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7201 66th St N, Pinellas Park, FL 33781
727-397-2869
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations
Description: Welcome to Clay Oven! Clay Oven derives its name from tandoor, which is...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
INCREDIBLE!!

I tried Indian food for the first time a few years ago when I was stationed in Georgia and I have been hooked over since. I moved back to Florida last year and one of the first things I did was try and find a great restaurant that serves Indian Cuisine. I cannot begin to explain how happy I was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
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Florida, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This review is for the St. Pete location on MLK, which opened last month. We went for the weekend buffet, described in the local news as having more dishes on offer than the weekday version. Arrived 30 min into the buffet, and sampled about 8 dishes including aloo gobi, corn fritters, the ever-present butter chicken and tandoori, some unidentified fish,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I tried Indian food for the first time a few years ago when I was stationed in Georgia and I have been hooked over since. I moved back to Florida last year and one of the first things I did was try and find a great restaurant that serves Indian Cuisine. I cannot begin to explain how happy I was... More 

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Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I can't wait to go back for the lunch buffet. The garlic naan is probably my favorite. When the fresh naan comes out of the oven, they don't just through it on the buffet line. They walked around to each table and offered hot fresh naan. That made the experience even better. I'm a vegan so I can't speak on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is such a fantastic place for people wanting to try something exotic and different! The interior of the dining area is simple, spacious and clean. You will be met at the door by wonderful hosts and greeted with a cacophony of scents, traditional to Indian cuisine! The buffet features a variety of simple and complex dishes and they are... More 

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Simple decor but the food is outstanding. Honestly one of the best Indian food meals we have ever enjoyed and we have tried Indian food all over the world. Form the start with the tamarind cilantro appetizer to the chicken tikka masala. Many good dishes to choose from. Service was friendly .

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Safety Harbor, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Admittedly I am not a connoisseur of Indian food though I have traveled in India. I met a friend at The Clay Oven for lunch recently. We had the buffet which I believe is the only lunch option. I liked the tandoori and some of the bean items. It was certainly not overly spicy. We arrived at opening time, 11:30... More 

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St Pete FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We went for the lunch buffet....best value always. They had a great selection that day. Goat curry, Muttar paneer, chicken vindaloo, croquets, awesome tandoori chicken, charred yummy naan...all excellent! Craving it now...we will see you soon! Go for Lunch on an empty stomach!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I had the goat saag, onion bhajji, and garlic Naan. All were delicious and full of flavor. I was very impressed. The service was great. The only downfall was that I also ordered the cucumber yogurt accompaniment and it never arrived. It was taken off my bill after I pointed it out. I would definitely come here again.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Clay oven catered for my brother's wedding reception. They did an awesome job! We ordered for 100 people but food was plenty for 120. The quality of the food was excellent! Everything was fresh and delicious. Everyone loved it! I am so glad I chose Clay Oven. Mr. Mohan and Mr. Vikas were very helpful. They were always available to... More 

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Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I must say as a trained Indian cook and do enjoy my Indian food, I would say this is the Best Indian Restaurant in our area. I love the Chicken Tikka Masala and vegetable biryani. If you get a chance to visit them they also have a Buffett most days of the week.

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Additional Information about Clay Oven

Address: 7201 66th St N, Pinellas Park, FL 33781
Phone Number: 727-397-2869
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Pinellas Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 14
Cuisine: Indian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7201 66th St N, Pinellas Park, FL 33781
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Pinellas Park
  • Phone Number: 727-397-2869

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 14
  • Cuisine: Indian

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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