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About 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.
Denver, CO 80206
Indian, South Indian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Daily:: 3:00pm - 9:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Music with Sitar, Sarod and Guitar on Weekends.
Employee Lunches, Office gatherings, other Celebrations.
We provide full catering services.
4 spaces behind the restaurant.
RTD bus stop is one block away.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Happy hour from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm Mon to Friday
Half priced all appetizers
Half priced house wines
3 dollar draft beers
4 dollar cocktails
Bombay Clay Oven Ratings and Reviews
Indian cuisine is supposed to be a plethora of flavors with a complexity that stimulate the palate; not here. The food was bland and uninspiring. The raita was the best part of the meal. The samosa was cooked in oil that desperately needed to be changed. The benghan bharta was more like a tomato stew with some chili powder. I’ve had simmer sauces in a packet with more flavor
The service saved the meal. Marissa was kind, attentive and genuine. Thank you!
The lights feel like a conference room, bright and harsh.
I love Indian cuisine and I have been to many many different restaurants serving such fare in my day. I will not be back to this one and I recommend you follow suit.
This was our second trip to this restaurant, the previous trip was wonderful. This time we had issues getting service, we would order things and they seemed to have been forgotten. It took over an hour for the meals to be served. I feel like the issue was severe understaffing but I am not sure. The wait staff were nice and apologetic. I thought that considering all the difficulties with our visit the bill might be reduced or something apologetic. But ultimately they just did not charge us for the drinks that were ordered and not delivered til the end (in to-go cups).
Hire more people.
Love the food so much! We couldn't decide what to order so we ordered 2 appetizer and four entrees for two of us. Lamb biryani, seafood curry, chicken tandoori, vegetable kadai, shrimp sauté, goat cheese canape and of course cheese and chili naan. Delicious! Can t wait to go back!
wonderful menu of authentic Indian dishes; our primary service person had indepth knowledge of the ingredients and preparations for each dish, for our next reservation we'll request the "divan" seating for a cozy dining experience. Enjoyed the live music that complimented the atmosphere.
Visited this restaurant for the first time last week during Denver restaurant week. I had the chicken korma, it was very good and tender. My husband had fish goan to curry and loved it. The place is a lot of fun and the happy hours are very reasonable. We will definitely be visiting again in the future.
Good Indian food in a handsome setting. The service was slow the night we were there; not sure what the problem was in the kitchen, but once it arrived at our table, it was excellent. Bombay Oven provides the usual popular Indian dishes and does them well. The servers were very pleasant indeed; they couldn't have bee nicer. The problem was in the kitchen, but we never found out what it was.
Not particularly impressed. Food was ok--turned out to be better next day upon reheat. Not awful, but far from the best I've had.
Service left something to be desired--waiter was pretty decent, but they were understaffed. There were two hostesses (?) who seated us, came by for drinks, water, etc. but were not very attentive.
Meanwhile, the ambiance was underwhelming. Phone ringing constantly--who wants to hear that all night? And DH was seated next to a woman who just kept yammering loudly for the entire meal.
We hadn't visited Bombay Clay Oven in a few years, but chose to revisit us with an out-of-town guest from Chicago. The service was attentive, but not overbearing. The ambience, complete with zither player, was lovely. And the food was a wonderful as we recalled. We will return.
The food here is always excellent. This last visit was characterized by slow service perhaps because they were busier than usual. I especially appreciate the labelling of food for being gluten and dairy free -- and the extra help from wait staff to understand menu items and ingredients.
The kitchen couldn't sequence the food for our table. Repeatedly had to ask staff about our order. The kitchen seems to be in complete disarray. New staff who was running food from the kitchen couldn't even tell patrons what was on the plate. This place used to be decent Indian. Until they work out the kinks in kitchen and with staff, I would recommend avoiding.
There's a feeling when you walk into a restaurant in the heart of cherry creek in the middle of the week for lunch.....and it's empty. Am I missing something? Does everyone know something that I don't? Should I get up and leave? The furniture is super old and worn out. The menus are crinkled and worn. The waiters are trying as hard as they can.....the food is good but can be much better.
Clearly the owner has decided to spend less and less on this place. This can be an awesome and unique place that I would go to regularly.
My wife and I were joking that this is the perfect place to be on chef Ramsey show.....
Well, it was empty when we got there - not a good sign. It didn't get much better. I was with a group of people raised in India. They told me they could tell that the chef was not native, as the food was not authentic and just ok. I am not as good with comparison, but the food for me was also only average. Service was pretty good, had to wait alot more than I wanted.
The food was below average - just a lot of the same spice slathered over the various options; this place is for those who think they want Indian and have no clue what it can be. It is old style with lots of the same western Indian dishes like every other average Indian restaurant. They just add heat to cover lack of taste or creativity
This restaurant is always consistently good. Staff is pleasant and knowledgeable about ingredients, and will bring a very small sample of the sauce if need be to make sure you will enjoy your meal.
Such a treat to know you will get a good meal or small plates every time!!!!
I took my mother to Bombay Clay Oven for Mother's Day. She said it was the best Indian food she ever had. Our server was very friendly and they gave us a special offer for Mothers Day. The atmosphere was great. I will definitely return. The buffet is very reasonably priced also.
The starters, soup and canapés were very good. I was disappointed with the portion for the $18 tilapia fish entree. I felt like there were very few pieces of fish in the dish, and in general, there was very little food in that dish for the money.
Service was excellent, until near the end of the meal. I was still eating and one person asked if he could take away our plates. A minute or less later, another person asked the same question. I felt like I wasn't eating fast enough, yet there were empty tables and no one was waiting for a table.
I will go back and give it a second chance, because the food tasted very good.
Really tasty food - especially the lentil soup! I loved the ambiance - it could be a good family place, but at the same time there are these cute little covered (I thought it was romantic, but then again I was there on a date) booths where you sit cross legged on pillows to enjoy your meal. The service was great, the staff was knowledgeable about food choices and drink pairings. Not too pricey either. I'd recommend it!
The flavor level of our entrees left us disappointed. The lamb tasted old and reheated. Their sauces were lackluster. Portions of everything except rice quite small.
Preceding dinner came papadums, which was the tastiest of anything we ate.
We were told the restaurant will be doing an overhaul of the outside patio area. An inviting exterior will be helpful. If they ramp up the flavor of their dishes as well they should be headed in the right direction. Give them a try when the upgrades are done; until then, not so much.
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