Kama Bistro

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$30 and under
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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 807 People Are Saying
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Charleston
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Indian restaurant around. Love it.

C
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

RM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

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

TS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I enjoyed a date there. We loved the food, the server was knowledgeable about each menu item and had a gracious demeanor. We loved her! Can't wait to go back!

DH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

As always the flavors don’t disappoint. My favorite Indian place. Consistently tasty

G
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is always great here. We get the lamb tacos as an appetizer and we love them! The garlic nan and tikki masala are our favorite “go to “ and they did not disappoint. Service is consistently good, however there’s sometimes a delay getting drinks to the table even when the bar isn’t busy. Overall, always a great experience

SL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a gem for any Indian food aficionado in the Chicago metropolitan area. Their food is always excellent, their menu is full of non-traditional Indian food (this is not your standard Mughlai menu nor is it so avant garde you can't recognize it is Indian food you are getting) prepared tastefully and served beautifully. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. If you haven't tried this place, you should.

ST
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed my meal here! Amazing food. Miles was a fantastic server. I will be back!

KM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

We love(ed?) this place. Been coming several times a year for 5 or so years and while I feel the food is still pretty good the service has gone down hill. Our last 2 visits we’ve had service issues. This time, our server was friendly and explained the specials, but our order came out very slowly and was incorrect. It was delivered by a runner and our server did not follow up right away so we had to wait a while before we could get her attention to let her know that we didn’t receive everything we ordered. Then had to wait a little longer to get those items as they were either never entered or there was some other kind of mix up. So.... we still enjoyed the food, but were disappointed in the service yet again. We haven’t given up on them yet, but decided if our next visit has any service issues, despite the food being really good, it may be our last. :(

PG
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very noisy on Friday evening, the noise level is more similar to a bar's than of a restaurant.
Service was OK, fairly well-timed and the staff was friendly.
Tandoori mixed plates were good and the naan was not dry. Chutneys were nice.
The main courses lacked taste (briyani, originally vegetable but they put chicken in it - it doesn't make it chicken briyani; goan fish curry - flat taste, fish should be fresh pomfret, it wasn't that; lamb rogan josh - my kashmiri friends would've cried over it. The deep flavour and aroma of the dish was absolutely missing.)
Salt lassi was good, nicely spiced. Mango lassi was made with very tasty mango. Kulfi was quite nice but not home-made.
All in all: a fair Indian restaurant primarily for Americans - if you want to introduce your American friends to the basics of Indian cuisines, give it a try. While it's noisy, the service and the atmosphere of the place is western, the food is not excessively spicy, presentation is appealing.

NH
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service & food. Thank you for being in LaGrange!

MS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. A little slow on the service side. A little loud in their new design.

SK
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Naan was not cooked all the way through. Lamb chops were not seasoned at all. Sea bass was decent but overall wouldn’t recommend.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic. The Chicken Tikka was especially delicious.

ER
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is excellent, I love this place!

JR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was excellent. Service was horrendous! Took over half an hour to get our first drink!! Had to ask for silverware! Had to keep asking for water.

NW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious dinner - excellent short rib special!!! Miles was a great server. Made wonderful recommendations. Also surprisingly the ice cream dessert with three different chutneys was outstanding!!

HE
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the scallop special, the mixed lamb and sausage. For dessert we had the bread pudding and lemon crem brulee specials. All were excellent. We enjoyed the bread pudding special just a bit more than the lemon brulee. Our server, Milo, was top notch.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New to Indian cuisine and this meal was amazing. The crispy potato appetizer is something I’ll crave from here on out, so unique and SO tasty.

t
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Disappointing. really wanted to like it. Waiter only recommended the most expensive items on the menu. I/2 of our entrees came out cold (no excuse for nearly empty restaurant on a Sunday afternoon). Pricey, Pricey place ($36 for halibut, $17 for two scallop appetizer) even if service was better.

H
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The service was great the only thing that bothered me is the water is almost warm that they serve we had to ask for Ice and the drinks we ordered were basically ice with a little drink. So when we tried to drink our actual drinks it was just ice. They should use some of the ice from our drinks and put it in our water especially since we’re paying a few bucks for the drinks.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice place to go for a sit down dinner. My son enjoys Indian cuisine and we were not disappointed. Our waitress was fantastic and super helpful explaining the menu. Good drinks too.

RL
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best “fusion” type Indian food. We kept looking for opportunities to go there again. Year after, still that amazing feeling. If you are going there, go hungry!!

PH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Knowledgeable and friendly staff, outstanding Indian cuisine..... we have not been disappointing yet

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, outstanding service. Will definitely go back!

SK
Montana
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting this restaurant for few years now. Great place for Indian food with special twist. Little bit of fusion kitchen. Happy to see them grow and expend.

JS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Indian food in burbs or city that we've had. Get the sweet potato chaat appetizer.

New weekend brunch menu has options you won't find anywhere else, or go for their buffet with wide variety to choose from.

RT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the owner came to say hi and was very nice to talk to.

A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice spot. My husband and I went for date night and really enjoyed the ambiance and live music.

EU
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food in great atmosphere. I had Lamb masala that was the best I have ever experienced

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service & nice food & nice drinks ! Def.. recommend!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very impressed with the service and the food. Did not know what to expect from the cuisine and absolutely was blown away. Layers of flavors and all cooked to perfection. Yam appetizer and tandoori chicken grill both phenomenal. No need to order side sauce for dipping.

b
Columbus
56 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious! The service was impeccable, we will definitely be returning.

p
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We used to live in the western suburbs and went to this restaurant several times after it first opened , The menu has gone up it has become more expensive, far too expensive for Indian food .

DA
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always consistently very good. We go there a couple of times per . Best Indian food that we have found in the city or Suburbs.

CF
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The entrees and drinks were excellent however the service was very slow. We had a party of 6 for a 7pm reservation and didn’t leave until close to 9pm.

m
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great as usual

RL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply amazing, a little pricey but worth every penny!!!

G
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Tuesday evening food not up to level of past experience. Overcooked chicken and lamb but geat flavors. Good service. Good value. Maybe better later in week.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 4

My family and I have dined there many times and have always had a great experience, but this time and I can’t say the same.

There were a 4 tables when we walked in and after being seated it took our server ~10 minutes to come over. We placed our order which included 3 appetizers. After waiting for a while we wondered why our appetizers weren’t coming as it wasn’t really busy (4 tables), but we didn’t say anything because we thought perhaps it was the lobster bisque that caused the delay (it was our first time ordering the soup here). Then after about a 30 minute wait our food arrives and we thought it was the appetizers but it was all the food we had ordered along with the appetizers. I asked the server why our appetizers were brought with our entrees and she had no response, all she said was “I’m sorry”. I did let her know that I was disappointed in that. At that point, we had no interest for the appetizers.

We love this place, but we were really disappointed in this given that it was not busy at the time.

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