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Clay Oven Indian Cuisine
Ranked #172 of 407 Restaurants in San Mateo
Price range: $1 - $25
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: S. San Mateo Drive
Description: Welcome to Clay Oven We are located in Downtown San Mateo near El Camino. We offer a mix of modern style with traditional roots, from our handmade paintings representing the incredible Indian culture to our fabulous interior and stylish decor. Come listen to our romantic music and dine on our copper dishes on which we prepare delicious authentic Indian dishes using a centuries old traditional Clay Oven method of cooking that allows us to quickly char roast meats, poultry, and seafood at up to 1000 degrees. The Clay Oven also bakes traditional nan breads crisp or chewy. All entrees are individually prepared to your specified taste and seasoning. We can easily accommodate 70 people for both lunch and dinner service. Come and experience our refined customer service and the highest standard of dining brought to you by our attentive staff and our fabulous food.
Santa Rosa, California
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Delicious”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014

A little expensive for delivery, but delicious. Garlic naan and galub jamun are best I have had at any Indian restaurant. I tried chicken tikka masala and vegetable jalfrezi, both tasty. You have to order rice for additional charge if you want it, it is a nicely spiced pilaf. The samosas come with a very tasty tamarind sauce and a spicy mint chutney with a little heat. The vegetable pakora is also good. Many other things on the menu, but I was only in the area a week.

Visited January 2014
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Naples, Florida
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212 reviews
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“Good Indian food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

It wasn't disappointing, it wasn't exciting, the food was just good. The decor could have used some inspiration, as there were not many touches to tell you this was an Indian restaurant. Prices were reasonable, and the service was good, but overall, it was just average.

Visited May 2013
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Bay Area
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841 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
“Nice Indian Cuisine Buffet”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

3½*

Indian food
Great buffet for lunch
Nice salads, tasty vegetarian dishes, great lamb dish
Strawberry ice cream & rice pudding desserts
Wines available
Friendly food service
On the street parking

  • Visited June 2012
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Amazing Lamb Chops!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2012

One of my favorite things to eat is Lamb Chops. Clay Oven has some of the best I have ever eaten. They were spiced and cooked perfectly. The rest of the food was delicious as well. The service was on point and I would recommendanyone who lives in area to stop in and grab a bite to eat.

  • Visited May 2012
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Baltimore
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“great lunch buffet”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2012

the food here is excellent and reasonably priced for a lunch buffet. took a client here and had a wonderful experience. quick, good food in a casual and quiet atmosphere. parking is a bit tough, but worth the struggle.

Visited July 2011
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