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Karma's Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Asian, Thai, Tibetan
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217 Hunter St. West, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 2L1, Canada
+1 705-748-5451
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Peterborough, Canada
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34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Didn't want to cook so headed to Karma. Very friendly staff and good food. I had pho, another diner had satay and we started with vegetable rolls. Very pleasant evening out and I would recommend

Thank travelmom2012
Peterborough, Canada
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

This café is well worth the trip to down town. The food is excellent and the staff friendly . A great vegetarian selection.

Thank abluenose2
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

We had the appetizer platter. It was good but almost everything was fried(if that is a problem with you). Main dishes were good but very little spice. You will have to ask it to be spicy and it still may not be enough. Pricing and service were good.

Thank Scott A
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Have been going to Karma's since the day he opened, the food is incredible, the updated decor is lovely, he has been making "special dishes" for my daughter since she was only 2, always makes everyone feel very welcome, is extremely conscientious of my severe food allergy (greatly appreciated), the Noodles with Lime Leaves are amazing, always great food!!

Thank J5064WOchristinek
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75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

I entered with my mouth watering with the delicious smells. Ordered the chicken pad thia. A large portion, glad I was hungry. Very tasty, and I ate every bit, with each bite bursting with flavour. Service is fast and friendly, and authentic surroundings feels inviting. I will have to go back to try the Nasi Goreng, a spicy dish.

Thank worldtravelers100
Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Sampled 4 different dishes and every bite got better. The biryani is a definite must as well as the mi gorang. The service was fast and super friendly. The owner/chef even catered to our tastes. Will definitely be coming back and highly recommended!

Thank Hannahbanana613
Peterborough, Canada
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016

Great, colourful presentation of fresh Thai food and much quicker service than what I've experienced here before. The server was attentive but not intrusive, seemed right in tune with us and perfect pace....perhaps the slow stormy night with few customers allowed for this. While the Tum Yam soup was not what I expected and does not compare to a typical... More 

Thank lmtaillefer
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016

My husband and I, with another couple, went to Karmas for an early dinner before a concert on Monday. Server was attentive and food and drinks came quickly, however the spring rolls were not homemade and neither was the sweet chili sauce served with them. The 2 orders of tofu Phad Thai, 1 order of chicken Phad Thai and Bami... More 

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80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016

we visited recently for dinner , the menu was small but appealing and there was an interesting range of choices. Its a small place and we arrived early but it soon began to fill up, the food was very good , not spectacular but tasty and nicely presented. The service was very friendly and efficient and overall a very pleasant... More 

Thank TorontoWeller
Cobourg, Canada
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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016

This was our first visit to Karma's Cafe. Lived up to the great reviews. The food was beautifully presented and delicious. Favourites included Pad Thai, Noodles with lime leaves and Butter Chicken. Gluten free options available. The server we had was excellent. Well worth a visit and I would highly recommend it.

Thank TravellingFamily2941

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $25
Asian, Thai, Tibetan
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217 Hunter St. West, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 2L1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Peterborough
  • Phone Number: +1 705-748-5451

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?