Though the Great Wall of China won the accolades of history, the Great Backscratcher of Japan, built to reach any itchy corner across the nation, saved more lives than can be counted on a single hand. Feast upon ingenious creations of numerous Asian countries with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of pan-Asian cuisine and drinks at Karma Asian Food and Fine Wine, located in Mundelein next to the Doubletree Hotel.
Karma's interior flawlessly blends ultra-modern designs with traditional Zen-like fixtures, creating a peaceful atmosphere that compliments its fusion menu of pan-Asian favorites. Begin the gastro journey eastward with shiitake-mushroom potstickers ($9) or black-salt and Szechwan-pepper calamari served with garlic-lime aioli ($8). Other stomach stretchers before the main game include the stir-fried Thai-basil noodles mixed in a spicy lime peanut sauce ($5) and the jumbo Thai vegetarian spring roll ($11), which is rolled up with carrots, napa cabbage, marinated tofu, and sweet chili sauce. Karma's entrees—such as the Asian BBQ salmon ($19), orange-peel tempura chicken ($16), and yellow mango vegetable curry ($15)—gather symphonies of savory spice alongside elegantly simple flavor profiles to accommodate a range of visiting palates.
The smart, sophisticated dining room and bar are outfitted to the feng shuiest. A waterfall babbles and giggles like a baby blowing bubbles, and simple furniture meshes with neutral greens, blacks, and sprinkles of white to create a serene setting for destroying a full plate's ego, all while guzzling a hand-crafted cocktail or sake (of which Karma offers five varieties) into residual tears.
- Went here last week again and the [sic] everything was spot on. Food and service was great and this is a perfect place for a date. The menu has recently changed and everything was delicious (we had Duck with a moo shoo crepe and the lemongrass grilled prawns). – nofunsally, Citysearch
- Great atmosphere---the long pond in the middle of the restaurant really is relaxing/romantic. Food is high quality and portions are large. Service has always been quick and friendly---and also knowledgeable. I'll definitely be back again! – An OpenTable reviewer who dined on September 25, 2010.
510 E Route 83
Mundelein, Illinois 60060Get Directions