Kama Bistro

4.6
733 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
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.

Specials

"Winey" Wednesday

Wine bottles $60 and below 50% off, premium wine bottles over $60 25% off every Wednesday.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 17, 2019

Ends: January 18, 2118

Availability: Wed 11:00AM-9:30PM

Why Limit Happy to an Hour?

Enjoy $7 Signature Cocktails every Thursday.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 17, 2019

Ends: January 18, 2118

Availability: Thu 2:00PM-9:30PM

Cinco de Mayo - Special Menus & Offers

Tacos and margaritas Indian fusion style. Featuring lamb curried, chicken vindaloo, tamarind BBQ pork belly tacos made from scratch. Margarita pairings include tamarind cilantro, strawberry, and cucumber chili. Cheers!

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Offering a contemporary fusion and traditional item buffet with live stations. Featuring a mix of chicken, lamb, seafood, and vegetarian options. Desserts, homemade non-alcoholic beverages, and high-tea service included in the per person cover charge.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Offering a contemporary fusion and traditional item buffet with live stations. Featuring a mix of chicken, lamb, seafood, and vegetarian options. Desserts and homemade non-alcoholic beverages included in the per person cover charge.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

What 733 People Are Saying
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LK
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Terrific food, great ambience and impeccable service

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J
Chicago
68 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kama is the place! Really dig the menu, wines and customer service. Friendly and attentive owners. Spectacular dishes every visit.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was great. We enjoyed the lamb dishes the best.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service

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DM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service - highly knowledgeable service team - with food to match! Reasonable Value too!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food!

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p
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful Indian food dishes. Our server Jessica was very helpful in explaining the various options.

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R
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to experience Indian food. Our server was very helpful explaining the menu and helping make selections. Will definitely go back.

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JW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy Kama Bistro when I’m in Chicago. The food is great. I love the lamb shank and keep my Goan sauce from the mussels to dip it in.

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JB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Indian restaurant of which I know. Agnes is the best!

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EE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Drinks were super weak, for $9 it didn’t taste like there’s anything in there. I asked to bring it back and they charged me an additional $3. Wish they would have told me.

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DL
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all the way around!! Food excellent and stellar service

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NG
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! The remodel really turned out fantastic- very cool bar too. Food is always so delicious. Servers very personable. Hostess was helpful and sweet!
Can’t wait to go back! Also wonderful special cocktails

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love, Love, Love

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LL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It was good, super busy so it took quite a while for our food , my first time eating Indian food.. we got too many items that tasted the same.. would of liked more input from waiter, very busy popular, good drinks!! We will try it again!!

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal

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k
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all around. Try the halibut! We also love the sweet potato chat and tikka masala. Really nice ambiance too.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. The food is amazing and the service was great. Highly recommended!

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food.

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FR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, service and food but the noise level could be improved.

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SL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! Perfect spice and heat levels. Very fresh flavors. Service was a little slow.

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SJ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was okay. Make sure you say mild spicy, with medium spicy they still added jalapenos, which was not the best option for someone who does not want their mouth to be on fire. I liked the ambiance and feel of the place, the staff was nice, and the drinks were very well made.

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A
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

Food is kind of average now. It was excellent when I went there about 3 years ago

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S
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Be prepared for a long wait on weekends, even with a reservation. The hostess pointed us to the bar while we waited and a half hour later I had my first drink in hand. Pretty nuts. If you can get past the longer than expected wait and the lack of service, the food is amazing. Great ambiance. It’s fairly loud but that’s part of its charm.

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TD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I really like this restaurant and we will definitely be back. However, there seem to be a large party at the restaurant that night. It seemed like the waitress was struggling to get her orders out of the kitchen. I thought the waitress was really good considering everything that was going on that evening.

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AR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent. It was very loud, but the food was outstanding.

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s
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

outstanding as usual.

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HE
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and all four of us were happy with our selections, including appetizers. The waiter, Jeremy, was top notch. The only comment to made a great experience better would be if it was a bit quieter.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Raquel was a great server! Great menu! We will be back.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I just love this place. We literally can’t stop talking about how much we love every dish we order. Our waiter, Jeremy, gave us some wonderful suggestions. Can’t wait to go back.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was very friendly.

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AS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Great ambience. It was a bit pricey for the quantity of the food. The appetizer took a long time and it was cold by the time it arrived to our table. Food Quantities are small.

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service. Delicious food. Had the sea bass. It was wonderful.

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S
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really liked the ambiance. We had a great waitress and she suggested great dishes. The food and drinks were overall good. I would say that the garlic naan didn't have enough garlic and wasn't fluffy enough. We had the Chilean Sea Bass, which was great, but it was overally blackened and salty in some spots. My biggest complaint is that I called several times to change my reservation time and inform them that I was running behind and no one answered. I was only able to change the reservation online through open table and when I arrived I was told by the host that I was late. If they would have answered the phone they would've known. Nonetheless, the food was good and the waitress created a great atmosphere.

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MI
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience. Relaxing atmosphere along with great food and service.

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c
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was amazing as usual. They had a special menu for the night but since I had my son with me they accommodated us and made special dishes for us. I just love this food and our server introduced me to the best beer. Can't wait for our next visit.

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p
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Extremely overpriced and underwhelming Indian food. Naan was burnt, food needed more flavor, and service needed more training. Definitely my most expensive and least favorite Indian meal yet. I will not be returning or recommending this place.

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e
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Great way to infuse Indian food for the American palate.

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L
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good place to eat. Great food and service. Highly recommended. Everything was tasty that we ordered.

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