Bombay Clay Oven
Bombay Clay Oven

Bombay Clay Oven

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://bombayclayoven.com/
  • Phone: 3033774454
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Daily:: 3:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: South Indian, Indian
  • Executive Chef: Krishna Nayak
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Employee Lunches, Office gatherings, other Celebrations.
    We provide full catering services.
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer private dinning service for parties of 50 and more.
  • Private Party Contact: Marshall 3033774454x
  • Entertainment: Live Music with Sitar, Sarod and Guitar on Weekends.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Second
  • Public Transit: RTD bus stop is one block away.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: 4 spaces behind the restaurant.
A word from Bombay Clay Oven
Whether you desire to have a casual dinner, or make it a most romantic candlelit evening in our divan seating alcoves, where you take off your shoes and lounge on cushions and pillows behind sheer curtains, or even dine on our beautiful outdoor patio under the umbrellas, you will have a night to remember.
With its tantalizing food and friendly and knowledgeable service, The Bombay clay oven, in Cherry Creek North has been able to stand out among all the other Indian restaurants for more than 20 years. We take pride in the authenticity and originality of our dishes and signature Cocktails.
The imaginative use of spices is what sets the Bombay Clay Oven apart from other restaurants.
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Bombay Clay Oven reviews from OpenTable diners
16 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (8)fit for foodies (6)great for outdoor dining (6)special occasion (5)great for lunch (4)good for groups (4)romantic (3)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Great Indian food in Cherry Creek
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We went on Labor Day and the neighborhood was nice and quiet. The restaurant was not very busy. I'm pretty sure that it's louder and busier on other days. Food was some of the better Indian fare I've had. Nice portions sizes and excellent flavoring. Vegetable Korma was quite delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad or bad night?
    HonestReviews
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Manager (was told by waitress) is the one who sat me and my friend. He was not very friendly, as though he was busy, and we interrupted him. We did go at 7, but it was Monday. Only three other tables. Any how, the food took awhile, and then the bread (naan) was still a little raw. Even though I took it as "low staff Monday" I think it should of been a better experience.2 people and I paid $60. So overall I was disappointed Food and service = $30 So overall I was disappointed Food and service = $30
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  • Our yearly trip to Bombay Clay Oven
    anniversaryfun
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We live in Cheyenne WY and have not found any good Indian food in our area, several years ago we decided to drive to Cherry Creek for our Anniversary weekend and found Bombay Clay Oven tucked in on Steele St.. We have now made it a yearly Anniversary trip to spend the weekend wondering the streets of Cherry Creek with a reservation always for a Wonderful Dinner @ Bombay Clay Oven. This year we had a delicious meal and were treated to a yummy Mango Cheesecake by our server. We will be back and look forward to next year's Anniversary Dinner and Cherry Creek weekend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spicy food, helpful service
    opinion8ed
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    My husband and I chose Bombay Clay Oven for an anniversary dinner. We are familiar with neighborhood-based Indian restaurants and have a local favorite, but were intrigued by the more sophisticated menu at Bombay Clay Oven. Upon arriving, we were offered our choice of tables-inside or out, banquette or not and provided prompt and knowledgeable advice regarding our menu choices. We had noted in our reservation that one of us could not eat wheat or dairy products. One of us chose the Vindaloo and was warned that it was very hot, which we acknowledged knowing from experience and from reading the menu. We plan to return with out of town guests and to celebrate a birthday within the next months. We loved this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • East Indian specialties
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Food was excellent! Servers were attentive and pleasant! Atmosphere was relaxing! Sitar player and music was appropriate!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 56 reviews are from the Bombay Clay Oven reviews archive.
