Karma Kafe

11/30/2006 Update:

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!

11/25/2006:
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!

karma-cafe-lunch-buffet.JPG

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

Karma Kafe.JPG

Leave a Reply

24 Comments on "Karma Kafe"

foodie
Member
foodie

hey winesnob, why funny? i moved to the area months ago and (being indian) look for indian food every other day (dont feel like cooking at home 🙂 but have eaten at the only indian place i have seen in the area too mcuh. looking for some more choices (4-5 new places would be good for me). i like karma dont get me wrong. are you sure you’re not from karma :)))

Elpis
Member
Elpis

True that the post seems to be suspicious, but I agree that Karma Cafe would be better if it wasn’t so oily. I also wish we had more choices other than Indian, too, not just a new Kati Roll place.

foodie
Member
foodie

foods OK. for a big foodie (esp an indian foodie) i feel quite let down even with their delivery. food is quite oily (indian food doesnt havt to be) why cant Hoboken have more choices for indie food? hear the new kati roll place will be opening soon down the road – hopefully will have some choice other than karma when i am in the area.

winesnob
Member

funny how foodie shows up and comments on the existing indian in town and just happens to mention the new place……

In response to foodie who said:
foods OK. for a big foodie (esp an indian foodie) i feel quite let down even with their delivery. food is quite oily (indian food doesnt havt to be) why cant Hoboken have more choices for indie food? hear the new kati roll place will be opening soon down the road – hopefully will have some choice other than karma when i am in the area.

fly-like-an-eagle
Member
fly-like-an-eagle

Great food, definitely one of the best restaurants in Hoboken. But as others say, the delivery service is an abomination. For dining in only….

ladydaisy
Member

This place is unreal. Haven’t ordered from them in months even though I love Indian and its the best of the three in town. Why? Because the delivery service is so atrocious that it just isn’t worth the aggravation. But it had been too long so I ordered at 5 on a Sunday- hardly rush hour for delivery.

Ordered three dishes- all of them stews that are already made- so I don’t want to hear this song and dance about it not being “fast food.” Quoted 45 minutes for delivery. 60 minutes later, I call to see what’s up. The guy matter of factly tells me “give me another 15 minutes or so.” I just don’t get it. Not “food’s on the way” not “sorry about the delay.” Just some “explanation” that the delivery guy had another delivery to make. Well I can’t see how they could have possibly have expected that to happen. What in HELL is wrong with these people? You can’t routinely deliver in 90 minutes time (after quoting HALF that) and keep chalking it up to unexpected business crunches. HIRE ANOTHER DRIVER. But stop being dishonest about the delivery times. I love the food, but this is the last straw. Never again.

wpDiscuz