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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Clay Oven Restaurant

Food, including the combination Naan bread option, was hot (stove hot) and appeared to be made to order. While the food certainly had plenty of the spiciness associated with India's cuisine it wasn't that overpowering, cloying curry taste and smell that I and many of my dining companions, other... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Vacaville, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Food, including the combination Naan bread option, was hot (stove hot) and appeared to be made to order. While the food certainly had plenty of the spiciness associated with India's cuisine it wasn't that overpowering, cloying curry taste and smell that I and many of my dining companions, other than the most ardent of curry lovers, have found in the... More 

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Vacaville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

We consistently enjoy what is fast becoming a local favorite. We have eaten here numerous times since its opening and found the food to be excellent. If you enjoy Indian/Punjabi food, this is a great choice.

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Los Angeles, California
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Overall this restaurant got great reviews so we decided to visit since we always appreciate good Indian food. Well, Clay Oven was a bit of a letdown. Service was good but slow. Waitresses were very courteous and atmosphere was great and very quiet, however food takes a while to arrive. The restaurant is at a remote area, no scenery and... More 

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Benicia, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The chef doesn't know how to cook Indian cuisine! I ordered Chicken Kebab and what i got was grilled hard chicken breast pieces! Their chef's special Chicken Methi was another big big disappointment. Ordered butter naan and they served plain naan with some butter! I mean are you kidding me! And the waiter said that's what they serve always! We... More 

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Vacaville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

This was our first visit and all was special. A very friendly staff, great menu selections,nice portions(brought home enough for lunch), local draft beer and good value. The medium spice might be to much but not over powering. Be adventurous and share. You will return.

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Vacaville, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is the best Indian restaurant that I know. Great food. The best naan. Haven't had a dish we didn't like. Also great for lunch the next day.

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Vacaville, California
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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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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
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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
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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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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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