Kama Bistro

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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

Live Music & Drinks specials

Enjoy Live Music and $7 specialty cocktails.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 24, 2019

Ends: August 25, 2118

Availability: Thu 6:00PM-9:00PM

"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 846 People Are Saying
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EP
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food at a reasonable price. I would go back every week if I could.

f
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food consistently good. Recommend the Dal makhani, naan, eggplant bharat and chicken tikka.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

MB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We're so lucky to have this restaurant in the neighborhood. The food is outstanding - all dishes are interesting and delicious. We've gone with a group, and many times with just two of us, and every time the combination of the food+ambience+service is fantastic. We truly have never been disappointed in any aspect when we've eaten here. That is why we chose to come here for New Year's Eve and why we've made it our "go to" place in the western suburbs.

CR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I would recommend Kama because I have been going there since it first opened. However, I do this with some major caveats. They’ve become stingy with the rice (which is really annoying, since it costs almost nothing). We were five people, and they presented on medium sized bowl of rice. Also, their cocktails were a little bit short (done by putting two large olives in the martini one time and the second time it was just short). The food is always good, although the lamb was tough and tasted like it had been cooked for too long. I probably wouldn’t bother to comment, but for what they charge ($3.50 for a small naan, for example, $26 for three large shrimp), I have higher expectations. I will always have a soft spot for Kama, and I certainly don’t know where you can get better Indian food in The Chicago area, but I’m not sure how often I’ll go there.

F
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are frequent flyers. The problem here really is that the standard here is so high that you are a bit disappointed when you dine, especially Southeast Asian, elsewhere.
On the occasion the Tandori sea bass was a thick cut with blackened seeds cooked to perfection..
There naan is flaky and perfect.
Just everything that comes out of that kitchen will impress.
Go!

NR
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic fusion Indian food!!!! Loved everything!

DK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

RP
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been there several times. Always love the food and service. One of the best Indian restaurants in the area.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Server was barely audible above the noise and my dinner that I asked to take home was not in my bag when we got home! Half my dinner was tossed out.

PP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of three couples, old friends who had not seen eachother for awhile. We had a delicious meal, were well guided by our waiter, Miles, who made great recommendations on foods and spicing, was attentive and never made us feel rushed. One suggestion which we greatly appreciated was to have 2 extra lamb chops added to a dish (of 4 chops) so that everyone in our group could have one. We appreciated eating family style to try more foods, loved the mussels and lamb dishes. Noise level was great-not too loud. Overall terrific! Looking forward to going back!

SF
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is outstanding. We ordered for appetizers and three entrées and everything was seasoned well and delicious. A lot of flavor in Indian cuisine. This place is legit!

A
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely time at our first visit to Kama Bistro. Great service and delicious Indian food. Highly recommend a visit!

JF
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant, and it's the first time I've been there since the renovation. People are always friendly, the food is great, and the pricing is so reasonable. De-lish!

A
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the fish entrees and look forward to trying the rest of the menu

CK
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! I'm excited to go back and try other items!

OT
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is excellent. It was Winey Wednesday. Our first bottle was corked. The waiter recommended a different bottle. When we got out bill it was not 1/2 price for wine because the waiter's recommendation did not fit the criteria. We had to bring this to his attention and he had the manager make the adjustment.

KU
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service by our waiter, absolutely delicious food as always!!

OT
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Miles was a great server. We celebrated my sister-in-law’s birthday. Everything we ordered was great!

F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit was a little on spec, we were not disappointed. Having eaten in hundreds of Indian restaurants, I would place this in the top 10. Ambience, Food and Service were all outstanding with very attentive staff.

Food was very fresh, not greasy and very flavoursome. Very happy we ate here and would certainly recommend this place.

OT
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Our server was very helpful helping us choose side and entree sizes for different foods so we could taste more items. Wait staff very attentive. We will go again.

JT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The sea bass is other-worldly, incredibly succulent. Classy cocktails, good music overhead, not too loud.

j
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fantastic restaurant and excellent food. Our server (Jason) was outstanding.

S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Kama Bistro remains my go-to restaurant in the western suburbs. Mix of traditional and contemporary Indian food, with good cocktails and wine/beer list. I have never been disappointed in the food or service.

F
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We usually dine here twice a month, however, the last two visits our chicken tikka was undercooked. This last time we emphasized that the chicken needed to be thoroughly cooked. It came out undercooked and very tough. We sent it back with the waitress who seemed upset with us. After a few hours we experienced nausea and other issues. I called and spoke to the manager who thanked me for addressing the issue. This is all she had to say, so before she could hang up, I asked for a refund. She said she was going to send a gift card the next day. We never received anything, which is okay since we have no desire to return after the experience. Very disappointed with the customer service!

t
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Kama Bistro is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is full of complex flavors and diversity. We took a my daughter's friend who had never eaten Indian cuisine before, and she thought it was fantastic. It is difficult to find adequate parking now that there isn't a valet service, but if you don't mind a little walk it's not too bad.

s
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live in chicago and we travel to lagrange to eat here. It is bar none the best Indian food I have ever had.

AL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place. Been coming for years and love to see that they’re upgrading every time I visit. From the dining area to the menu, so impressive!

DM
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first Indian restaurant and it was a good choice. Our server was helpful and attentive as we were unsure what to order. He advised us well and we thoroughly enjoyed everything we tried. The restaurant was busy but food came out timely and organized. Food was delicious and filling. We would return.

AC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Food was good but overall experience was bad. Appetizers were delivered before first round of drinks. Waited more than 20 minutes for naan to be delivered to enjoy with our mussels appetizer (it came after entrees). Once entree were delivered we had no silverware for nearly 5 minutes. After asking and not receiving I had to walk to hostess stand at other side of restaurant get them. First and last time we will dine there.

P
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, complex flavors. The servers are very accommodating. This was my first visit but won't be the last.

TR
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Based on the number of Indian diners, I have to assume that Kama offers exceptional Indian cuisine. I really haven't got enough experience with Indian to pass judgement. That being said -- Kama is one of my favorite restaurants of all time. It's simply wonderful all the way around -- and the food is exquisite.

t
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Vikram and Agnes have retained the qualities of the food while continuing to improve the je ne sai quoi of Kama

JC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

t
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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JF
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had lunch here on a day when there was a very lively birthday and Diwali celebration going on in the main section of the restaurant. Despite how busy the staff was our service was great (our waiter was Miles) and the food was excellent. This is a pretty setting decorated with bright colors.

J
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

While a late lunch, we didn't feel rushed. Staff welcoming and efficient.

s
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Indian restaurant around. Love it.

C
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is by far our favorite restaurant for Indian food. .

RM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Service was very slow. Had to wait 15 minutes before a waiter appeared.