 2016

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                                                                                                                                                Staff very attentive. Good description and good choice of food offered. Food was delicious. There were seven of us in our party and so we sampled quite a number of dishes. Everyone enjoyed what they had.

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                                                                                                                                                Gastronought

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                319 reviews

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                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                319 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on 7 September 2016

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                                                                                                                                                Karma used to be our local - we lived across the road - so it was a regular haunt until three years ago. Went back for a trip down memory lane but the food was not quite as good as we remembered. The tandoori prawns were still a hit but the monkfish a tad overcooked.

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                                                                                                                                                Jill

                                                                                                                                                Gloucestershire

                                                                                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on 21 August 2016

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                                                                                                                                                Sunday evening visit. Very quiet indeed in the restaurant but not a problem for us. The takeaway side seemed busy however. A lovely meal with excellent flavours and attentive service. Thank you.

                                                                                                                                              24. OT

                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                Staffordshire

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                                                                                                                                                4.0

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on 23 July 2016

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                                                                                                                                                Delicious vegetarian food at excellent prices. Staff attentive and knowledgable. Will definitely visit again when we're in London.

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                                                                                                                                                Candlejack

                                                                                                                                                London

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                                                                                                                                                5.0

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                                                                                                                                                Dined on 13 February 2016

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                                                                                                                                                The quality of the food is fantastic and the staff really go the extra mile to make you feel comfortable and welcome. Best masala tea I've ever had :)

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                                                                                                                                                DeborahB

                                                                                                                                                London

                                                                                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                2.0

                                                                                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on 17 October 2015

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                                                                                                                                                We read reviews about Karma that were so positive that we decided to try it out one evening when we were in the area. Well, we shouldn't have bothered. Although the whole thing - food, ambience, service - is fair, or good enough, it certainly is not worth going out of your way for. It's also quite pricey for what it serves. In the end, it was ok, but we were not impressed.

                                                                                                                                              27. j

                                                                                                                                                jmccullo

                                                                                                                                                London

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on 9 July 2015

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                                                                                                                                                This was my second time to the Karma and it was every bit as good as the first. The menu gives a selection of classics as well as some dishes that I'd never heard of before which made it a much more interesting experience than the standard fare. Everything was cooked beautifully and I will be visiting this restaurant on future visits without hesitation.

                                                                                                                                              28. FH

                                                                                                                                                FromHolland

                                                                                                                                                London

                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on 10 April 2015

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                                                                                                                                                Authentic food, perfectly prepared. Service was very much OK, the timing was perfect. The restaurant is not very easy to find but it is worthwhile the effort.

                                                                                                                                              29. JM

                                                                                                                                                JohnnyMac68

                                                                                                                                                London

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on 12 January 2015

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                                                                                                                                                I loved this restaurant - the menu had enough regional specialities that I had never heard of as to make it an interesting experience whilst having a fall back of Indian classics for those not wanting too much adventure. I went for a couple of regional specialities and was extremely impressed - I'll definitely be going back here on subsequent London trips.

                                                                                                                                              30. S

                                                                                                                                                Steve

                                                                                                                                                Minneapolis

                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on 24 December 2014

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                                                                                                                                                Bottom line: A wonderful experience and some of the best Indian food we've ever had. The Classic Chicken Tikka was absolutely delicious! Service could not have been better. Great find and a wonderful Xmas Eve dinner. Highly recommended!!!

                                                                                                                                              31. A

                                                                                                                                                Annika67

                                                                                                                                                Miami - Dade

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on 28 October 2014

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                                                                                                                                                We were two swedish families looking for great indian food near Novotel London West and we really found it! Great staff, wonderful food, good price. The Tikka Masala was fantastic! The teenagers also loved it all! The staff treated us so well. We went home with a smile in our faces and very satisfied !

                                                                                                                                              32. B

                                                                                                                                                Baldrich58

                                                                                                                                                London

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on 11 September 2014

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                                                                                                                                                I liked the location and the service but most of all the food was really good and tasty,I liked the fresh background flavors in which the spices and the food were perfectly matched.The staff and the service made the experience very enjoyable. I would recommend without hesitation.

