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The Oven

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201 N 8th St Ste 117, Lincoln, NE 68508
+1 402-475-6118
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for impeccable dining in Lincoln Ne. try the Indian oven. The food is incredible as is the staff. One of the best wine selections in the city plus the wines are more reasonably priced without the high mark up. Our favorites are the Thimphu chicken, chicken jalfrazie and mixed tandoori grill. Ask to sit on the... More 

Thank Cindi5971
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the sampler app and a lamb and chicken dish. Both were tender and spicy and perfectly done. Was only in town for 1 night and chose the right place. FYI, their wine list is also incredible. Would go back again if traveling through town.

Thank Alex G
Chicago, IL
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97 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Indian food served at this place is different than most of the Indian restaurants across the country (New York, Chicago). It is a lot lighter as they use less oil but the taste is excellent.

Thank TravelsABunch
Hallandale Beach, Florida, United States
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179 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We annually visit The Oven Restaurant when we visit friends and relatives in Omaha and Lincoln. Good Indian cuisine is often hard to find in the US, but this is one of the top Indian restaurants we have found. The menu is extensive, and we have always had a great meal there. Wine selection is extensive, the staff is friendly... More 

Thank Jerry J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have a good selection of Indian food, most are spicy. My Biryani with shrimp was good and more than I could eat. I would go there again.

Thank Steven A
Santa Monica
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Oven came highly recommended. We loved it. No question the best Indian food around. Would go back next time in Lincoln.

Thank Marie M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

This restaurant has a great ambiance to it. People were very polite and service was quick. Large variety of items on the menu.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

The food is amazing! My wife couldn't believe the list of wines. The wine room in the basement is very impressive. We found out they have one of the largest wine selections in the state. Wine lovers will enjoy this!

Thank Tom B
Leeds, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Came here with work friends (we were here on business) on the recommendation of some local colleagues. Lovely ambience and decor, service was quite quick and friendly. Ordered some milder, creamier dishes (one with shrimp, the other vegetarian) as my companion prefers dishes not too spicy. That said my other friend ordered a spicier lamb dish and we both tried... More 

Thank Mal B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

My daughter doesn't really care for Indian food but agreed to go with me during our short stay in Lincoln. I think she had to agree that this place is great! I had chicken tikka madras and she had the chicken tikka wrap. I love the slight spice of the madras sauce and there is no curry in these dishes.... More 

Thank Glenda P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 N 8th St Ste 117, Lincoln, NE 68508
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: +1 402-475-6118
to The Oven Haymarket/Cellar, The Oven East and Himalayas. Our aspiration is to provide you with a delightful dining experience. You will indulge in cuisine of Northern India and Bhutan. Our dishes are rich in flavor, color, and texture. With family style dining we hope that you bring family and friends to savor some of the finest Indian cuisine.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?