Kama Bistro

4.6
615 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
Top Tags:
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Authentic
  • Neighborhood Gem
**LUNCH IS TAKE OUT ONLY**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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Delivery or takeout
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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Private party facilities
The restaurant can be reserved for private events everyday for lunch and dinner.
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Private party contact
Vikram Singh: (855) 399-4926
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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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Gift Card
Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 615 People Are Saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

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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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

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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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

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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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Excellent food. A little out of the ordinary dishes. Indian lobster bisque was very good and you have to have the Okra (who knew?)

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Our server (Jeremy) was attentive & informative on the food. Excellent service.

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

We love Kama, it can be a little dark inside but the food is so good and the service from Adan was wonderful.

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3.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Food was very good, as usual. For appetizers we ordered Chicken Tikka, Potato chat and Mussels. Unfortunately mussels had run out. The Tikka and potato chat were excellent. For dinner we ordered the Fish Ka Jhol, Prawn Molly, Mixed Seafood grill, Dum Goat Biryani, Vegetable Biryani, Baingan BHartha, Pindi Chana. Every item was excellent, except the Dum biryani. The meat was dry and very chewy. The Jhol was very tasty, though I must say it was not quite the authentic Maacher Jhol that I am familiar with from my 2 decades spent in Kolkata, 50 years ago. Other than the dry Biryani, everything was outstanding. My brother-in-law from Maryland was blown away by the delicacy of the items.

One more opportunity for improvement: Noise level. You could perhaps use some sound deadening materials on the walls. The noise level was not Energetic.. it was LOUD.

Agniezska and Eyia were both very courteous and made us feel at home. You have a very good thing going here. We feel proud to bring our family and friends from Chicago and elsewhere to dhow off the excellent eclectic Indian cuisine that you do so well.

Kama Bistro is the best Indian restaurant that I have been to. Perhaps there are others, maybe in NYC that are as good, but there is nothing even close in Chicagoland.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Superb Indian fusion food to celebrate our son's birthday!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

The food, flavors and spices are always amazing.
The best restaurant in the suburbs.
Service is always outstanding.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Chicken tikka masala was outstanding. Also lamb tacos and rib namaste as appetizers were fabulous. Jeremy out waiter was extremely attentive.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

We love going to Kama Bistro! They have the best Indian Cuisine and the owners are always there to answer any questions.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

With so many new restaurants opening constantly in the Chicagoland area it takes a lot for me to go back to a restaurant & not try somewhere new. Kama Bistro is worth being a regular- the food is always amazing.

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Food was excellent and dishes are nicely sized for sharing and made for trying out several items. Service was okay but waiter had a couple of miscues with the orders.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

We are big fans of Kama and very often like to go with friends. The menu really shines when you are able to share entrees with other people. This was our first time in for a Saturday lunch and were very impressed with their prix fixe menu. It is well suited to two diners. We were able to try a few things we had not had at the restaurant before (our beloved roganjosh was not included in the prix fixe). We will gladly be back many times and would recommend it to anyone!

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Kama is must go to restaurant in LaGrange! The food is outstanding.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Tasty food, great server! Kama Bistro truly is a neighborhood gem.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We were very impressed with the food and we will return!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

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 on June 16, 2018

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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