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New hakka resto in Cgy to open

John Manzo Oct 22, 2006 04:31 PM

...according to Gilchrist in today's Herald. Place is called Karma, and it's among a surprising range (as he describes it) of eateries at some new power centre (or whatever they call those overgrown strip malls in the burbs- "town centres"?) at 130th Ave and 42nd St SE, which I think puts it near Douglasdale and Mackenzie Town/Lake. The other side of the world for me but I'd want to check out some hakka since I discovered it at Spadina Garden in TO. Also, hakka is similar to how Trinidadians do Chinese...

Also in the centre is a Thi Thi franchise, the first Cora's west of Winnipeg, and a Marble Slab Creamery. Doesn't sound like the typical strip mall.

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    Aman Nov 16, 2006 06:07 PM

    Karma-one of the best resturants i have ever ate at. The butter chicken dish is to die for, ummmmmmmmmm. I have been waiting a while for this resturant to open and it was worth the wait. Friendly service, and a really great looking resturant. I love the smell of east indian food and when you walk into this place it will make your mouth water. I have tried butter chicken in almost every east indian resturant in calgary and Karma takes home the gold. Great job Karma keep it up....

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      TommyT Nov 3, 2006 07:10 AM

      I talked too the owner of Karma a very friendly fellow and he said they were opening Nov.7 and that they had 4 hakka style dishes. The restaurant looks amazing on the inside can't wait to try the food. Karma Fine Indian Cuisine

      1. John Manzo Oct 23, 2006 07:35 PM

        I think I'm going to try to enlist one of the forumers who lives that way- if there are any!

        Deep southers- keep us updated- there is going to be a sushi place there too, so as I say this doesn't look like your typical suburban town centre unless Calgary's southern subdivision have suddenly become way more ethnically diverse than I had realised- the north side, I can see that....

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          yen Oct 24, 2006 05:18 AM

          I didnt read the Herald, but was there a date that it was supposed to open? Im not going to make the 40 minute trek down there just to find out it hasnt opened yet :)

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            John Manzo Oct 24, 2006 02:05 PM

            JG just said that they were hoping to open soon, no date.

        2. anonymoose Oct 23, 2006 03:52 PM

          Really! If you try it can you tell us how it was? My mom is Hakka, but I've never tried the food (as far as I know), and I'm curious.

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