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Clay Oven

7201 66th St N, Pinellas Park, FL 33781
727-397-2869
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Ranked #4 of 134 restaurants in Pinellas Park
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $14
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Buffet
Description: Welcome to Clay Oven! Clay Oven derives its name from tandoor, which is used in traditional Punjabi/North Indian cooking and baking. Punjab is a northern state of India and is very popular for its rich food and flavours, originating from its traditional way of clay oven cooking. Food cooked in Clay Oven is authentic and emits unique aroma – a taste that is impossible to duplicate! Cooking in clay is one of the oldest techniques for cooking exotic meals. The process dates back to the early settlements of the ancient Indus Valley and Harappan Civilization.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Buffet
Description: Welcome to Clay Oven! Clay Oven derives its name from tandoor, which is used in traditional Punjabi/North Indian cooking and baking. Punjab is a northern state of India and is very popular for its rich food and flavours, originating from its traditional way of clay oven cooking. Food cooked in Clay Oven is authentic and emits unique aroma – a taste that is impossible to duplicate! Cooking in clay is one of the oldest techniques for cooking exotic meals. The process dates back to the early settlements of the ancient Indus Valley and Harappan Civilization.
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English first
Newberry, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This is the first "Indian Cuisine" restaurant where none of the wait staff, none of the guests (while I was dining) and few of the kitchen staff were East Indian. The spices were weak--I asked for the spice to be hot and it was mild at best, however, the folk at the next table, their first time at the restaurant,... More

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Oviedo
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I'm new to Indian food, so I went with the recommendations on Trip Advisor and had Butter Chicken and naan. The food was wonderful. If you have never tried Indian food, give it a try...you won't be disappointed.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Delicious!!! I ordered vegetarian dish and my husband ordered chicken madras in spicy, it was very good! I want to try everything on their menu! They also have French wines on the menu! We are definitely coming back!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The starters were so good esp the side dishes. It was soooooo tasty. They offer a huge variety of dishes. The chicken biriyani was too good. The quantity of the dish was good for 2 people. We enjoyed it. We will definitely visit the place to try their different recipes.

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Clearwater, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

we ordered kaju curry and paneer bhurji in which kaju curry was missing kaju and extremely salty and oily and sour it was absoutley not edible,it was just the chilli gravy!!! Paneer bhurji was like peas and green chilli curry with a gallon of oil so disappointed that they serve such food in name of indian food. We will never... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Hands down, the Best Indian cuisine I have ever had !!!!! I wish we had a Clay Oven Restaurant in Orlando. We Definitely will be back !!!

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tampa
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87 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Went here for lunch. The buffet selection was VERY limited. Some food clearly was not made that day for example the tandoori chicken which was hard ans cold. Daal Tadka was burnt and the rice was not fresh. Worth such a limited selection we were pretty much limited to eating Chicken Korma which was underwhelming at best. This was a... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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50 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

The Clay Oven has a very nice lunch buffet. A good variety of food; vegetarian dishes, curries, chicken tikka masala and tandori. All the food was hot, fresh and very tasty. Service is excellent as well. The best quality and value Indian cuisine I've found in Pinellas county.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Have tried several, but Clay Oven is the BEST in the Bay for Indian food. Ask for Jessica as your server - she's great. We frequent them weekly and have never been disappointed. Must try the Butter Chicken or the Chicken Korma along with Nan bread. YUM

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Five of us went to Clay Oven last night for dinner, having no idea what it was like. Our original restaurant choice was out of business. The food was superb. All five of us were happy with our choices. Unfortunately, they were out of the Meat Samosas, so I began with the Chicken Clear Corn Soup, which was nicely seasoned,... More

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