Clay Oven Indian Cuisine

3.8
15 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian
We invite you to join us in our bright and comfortable dining room or order ahead for take out or delivery to your home or business. We offer full catering services and complete banquet facilities for simple gatherings to elegant affairs. Also consider us for birthday parties, wedding receptions and corporate events.
Our experienced chef's from India make our dishes fresh and cooked to perfection using centuries old traditional methods including the use of the clay oven (tandoori) fired up to 1000 degrees. Our buffet is the perfect place to sample many dishes you may not have tried before.
We welcome you to join us for lunch or dinner and are sure our restaurant will quickly become your favorite place to come for fine dining and to share a good experience with friends, family and business associates.
The restaurant is open every day from 11am with San Francisco's finest and tastiest Indian Lunch Buffet (11am till 2pm) and serving from our Dinner Menu till 11pm.
What 15 people are saying
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3.8based on all time ratings
3.6
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3.8
service
3.7
ambience
4.0
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69% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipeatauthority
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Short handed on Christmas. Only one server and one chef. Kitchen looked filthy. Wine was poor and came in a dirty glass. Was a hair in one spinach entree. It was an hour till we got our food!! One had the buffet and entrees were cold!!

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vipnannini
San Francisco
115 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Looks like they have changed management and a new chef. will try it again after they have settled in. Food was different

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vipnannini
San Francisco
115 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is our favorite Sunday casual restaurant. Harry is wonderful. Note most of their business is take out so the restaurant is usually empty - Its a very pretty place and we love being the only ones there. We always go on Sunday at 6pm so perhaps at other times it has more people.

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vipnannini
San Francisco
115 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food keeps getting better - I can't wait to go back tried the spinach pakora it was great completely different from the the vegetable pakora. May try the cheese pakora next. We always get the the punjabi lamb because it is so good.

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Candice
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Going away gathering for a couple. Had a great time. Food was great. Drinks are good. Staff was excellent. Great experience!!!

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vipnannini
San Francisco
115 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Food is very authentic as good as the food in India and we have been to india 3 times 1 month each time

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vipnannini
San Francisco
115 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the food keeps getting better and better- dont miss the vegetable pakora and the lamb curry was outstanding.

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vipnannini
San Francisco
115 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food is consistently good. Note this restaurant never has many people in it as its very very popular for take out & Delivery. our favorite is the Lamb vindaloo & plain naan -all the vegetable dishes are great but this time we tried the vegetable pakora - it was a huge portion so for 2 people 1 lamp 1 pakora 1 rice 1 naan was a more than enough - took 3 pakora home.

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vipTomk
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Only person in the resturant on a Friday night. Food was ok. Would not go back

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igorsf
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Both dishes were over-salted. Tandury Lamb Chops were burned, partially char coaled.

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FoodFamilyFive
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had dinner on Christmas day and it was a really nice meal. The service was attentive, portions were generous, seasoning was spot on. We especially liked the Coconut Chicken Curry, the Punjabi Fish and the Prawn Tikka Masala. All the breads were tasty too! The Tandori lamb was a bit tough. Parking was easy. We don't live in the city, but we will eat there again if we are in the city and looking for a yummy Indian meal.

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vipnannini
San Francisco
115 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just love this place - Lamb vandaloo and Pakoras was great - Have spent over 60 days in India and this is as good as our meals in India

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vipnannini
San Francisco
115 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience5

love this restaurant - great value so relaxing. had Hydrabadi Vegetable very very good but didn't like rogan josh prefer the lamb vindaloo

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Buffet was delicious and price was excellent

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Emma
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2013
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Great indian food but the lamb was a little bit tough.
The servers were really nice and sweet.

FAQs

Clay Oven Indian Cuisine does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Clay Oven Indian Cuisine also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 826-2400.

Clay Oven Indian Cuisine is rated 3.8 stars by 15 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.