Karma Restaurant

Karma Restaurant

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Hours
Sun
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
3.7 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
₹542.00 – ₹2,712.00
CUISINES
Indian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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About
Karma, a traditional Bangladeshi restaurant located in Cowley, Oxford, offers a combination of fine authentic cuisine, simple yet beautiful interior, attentive and friendly staff and a relaxed atmosphere, whether it be for a small family meal or a large group booking. All of our dishes are hand-crafted using the finest free range, natural and traditional Asian ingredients. We got best Indian restaurant in oxfordshire in 2017.
PRICE RANGE
₹542.00 – ₹2,712.00
CUISINES
Indian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles161 reviews
Excellent
99
Very good
18
Average
14
Poor
13
Terrible
17
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mike S
Oxford88 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 none
I ordered a meal for 2 on the website,prebooking it for 8.00pm.This was confirmed by text at 6.30.To my surprise it arrived just before 7.30.The paperwork attached to the bag clearly stated 8.00.Then just before 8.00,when we had virtually finished the meal,I received a text to say my food would arrive shortly. The quality of the meal was generally quite good,with generous portions.Unfortunately it was barely warm,something more to be expected when takeaway deliveries have been delayed
Written 17 March 2021
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Katy C
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
Had the set meal for 2, and on first glance you think it’s generous for the £ paid, but the reality is it’s a LOT of sauce (and onion), not a lot of meat, and the carbs (rice, naan) need to be more generous in portion. We even rang the restaurant back to check the portion size of rice was correct, for 2 people one small portion of rice and half a naan isn’t sufficient. The curries are good, mixed starter was tasty (a little oily but still enjoyable), the paneer really nice but the balance just wasn’t there as there isn’t enough to go with it/soak it up. It says you get poppadoms, but you literally get 2… come on folks, it wouldn’t break the bank to give 2 per person. Overall OK but not sure we would get again.
Written 31 March 2024
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Julie C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 friends
Don’t often write a review but had such a lovely meal here. My friend who is a bit of an Indian food geek said it was one of the best he’d had. Everything was so tasty. For me that meant not too spicy but other members of our group who like their Indian hotter were very happy too. Service was great and overall the cost was good value. So it was a big thumbs up from us
Written 25 June 2021
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Caspar
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 family
Just spend £90 on a delivery. They said it would take 45mins. It took over an hour and a half to arrive and it turned up cold. We called the restaurant to check where the food was and they simply said it was with the driver and would be here soon. The food arrived cold. After calling the restaurant to see what they would do the best they could offer was a free main the next time we order. Be prepared to be very let down. Mistakes happen but at the very least the restaurant could do would be to own it and make amends.
Written 23 December 2020
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inverclyde12
Burton upon Trent188 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 couples
For what I was charged extremely disappointing. I ordered 2 chicken dishes where one was heavily infused with chilli and onions the other lacking chicken and mainly sauce. I got it delivered and was surprised when I had a call to say he was outside when the app showed it wasn't even out for delivery yet. I got no complimentary salad sauces. The food was cold and what taste there was left in your mouth was awful. Went to bed hungry. Would never give 1 star as they are obviously trying. Sorry wount be re ordering.
Written 25 March 2023
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sicilysav
Burton upon Trent40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 none
Wow - we were hoping for a decent, sumptuous Indian meal and we were not disappointed! As we are regular eaters of Asian/Indian food we have accumulated a succinct taste for the rich, spicy flavours of Indian/ Bangladeshi food. This restaurant surely deserves a higher star overall. Everyone has their own experience but for my wife and I we were simply blown away by the whole package here. Would we recommend this restaurant? Absolutely? Cleanness, attention to detail, staff on hand to help whenever we needed something. The soft lighting added to the ambience of the occasion and made the whole eating experience pleasurable indeed!
Written 2 January 2022
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Daniel H
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 business
Definatly one of the best authentic curries ive ever had, only popped in as it caught my eye when i drove past . working here from newcastle. half an hour drive from my hotel will be definatly be coming back again .great friendly service amazing food 10/10
Written 10 March 2020
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karmroxford
Thank you very much. 🙏
Written 6 September 2020
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joy a
Oxford18 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 family
We went for a special Birthday meal . Despite the restaurant being very quiet after we shown to our table we were left . We had to ask for drinks then again for the food order to be taken . There was one young waiter very polite and he done his best . The manager told us they all have different jobs his was standing at the bar ! When our starter came it was very greasy & very bland . We cancelled our main courses & left . I spoke to the manager & he was not interested at all . Such a shame we used to use this Indian a lot a few years ago. Fortunately we were in time to get to another well known Indian locally with was excellent.
Written 6 March 2020
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karmroxford
I'm sorry it's not completely true, we sat you down with the menu and gave you few Minutes before taking the drinks order. Then your behaviour had changed towards our staff, we didn't want to create a scene therefore we refused to serve you and asked you to leave politely..
Written 29 November 2020
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misskitty1234420
Oxfordshire4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 none
Haven’t actually been to the restaurant as yet, but we have a lot of food delivered from here, and it’s always piping hot. There was a tiny mistake once, but rectified immediately and with a smile from the delivery driver. Always delicious and lots of it! Definitely recommend delivery, and one of these days will get to the restaurant for a sit down meal!
