|Cuisine Type |||French, Fusion, Italian|
|Ambiance |||Good For Groups, Casual, Trendy, Dancing|
|Meals Served |||Dessert, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Full Bar, Live Entertainment, Parking|
|Payment |||MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Neighbourhood |||Mississauga Southeast|
|Getting There |||Burnhamthorpe bus (Mississauga Transit)|
|Cross Street |||Hurontario|
Profile Last Updated: March 31, 2009
Found a stone’s throw away from Square One Mall, Karma Restaurant & Lounge’s central location appeals to the corporate crowd and the martini-sipping set. When the kitchen closes for the evening Karma becomes a de facto bar, and weekends bear witness to DJs spinning the beats into the wee hours.
Without Much Ado
Exuding the sensibilities of a modern lounge, Karma is a softly lit space of clean lines without much ado. The curvaceous bar, constructed of a mass of misshapen rocks, is the clear focal point of the room (in addition to the libations it showcases). The rest of the interior is hued in light beige and dark woods, with thinly slatted walls replete with peek-a-boo windows. A wall of glass to one side shows off its vibrant red booths and banquettes.
The bill of fare is an inspired contrivance of Italian and French fusion. To start, edamame tossed in olive oil, sea salt, cracked pepper, and lime juice as well as chicken satays in a siracha and coriander sauce are among Karma’s smaller plates. A trio of rustic salads includes a concoction of roasted mushroom and pickled eggplant with goat cheese, arugula, and basil vinaigrette. For entrees proper, the osso bucco is a dish of 6-hour braised veal shank on gnocchi with exotic mushrooms and cream sauce. As well, there is paella made of Italian sausage, calamari, baby shrimp, and chicken over rice in a smokey lime and cilantro broth. Be sure to try the Atlantic salmon, glazed with a medley of maple syrup and Jack Daniels.