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This is not your ordinary Indian food. Where other restaurants tread well-worn ground, Kama experiments with tastebud-tempting results. This is progressive Indian food—classic dishes deliciously prepared, new twists on the familiar, and exclusive dishes you won’t find anywhere else.
The menu covers an interesting journey. Vikram’s traditional stomping grounds of North India are represented by Cornish Butter Masala, Lamb Shank Nihari braised in lamb stock, Kashmiri lamb chops braised in milk. His Punjabi roots shine through in the comforting saag paneer, 36 hour slow simmered Dal Makhani, charcoal roasted mashed Eggplant Bhartha. His love for seafood from the Malabar coast is captured in the Alaskan Halibut Kerela Fish Curry, Tiger Prawns Molly, Goan Mussels curry. Having spent over 15 years in Chicago interesting cross over dishes have emerged. Indian style tacos – curried lamb, chicken vindaloo, tamarind pork belly, Amritsari fish are a favorite. Tamarind glazed BBQ baby back ribs fall off the bone, Hawaiian black sea salt and onion seed crusted Tandoori Chilean seabass melts like butter. Charcoal grilled prime ribeye with cumin flavored potatoes puts a spin on the midwestern classic.
CRAFT COCKTAILS, CHAI TEA, LASSIS
The menu is rounded out with innovative cocktails, diverse wine and a select microbrew list to accompany your food. Chutney infused mango martini and Bluebird, Kama Retro fashioned, Spanish style G&Ts are the perfect balance to spiciness of Indian food. An extensive list of craft beers and curated wine list enhance the dining experience. Prefer something non-alcoholic? Try our Ginger Turmeric lemonade, Pom Ice Teas and loose herbal teas along with the traditional house-made yogurt lassis. This is not just an Indian restaurant, this is an quintessential American restaurant in Chicago, part of Americana as Apple pie. Absorbing the culture it is surrounded with yet grounded in its roots.