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Clay Oven on Haight

15 reviews
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$30 and under
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Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
We are open every day from 10am with San Francisco's finest and tastiest Indian Lunch Buffet (11am till 2pm) and serving from our Dinner Menu till 11pm.

We invite you to join us in our wonderful 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation


Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm


Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

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Phone number
(415) 255-2000
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Haight & Fillmore
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 15 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.0based on all time ratings
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68% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on May 28, 2017

Clay Oven on Haight was a nice surprise. Definitely authentic--many native Indians in the place, having family dinners. The portions are ample--we ordered 3 meat courses, plus naan and a veggie--my son had plenty to take home. The goat cheese naan was amazing, as were the other dishes. It wasn't noisy, just a nice place to spend time with friends or family.

5.0Dined on April 11, 2017

Great place to meet with a friend in a new city! Food was fresh and very flavorful. Service was very attentive and helpful. Very fun, authentic atmosphere in downtown Haight!

5.0Dined on March 29, 2017

Really enjoyed my visit. Food was really great and the service was terrific!!!

1.0Dined on January 31, 2017

Not a great experience. I was there taking a client for lunch. Including us, there was a total of 4ppl in the restaurant. Usually, that's not a good sign and it was 12:30pm, the peak of the lunch rush. We sat down and waited. And waited for the server to come around. We had to call him over to take our order. As we were giving him our order, he walked away to answer the ringing phone. Then did not return. Again, had to call him back. I ordered the chicken kabobs and asked what came on the plate and didn't know. So ordered it anyway. My client ordered the lamb kabobs. With just 4ppl in the restaurant, it should not have taken the 35 minutes to bring the food out. And when it arrived, the lamb was so hard and chewy, my client sent it back. It was tremendously overcooked. Overall, I will not go back and there was no reason provided by the service or food to even give it a second chance. There are plenty of amazing Indian restaurants in the city. This was just not one of them.

4.0Dined on December 1, 2016

I love Indian food and am always looking for some place new to try. I read the menu before going and saw a number of dishes I might like. I had the vegetable pakoras and the Kashmiri Biryani; both were excellent. The atmosphere was very Indian and very comfortable. The service started out great, BUT, towards the end of my meal I saw my waiter go out the front door and didn't return for over 10 minutes, and no one else seemed to care about me. This restaurant was well on its way to 5 stars, but this lapse in service really bothered me. I have waited tables and you never abandon a table so completely. If I'm in the area again, I may give them a second chance as the food WAS quite good.

4.0Dined on July 13, 2016

Small pleasant Indian food. Solid quality.

4.0Dined on June 11, 2016

I was disappointed in the food. It wasn't hot as requested nor did the keema naan have any flavor; however, I really like the goat cheese naan and would recommend that. If you're south asian, then you're probably not going to like this place as the food is bland in comparison to what you could get at your home.

4.0Dined on June 7, 2016

Ordered lamb vindaloo, tandoori chicken, eggplant, matar paneer and Chana masala...all dishes were flavourful and spiced just as we asked. Just a little hint for those who use uber or lift, make sure you pick the right Clay Oven and don't just pick the default one that comes up. There are two restaurants far from each other.

1.0Dined on April 18, 2015

Not too pricey, but the food wasn't great either. The Naan was a bit burnt, and the dishes were watery and bland. Service was good. But overall, I'm not coming here again.

5.0Dined on May 19, 2014

If you like Indian food you need to try this restaurants .
My family visit often india and enjoy the food
There this one is really close to what you can get in this country . ( NORTH ).

5.0Dined on April 26, 2014

This restaurant is neither on Haight nor us it in "the Haight". In addition it has changed its name to Indian Oven. We had delicious food. Freshly prepared. Attentive service.

2.0Dined on November 16, 2013

Decent food but wait staff / servers lack in personable service in my opinion.

3.0Dined on July 24, 2012

Lovely little spot, but the food seemed "only okay" to me. Excellent naan, the lamb was tender, the tandoori chicken fine - so why would I not go back? I want a restaurant to really make me say "WOW" and this one did not. Big take out business, so maybe my taste buds were having a night off. I don't know.

5.0Dined on May 5, 2012

We came as a group of 12, half adults, half kids and were seated in the upstairs room, which was perfect because our party did not get in anyone else's way. The food was great, although the service could use just a touch more attention (we had to go downstairs to fetch the waiter a couple of times). Overall, however, we were very happy with the experience.

4.0Dined on October 29, 2011

This particular night the service was horrible. They were busy, but still. I had much better service when there was only me and 2 other tables in the restaurant.