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Clay Oven Bar & Grill

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400 Orange Dr, Vacaville, CA 95687-3238
707-455-1313
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Inviting Indian Food

Open for lunch and dinner after shopping at the Premium Outlets or just traveling through town on I80. Ample seating for small or large groups and family friendly. Servers are very helpful if you are new to Indian food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Patsy W
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Vacaville, California
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53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Vacaville, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Open for lunch and dinner after shopping at the Premium Outlets or just traveling through town on I80. Ample seating for small or large groups and family friendly. Servers are very helpful if you are new to Indian food.

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vacaville, california
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Food and service are good, but it's not cheap. Look to spend at least $15 per meal. I used a Groupon, so I was able to get $25 worth of food for $16.

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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
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
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 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

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
62 reviews 62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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139 reviews 139 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 400 Orange Dr, Vacaville, CA 95687-3238
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Vacaville
  • Phone Number: 707-455-1313

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?