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Clay Oven

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15435 Jeffrey Rd, Irvine, CA 92618-4104 (Irvine Center Dr.)
(949) 552-2851
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been going to Clay Oven for 15 years or so and I love it. The lunch menu is always nice, although the parking lots fills up so try to arrive around 11:45. Dinner never disappoints. There have been a couple times when I'm not sure what I want and they come up with something amazing.

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Thank floydts
Irvine, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

This a family owned Indian restaurant, probably one of the best in Irvine. Dishes are good, interesting recipes are also provided. Ambiance is good. And the owners are nice a friendly. With lots of experience in food, wine and a good (I do not mean wide) selection beers. I have been there twice and I will go there again. It's... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

My dear friend wanted to celebrate his birthday dinner here. The meal was spectacular. He drove from Long Beach because according to him, it is one of the best Indian restaurants around. It is true. It may not seem so from the outside and its location in a strip mall, however, you are in for a treat!

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Thank Dshintz
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Tucked away in a non-descript strip mall in an out of the way corner of Irvine is this gem of an Indian restaurant. The atmosphere is sophisticated, the food amazingly good and the service excellent. This place is date night nice but the prices are very reasonable for the high quality and freshness of the food. We were having trouble... More 

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Thank Ziggy R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

We have eaten here 3 time since we moved back to Irvine. The food is very good but a bit expensive. I never expected Indian food to be so expensive. Anyhow the service is a bit slow for our taste. It seems like the need more help. Overall if you are looking for good to great Indian food, this is... More 

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Nuevo, CA
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225 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

Although Clay Oven is pricey, I have to say it is by far some of the best Indian food I have had. The service was good as well, and the owner was present and eager to talk about what sets Clay Oven apart. The cooks put a great deal of time and effort into creating their sauces, and they also... More 

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Thank deamole
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

A wonderful meal and outstanding service in celebration of a family member's important birthday. It's great to see a new generation of ownership carrying the mantle of excellence in cuisine. We look forward to returning again and again to this lovely dining room and warm atmosphere.

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Thank Linda S
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016 via mobile

The place is nice and quiet. The staff are so welcoming ❤️. The food is tasty. The order didn't take a long time. I'm really recommend it.

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Thank awaashy
Austin, Texas
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245 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

Great visit to Clay Oven last night. I am always looking for a good Indian restaurant and find many that are basic and/or "Chicken Tikka Masala specialist". Clay Oven was a true exception, although I am sure that the Chicken Tikka Masala is excellent, as they offered a wonderfully unique menu of items and a number of specials to add... More 

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Long Beach, California
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Loved it. Family run. Great food. Great service. I especially like that it doesn't feel like a chain restaurant run by robots. The second time we went with another couple and we didn't even order. Just let them being whatever they wanted, and everyone was happy. It was excellent. Thinking about going again tonight.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15435 Jeffrey Rd, Irvine, CA 92618-4104
    (Irvine Center Dr.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: (949) 552-2851

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