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The Oven

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201 N 8th St Ste 117, Lincoln, NE 68508
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful service. Took the time to explain things and make recommendations. Quality exceeded price. Excellent wine list. The atmosphere was perfect.

Thank Shane L
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I would especially like to thank Shivam, the guy who served us at that night. We all friends went to the restaurant because we were dying to eat Indian food. We ordered the food, though it was not upto the mark that we expected but the hospitality of Shivam overshadowed everything. The restaurant was about to close, but still the... More 

Thank Parth B
Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had to wait awhile before being seated. Service was good and waitress was friendly. I think for the price you should get a little more food. Kinda of expensive. Food was good.

Thank meshell70
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good service and food was ok. Not my favorite place. While the ambiance is nice I will not go back unless I am joining a group. If I want Indian food I like other places better. If I want fine dinner I prefer other spots too. Many people like it. It was crowded when we went. So try it once... More 

Thank Dallas P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I visit Lincoln each summer for a conference and it just so happens our anniversary falls during the week. We have made it a point to eat at The Oven for our anniversary each time. Great service and tasty food. The Garlic Naan was a little disappointing as we expected real garlic cloves to be baked in... More 

Thank Nathan W
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've never been to India, so I can't vouch for authenticity. But I think the dishes at the Oven are absolutely delicious. Great atmosphere, great service, great food. I've honestly never had a bad meal here.

Thank CGrosshans
Omaha, Nebraska
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

I have had lunch at The Oven on a fairly regular basis and always enjoyed the fish curry which came with a small bowl of soup served first, and then the fish with rice and a small salad. When I was in the Hay Market location a couple weeks ago there was no salad and when I asked the server... More 

Thank Missilemonger
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

In Lincoln with the family and this restaurant was recommended. Nice atmosphere, clean and comfortable. Cute location. The dishes were hit and miss. Overall the flavors were good. Service was not great. Not the best Indian food I've had, but not the worst. This was a first time Indian dinner for my 12 year old niece and she loved it... More 

Thank LeneordPMaltin
Benalmádena, Andalucia, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Indian cuisine is a favorite of ours. So we went to the oven on a special occasion. We love the rich flavors, the Naan bread and I´m a big fan of things spicy. The oven failed on all counts. Service was so-so, there was no Naan bread on the menu, and the food wasn´t that great. I ordered my curry... More 

Thank John C
Medicine Lodge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

The Oven was tasty but I wouldn't say exquisite. Mango Lassi was tasty. I had a type of dumpling with a tomato sauce. Very tasty but overall too much sauce not enough dumpling. Very good service except from when we walked in the door had to wait around to be seated.

Thank Sophie D
Charles L, Manager at The Oven, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to our restaurant. We take your words to heart to see if there is anything we can do to ensure we are providing the best quality standards in food and service. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
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: 14024756118
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?