Vegan establishment serving artisan ales and stouts and a variety of food items such as salads, Thai curry, dal or burritos. Open Tue-Sat 11:00am-9:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-8:00pm. Closed Mon.

105 Reviews

First Review by cyndiesel


Points +174

23 Aug 2023

Okay vegan place

Wish the portions were slightly bigger for what you pay and that the menu had a bit more variability, but the dal and curry had a lot of flavor and were tasty.



Points +26

02 Jul 2023

Vegan bar food hits the spot!

It’s more of a downtown bar with great vegan food selection. We enjoyed the Nachos, Chile verde & Jerk tofu plate and the pulled pork tacos.

The nachos had more than enough toppings on them and we ended up putting the Chile verde on it. Bob (the owner) said pulled pork or Chile Verde on the tacos is very popular.

Hands down the pulled pork tacos knocked it out of the park!!

We have a SJSU student now, so we will be making this one of our new “must eat’s!”

Pros: Beer selection, Two turn tables , The chandelier


Points +28

24 May 2023

Food is delicious



Points +6689

11 Apr 2023

Solidly okay

I have mixed feelings about this place. I'm glad that they're all vegan, but it seems like good food and service are an afterthought here. When we were in, we were the only people who ordered food, yet it still took a long time for them to bring it to us. They forgot to bring us one of the things we ordered, and it was extremely difficult to get their attention. The food was just okay, and they were out of multiple menu items.

Good Karma Artisan Ales is a fine place to snack on Daiya cheese over chips while you're out drinking, but it's not somewhere that I should've gone out of my way to try. I agree with another review that the cheese choice causes the chips to get too stuck together, and aside from the top layer, there aren't enough toppings left for the rest of the chips.

Updated from previous review on 2023-04-11


12 Apr 2023

San Jose sucks for vegan dinner dining, I found myself there so many times when working in Cupertino and always left unsatisfied. Better to cook at home. Yuppie bar food plus always parking tickets.


Points +448

29 Mar 2023

Fast service, great food

*steamed bun - good, a little too sweet
*drumsticks - great
*quesadilla - great, tho the ranch sauce was a little too sweet
*kimchi yuba rice bowl - great

Super fast service and all plant-based food!


Points +264

28 Mar 2023

Nachos were alright

I got the knife and fork nachos which were ok. It was more chips than toppings and not as cheesy as I'd like. The place overall looks good and I'm excited to try other dishes next time.


Points +64

15 Feb 2023

Chilled vegan bar

Lovely bar in Downtown San Jose. Everything was vegan so i didnt have to adapt the menu and the portions were good. Great selection of draught and canned beer. Plenty of Gluten free options available aswell and are clearly marked. Staff were lovely to chat to and knowledgeable about the menu.

Pros: Lots of Gluten free options , Lovely staff, Food was very fresh


Points +62

07 Feb 2023

Good vibes & good food

We ordered the Boscoe tacos & pulled pork tacos which were both delicious. Also tried the drumsticks (yum!). Definitely try the baklava too!! Loved the enthusiastic staff and selection of beer/cider as well. The worker gave us an extra drumstick on the house and then free dessert when he learned it was my partner’s birthday. We will definitely return.

Updated from previous review on 2023-02-07

Pros: All vegan!, Many gluten free options, Friendly staff, cool atmosphere

Cons: None!


Points +564

05 Feb 2023

Great place for ales and small dishes

Love that this entire bar with all the food is completely vegan. Perfect place to relax, enjoy your favorite beers and eat flavorful food without the stress of checking if something is vegan or not. My husband got the pale lager from the tap and loved it. I'm not a beer drinker but had plenty of Kombucha options. We had the Quesadilla, chile verde curry with rice and the Jamaican Curry. Owner gave us drumsticks on the house. Everything was delicious but my favorite was the Jamaican curry.

Updated from previous review on 2023-02-05

Pros: Plenty of options - all vegan, Reasonably priced, Great staff


Points +90

18 Jan 2023

Good Food

The Jamaican Jerk was fantastic!


Points +46

12 Jan 2023

Great place for a snack in downtown San Jose.

Unexpectedly found this little vegan snack place in downtown San Jose! Fun music playlist running too.


Points +143

11 Dec 2022

Everything was perfect

My date had been here before and raved about it even though he's not even vegan so I knew it was going to be good. We had the pork tacos, chips with homemade cilantro hummus, the bao bun, and the star of the night was the quesadillas with chipotle ranch. The chef was even nice enough to add their drumsticks to the quesadillas, making them very savory. We ate at the bar and enjoyed some good music, good food, and the staff were very friendly and made excellent beer recommendations. Highly recommend hitting this place up for some small but filling plates before you go out drinking or dancing.


