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Oven The

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201 N 8th St Ste 117, Lincoln, NE 68508
402-475-6118
Website
Today
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 131
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Taste hasn't changed over the years.

Food Is an OK. Server though was excellent, can't complain About Service. Place gets overcrowded sometimes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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204 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Chicago
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Food Is an OK. Server though was excellent, can't complain About Service. Place gets overcrowded sometimes.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Enjoyed dinner on the patio with a friend and had excellent service and food, then went to the cellar for to try a variety of wine tastings. Fun bartender staff.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Went there one evening to catch up with a friend and have a good meal. Parking in that area was a minor challenge due to a large concentration of restaurants, shops and bars in the Haymarket area. Once inside, the dining experience was intimate. The low lighting and quiet atmosphere were very helpful for conversation. The wait staff was helpful... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Awesome. Sat outside. It was very good food. Very lovely evening. Staff was knowledgable and welcoming.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have never been disappointed at The Oven. The service is always wonderful. The food is always amazing. The Naan breads are soooo good (Kabuli Naan is my fav) - it's difficult not to fill up on that and soup - but don't!! My kids get Chicken Tikka Naan and it is a great dish for those who don't know... More 

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Lincoln, NE
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Consistently good food. Great wine list and a nice, but small basement wine bar. Definitely one of the best restaurants in Lincoln. If you want your food spicy hot, you'll have to ask for it that way.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Just finished a large bill meal. That mostly i couldn't taste. When you can't identify green bell peppers because of the hot sauce ? Waitress short tempeted. Snotty. Chicken, Tikka dry dry I have other places to spend my mone

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New Jersey/ New York
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The thali, cashew shrimp, tandoori chicken. All wonderfully cooked. Great wine bar in the basement. Wonderful food, wine and service. Congratulations to the staff for a job well done.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My favorite Indian food in Lincoln is at The Oven- such wonderful use of aromatic spices without being hot (unless you want it that way!) The mulligatawny soup is Indian comfort food to me. The restaurant has the atmosphere to be "that special place" and some evenings there is live music to really add to the ambience.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Oven is one of Lincoln's best restaurant It has a fine ambiance and high quality service. It has Lincoln's best Indian food by quite a margin and is better than Indian restaurants in cities much lager than Lincoln. We have tried quite a few things on the menu and they are all high quality with the mulligatawny soup and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 N 8th St Ste 117, Lincoln, NE 68508
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: 402-475-6118

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 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?