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Kama Bistro

4.7
590 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
Top Tags:
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Authentic
  • Spicy
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Indian, French, American
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Hours of operation

Monday closed Tues /Wed/Thurs 11a.m.- 9:30p.m. Fri 11a.m.- 10:30p.m. Sat 11:30a.m.- 10:30p.m. Sun 11:30a.m.-9p.m.
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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.
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Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 590 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Excellent service and authentic Indian food. The dishes came out fast, the staff was courteous, and the music pleasant.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food, first time there and it was a friday night very busy... They even sat us before our reservation as we got there a little early......Curry lamb tacos and mussel apps to die for.... Garlic naan warm, soft, and just the right amout of char.... Mixed seafood tandori was perfectly cooked , and the lamb chops my wife had was awesome..... Going to be coming back .....

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Kama is our favorite restaurant in SW and W Chicago suburbs and our favorite of Indian restaurants we’ve been to. We’ve been to Kama many times now and food as well as service has been excellent every single time.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Kama never disappoints! We can’t wait for the addition to open!!! Agnes is wonderful and super nice; she gave my group a sneak peak of the new addition (it is going to be awesome and the ceiling is truly amazing)!!!

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2.0Dined on June 8, 2018

We’ve never been charged for a refill if PLAIN RICE until this visit

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Requested a booth through open table and restaurant was very accommodating. Out waiter (Jeremy) was outstanding in every way. The food was incredible from appetizers all the way to desert. Will definitely return again and again!!

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Great food and service. We have eaten here many times and this is our favorite Indian restaurant of all that we have been to (over 50 restaurants in USA, London and Paris)

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

This is one of our regular go to places for dinner. We have never been disappointed and last night was no different. The food was excellent, as was the service.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

The food and service was good. We chose to sit outside, since the weather was good, However the tables were not even to the ground which cause them to constantly shake and spill water

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

We had a delightful experience. Excellent server who patiently explained several items (our 1st time). We're eager to return.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Nice Ambiance and amazing service. Food is excellent, make sure to reserve your spot ahead of time as they are always busy. I would greatly recommend this place to my friends.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Delicious authentic indian food with a special new flair. Fresh food prepared flavorfully and perfectly cooked.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Always an amazing experience at Kama! I’ve been coming to this restaurant for 7 years and the food is just as good as every time!
If you want amazing Indian food then you have to come here. I’ve gone to other places and the food was good but not as mouth watering as Kama’s dishes.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great buffet on Mother’s Day. A little expensive but it’s the day! Dark inside. Needs to be lightened up. Outside was very pleasant.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This restaurant never disappoints. The food is amazing and the service is impeccable. Kama Bistro elevates Indian cuisine into a fine dining experience. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The food was delicious and I cannot believe how infrequently we go. Always an amazing time. I stepped outside of my comfort zone of chicken tiki masala and tried the veal vindilo (sp.) and was very impressed. Excellent job!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Everything was terrific! Wonderful and creative Indian food and great atmosphere!

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Been here many times, including regular take out customers. Tonight was a touch disappointing. Our main course meal included Chicken Masala. It was like warm at best! We did inform our waitress, she apologized and would said she would let the kitchen know. We asked for the rest to be boxed up so I could have at home at a temperature more appropriate. Normally this restaurant is 100% on! This time not.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Great food, friendly service

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We love eating at Kama Bistrot. The food is always good!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Our server was fantastic! She has served us at prior visits to Kama Bistro and know’s the menu and is ALWAYS friendly and professional.
Friday evening was quite noisy — will come during the week in the future!

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1.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Despite the confirmed reservation through OpenTable, I was told to wait for 5 mins, that turned into 20 mins, at that time upon inquiring how much more time to wait, the chef/owner rudely told me that he can't kick people out just like he won't do it to me. Wow! after 10 more minutes, i get table (30 mins after a confirmed reservation).

For dinner, not single item was up to the mark.
1. Samosa - too oily inside.
2. Chiken Vindaloo - very creamy with red peper flakes for spicy, instead of a vinegar and black peper based sauce.
3. Black Pepper Lamb - Again creamy with no hint of black pepper taste. - This used to be their signature dish, but absolutely not worth ordering.
4. Lacha parantha and Tandoori roti - cooked on high heat, so outside is cooked, but inside tough and doughy.

I am all for praising good food, but clearly the quality and over experience is gone way down at this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

The very best, and freshest, high- quality, upscale, Indian food I've ever eaten... and I've eaten at many, many, Indian restaurants.
I'm fantasizing my next meal there!
Yumm!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The food was all delicious, from the appetizers and cocktails to the main dishes. Our server was very helpful in explaining unknown ingredients to us and in finding non-spicy options for some in our group who don't care for heat in their food.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

The food was very good and the service was attentive but not overbearing. The noise level was conducive to table conversation. Overall a very pleasant experience.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Delicious modern Indian dishes of beautiful food and a sleek yet comfortable environment.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

I absolutely love this place. It’s one of the best Indian restaurants I’ve ever experienced. Brilliant, refreshing, modernized takes on ancient cuisine.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

It was my first time eating Indian food and the waitress was very helpful. I enjoyed the food and the overall experience very much.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Lovely food and lovely presentation..I wish the food had some spice element.It is mainly for American crowd.Also we made a note for special request bit no one took care of that

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Fantastic. We love Kama Bistro. The food is delicious, really outstanding. Thank you, Chef! I'm partial to the lamb shank nihari which was drop off the bone tender in a marvelous sauce. This was the first time coming on a Saturday night (be sure to make reservation early) and it was packed. We expected service to be backed up but were amazed at the fast service and attention we received from our waiter, Jeremy. Thank you for that, Jeremy, and thanks to the kitchen and bus staff who must have operated with top efficiency to deliver the food on order. I left off one star on Ambiance because the room was quite loud and it was sometimes difficult to talk at the table. Other than that, it remains a major go-to place for us in our home town.

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

I took my for dinner on her birth day. The food is okay for some one who may not have tasted Indian Food. For us , it was not. The Samosa was excellent. Nan didn't have the right taste profile . It was more on the chewy side and or rubbery. Lamb Chop was good. Kerala Fish Curry didn't meet our expectation ( may be because ) we are from South India. We know the taste of traditional Fish curry. Overall good

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Kama Bistro never disappoints they are always wonderful. Great food, fantastic service, great bar. Very vegetarian friendly with wonderful carnivorous offerings as well. I come from a half vegetarian half carnivore household. Hard to find really wonderful places for everyone. Kama Bistro does it with aplomb. Ask for Adan if you get the chance. All their servers are wonderful but she is the best! Every time!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Kama has been consistently outstanding for years. Had a unique and delicious sea bass dish that complimented the eggplant side we ordered. Lamb taco appetizer is not to be missed.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We always love Kama. The food was delicious as always. I do feel like the prices have gone up a bit and portion sizes were smaller. They didn’t give us much rice and didn’t even add a little for our leftovers, which they have done in the past. All that said, we’ll still be back. So yummy!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Excellent cuisine, ambience and service! Had some great Indian food after a while! Keep it up.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Amazing food as always and great service!

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

This place has a small and crisp menu which is tasty and the food is full of flavor. The owner and the staff are so friendly and patient.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Best Indian food in Chicagoland!

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

A great Indian find in the southwest suburbs. Not your typical Indian restaurant, but overall a delicious fusion of flavors. The mussels are over the top, especially if you order naan to scoop up the flavorful tamarind sauce. The mixed seafood Tandoori grill is exceptional and cooked to perfection - spicy but not too spicy. The portions are perfect for sharing and the cocktail menu is fun and inventive. The service was a bit rushed but we were hungry and not planning on lingering so it was perfect for the occasion.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I frequent this place as the food never fails to impress. Always leave satisfied and pleased with my meal selection. If you are looking for great Indian flavor..... well worth the trip.

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