Points +80

04 Dec 2022

A completely good meal.

Enjoyed this meal
In a rainy night.
Grateful that they exist.

Pros: Healthy - whole food options.

Cons: Parking little tricky but doable.


Points +3863

28 Nov 2022

Good Things Come to Plant-Based Diners

They offer a choose-your-own type of menu where you select a style (burrito, plate, etc.) and then pick among their vegan entrees. All of the plant proteins looked amazing and we ended up ordering a 2-item brown rice plate with their Jerk Tofu and Arugula-Beets Salad, and a burrito with their Chile Verde. As a side, we also started with their Jalapeno-Cilantro hummus with chips.

First off, the hummus was incredible. A very generous helping of chips came with their dip and we found ourselves having more hummus than chips by the end. How does that even happen? It was so good that it inspired me to make my own at home afterwards.

As for our mains, we loved the flavors in the tofu and the salads. Although it was a bit saltier than expected, the jerk tofu combined with potatoes and brown rice made for a very filling meal. My partner enjoyed the chile verde but said it was on the sweeter side, so not a complete substitute but still good to have a meat eater's approval.

Definitely try to dine outside with your order if possible to people watch.

Pros: Cilantro hummus is a must, Great beers on draft


Points +96

06 Sep 2022

Good Karma Good Food

Had street tacos and a drumstick for lunch. Good service in a nice relaxed environment. Food was delicious. Would be somewhere I would like to come back to.

Pros: Great food, Selection of craft beers, Friendly


Points +48

21 Aug 2022

Amazing food, good vibes

Great food, good hangout spot

Pros: Jackfruit tacos are fresh and amazing, Great ciders on tap, Friendly service

Cons: Zero cons! Just come.


Points +26

15 Aug 2022

Delicious- lots of options

Nice people, tasty food

Pros: Friendly staff, Cool Vibe, Great Food

Cons: No cons


Points +238

02 Jul 2022

Worth it

I had the nachos.
And the burrito.
And the baklava.
I ordered too much.


Points +49

27 May 2022


Had the Chile Verde Burrito, was good. The staff was nice and the interior had a nice atmosphere.

Updated from previous review on 2022-05-27

Pros: Good music


Points +1236

28 Apr 2022

Good mexi-cali pub fare

Quinoa bowls, burritos, and cholips and dip. Lots of drinks on tap.


Points +67

07 Apr 2022

Great vibe great food!

On a work trip to San Jose I found this cool vegan spot. Great IPAs and really cool staff. All vegan. Feels like a cool bar with really good quality food. Had the pulled pork bbq tacos and they were fantastic. Thanks good karma for the good vibes and for all that you do!

Highly recommend for any wayward vegan travelers coming through San Jose.


Points +874

22 Mar 2022

Good vegan spot

Love that everything is vegan. I just had the quesadilla which was a bit basic but the sauce was really good.

Pros: All vegan, Good prices, Drinks


Points +197

05 Mar 2022

My favorite spot

I loved everything. Great beer good music delicious food awesome service


Points +25

20 Feb 2022


Love the Jamaican jerk and the Buddha bun! The staff is lovely. I’m going every night during my stay in San Jose. Wish we had something similar in Amsterdam.

Updated from previous review on 2022-02-20


Points +2435

02 Dec 2021

I wanted to like it

I ordered the nachos and I really wanted to like them. They were just average at best. Not really recommended. I prefer cheese sauce but this had melted cheese which cause the chips to stick together making it difficult to separate the chips for eating. The toppings were not distributed evenly leaving a whole bunch of chips without topping at the end. Not inedible by any means, just not worth the trip.

Pros: Vegan , Cool atmosphere and 70s hard rock music

Cons: Parking


11 Apr 2023

I totally agree with this, I'm surprised there are so many 5 stars. I had the same problem with my nachos


Points +20

26 Sep 2021

Great place with delicious food!

Great spot off the beaten path of downtown San Jose! Very homey atmosphere with friendly staff.

Pros: Tons of vegan options, Mexican and Thai food options, Normie freely

Cons: Beer is too expensive for what you receive


Points +102

11 Oct 2020

Pretty good

I got the Chile Verde Burrito and it was pretty good; low-key similar to Chipotle burritos. The tortilla came out a little undercooked. And some couple that ordered after me, got their food before me 🙄

Pros: Variety, Lots of drink options, Good seasoning

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