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£5 - £25
CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 August 2023

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.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 3 June 2023

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.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 28 May 2023

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.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 25 March 2023 via mobile

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.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 31 August 2022

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)More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 20 July 2022

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.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 13 April 2022 via mobile

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 .

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 3 January 2022

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!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 19 November 2021

I go to karma quite often for a sit in meal with the family and must say it's very good food, but recently I've had a couple of takeaways the 1st one wasn't very good but thought you know I'll let this 1 pass as...I no its tasty eating in, but I had 1 last night with the wife and again not good at all rice was cold my lamb jalfrezi was chewy and the sent bhundi bahji and not onion bhaji and chips were under cooked again this surprised me but I'm very disappointed, would be great if the takeaways was as good as sit inMore

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 4 October 2021

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!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 13 September 2021 via mobile

Great tasting food, very friendly staff who make you feel very welcome, well worth a visit definitely will visit again.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 25 June 2021

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 usMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 17 March 2021

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 delayedMore

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 23 December 2020

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.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 4 October 2020 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic - definitely the best Indian I have ever had - the quality and freshness of the food is unmatched

Date of visit: October 2020
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KARMA RESTAURANT, Oxford - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Food Delivery & Takeaway - Tripadvisor

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Karma Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5