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About Kama Bistro

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.

9 South La Grange Rd.
La Grange, IL 60525
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Indian, French, American

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.

Cross Street:
La Grange / US 20

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(708) 352-3300

Website:
http://www.kamabistro.com/

Catering:
catering for all occasions both lunch and dinner

Parking Details:
Street and public lot within a block.

Public Transit:
BNSF metra.

Executive Chef:
Vikram Singh

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

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Kama Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (21)
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Good Vegetarian Options (17)
Good for a Date (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Worth the Drive (12)
Special Occasion (11)
Spicy (11)
Cozy (11)
Casual (10)
Fun (9)
Romantic (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Healthy (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Vegan (5)
Great Beer (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Happy Hour (3)
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Great for Brunch (2)
Business Meals (2)
Comfort Food (2)
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Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Our waitress was very knowledgeable. The environment was relatively quiet. The busier it got, the louder the noise level. The food was good. I felt It was a bit pricey for a lunch bufffet.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Spicy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Afternoon Tea, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

This place is fantastic! Great service, food, ambiance, and value. Hands down one of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Everything was wonderful, as usual. Love the flavors offered at Kama from the crispy chili potatoes to the biryani to jumbo prawns in the seafood grill. I have yet to have something here I didn’t like. Oh, and the garlic naan...can’t get enough.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Enjoyed the food and drinks. This is my favorite Indian restaurant.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Be aware that for 2 people, you'll be spending $100 at the least. Food and ambiance was definitely worth it though!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Healthy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

My girlfriend and I have been coming here for our anniversary and other special occasions for 7 years now (started going when they were at the old location). The food is always phenomenal! And the cocktails are good too. They have a unique menu that we really enjoy.
We always get the spicy potatoes and chicken Tikka Masala plus something we haven't tried yet. Honestly everything on the menu is great.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 13, 2018

The service was great. Romantic atmosphere. First time having India food . This was a great choice to get introduce to the cuisine.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

It is always a pleasure to dine at Kama. Great food, wonderful atmosphere, personable and friendly staff all enhance the pleasure of a regular night out or a special occasion. Our favorite area restaurant!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Food was phenomenal! Had several gluten free and dairy free options. Service was fine up to the point that we finished our meal. It took a while to get pour food boxed and the check. Will definitely give it another try!!

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Food and service is always fantastic! Creative dishes that are great for sharing with a group. Exclusive beer and wine menu highlights the great food! All the staff are trained well and make the dining experience terrific whether with a large party or small group. One of the top restaurants - including the city of Chicago.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Excellent Indian brunch. Great for friends to get together. Food was delicious. Great variety brunch buffet!!

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Authentic, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Very good food, great quality and amazing service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

In the suburbs of Chicago you don’t really have a choice for sit down Indian food which is something people crave. When I heard about Kama Bistro I jumped on it although reviews on Yelp said their was poor service I went anyway. When we got there we were greeted with smiles and polite service as the evening went on we ordered appetizers and they were very good. The. My meal came and strook me like an arrow to the heart, it was that good I got the lamb masalla it was perfect.
I’m conclusion the service was very good unexpectedly and the food was delicious two I hope Kama Bistro is here for many years to come!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Dining room was super cozy on a cold January night. The food was really good; they did a nice job matching our spice tolerance. The service was outstanding.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I met a friend for an early dinner on a cold Saturday late afternoon; we both appreciated the complimentary valet parking and the warm entrance. We were seated immediately, the service was attentive and the food was excellent. By the time we were wrapping up, Kama was bustling with a night crowd, but we were able to enjoy quiet catch-up time before the noise levels increased. I'd recommend the spot to everyone who likes good, mildly spicy Indian food!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Kama Bistro is a favorite spot of ours. We love coming here with our family. The food is fantastic and the people are wonderful. They are always accommodating of all our needs.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We love this place, we have dined in and carried out in the past. The food never disappoints. However, the servers were really awkward this visit. Not sure if they were short staffed, it didn't seem so because we had a bus server, a water server and then our main server. All three together operated awkwardly. Our main server didn't take our drink order and we finally put it in with our food order more than 40 min after arrival. He seemed very stressed and rushed, but spent more time joking around with clients then serving them. It was apparent that he was serving 2 other tables near us that arrived after us and both had their food and/or drinks before our group of 4 adults and 1 kid. The water girl asked if she could take anything from our table, when all we had was water. The bus mixed our leftover bags up by putting 2 families in one bag and then putting our chicken curry and lamb vindaloo in the same take away container mixing up the sauces. Our one guest ordered the $30 seafood platter, she sent nearly a whole platter to the back to be put in a to-go box as we were full but only 3 pieces of fish were in the container with no sauce or rice. The whole night was odd and we were sad our guests experienced this. Best part was the food is always great so I know our guests will return.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Great staff and delicious food!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

