Kama Bistro
Kama Bistro

Kama Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.kamabistro.com/
  • Phone: 7083523300x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Tues 4:00-9:30 P.M. Wed/Thurs 11:30a.m.- 9:30p.m. Fri/Sat 11:30a.m.- 10:30p.m. Sun 11:30a.m.-9p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Indian, French
  • Executive Chef: Vikram Singh
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: catering for all occasions both lunch and dinner
  • Private Party Facilities: The restaurant can be reserved for private events. Current slots are available for everyday Lunch and Dinner Sunday - Thursday. Semi private events for upto 60 are available for Friday and Saturday
  • Private Party Contact: Vikram Singh 8475302530x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: La Grange / US 20
  • Public Transit: BNSF metra.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street and public lot within a block.
A word from Kama Bistro
Kama Bistro is named after the Indian cupid, the god of love and passion, symbolizing the aesthetic pleasure of the senses. Indulge your senses and experience the passion Kama brings to its food and service
Following in the footsteps of Vikram’s father, a star chef in India, all dishes are prepared from scratch using only fresh ingredients. Traditional curries are elevated with freshly ground spices and time tested family recipes.
Explore unique crossover dishes like black pepper Chilean sea bass, Sockeye salmon with mango chutney, tamarind glazed ribs and lamb tacos. Pair with a handcrafted martini and finish off with a homemade chutney topped dessert.
Kama Indian Bistro aims to be unique, an exotic refuge from the daily grind, perfect for a romantic date, a dinner with friends or a quick appetizer and martini. Sink back into comfortable cushions with relaxing, upbeat music, enjoy the romantic atmosphere and escape from the everyday.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Kama Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
42 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (30)neighborhood gem (30)good for groups (17)special occasion (14)hot spot (12)romantic (12)notable wine list (9)great for lunch (5)late-night find (3)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Yum, yum, yum
    GMaBVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We love Indian food and Kama does not disappoint, especially if you would like your food served in a lovely, romantic setting. Many ethnic restaurants are good but lack atmosphere. Kama is lovely--you may pay a bit more here, but it's a definite yes for a nice date night. Mussels and samosas as starters were yummy. Entrees--Chicken Tikka Masala and Lamb Spinach Masala were lovely. Servings were generous enough to be able to take leftovers home. Yum again. Only wish they would replace silverware after appetizer service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    One of the best Indian restaurants around. Great menu with plenty of vegan and gluten free options. Service, however, was very spotty. Been here multiple times and this seems to be the norm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining Experience
    LaGrangeFoodie
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Kama Bistro never disappoints. The food is exotic and delicious. Server made suggestions for wine and encouraged trying new things rather than all the usual favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lots of fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    After moving to the suburbs from the city I missed the unique fun restaurants but this place definitely fills that void. The food was fantastic and the ambiance was super fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful & Delicious
    ChiGal
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Not only was the staff friendly, the food was amazing! Every dish I tried was flavorful. I will definitely be returning
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food & Service
    Jelena
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We went for the Independence Day celebration on August 17th. They had a wonderful buffet to celebrate. It was so delicious. They brought appetizers to the table and you could help your self to the buffet. There were just the right number of dishes, and they were so flavorful. Our taste buds were awaken. It also came with a choice of dessert: rice pudding or ice cream. We chose the ice cream. It was out of this world. The flavor was mango passion with dark chocolate chips. It was delicious!!! Turns out they provide the ingredients for the ice cream to Tates (the awesome ice cream shop right in town), and they produce it. Yum. Also the service was very kind and thoughtful. We would highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite restaurant in LaGrange
    phinanmoose
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    For our 35th wedding anniversary, my husband & I had to celebrate with dinner at Kama. And we were not disappointed. We started with the lamb tacos which are amazing! My husband had the Chicken Kadai and I had the Lamb Roganjosh, both simply delicious. They even surprised us with dessert. That you Kama Bistro for helping us have a memorable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Kama Bistro is always an experience for the senses! Delicious and so much variety. There were four of us. One of us didn't thoroughly enjoy his lamb shank entree, while the rest of us were very pleased - thus, the "Very Good" rating for Food. He noted that it wasn't as good as other times. Service was attentive -- perhaps just a bit over-attentive; but how can one complain about that?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the area's best
    SteveNBeth
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My wife and I love going to restaurants that are vibrant, humming, where the tables are full and the place just seems to "alive." It's a little depressing to go to a place where just a few tables are occupied. This is not a depressing place. It has a special energy and it is one of our favorites. Especially in its new location, Kama Bistro has the vibe and hum of a chic downtown eatery. And yes, we want there to be fabulous food. Kama Bistro's food never disappoints. The appetizers = delicious--especially the chili potatoes. We cannot forget about the drinks and the bar. Great beer and wine list, all the usual cocktails, but their SPECIAL cocktails are worth high praise. Try one of their signature drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceptional Restaurant
    Suburbanfoodie
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We have dined at Kama Indian Bistro a number of times and have been delighted with the food, service and ambiance on every occasion. On our most recent visit in late July 2014 my wife ordered the Copper River salmon special and I had Tandoori mixed seafood (shrimp, scallops and Mahi Mahi). Both dishes were deliciously seasoned to our taste and nicely presented. The craft beer menu provides some great choices to quench the thirst and cool the palate! Our friends were first time Kama diners and enjoyed dinner so much that we are already looking forward to dining together at Kama in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Delicious Food!!! Everyone walked away loving it and feeling full!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Food is tasty....
