Kama Bistro

4.6
704 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

What 704 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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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AS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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S
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
22 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 27, 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 27, 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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N
Dallas
107 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service!

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m
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The food is phenomenal

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and drinks are always outstanding and our waiter was amazing! We’ll go back soon!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love everything about Kama. Lamb and seafood dishes are our favorites.

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h
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, a tad noisy on a Friday night, and the price gets a little high in a hurry. We had four starters, some naan and biryani and a drink each and it was suddenly $75.00.

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JL
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great dinner at Kama! Our waitress was wonderful offering good suggestions for new things to try. We had a delicious meal! Kama never disappoints and stands out as my absolute favorite place to eat!

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h
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding food and great atmosphere!

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AB
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely place, AMAZING food, I took 1 star away as our server gave us someone else’s ticket so I didn’t notice and paid - she came to me & let me know, void what I had paid & I paid again but for our table. Even though this mishap, I would still recommend this place - the food is worth the drive. To be honest if it happens again, I would still recommend & come back - that’s how our table enjoyed the food.

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

Kama never disappoints! The menu had some changes, that introduced some very tasty seasonings. The wine menu was terrific! Love this place!

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RB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as always.

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

The food was “ok”, definitely not worth the bill.

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M
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very very good. Samosas seemed a little bland, but everything else was amazing! Our server was very knowledgeable and attentive. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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

Sooooo good!!!

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KB
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food , awesome service and convenient parking!

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent. Service at the table was good. Service at the bar was not so good.

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C
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Made a reservation for 6:30pm on a Saturday night. Jeramy was out waiter and was Very Awesome, he helped us with choosing the right sauce and mixing our foods properly, he goes out of his way to help.
Food is delicious no matter what you order, please go there and try it. I will continue to eat here.
Carlos

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M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great food and wonderful atmosphere. We haven’t had anything we didn’t like. Mango martini is to die for!

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DA
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We've been many times and the experience has only gotten better since the remodel and expansion.

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RP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time, Jeremy was our waiter and looked after us very well, Thank You!

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RG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THE BEST Indian cuisine with outstanding, creative dishes in...anywhere. A must for fans, as well as diners looking for unique flavors and dishes. Great staff, neat ambience, Agnes and Vikram have done an excellent job maintaining top quality through several expansions of their creative restaurant. Bravo!

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CH
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it all!!!

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MM
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Truly excellent Indian food. Creative. Great flavors. Must have the Okra.

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CM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good food but have had better or comparable Indian food at far lower cost in less-trendy restaurants near here. Place is VERY noisy. It was difficult to hold a conversation with table mates, and we were nearly yelling across table at one another because restaurant is so acoustically loud. Wine is quite expensive: two glasses of Duckworth wine were $15 EACH -- in LaGrange, not downtown Chicago! I can buy two BOTTLES of this same wine at Binny's for $30. Decor is nice and eclectic. Very strong curry aroma engulfs entire venue, and it lingers on you when you leave.

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JJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite spot for a fantastic meal. Consistently good food and good service. Gets loud, so get tables near the walls. Nice big bar.

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MK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, great service! Our drinks were very slow to arrive- (they had bar staffing issues) otherwise would have been solid 5 star.
Food is great for sharing, portions are appropriate!!
Order extra rice if u have more than 3 dishes.
Medium heat was very tasty- no clue on hot- not brave enough

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AN
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

They are remodeling ... so there was some noise while we were there... However the waitress made up for it for how prompt and understanding that we were on a time limit. She graciously took care of all of our needs. The food was just what I was craving in Indian dishes with a welcomed twist to it. Outstanding food.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
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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