  • Cuisine of India, first experience
    ColoradoRockieTraveler
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    the server Raj was appropriately attentive, as was the 'bus person', others present seemed to enjoy their experience as well. The food is colorful and has a fresh flavor. I would return to try other dishes. I was traveling from out of the area and just wanted to have a nice, relaxing, enjoyable meal, this was accomplished.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Indian Food
    Elias
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Excellent Indian food. We did not make it in time for the half price appetizers, but we already have plans to hit their appetizer happy hour!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • disappointing experience
    adam
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    This is the first disappointing meal I have had there. I asked for my dish extra spicy, and it was quite mild. My mother ordered a dish which is normally spicy, and requested it be prepared mild, and it came out spicy. Another member in our group ordered the salmon, and it was very dry. I will go back, but it might be a while.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service is very slow, this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Service is very slow, this seems to be the norm. The waitress did not write down the order and got it wrong. We had to wait over an hour for the food. We were still charged for the wrong dish, despite getting after all the other dishes had been eaten.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Valentines Day Success
    fhmcd15
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We went for Valentine's Day dinner and had a great time. The food was outstanding, service was attentive and friendly, and prices were very reasonable. They even had live music playing which added to the overall experience. We will definitely return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Valentine's Day Dinner
    Tyler
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Had a prix fixe dinner here. Initially we had to wait for about twenty minutes even though we were on time for our reservation. That may have bothered some more than it did us. Dinner was lovely, some real unique Indian style dishes that I hadn't had before. They have a musician there who plays guitar and sitar on Fridays and Saturdays and he was great. I like their cocktail menu too.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • poor customer service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    When we arrived no one greeted us. There were girls working that just walked right by us and another group that had arrived after us and didn't even look our way. Another couple came in and were greeted and were told to sit at the bar. What? Our server was ok. The food was great but the service is real poor.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    my husband and I went for Valentine's dinner and while we loved the food and service, we were very aware of tables on either side of us. We both had to lean in to speak to each other and practically whisper to keep our conversation private. Next time, I'll try to book one of the private booths. Fantastic food and the folks who work there are wonderful and warm.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Definitely a repeater
    GriffVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2011
    This was our first time - We ate on the patio next to the chockerblock window box gardens. I suspect when we know our way around the menu that this will become one of our regular places. It was a very quiet night. I am sure when it's full that the buzz of the patio makes it uber charming. We loved the Papadoms and green sauce - best ever. And highly recommend the chicken and spinach soup, and any Sag. The Thalis looked good too but the Lamb Saag was exceptional. Next time we'll both have it. The inside looks warm and cozy - I bet it will become a winter favorite.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food. Creative excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/15/2011
    Excellent food. Creative excellent drinks. Love sitting in a booth
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was very surprised at the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/5/2011
    I was very surprised at the excellence in service and food. This was mu first time and therefore I can only comment on "lunch". I will return with my husband and friends very soon.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We sat at one of the platform
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/10/2011
    We sat at one of the platform tables where you must remove your shoes and slide into a cozy booth. It was very comfortable and relaxing. This was great as the service was extraordinarily slow even though we arrived when there was practically no one in the restaurant. It did fill up while we were there. While we really liked the food, it felt "americanized" with spices and sauces a little muted. I would recommend it for a lazy evening with food at a good price point. If you are looking, however, for a high quality authentic indian restaurant--not so much.
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  • Solid little Indian place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/8/2011
    Solid little Indian place - fairly extensive menu, with a solid wine list to go with. We happened to eat there when it was very quiet and not very busy. I would wonder how loud it gets at busier times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This restaurant has wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/5/2011
    This restaurant has wonderful food and very tasty. The owners and wait staff are very attentive and friendly. The atmosphere was romantic and cosy and the restaurant was elegant and beautiful. However, we chose the 5280 menu and were very disappointed. The food was good but the portions were so tiny and definitely not worth the price of the 5280. This experience almost makes me not want to participate in the 5280 Restaurant week in future. I will return to this restaurant in the future and recommend it to everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • the 5280 menu is wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/2/2011
    the 5280 menu is wonderful! Our server explained everything on our menus and helped us decide. Loved the decor and the warm feeling when you entered.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My boyfriend and I celebrated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/26/2011
    My boyfriend and I celebrated our 1st anniversary and had a very romanitc evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/26/2011
