Spoke with the owner, Mehernosh Daroowalla, and got the scoop on the quick renovations.
The painted the place. Much brighter now. New, lighter colored flooring. They pushed the back wall back, and added 8 extra tables to the interior. They’ll be open around 7 tonight for dinner!
He didn’t want me taking pictures till next week when the final finishing touches are in place.
Read more about the delivery problems, and see a recent lunch buffet review after the jump:
He also addressed the delivery issues many of you have mentioned. He said they will be “beefing it up”. Not sure specifically what that means, but he wanted to say delivery time is pretty standard at one hour (at least he tries to keep it that way). The reason things take so long is that the cooking process is much different than the flash-cooking method that most chinese places utilize. Also, each order is prepared fresh from scratch. There is nothing sitting around pre-made. He’s quite a stickler and a perfectionist when it comes to how the food is cooked. Also, the orders are prepared in the order they are received. Whether it’s in-room dining, takeout, or delivery. He also said Friday is a particularly insane day, especially between 7-9pm, when he gets slammed in all three areas. So keep that in mind when ordering during those hours. It’s definitely not just a takeout restaurant!
Despite the delivery problems they continue to have, Karma Kafe is our favorite Indian restaurant in town. I for one, find the seating kind of uncomfortable. But then again, I have issues with staying still.
Key thing to try: The daily lunch buffet from 12-3pm. For $9.95 you can feast on all the food you want. I happen to like to popular Chicken Tikka Masala dish, like most people. Very delicious and refreshing meal. Finish off with a little bowl of Kheer rice pudding, and you’re all set.
So if the delivery is punishing, take a trip outside and save yourself the stress!
Description – Stylish Indian bistro offering a daily lunch buffet. Contemporary menu with delicious specials, sandwiches and wraps. Subdued-Indian décor. Small bar area. Outdoor dining available. Entrée price range $9-$19.
Services – Indian cuisine, Lunch Buffet, Catering, Bar. Take Out, Delivery, Catering
Website – www.karmakafe.com
Address – 505 Washington St, Hoboken, New Jersey ( NJ ) 07030-4905
Telephone – (201) 610-0900