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Clay Oven Bar & Grill

400 Orange Dr, Vacaville, CA 95687-3238
707-455-1313
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English first
Seattle, Washington
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The service was very good at this restaurant. As for the food, it's not genuine Indian food. It's far too Americanized for my taste. I would recommend Chaat Café in Fairfield for a more authentic experience.

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Vacaville, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We stopped in for dinner one night while out running errands and had a surprisingly great meal. We started with the vegetable pakoras, I ordered the goat curry and my wife had the chicken tikka masala. Each dish was very good and we were both very satisfied. We will definitely be back. Thanks! - SF

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Hyderabad, India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We visited this restaurant as a family group on a Sunday evening. The place is spacious and clean. We were seated quickly. They had a reasonable choice in the menu for vegetarians. We opted for "medium" spicy food and it was OK. The naans seemed better than the stuffed parathas. The service was a bit slow but we liked the... More 

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Vacaville, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

I highly recommend Clay Oven. We have been here several times and it is consistently good. The staff is helpful and courteous inspite of us having two rowdy boys. The food is very good and fresh. My only complaint is that it is a bit expensive for Indian food.

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

If I worked in the kitchen at the Clay Oven, I'd be frustrated. When we visited, they turned out some great food (albeit with somewhat milder flavors than you might expect), at a reasonable price. But that experience was more than offset by the incredibly slow and incompetent service.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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133 reviews 133 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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13 reviews 13 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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Additional Information about Clay Oven Bar & Grill

Address: 400 Orange Dr, Vacaville, CA 95687-3238
Phone Number: 707-455-1313
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Vacaville
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Indian

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