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Clay Oven Bar & Grill

400 Orange Dr, Vacaville, CA 95687-3238
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Ranked #9 of 162 restaurants in Vacaville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 10, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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45 reviews from our community

73% Recommend
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English first
Saint Charles, Illinois
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127 reviews 127 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We were not impressed. They have the names of various Indian foods on the menu, but the flavours lacked the complexity for which this cuisine is known. Also, things that were supposed to be hot, like vindaloo, were not hot at all. We were amazed by how many people were there for dinner at the beginning of the week. Mondays... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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82 reviews 82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Very nice restaurant, nice appearance, both inside and out. One had "Paneer Tikka Masala" which was a homemade Indian cheese in a tomato sauce, very good, but the medium heat requested was hotter than expected. The "Chicken Curry" also with the medium heat was excellent and plenty spicy, can't imagine what the hot would be like. Large portions and good... More

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Mena, Arkansas
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The curry was ordered hot and it came out to order. Not hot enough to cover the wonderful blend of spices. We ordered ours with rice and Naan. Service was good, a smile would help. The ambiance was nice. Gave the feeling of a higher end restaurant.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I went there 3 times. First for business after work good time. And we hit the bar while ordering some appetizer and all were delicious. If you like spicy you have to try "Vindaloo". Also try the chicken tikka masala (their specialty), I also tried salmon tandoori and it was great. As far as naan I tried the Spinach and... More

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Vacaville, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My review is simple: if you don't like (or can't take) spicy food, then you don't need to stop by. The atmosphere is fine, the bar crowd is friendly, and the service was wonderful. But when we asked for something mild we accepted the staff's recommendations. The presentation was fine, our meal arrived in a reasonable time; but, even this... More

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Vacaville, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Nice food and great service. We live in Germany and we are spending our holidays in California. The waiter was very friendly and helpful! Great combination good food, good price and good service!

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Rancho Cordova
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The ambiance, food and service was very very good here. We really enjoyed our visit and will be back.

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Napa, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

So glad they are making a go of the space they are in. I have been for several lunches with friends, a large group lunch and have even ordered food for a meeting. Chicken tikka masala is always a hit and they gives you tons of rice! Naan is to die for. Go to place for Indian food in the... More

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Vacaville, CA
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

My family lived in India for 4.5 years, so your experience may be different than ours. We really like the interior and service is consistently good. The food is northern (Punjabi) and is okay, but not great. They don't have any South Indian or Bengali dishes. We live in Vacaville and this is probably the best, but we wish the... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Once you get more than 20 miles away from San Francisco or Sunnyvale it is extremely difficult to find reasonably good Indian food. We stopped here for a second time in months and reaffirmed that our first experience was not happenstance. Got a "thali" each, with a variety of items (which we like). I got the thali with chicken tikka... More

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