    PnutBuddha
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food was all very good, and our server was very helpful in recommending dishes that were not spicy. The restaurant is very attractive, my only complaint is that it gets very loud in there. Nothing to absorb the sound.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pilates18
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I have never tried Indian food before and this was the best first experience ever! I loved everything I tried and can't wait to go back. Our server was very helpful in making selections and familiarizing us with the menu. Service was amazing and very professional. Thought they had a very nice wine selection as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waiter
    Kimberly
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Our waiter was wonderful! I am sorry that his name escapes me right now (mid twenties, blond hair, 5"9"). It was our first time eating Indian food and he was very helpful in guiding us to the right dishes based on several questions he asked us. He was attentive but not too intrusive. He was very patient and not pushy. We appreciated him being our server!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale Indian
    Greenlaw
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Best Indian food I have ever had but not your authentic down home place. Upscale Indian at its best.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Big menu with big flavors
    Ticket2ride
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Dined here with a friend who loves Indian food but not spicy dishes. I am less familiar with this cuisine, but the spicier the better in my book. All food is served family style, meaning it comes in bowls that you self-serve onto your plate. We shared the spicy mussels and the chicken in a lemon cream sauce as appetizers. It was a great combination that satisfied both of our preferences - I highly recommend them either together or as stand alone appetizers. It's a big menu with many choices. The flavors were good no matter what we ordered. I'll come back here and will now be more open to other Indian restaurants as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodieKenVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Children's portions are too small but everything else was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Indian food
    WestBurbsDougVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Very tasty and interesting, complex flavors. Best indian we've had in the western suburbs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • delicious meal
    Baby
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The meals were delicious, however, the waiter kept disappearing for long increments of time. He was very friendly, but had bad time management.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love this restaurant!
    Foodie12
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food is very good - not super hot (unless you want it that way) but just the right amount of spice. The lamb tacos and garlic non are fantastic! Could make a meal out of those two dishes alone. The service is always attentive and knowledgeable without being overly zealous. They had beer specials the night we were there so I tried a pale ale that was new for me and really enjoyed it. There were a few food allergies in the group and they accommodated everyone if it was possible. Great place to go with a small group so you can try different dishes and get to know the cuisine. I highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten Free heaven
    TheCeliacLady
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We found Kama on the Find Me Gluten Free app. So many great gluten free options and everything was unique and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Experience
    JacksonVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Kama has the best Indian food in the suburbs. The braised lamb shank is absolutely phenomenal. Service is always good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good quality food - nice atmosphere
    Char47
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    One of the better and more interesting Indian restaurants I've been to. I had the chicken vindaloo - nicely spiced and tasty; my wife had the rogan josh and enjoyed that as well. Reasonable portions; we brought home a couple of lunches. Atmosphere is very nice; not particularly Indian in feel, but very comfortable
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Indian Food in Chicago
    BigMakVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    I have had all types of Indian food all over US and I can say that KB is the best in Chicago. Lamb dishes are the best and I don't even like lamb. Agnes is very gracious and lovely host and Vikram is amazing cook. Great folks with great food. Must try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 174 reviews are from the Kama Bistro reviews archive.
  • Good service, good food
    nancydrewVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    My husband and I had a very nice meal at Kama. We were using a Groupon and thought the items we had to choose from for the special were a good selection with nice variety. Our waitress was friendly and helpful, able to answer menu questions and make suggestions. All the food was very tasty and we enjoyed our visit to Kama very much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing cuisine!
