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Good Karma Vegan House

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

16 Ratings
Ratings: 16
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10%
Taps: 15
Bottles: 30
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

37 S 1st St
San Jose, California, 95113-2402
United States
phone: (408) 294-2694

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(Place added by: gardenhoseth on 07-08-2011)
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Photo of adamdarcy
5/5  rDev +16.3%

I'm floored...flabberghasted (sp?) ...thoroughly surpised by this place. I found the listing up here, and my ignorant mind thought, vegetarian and PtE on draft...no way. But as fate would have it, my flight back to Michigan got canceled, so I made a beeline here. The food is incredibly good, and goes great with the PtE on draft. (Should I have the Firestone Walker DIPA next or another Pliny??). Proprietors are so down-home, nice and knowledgeable. The atmosphere reminds me of several places I used to frequent in Austin, TX and Okayama Japan - both college towns. Cool music and great atmosphere. Try this place and you will become a regular!!

adamdarcy, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of largadeer
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

largadeer, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of JesseLara
4.63/5  rDev +7.7%

A true hidden gem. Solid beer selection, solid food selection, solid people working the bar. What more can you ask for? Maybe a little more room as it is smaller than expected for the crowds they can draw, but with a tap list like theirs, it's worth it!

JesseLara, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of KimenTshom
4.53/5  rDev +5.3%

Good Karma has become a major beer destination in downtown San Jose. You would be hard-pressed to find a better selection of beer on tap, and they are constantly rotating.

The restaurant started as a small hole-in-the-wall vegan place with mostly Vietnamese mock meat options. Excellent food, but no alcohol. More recently the restaurant changed owners and moved closer to San Jose State University. This also brought about major changes in the food, decor and most importantly BEER! They usually have around ten different ready-made vegan food options, all of which tend to be quite good. The beer ranges from local(ish) California craft brews liked Russian River to hard-to-find imports from Germany and Belgium. They regularly have beer on tap that you will not find anywhere else in the south bay.

KimenTshom, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of rowbow
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

rowbow, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of MasterSki
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

MasterSki, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of cjw333
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

cjw333, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of fishthe
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

fishthe, Tuesday at 11:05 PM
Photo of Flyingvtard1
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%

Great tap selection! Lots of local craft and belgian imports. Bottles too. They get tons of special releases that are hard to find too ie Lagunitas' Waldo, Drakes Aroma Prieta and Russian River's Pliny the Younger.

As for the food, it's the first time I've been turned onto vegan cuisine and i must say it is absolutely delish! The vegan pork buns, Jamaican Jerk and Pa Ram are all really good.

The vibe is kinda vegan artsy hippy/hipster. With indy music playing and art for sale on the wall from local artist.

Honestly the best place in San Jose area to get a fine beer!

Flyingvtard1, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of afrokaze
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%

This place is a serious hidden gem - I must have passed right by it hundreds of times & had no idea how much good beer was on tap! About 12 taps, a pretty eclectic set of beers with some rare stuff thrown in: Belgians, strong ales, Russian River Sours, hoppy stuff, etc. and they're always changing. The people are nice, food is amazing (this is coming from a non-vegan) prices are reasonable, and the vibe is low key. A great place to really relax and enjoy a great food/beer pairing. I usually try to stop in twice a month or so to see what's new & I'm never disappointed. Service gets bonus points from me because most employees seem into beer & fairly knowledgeable, plus they use the right glasses. Can't go wrong here!

afrokaze, Feb 07, 2012
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Good Karma Vegan House in San Jose, CA
94 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.