    The food was plentiful and delicious! If you enjoy Indian food and want a great atmosphere in a wonderful neighborhood Bombay Clay Oven is a great choice. The service could be a little bit better and they could work on making better cocktails. I was 0 for 2 on my vodka club soda and the house Pinot Grigio. My friend who I dined with was also a little disappointed over her drink. Luckily the food was amazing and made up for the dismal drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bombay Clay Oven - Valentines day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    Loved the Valentine's special meal for two. Was initially worried about the $100 price tag without an online meal-plan posted, but the meal and the surroundings were well worth the price. We sat in the side booths with pillows and low tables, very romantic. The gentleman playing the sitar (sp?) was an added bonus, I wish he would have played traditional music all night instead of rolling into a psudo blues set. Five course meal, yummy ! "Love Potion" to finish the meal, eh, not so good. We will definately return for a 'standard menu' dinner in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went there for valentine's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    We went there for valentine's day and the special was exciting. We had to do some personal tweaks to the ambiance but otherwise the live music was authentic and enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food - just make sure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    Good food - just make sure you are ready for a slightly longer than normal wait for food after ordering.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Valentine's Day menu was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    The Valentine's Day menu was fantastic. Both my husband and I were wishing for more of the oyster coconut soup. We will most certainly be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The ambience of the Bombay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/13/2011
    The ambience of the Bombay Clay Oven was fantastic, I love that you are allowed to lounge while dining. The food was not as good as some Indian restaurants I have been to, however the drinks and dessert made up for this lapse by far.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good gone very, very bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/13/2011
    we have been to this restaurant before and enjoyed it. Unfortunately, last night's service and food were horrible. We would have loved to tell our server we weren't happy, however, he came to the table to take our order and never returned. We had to track him down to get our bill and he then made us wait 10 minutes to check out. We will not return to this restaurant...
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  • The Bombay Clay is an excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/7/2011
    The Bombay Clay is an excellent restaurant. Going on a Monday night there were plenty of tables available. The ambiance was very nice partially because of their great lighting. We sat in one of their booths, which was a nice way to have some solitude from the rest of the restaurant and the booths themselves are very comfortable. It did seem a little cool inside the restaurant, which may have been because of the freezing temperatures outside, but the food sure did warm us up. The reason for going was for my wife's birthday and for the occasion they gave us a complimentary slice of mango cheesecake that was delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Experience was memorable because
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/15/2011
    Experience was memorable because of the special dining table (sofa padding with pillows, eating with crossed logs sans shoes). Food was good but not incredible.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We recently had bad Indian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/4/2011
    We recently had bad Indian food with bad customer service. Bombay was a refreshing change. Both the food and staff were amazing!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I come to Bombay Clay Oven
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/12/2010
    I come to Bombay Clay Oven for the Biryani and it is usually very good. The last time, however, it was bland without flavor. I was disappointed but will look forward to returning and having it be wonderful again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food and great service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/21/2010
    Excellent food and great service. Sit in the booth and relax with your shoes off. Great experience and even better chai tea!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I surprised my daughter with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/19/2010
    I surprised my daughter with lunch at the Bombay Clay Oven and she loved it! It was a first for me too, and I loved it also! The food and service was excellent. We will definitely be return customers and will refer all of our friends too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Difficult to find parking;
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/22/2010
    Difficult to find parking; lunch buffet limited in choices and quality of food.
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  • The food at Bombay Clay Oven
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/16/2010
    The food at Bombay Clay Oven was fine, but the portions for the price (spec. one of the combos at $21.99) was pathetic. I could have gotten all of those dishes in a "buffet" for $12.99. That meal, for one person, was enough food, but should have been priced at $14 MAX! By the way: 1/2 cup of rice! When I kindly addressed the issue with my server, he defended it. Then he didn't even try to take care of me on anything else: "Let me take care of your chai for you, ma'am." Or, "Please choose a desert; it's on us." He did not "make it right." The service was slow as well, which certainly did not help the situation(they had a lot of people there and I think our server forgot to put in the order). So will I go back? Probably not!
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  • Good but not great Indian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/24/2010
    Good but not great Indian food. A reasonable neighborhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This is the one of the few
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/1/2010
    This is the one of the few places you can get an Indian food dinner on a patio . Good food in CCN on a beautiful evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Had a great meal at one of
    EidtpVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2010
    Had a great meal at one of their floor height tables, you sit barefoot and crossed legged and have pillows around. Very fun, and the food and music were great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome experience. My hubby
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/9/2010
    Awesome experience. My hubby and I went there for a romantic meal...they have these cute little booths with pillows and a curtain.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate