Although Columbus famously "discovered" India by landing at Lexington and Concord and proudly ringing the Liberty Bell, the actual location of India remains a mystery. Today's Groupon offers the best lead the world has had in centuries: for $20, you get $40 worth of contemporary Indian cuisine and drinks at Karma - The Indian Bistro, located on 99 Avenue Northwest. This deal is only valid for dining in.
Karma - The Indian Bistro's menu is equipped with Indian dishes that employ traditional ingredients and methods to satisfy a diverse range of taste-bud preferences. Sate spice cravings with vegetable samosas ($5), a mishmash of potatoes, peas, and cumin cradled gently in the arms of a loving, crispy deep-fried pastry, or skip the appetizer and head straight toward a tandoor-roasted entree such as the malai chicken ($15), palatable pieces of boneless chicken invigorated with a luscious cream sauce laced with mace and cardamom. The bhuna masala gosht ($17) is a stage for onions, ginger, green peppers, and tomatoes to support star-worthy hunks of tender lamb, making an ensemble more enticing than a boy band dressed in money, while the malai prawn curry ($20) simmers portly prawns in a velvety cashew gravy. Vegetarians can exercise cellulose shredders with the daal bukhara ($11), a smooth sampling of black lentils, spices, and gravy, or with the palak paneer ($12), homemade cottage cheese served with silky spinach.
The friendly, attentive staff at Karma strives to contribute to a peacefully piquant dining experience within their modern, elegant dining area. Red draping, comfortable seats, and warm earth tones infuse Karma with a regal yet comfortable aura, akin to a king's silk pajamas. Weather permitting, outdoor seating is also available.
- Wonderful Decor, inviting environment and staff, great selection of wines, excellent portions and most importantly great tasting food. – Buskers, FoodPages
- The butter chicken and lamb vindaloo were extremely tasty. The dal was some of the best in the city. – An OpenTable user who dined on August 15, 2010