                                                                                                                                              33. OT

                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                London

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on 25 July 2014

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                                                                                                                                                Quite a good choice, we picked up this restaurant by chance since it was close home, and we found it on Opentable. We were satisfied for the quality of the food and the courtesy of the service. Not being experts of Indian cuisine we followed the waiters' advice and it was a good move since everything was very good. Ah I was forgetting: the tablecloth was very appreciated,together with the good food quality he doesn't give you the idea of the typical cheap ethnic restaurant, and it is a hint of the owners attention for the guests. We will come back!

                                                                                                                                              34. c

                                                                                                                                                catcurious

                                                                                                                                                London

                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                2.0

                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on 19 June 2014

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                                                                                                                                                Slow, inattentive and extremely surly service made us feel unwelcome and completely spoilt an OK'ish meal.

                                                                                                                                              35. l

                                                                                                                                                lovetoeat

                                                                                                                                                Palm Springs

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on 16 June 2014

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                The menu is fabulous! Our first meal was so good - we ended up returning two days later. And we love it so much,we will be back again tomorrow!

                                                                                                                                              36. MS

                                                                                                                                                MarkwSims

                                                                                                                                                London

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on 21 March 2014

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                                                                                                                                                The two curries my girlfriend and I shared were pretty good, the meat (chicken and duck) was very well cooked. The bhajees were were sublime as was the peshawari naan. Only downsides had to pay for the poppadoms (used to getting them free) and the restaurant lacked any real Indian character, that you'd expect to find in a curry house in East London for example.

                                                                                                                                              37. G

                                                                                                                                                Gastronought

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                319 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                319 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on 21 January 2014

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                                                                                                                                                Returned to Karma after many months away last week and very pleased to report that the high standard of food and service has not diminished since we were last there. We particularly enjoy the seafood dishes, which are always very tasty and perfectly spiced (although if we had one minor complaint this time, it was that the monkfish was slightly dry). Always reliable. Just a shame it rarely seems full.

                                                                                                                                              38. T

                                                                                                                                                Tibi

                                                                                                                                                London

                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on 10 October 2013

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                                                                                                                                                We had my brother's birthday-dinner at Karma on 10th Oct. Great real authentic Indian cuisine, with a spotless service! Absolute worth every penny, welcoming atmosphere, we really enjoyed our time there, def will visit again soon! Well done Karma!

                                                                                                                                              39. X

                                                                                                                                                Xenssa

                                                                                                                                                London

                                                                                                                                                24 reviews

                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                24 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on 27 September 2013

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                                                                                                                                                We'd spent the day at Olympia and just wanted to have nice quick meal afterwards - but there seems to de a dearth of places within a short walking distance of the exhibition hall. Saw the reviews for this on TT and booked. And it was such a delightful surprise! Lovely food with all the usual favourites but some very unusual ones too (try the meat briyani - quite unlike what you get in the high street Indian!). Friendly relaxed service and even though it was a Friday night we weren't being hustled out as is often the case. Would definitely go again even though it is outside my usual patch.

                                                                                                                                              40. s

                                                                                                                                                seagulls3

                                                                                                                                                London

                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on 18 September 2013

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                                                                                                                                                We chose the restaurant on-line because of it's good reviews. We were not disappointed. Friendly, helpful unrushed service. Interesting menu and first class cuisine. Would definately use again if situation arose. Oh, and there is a real-ale pub at the other end of the street !

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                                                                                                                                              44 Blythe Road West Kensington London, W14 0HA

                                                                                                                                              • Area

                                                                                                                                                Kensington

                                                                                                                                              • Hours of Operation

                                                                                                                                                Monday - Sunday: 5.30pm- 11pm

                                                                                                                                              • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                Indian

                                                                                                                                              • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                Casual Elegant

                                                                                                                                              • Dress Code

                                                                                                                                                Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                              • Payment Options

                                                                                                                                                MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                              • Entertainment

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                                                                                                                                              • Additional

                                                                                                                                                Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Wine

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