Kama Bistro

4.6
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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 835 People Are Saying
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SF
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
45 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
64 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
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

t
Chicago
10 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.

TS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

G
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food5service2ambience4

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
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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
Overall2food2service3ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. The Chicken Tikka was especially delicious.