About Karma Modern Indian

Karma Modern Indian creatively reimagines classic Indian cuisine and flavors, using locally-sourced ingredients prepared with traditional and modern cooking methods. We aim to make Indian food more approachable by introducing the traditional cuisine with contemporary plating and forward-thinking flavor profiles. Favorites like naan bread, Palak paneer and Chicken Tikka are still part of the foundation of our menu, but we’ve put a modern twist on various dishes with unexpected seasonings and ingredients like truffle oil, pesto and star fruit. 

Our team of well-known Washington fixtures with A-list pedigrees have a committed passion for pushing the envelope with a mission to create an unforgettable dining experience for our guests. Executive Chef Ajay Kumar takes Indian cuisine to the next level with unconventional menu items like octopus, duck and quinoa to the roster. Bar Director Dominik Lenikowski complements these dishes with a list of five rotating classics cocktails as well as Indian-influenced sips – along with thoughtfully paired biodynamic wine list.

As the name “Karma” relays, we are proud to donate a portion of our sales to local and global charities that aim to help children in impoverished communities at home and around the world.

We look forward to hosting you,
Sachin Mahajan and Ricky Singh

Private Dining And Events

Our team of talented hospitality professionals is ready and eager to host your next event.
Whether you’re looking to reserve the bar and lounge area, main dining room or private event room that can seat up to 35 guests,
Karma Modern Indian is the perfect backdrop for any celebration.
For private rental and group rates, please contact our team at events@karmamodernindian.com or 202.898 0393.

What Goes Around Comes Around

Karma Modern Indian, named as a nod to positivity and social responsibility,
is proud to donate a portion of daily sales to local and global charities,
including DC Central Kitchen and Save the Children.

Team

Sachin
Mahajan

Owner

Ricky
Singh

Owner

Ajay
Kumar

Executive Chef

Rishi
Kapoor

Executive Sous Chef

Dominik Lenikowski

Bar Director

James
Lanfranchi

Lead Bartender + Wine Steward 
 

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