Kama Bistro

4.6
793 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Authentic
  • Spicy
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.

Special Offers

Live Music & Drinks specials

Enjoy Live Music and $7 specialty cocktails.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 24 August 2019

Ends: 25 August 2118

Availability: Thu 18:00-21:00

"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: 17 January 2019

Ends: 18 January 2118

Availability: Wed 11:00-21:30

Why Limit Happy to an Hour?

Enjoy $7 Signature Cocktails every Thursday.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 17 January 2019

Ends: 18 January 2118

Availability: Thu 14:00-21:30

What 793 People Are Saying
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ER
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is excellent, I love this place!

JR
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 16 August 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 14 August 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 11 August 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 10 August 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 7 August 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 26 July 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
1 review
Dined on 26 July 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 23 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, outstanding service. Will definitely go back!

SK
Montana
1 review
Dined on 21 July 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 21 July 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 19 July 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 18 July 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 16 July 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
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 13 July 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 13 July 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 13 July 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 12 July 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 12 July 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
11 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food was great as usual

RL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

G
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 2 July 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 30 June 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.

VA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Chicken tadka had too much heavy cream base. Naan was not fully cooked along the edges,

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time here or trying this kind of food, and let me just say... WOW! I will definitely be going back soon!

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We come here all the time. The food is always great.

OT
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Food was good- service was terrible..
We went for the lunch specials and it was not very crowded, about four other tables and a couple customers at the bar.. drinks took over 15 min to get :(

OT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our new favorite Indian restaurant in Chicago area!! It has the most unique, beautifully presented and flavorful dishes - but also has the standard comfort food Indian dishes we all crave... except Chef Vikram here makes them much better!! Our service was excellent. The ambiance is trendy and beautiful- not like the typical Indian restaurants we are used to! Will be returning!!

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Quality of food really gone down over the years. Prices are too high for quality received.

l
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

I've given Kama several tries and I get a little more disappointed each time. I don't know if it was because it was Father's Day but it was so chaotic and noisy that it was hard to enjoy the meal. Service is very slow and the food was ok. I have had very authentic Indian food and this place just doesn't quite have the same flavor of spices. I didn't enjoy my time dining there this past Sunday afternoon. I spent $110 for 2 people. They are quite on the pricey side. I'll think I'll take a drive to Devon Ave. next time.

OT
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great Indian food. The onion kulcha and yellow daal can be meal by themselves, for me at least.

DB
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I will be back to try the buffet and bring other friends.

D
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual, the food was outstanding at Kama. A special cauliflower appetizer was large and very tasty. My husband ordered the Sea Bass which was probably one of the best I ever had. I had lamb chops which were also super good. We sat next to the open window so felt like we had patio seating without the cool breeze.

MM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Kama is always awesome. Great helpful staff, but the food is what brings us back time and again. So delicious.

JG
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Food was delicious. However, be warned that their medium hot is pretty hot. I like spicy but I’ll probably order mild next time.

G
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was awesome. One of the best Indian restaurants that I never been to. Their Samosas, Chicken Tikka, Briyani, Kulfi and Gulab Jamoon are the best.. I am yet to taste more of their menus and definitely going there again

C
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A fresh take on traditional Indian cuisine. Spice level is relatively mild; but dishes are very flavorful.

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