What is Karma Kitchen?

Imagine a restaurant where there are no prices on the menu and where the check reads $0.00 with only this footnote: "Your meal was a gift from someone who came before you. To keep the chain of gifts alive, we invite you to pay it forward for those dine after you."

That's Karma Kitchen, a volunteer-driven experiment in generosity.

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How can I Participate?

Dine At Karma Kitchen

We have multiple locations around the globe, where diners engage in a pay-it-forward process. Some of them operate weekly, some daily, some monthly.

Taste of Himalayas Restaurant
1700 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA

Himalayan Heritage
2305 18th Strett NW, Washington, DC

Klay Oven Restaurant
414 N. Orleans Street, Chicago, IL

Hayward Community Gardens
25051 Whitman Street Hayward, CA 94544

Seva Cafe
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Karma Kitchen Tokyo
Pilot Launched in May -- more soon!

You don't need to make a reservation at Karma Kitchen, but since the restaurant tends to fill up in the middle of the day, we do recommend that you come in before noon if you are a large party and/or would like to be seated immediately. Please let us know, if you have any questions.

Volunteer At Karma Kitchen

To have the deepest experience of Karma Kitchen is to volunteer. If you can be available from 10AM-4PM on Sunday, simply fill out our volunteer form and we'll get back to you.

Tell A Friend!

Karma Kitchen works because of word of mouth. Email your addressbook, share the stories with your online communities, or tell your neighbors. If we can help you spread the word, let us know how.

Recent Video of our Berkeley Location

Any Questions?

If you have any questions or comments, do drop us a note anytime!