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My Karma - Lorton

Jeserf | Mar 9, 200804:20 AM

Seeing as how the 5 mile radius around Quantico is completely devoid of anything worth eating, I took my hungry, much-in-need-of-many-calories Marine to My Karma in Lorton, about 25 min up Rt. 1 from Quantico.

First off, it is in a totally unassuming strip mall. But that was fine because parking was a breeze and I wasn't in the mood to deal with anything but that.

Decor - nice. Candles on the tables, very nice photography, and it was "romantic" without feeling creepy or stuffy.

Service - Other than the mix-up of what he ordered, i was fantastic. Even with the mix up, there were many apologies and it didn't bother us at all. I definitely felt "taken care of" and that the service was attentive. Water was flowing, they start you off the complimentary lentil "hush puppies" which were super tasty.

Drink - we don't drink, but they have a full bar, if that's your thing.

Food - Very good. Other than his samosa and lassi, which I didn't try, we ate off the Indian Style Chinese menu. Weird combo. We both had the vegetarian hot and spicy soup, which was both hot and somewhat spicy (we both like the heat, so it wasn't too numbing for us). I ate the chili paneer, which was interesting. The paneer was like tofu, but had a little paneer flavor, if that makes sense. It was very different, but in a good way. He had spicy garlic veggies, and ate it all. The rice was tasty, and the naan was great because normally I find naan to be covered in butter. Here, they give you the option of ordering it without butter on top (I'm sure he'd rather have the butter, but not me!).

We will definitely return, but I think next time I will order all indian food. The chinese type stuff was interesting, but sometimes you need your indian fix and only that will do!

If you're in this otherwise chow-less area, it's a good place to visit.

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