Written 4 October 2021
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Matt S
Oxford5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 friends
Monday night - it's an odd night to choose for dinner out, but sometimes it's necessary and I'm so glad that places are open. We had the place to ourselves, which was pretty nice. It's a welcoming atmosphere with jazzy Indian-tinged beats providing a background buzz and staff with just the right level of attendance. Decent Cobra lager on draught for cheaper than the pub down the road - check... got a feeling I'm going to like this place. Poppadums arrived with large pots of sauce of differing colours and one of oniony bits. Personally I like a chunky lime pickle, but there were no complaints from anyone at the table as we powered through the crispy stack as if we'd not eaten in days. Just as we were finishing up, some starter samosas arrived. Four between three of us (ie. two portions) - almost came to blows for the last one. Pastry was fine, nothing really to write home about, but the filling was really where the magic happened - spicy, umami, with a slight crunch. Pretty much perfect. Next the mains arrived - a mixture of classic indian dishes. Mostly with cheese for a largely-veggie party. All were perfect in their own way - classic dishes perhaps, but each had its own twist, its own pleasant surprise. Dhal to die for and really I'm finding it hard to pick out another star turn as everything was so great. The korai dish was way saucier than expected, but what a sauce. Mattar paneer had a lovely balance of creaminess and flavours to cut through the cream. I could go on... We'd gone out locally for a bog-standard Indian meal but clearly we hit the jackpot. We'll be back for sure - evern moreso because it's just a 10min walk from home.
Written 1 August 2023
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Charlie
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 family
It's my local curry place; something that is getting rarer these days. I usually have a veggie jalfrezi which is good - both sorts of green chillies in it which is what you want. The staff are super friendly. I wasn't so sure about the weird external patio thing they built and then partially unbuilt. That was weird.
Written 3 June 2023
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Anonymous Helper
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 couples
Ordered some dinner as a payday treat, 2 curries, 2 sides, poppadoms and 2 sauces. One of the sauces wasn't even what we ordered. The curry I had (chicken makhani) was bland and the chicken had an awful texture that first made me think it was raw, but now seems like it was a bad microwave job. The poppadoms were so oily and greasy, the chippy was jealous and demanded their oil back. The other curry (chicken tikka bhuna) was meh. The only saving grace is that they atleast read the notes you write to inform them of allergy needs. ALSO, sort out that dodgy £10 off coupon on your website. No one likes to be deceived.
Written 28 May 2023
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Samiyha
Oxford3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 none
Short version: First time one-starrer, now I know not to trust the other ratings especially since they had a 4-star food hygiene rating. Served old food, manager said it was a taste difference and would not take any criticism. Gordon Ramsey where are you? These guys need you! Lost what could've been a two-year client. If you are reading this, spend a bit more and get delivery from elsewhere or just eat elsewhere!! You have been warned! Long long version: Needed dinner as we were working in the area, the lower staff member was lovely and helpful and that's the only good thing that I will be writing. Coming from a Pakistani household, this style of cooking is an everyday occurrence and living out from home, I wanted to be reminded of the taste. We ordered two biryanis; one chicken and one lamb - both rubbish. The vegetable curries that came with them tasted like food left out for a few days, but we were so hungry that we ate the biryanis and are now facing the repercussions. We went to return the curries and complain (my first time complaining and I've eaten some bad stuff before, so this is telling). We spoke to the same member of staff and told her about the curries being off and the biryanis only being eaten due to sheer hunger. She went to tell the kitchen and returned to say that we could get a replacement dish for free but no refunds. Why would we eat from here again after you gave us out-of-date food?!? :S This is when the manager came and started saying about how tastes are different and that he saw the kitchen staff make it today. Well today must have been a while ago with the way that stuff tasted! I spoke about how I have eaten many biryanis and curries (#brownandproud) and that his were awful, but he just started going off about tastes being different and that spicy food is nice. First of all, the food wasn't spicy at all sir! He stood firm in his belief that his restaurant was great and even claimed that busy restaurants go through their food quickly so they prepare new meals everyday... it had 2 people eating and 3 guys drinking, and we had walked passed it yesterday and it had been empty. Busy where????? Because it wasn't there! Unfortunately folks, we left due to him refusing to speak sense or listen and he refused to give us our money back so now we're ~£22 down and feeling awful in our bellies. The lower staff member definitely looked very sorry for us and I'm sure she brings packed lunches with her! Never eating here again and definitely telling everyone I know to steer clear (actually might report to Oxford's food health department considering it was old food and that I feel unwell now)
Written 31 August 2022
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LittlePoSurrey
162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 none
Myself and 2 friends had a great meal here. The service was great and we were made to feel vey welcome. The food was also excellent and we all enjoyed a variety of dishes. Would highly recommended this restaurant.
Written 20 July 2022
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William H
Sicily5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 family
Moved into their area Christmas time. Have only managed to have takeaways so far, but the quality of the food and service is outstanding. Highly recommend .
Written 13 April 2022
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