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The Oven

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$$ - $$$
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201 N 8th St Ste 117, Lincoln, NE 68508-2258
5:30 pm - 9:30 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You can never go wrong at The Oven. This place is delicious. Beautiful atmosphere, great staff and AMAZING food all at a reasonable cost. Definitely worth a trip.

Thank Mandy K
Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The South Oven is very good. I still prefer the location downtown, but this location has very good Indian food and great service! Specially love their garlic nan bread and chicken tiki korma

Thank PatiLeaHughes
Manhattan, Kansas
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this restaurant when we were visiting the Haymarket area last week. Very good Indian food. Good prices. Good service from the staff. We had hummus and samosas for an appetizer and shared the lamb curry entree. Good atmosphere, as well.

Thank dvdclrsn
Athol, Kansas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Oven is my very favorite restaurant ever! I have eaten there many times and it is consistently delicious every time! I have tried many things on the menu and they are all delicious. The muligatawny soup is spicy and wonderful. We love the variety of naan....the chicken tikka madras....the shrimp masala....the safed maas.....all of them! We enjoy the atmosphere,... More 

Thank Mamalisa63
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've eaten in Indian restaurants more times than I can count. I'm from the UK, where curry is almost our national dish. I was excited to eat at a place so highly ranked. It really was nothing like any Indian I've been to before, and not in a good way. Soup or salad to start...That's strange. What salads do they... More 

Thank SereneDeschanel
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I do love Indian food as you will have seen from my past reviews but I found the Oven to be disappointing. The samosa was very good but the chicken korma was far from creamy, some of the chicken was dry. A good Indian restaurant should always ask how spicy you would like your food. This was not asked but... More 

Thank TonyUSAF
Marco Island, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

The Oven was a great surprise. It is a beautiful restaurant in the renovated factory area of Lincoln. The food and service were excellent. We ordered lamb and chicken sagg. Both were terrific. I strongly recommend this restaurant.

Thank 98980
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186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Fun evening on the patio. Waitress had lots of recommendations. The drinks were very good and the food was flavorful.

Thank Go2FunFood
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

The Oven serves the very best of Indian food. The portions are more than generous and perfectly seasoned.

Thank Laura D

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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, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, 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 68508-2258
  • 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?