In any other circumstance, I would give Kama 5 stars for EVERY rating, I love it so. Unfortunately, our New Year's Eve dinner was not up to their standards. There were several families with crying children and babies -- On New Year's Eve, people -- really ruined the adult vibe of an adult evening out. Service was short staffed, so we didn't feel too special on our special date. Food outstanding as always and handcrafted cocktails were fabulous. This was our third or fourth New Year's dinner there and we were so very disappointed in overall experience. Young families, stay home and bake a pizza for the kids, they'll be so much happier!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Fresh ingredients and our server was knowledgeable.

Tags: Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We enjoyed our pre-Christmas meal.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The meal we had was superb. The lamb shank nihari was particularly excellent, the tumeric cauliflower and potatoes a perfect complement. I've eaten Indian food in several countries and Kama surpasses them all. The service was also excellent and we enjoyed meeting the chef/owner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Ask for Jeremy! Kindest , sweetest service. Of course the food is the best!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Kama Bistro was recommended by several friends, and I am so glad to have finally visited this wonderful restaurant. The food was creative and delicious, with more subtle spice flavors and less focus on spicy heat than other Indian restaurants, which we very much appreciated. The service was attentive but not intrusive - the perfect amount. The decor is modern and comfortable. We will definitely be back to try more selections!

Tags: Vegan, Healthy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Great birthday experience for my friend!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We have gone to Kama on several occasions and it has yet to disappoint. The food is clearly Indian, but it is not the traditional stuff that one finds at most Indian restaurants. Many of the items are prepared to have a cleaner, more polished look and taste. We ordered only the vegetarian options, many of which are relegated to the "sides" part of the menu. While they were all very good, some items were rather salty, especially the bhindi (okra). The service was excellent, friendly, helpful. Although minor, it would be nice to teach the staff the correct pronunciation of the items. Also, the alcoholic drinks are rather pricey.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Grill food is exquisite. Curry food I wish was less creamy.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food was delicious. Service was very good. Atmosphere perfect.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

It's a nice place to try something different.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We decided to try something new without going downtown. We decided on Indian and took the ride to LaGrange. Well worth the drive. The appetizer ribs were outstanding. The beer selection was extensive. Service was great. Looking forward to going back with friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Spicy, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Another great meal at Kama Bistro. The northern Indian cuisine is authentic and every dish was delicious! Our server was knowledgeable about both the food and the wine list, and provided good recommendations. We will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I had been told Kama Bistro was good, but I was still pleasantly surprised at how good. The server made some excellent recommendations, and went back a couple of times to make sure I was safe to eat my choices (gluten issues)

There was a party there, with everyone present having a really good time. It was great for them, but made conversation very difficult due to the acoustics.

I would definitely go again, and recommend to anyone in a heartbeat, but I would seek out an off-peak time so as to enjoy the company as well.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Have eaten at this restaurant many times in the past, have always found it expensive for Indian food. On this visit food was mediocre and service extremely slow, although our waitress was very sweet and apologetic, as we had to wait 45 minutes to even get a drink and place our order.
I don't think that we will be in a hurry to return.
Maybe, they have extended themselves too far........as when they were in their smaller location we always enjoyed it. It was a charming little restaurant.
Maybe we'll give them another try, but, not in the near future.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Kama Bistro is one of the best Indian restaurants in all of Chicagoland. A bit pricey for frequent visits but we definitely make the drive out for special occasions. The dinner menu is very enjoyable. The weekend buffet is less stellar. Our favorite entree is the tandoori lamb. One enjoyable specialty is their mango martinis made with fresh mango pulp. A must have!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Vegan
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I've never had a bad meal here. The food is really good, and it's a nice place to visit with friends. Easy to get to, and there are a lot of choices on the menu.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Impeccable!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Outstanding Indian buffet!! Very specially made food items!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Don't visit Kama often , but every time I do - I wonder why I don't come regularly! Food is fabulous - service is wonderful! Tho I am a slow eater and they tend to clear plates too quickly for me. Basically comfort food with a twist and a kick - every meal here has been a treat!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food and service. Our server explained the menu and made recommendations. The Tandori sea bass was fresh and perfectly seasoned. Would definitely return or get carry out!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Spicy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

A very delicious meal! Enjoyed the experiment dish - biryani chicken and my guest tried the lamb. Both excellent. Wine was outstanding! Service was great!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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