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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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

This Thanksgiving, take the family to Kama to experience our signature dinner menu featuring Chef Vikram's braised lamb shanks in whole spices Mughlai lamb demi glaze. Catering specials available.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

This Christmas Eve, take the family to Kama to experience our signature brunch and dinner menu featuring Chef Vikram's holiday specials.

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Kama Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good Vegetarian Options (25)
Good for a Date (22)
Fit for Foodies (21)
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Worth the Drive (17)
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Spicy (14)
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Vegan (10)
Cozy (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Casual (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Fun (7)
Romantic (7)
Business Meals (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Great Beer (5)
Healthy (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 6, 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 4, 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 28, 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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·Dined on October 22, 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 22, 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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We love Kama! Food, service and ambiance are always excellent!!

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Took my boyfriend’s parents here for a special occasion and they were blown away by the food. This was my boyfriend’s first Indian food experience and he loved everything he tried- the lamb chops are out of this world and lemon chicken tadka is one of my favorites. The okra side was different than the Egyptian okra I’ve had before, but still very good. The paneer makhani tikki masala was fantastic, as was the chicken tikka and roganjosh curry that we had with chicken, but I think it would have been ever better with lamb. The mixed chicken grill was a nice, conservative option for my boyfriend (whose first Indian food experience it was). The only things that I wish were different was the noise level - we had to yell over the table to near one another; and also I wish that they would add ras malai to the desert menu (but they do put it on special holiday menus). This is one of my absolute favorite Indian restaurants with a warm, cozy ambience and great drink menu (I would recommend the pineapple martini with cardamom and honey or the spice rack). Definitely will come back and hoping to get to the Diwali celebration :)

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food selection. Good take on classics like tandoori food. I had Nihari the last time I visited,it is probably the best you can find in Chicago and not many restaurants serve Nihari. I am more used to luckhnow style Nihari with the hint of Kewra / attar flavor, but the one at Kama is still the best in town.
I would love to go when they have seasonal/ occasion based menus .
Overall, I would rate it as the best Indian restaurant in Chicago area!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Love this place it rarely disappoints when it comes to food. Service was very strange my last visit as their was no organization, greeting, or sense of urgency upon walking in. I feel like the cocktail drinks are tinier compared to other places. Overall I’ve had more positive experiences here and I’m always recommended Kama.

Tags: Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We’ve been to Kama dozens of times over the years and will keep going back. By far, the best Indian food we’ve ever had. Perfect for veg options.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We drive from Naperville to this Indian restaurant for great service but it was very disappointing. No server came to our table for good 15-20min. Not sure if the management has changed...as in the past we have had great time and have taken friends there. don’t think it’s worth the drive anymore as we can get decent Indian food close to home. For most Indian places service is sub-par but Kama used to be exception. we were driving all the way for great service & good food but probably not anymore....

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 3, 2017

While the richness of the food lends itself to an occasional meal, the food is great! We have eaten here numerous times, a few times the food not consistent, sometimes chicken is perfectly juicy and other times dry. That being said, we still go back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

All of the food was delicious and our entire group had a wonderful meal! Service was also great!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Spicy, Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

As a first time visitor, my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. Our server, in great detail, explained the menu and all options. My wife is gluten free and 90+ percent of the menu accommodated her allergy. Having been to India, the food was very authentic and tasty. Service was snappy and as our many courses arrived, used plates were vacated.
The wine list is extensive with many upper end selections available by the glass.
We will certainly return and recommend Kama to our friends!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Healthy
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Visited on a Saturday night. The food seemed very authentic although they were pushing their newest offering - rib eye steaks in three sizes: 10 ounce, 16 ounce, and a massive 32 ounce. Not what I was expecting at an Indian restaurant. We tend to eat vegetarian, so that was a semi-putoff, but the rest of the dishes were great. The server helped with some good recommendations too. Note that the restaurant is very loud. The floor is concrete, the walls are hardboard and the ceiling is open, so nothing absorbs the noise.

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

Everything was outstanding, as usual. There are so many gluten free & veggie options. Thanks for always getting it right Kama Bistro!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Vegan, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

More new menu items worth tasting! Enjoyed the desert espresso martini very much!

Tags: Spicy, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Loved every minute of it! Lived every bite of it! Everything was amazing!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Fun, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 8, 2017

KB is in regular rotation with my wife and I. In fact, my kids (ages 11-17) really enjoy eating there as well. NEVER had a bad meal. Food is never short of spectacular and the specials are usually stellar as well. Parking can be a bear on the weekends, but the free valet service for downtown LaGrange has a kiosk right at Kamas front door.

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on September 8, 2017

The appertizers were excellent as usual; the fish dish (halibut) was mediocre; apart from that, we had a great dinner.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We were seated immediate at one of the booths which was comfortable for 5. Portions are great for sharing. Would definitely recommend the chili steak fries great level of spice and heat. We had a vegan at our table and there we able to make the appetizers, side dishes, and roti vegan. We also order some specialty drinks the pomegranate mint ice tea and the house made ginger soda that will have me coming back. It was my groups first time with Indian food and the server helped walk everyone through the menu and was very helpful. A great introduction to Indian food and everyone walked away with smiles, a full stomach and leftovers.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Spicy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Authentic Indian food! Great atmosphere - great food and great service!

Tags: Bar Seating, Spicy, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The food was great, the lemon tadka is outstanding as well as the tikka masala. I would highly recommend. The noise level was a bit much, which made it difficult to carry on a conversation, but it was very busy. All in all, a very enjoyable meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Okay, I'm not big into Indian food, but this place is the best

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Spicy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Kama Bistro has outstanding food! We've eaten here multiple times. Service is hit or miss depending on your server. The tikka masala sauce is incredible. The okra side is also great. If you don't like food too spicy, they can accommodate that well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

First time to this restaurant. Incredible food! The owner personally waited on us and spent quality time going over the menu. (I'm in the food business myself). I highly recommend trying this local gem.

Tags: Great Beer, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 23, 2017

As usual the food was delicious and the service excellent!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Love Kama, the food is outstanding! Agnes (one of the owners, her husband is the other half
owner) are great people!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Food always the best; server best we've had in awhile anywhere; atmosphere not quite what the old place was- but more than tolerable given the above

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We love Kama! They have great vegan options and the service is always good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Excellent, as usual. Still, I wish the food was a little less salty.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Kama was excellent. Tried a new seafood platter - mahi mahi - sea bass - prawns - awesome!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Vegan
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