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Clay Pit

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15418 Main St, Mill Creek, WA 98012
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very Good, missed the mark on a couple details

The food was good and I liked the atmosphere of the dining room. The staff was courteous. We had a nice dinner. I enjoyed trying some new appetizers, including the samosas, which were fun and tasty with the sauces they provided. We ordered four dishes and they were good. Naan bread was good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Seattle WA
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Seattle WA
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food was good and I liked the atmosphere of the dining room. The staff was courteous. We had a nice dinner. I enjoyed trying some new appetizers, including the samosas, which were fun and tasty with the sauces they provided. We ordered four dishes and they were good. Naan bread was good, our party preferred the spinach naan even... More 

Thank suelynnie
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As you enter the restaurant, all the servers although they saw u coming, behave like they haven't seen u at all, then for some time they keep u waiting & then give u the table. we also observed that if u r Indian then they would keep u waiting more. This was not just our case but with few other... More 

Thank anandnavadikar
Los Angeles, California
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80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Wow! I was a little skeptical at first to go to an Indian restaurant in mill creek...but what a nice surprise!! Came here for a birthday dinner with family and friends and was overjoyed with great dishes and unique cocktails. I love heat in my food, so I was happy that they gave me the right amount in all of... More 

1 Thank TravelQueen90211
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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393 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

The first time we visited it wasn't for the buffet lunch and it was very good. This time around we had the buffet and the quality didn't seem the same, a little less than the dinner (fresher). The service was spotty as well. We had no napkins, asked for them, didn't get them and asked again. Then we ordered a... More 

Thank KingHuskey
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We love the buffet. We have been going to this restaurant mostly weekly since it opened (300+ times). I can attest that the owner and staff are friendly and that they are wonderful with children and families. The food is great, the price is affordable, but yes, it's popular--so they get busy and that may be an inconvenience sometimes. I... More 

Thank Karrie M
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

If you are South Asian( read - look Indian) be prepared for awful service. The owners treat you like you should not be there. The presence of brown skinned people is not acknowledged, no matter how long you have been their customers. Sometimes, the owners are downright rude - when we ask the status of our order, after waiting for... More 

4 Thank Shireesh G
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

The Clay Pit is one of our favorites for dinner. The menu includes both traditional Indian dishes (tandoori, tikka, etc) as well as some interesting seafood recipes highlighting local Puget Sound favorites like salmon and halibut. They will customize both the spice level and the salt level if you ask. The owner, Cal, and his staff are friendly and efficient... More 

Thank J L
Everett, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I was born in India although I am not Indian. I lived in India until I was 11 years old and pretty much grew up on Indian food. I thoroughly enjoy the food at Clay Pit and find it very authentic. The decor is just right for an Indian restaurant. The restaurant is clean and the staff is helpful and... More 

Thank Ruth C
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This place was recommended to my by a local as I was visiting in town for 2 days and always like to try a local spot rather than a chain. The Clay Pot was a home Run. Indian resturant that was outstanding. I have never had Indian food but will run back here the next time I am in town.... More 

Thank iwtwed
Seattle, Washington
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60 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This place is average. The style of food (Indian) is not my favorite. Place is small and crowded. My Wife likes it better than me.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15418 Main St, Mill Creek, WA 98012
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Mill Creek
  • Phone Number: 425-337-9600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm

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