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Indian Punjabi Clay Oven

#175 of 2,193 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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4055 Carling Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K2K2A4, Canada
+1 613-963-0625
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Naan, biryani, vindaloo, butter chicken. All dishes are authentic and flavourful. Caution: "hot" will be very very hot. And be sure to specify which dish will need to be mild. This hot stuff will leave you dripping and melting. Euphoric high from the heat! Recommended: YES

Thank Victor A
Ottawa, Canada
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I have been here a couple of times for lunch. The food is northern Indian and I can attest to it being very tasty. Don't hesitate to try out this buffet.

Thank Nancy C
Ottawa, Canada
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service/customer interaction for sure can be improved many folds, the ambience is not that great either and but since we take out the food from here which no doubt is simply great especially vegetarian options. Our most favourite indian take out joint for a few years now.

Thank Ashim W
Ontario, Canada
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is very good and fresh. Saag paneer was ok, saag was too creamy for my liking and the little chunks of paneer were just not satisfying. The chicken kodahi was really good, nice fresh pieces of pepper and decent enough pieces of chicken. Naan and biryani also fresh and great tasting. Service is friendly and the complimentary mini... More 

Thank sayitlikeitis2013
Ontario, Canada
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017

We had originally made a special trip to try the food at Bilal's Kabab after reading the reviews here and were very disappointed to find them closed, despite their website indicating otherwise. We noticed the Indian Punjabi Clay Oven right next door and decided to give them a try. We opted for the buffet at $12.95 pp and were pleasantly... More 

Thank secretdragonfly
Ottawa, Canada
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

We recently celebrated our daughter's birthday by going to the Indian Punjabi Clay Oven restaurant. We were greeted by friendly staff and seated right away. It seems this is largely a lunch restaurant as we had the place to ourselves, although it was also a mid week night. We enjoyed 3 delicious curry dishes and the service was attentive without... More 

Thank ClassAct33
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2017

Our favourite go-to Indian. The food is flavourful with excellent portion size. A very lovely family runs the restaurant. We won't go anywhere else for Indian food. We have never experienced mistakes with them and they are always friendly.

Thank Carol S
Manotick, Canada
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82 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2017

Needed an Indian food fix while visiting family. This is their go to Indian restaurant. Price reasonable Portion size good Favours were there on the lamb Roganjosh, Beef curry Chicken Korma needed a little more flavour Aloo gobi was mostly aloo / potatoes 80% and a little cauliflower Ordered 2 chicken Korma and they put it in one container. Would... More 

Thank Islandhopper365
Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2017

The best thing about this place is that the quality of the food is quite consistent, and has been for the past few years. We go there regularly for the lunch buffet. It's hard to list favourite dishes as they have many. I'd have to say that most favourite is probably the chicken tikka masala. Oh, and their naan bread.... More 

Thank AlGeue
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
Reviewed September 20, 2016

Unfortunately, the cook's talent is overshadowed by the poor customer service. A young girl lacking professionalism is often allowed to take orders and blames her own omissions and mistakes on the customer who is left arguing in the restaurant. Not a pleasant experience.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4055 Carling Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K2K2A4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-963-0625

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