    LGFoodies
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We love the fact that such great food can be had right in our neighborhood. The food is amazing every time! My husband did think he liked Indian food but took me here on my birthday many years ago since I love Indian food. Kama was in it's first LaGrange location and just starting out. We had the tasting menu with the wine recommendations. We also met the chef and his wife who are passionate about the experience. The staff is very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu and the wine list. Their recommendations have been great! We have been hooked ever since our very first visit! We love the new location!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best indian food!
    koolgent525
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The restaurant dishes were tasty and plentiful! the wait staff very helpful and informative!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, disappointing service
    TibicenCanicularis
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The food was all very good, mostly modern variations on standard Indian dishes. Unfortunately, on our first visit (a Friday night) we had several service issues, mostly with timing: First, we waited a long time for the server to arrive and take drink & appetizer order. Then, the appetizer was brought out before the drinks (?!?). Because of this we specifically requested the main course not be brought until after we were done with our soup, but it came while we were in the middle anyway. We had to ask three times for a second glass of wine. We will probably give them the benefit of the doubt and try again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • authentic Indian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Kama's space is so much nicer in the new location. Spacious but still cozy. The food is good, not excellent but good. Could benefit by a little less salt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing place
    belgaschuVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    My daughter (a vegetarian) and I went for her birthday. We had a fabulous time. Everything was perfect! They did an outstanding job.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will go again
    Brookfielder
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    My wife and I went as part of a Groupon. Well, the Groupon did what it was supposed to do. It made us want to dine here again. I will be adding this restaurant to my list of preferred places to go.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • corkieVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    This was the first time I had been to the new restaurant. It is so much bigger and is lovely. The food is delicious. My husband, who is not a fan of Indian cuisine, ended up re-considering after our meal at Kama. He had the prawn special appetizer. To say that that one prawn was big enough to be a meal, says it all. I had the lamb tacos. They were delicious, and also big (2) enough to be an entree. He opted for the special of the night: a filet of beef with spinach and coriander potatoes. It had a black pepper sauce, which was delicious. I had the spinach and chicken. Because of the size of the appetizers, I took almost all of it home. Glad to have such a great place close to home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • David
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Paying was much better than previous visits. Another server took our card when we were ready to go.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    Travelady
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Nice to see great Indian food I the suburbs. Food and service top notch.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant Indian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Kama is a visual and taste delight. The food is fresh and well-prepared and the service is attentive, but not overpowering. And this was on a weekend night where there was not an empty seat to be seen. Our table had a variety of appetizers and dishes to share from the tandoori platter to yellow dal to a very spicy, but yummy vindaloo. The wines sampled at the table were so-so, but it was a small sampling of the wine list. Great experience and great food! And I was welcomed back having dined their earlier in the week for lunch. Good system ...
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience!
    SDaws1
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I love Indian food, but generally expect the overall dining experience to be ordinary. Kama is different. It has traditional Indian favorites as well some unique dishes. Lamb taco appetizer should not be missed. Our service was also spot on and the extensive beer list was a huge surprise. The upbeat atmosphere rounded out the experience. We will be back, soon!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood find
    Lizo
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Excellent food and service every time we've been there. Have tried a wide variety of dishes all delicious.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Respectable, would Return!
    LaloChimay
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    I will not hide the fact that my date made the evening but there is no doubt that Kama Bistro contributed to a wonderful evening. She knew the available foods somewhat better than I did but, the selections were wide and varied and included several Tandoori and Nan selections. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable of the food and the wines. We did have a reservation and although we were late, our place was held but, two people were seated at a table for four. Was it a result of my tardiness? I don't think so because I did not see the dark romantic corner in the restaurant. (I am not saying that the corner does not exist). Drawbacks, only the table for four for two people and an outdated web page, still recommended!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best
    SadiecocoVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I was so excited to find Kama I ordered six appetizers. Lamb chops, ribs, chicken just to name a few. Can't wait to go back. They have amazing cocktails, I had a chili cucumber martini, memorable. My friend had wine and thought the selection had good variety. Just thinking about Kama makes me want more. Soon.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • new location
    David
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    We've eaten there on special occasions since they opened at a different location. Place is much bigger than their original space. Food is always excellent. Service was friendly and much more attentive than in the past. They have a bar now - we wondered how it would affect the noise level and our ability to have a conversion. The acoustics in the new location are much better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic