Kama Bistro

4.7
644 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

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.
Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Kama Bistro is a perfect venue for an intimate private event. Featuring 4 rooms to host an event ranging from 20 people to 200 people, Kama is a choice destination for an upscale event.

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Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 22nd. Catering orders available for the pick up day before.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

What 644 People Are Saying
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F
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
60 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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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K
Chicago
3 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
1 review
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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JM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Katie was outstanding! The newly remodeled restaurant and bar are excellent also.

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KK
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Although they are going through a renovation right now, the service is great. The food is fabulous.

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F
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cocktails were inventive.
Food was good, skimpy on the "protein" ingredients.
Waitress slow, we decided against the wait for dessert.
Will definitely go again.

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AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and great service

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always amazing, the staff are always very friendly and welcoming. I have been here twice now and ordered out once. If I could come here everyday I would because it’s such a peaceful ambient.

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J
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kama continues to amaze me. The restaurant is currently under renovation but you wouldn't know it unless the staff told you! The food was incredible. I tried - for the first time - tandoori salmon that was out of this world! There were also some new wine selections. Can't wait to eat their again.

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t
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

The restaurant partitioned for a party that no one told us while we were making the reservation. Noise level to the power of 100. Cannot talk to our friends because of the bad acoustics. Server goofy- food so so . I had high hopes for this restaurant but it is going downhill. Bad experience- will not return.

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RG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food. Great wine list and value priced. Vikram and Agnes do a fantastic job. Highly recommended. If you never tried, or think that you don't like Indian cuisine - get in here and be prepared to become a devotee.
Appetizers, main courses, desserts, wine, beer - all top notch. Not a weakspot on the menu.

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MB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kama is simply my favorite restaurant. Ever. I think 6 of the 7 in my family would say the same. The one dissenter doesn't like to eat out!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The quality of the food and the service were the most notable qualities about Kama Bistro. Our server was friendly and accommodating, the drinks list is moderately robust, but the food is amazing. One grill dish of mixed lamb was the best, with a cornish hen makhani Entree close behind. The Black Pepper sauce was incredibly flavorful and the saag paneer was solid as well, always a good sign about the quality of the indian food served. The ambiance was pretty noisy due to the restaurant being in a temporary space for renovations, combined with a packed hall. The price was up there but not ludicrous by any means, for 4 dishes, an appetizer, bread, and a drink. It came out to around 40$ a head

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RW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good at Kama

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BA
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some standards along with some original dish options. Everything we had was delicious and the service was excellent. Very accommodating of people with various food concerns.

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KU
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing!!!! I will definitely be going back and recommending to others!

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JH
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely perfect place for a meal, whether business, special occasion, or just dinner out. Food is outstanding and service is always impressive. The new design of the restaurant takes Kama to a new level.

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LK
Chicago
74 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent and creative dining experience with an Indian inspired menu. This was a great surprise in the burbs especially if you’re open to try something different and new but with the familiar tastes of Indian cuisine. Be prepared to use your phone flashlight to see the menu because it’s quite dark inside, but it’s well worth it. Delicious!

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AG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food has authenticity in flavors. They make a good use of pepper to give you that “kick”...good experience.

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EW
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is remodeling going on so we did have to wait for a table. Looking forward to when that is completed. Katie was our server and she was wonderful.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The succulent spices infused within the sauces were exquisitely prepared. ...as they always are. The mulagatany soup was maybe a tiny bit peppery but very creamy and tasty.

My waitress, Katie, was extremely knowledgeable of the menu and drinks, too.

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CP
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow, great ambiance, great service, awesome inspirational Indian fare. Best Indian I have ever had!

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MF
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience! I went with my friends for lunch and the food was amazing

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DA
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was excellent as always. It was our 4th time there and we will be back soon.

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