Kama Bistro

4.7
666 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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Indian, French, American
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Hours of operation
Tue–Thu 11:00 am–9:30 pm
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:30 pm
Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(708) 352-3300
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Vikram Singh
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Catering
catering for all occasions both lunch and dinner
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
La Grange / US 20
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Parking details
Street and public lot within a block.
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Public transit
BNSF metra.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always stellar amazing food and drink list.

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BA
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been coming here for years. I live close so that's a bonus but would go here even if it were a long drive. It's so very good.

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JC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved our waitress. Food was excellent! Great time.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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J
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kama had to largest dinner/bar crowd I have ever seen there! It's so wonderful that the word is spreading about how good the food, service and vibe make you feel so good to be there. Food was spectacular! Can't wait to go back!

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K
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The renovations are beautiful and the food always fantastic.

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PB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and very friendly staff. Staff can explain the taste and ingredients of food, that is very rare for an Indian Restaurant. Chef Vikram has done a great job!

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MT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

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KL
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 4

This was our second visit to Kama and the food is definitely fantastic. Same for cocktails. We just had a really bad service night. Orders forgotten, entrees delivered over an hour period of time, and wrong drinks served. The bar and wait staff were definitely understaffed. When we were missing entrees, it was blamed on the kitchen, although our waitress did not write anything down. We just love the food but it was such a frustrating experience that the next time we dine out for Indian, we will go elsewhere.

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R
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place never disappoints. The lamb tacos and the mussels are phenomenal! The tiger shrimp Molly was outstanding. Make sure you get enough naan to sop up all the sauces. The waitstaff is very knowledgeable and won't steer you wrong. Try this place. You won't be sorry.

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s
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

consistently outstanding restaurant.

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TP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You cannot go wrong, it is truely amazing! Love. This. Place!

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CM
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent very attentive food as always was excellent also my first time for the buffet will be back!

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MF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kama serves upscale Indian cuisine. It’s on par with Indian food I’ve had in London. Delicious and authentic, but not like the standard Indian food that you typically get. Love their cocktails as well. Waitstaff is very knowledgeable and attentive. We have been going to Kama since it first opened in a small space on Burlington. Love seeing their evolution.

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LC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very considerate service and DELICIOUS food, served in a timely fashion and with appealing presentation. Especially tasty garlic naan and eggplant.

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RG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have been Kama fans since they first opened in LaGrange. We were concerned that moving and getting bigger might impact their total experience. On the contrary, Agnes and Vikram continue to deliver a superb dining experience. For starters, we recommend the chicken tadka and crispy chili steak fries. We have tried ALL the entrees, however the tandoori chilean sea bass and the black pepper bhujnee are incredible. Choose a favorite wine, add the buttered naan...and don't forget desserts.

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CH
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visiting after the restaurant's move to LaGrange Road, and we're happy to say that the tasty Indian food we came back for hasn't changed! Our server was knowledgeable and friendly, and we enjoyed everything about our visit. Thanks!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Awesome food. Prefect execution. Efforts made by all staff members resulted in a great experience.

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JL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service is always top notch! We come back again and again. See you soon!

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A
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We been here many times and, as usual, the Indian food was first-rate.

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CJ
London
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The best Indian we have found in the Chicago area. Still not all it could be and not at UK or Australian standards, but decent and worth a visit. Made to order curries were very tasty and authentic, the mix and match sauce and meat/paneer were less appealing. Good nan and samosas. Tender and juicy chicken tikka - although more tandoori would be a further improvement. Lamb dishes were nicely cooked and seasoned. Wine list needs help but was mostly well-priced and provided multiple price points. We would go back and we are picky. Hope this helps.

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F
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had a wonderful experience at Kama Bistro. Quite possibly the best Indian restaurant in the Chicagoland area.

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KW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic and so was the service. Our waiter Jeremy was knowledgeable, gave great suggestions and made our experience a pleasure! Awesome overall!!

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J
Chicago
65 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal! Instead of wine we tried the cocktail specials - a nice treat and something different. Also tried biryani rice with vegetables - not a fan of peas - but would order again without them. Great evening. Exceptional service!

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T
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Solid classic Indian recipes delivered in authentic sytle

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CL
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service & Indian cuisine. Totally recommend this restaurant for authentic Indian dishes & delicious cocktails. Best restaurant in La Grange, Illinois. We will be coming back at least once a month.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent! Fast and Friendly service! Excellent job on the remodel!

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JD
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Tikka masala was great, very busy for dinner time.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The staff and management have to get on the same pages regarding corkage and when it’s allowed.

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MB
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience, great food and service!!
Will come again 😊

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M
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite Indian restaurant. Brought my son and his wife. They lived as well and will be back.

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JD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we really like Kama and will return

i know an attorney from Valparaiso who drives all the way to LaGrange for a dinner at Kama

it is that good

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the new space with the larger bar area. The food is always incredible.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply wonderful.

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NM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

We haven’t been in since the remodel. The restaurant was much noisier. It appeals to a younger crowd. It’s not a place where you can go and talk anymore, with the music. The food is still terrific!

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YP
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the Indian BBQ event. I setup reservation not knowing about the event. We were looking forward to try the menu items based on the recommendation received by family member. We didn't do that but pleasantly surprised about the BBQ event and it was setup well as well as quality of food was great in every way.

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JW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I travel the country for work and Kama Bistro definitely makes my top 5 list. Love the tamarind ribs and the lamb curry.

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JL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely the best food around! Love this s place!! I always make sure to order enough food to have left overs the next day. Service is great, love the way they now have indoor/outdoor seating, food is amazing!

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LM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food is usually exceptional, but this time one of the pieces of chicken was a little hard which means that it was probably a bit undercooked. The drinks have always been exceptional though. I love those mangoes martinis

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D
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Our server was very nice, and the food was delicious. However, it was very crowded by 7:30pm on Saturday and the bar was especially slow. We didn’t get our second round of drinks until we were about to ask for the check, and we had ordered them before we got our entrées. I would go back, but would go early, before it got crowded.

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