My girlfriend and her family had frequented this restaurant years ago, so when we were back in the Bay Area, we decided to go back and check it out. The place has gone completely downhill. The food quality has suffered tremendously. We were served cold naan, and every dish we ordered was inedible because of the spices and preparation. The onions were soggy and not fresh, the tandoori was lackluster. And I haven't even gotten to the pile of garbage in the corner that we only noticed toward the end of the meal. If you have good memories of this place, keep them memories.
This is my favorite Indian restaurant in San Francisco and the food is consistently good. The service was a bit slower on this occasion than usual but the wait staff was friendly and it was a pleasant evening. They seem to be doing a lot more delivery orders than I'd seen the past so that may be affecting the speed in which food comes out now.
Disappointed. Service was earnest but lacking in the basics. Food was spiced to very spicy, regardless of instructions. Cleanliness was inconsistent in the eating area and not good in restrooms. Parking is really bad.
The place sucked ! The tandoori chicken for example lacked any flavor and was presented wet to the touch.
So last minute thought about lunch and made reservations for 1:30, we arrived early 1:15 or so - did not need it. It was only us at first, but doing a decent take away business.
Took a bit to get to order, menus were very dirty.
Another table came in and ordered after us. They got their lunch before we got our appetizer, that we watched the host (no cook) prepare for us.
Other table was almost done before we got our lunch. The food was very good - though the dish we ordered spicy wasn't.
Restaurant wasn't that clean and service had an air of "meh we don't care if you're here."
Our experience is on par with most of the other reviews. There are lots of Indian places and we'll move on to another.
Music was so loud we couldn't even talk, had to ask if they would be able to turn it down. Then we ordered our food and started with the samosa which came out cold. Told the waiter and he took them back and brought out new ones. They were almost burnt on the outside yet still cold inside. He told us since they serve "pre frozen" samosa's that is why their cold inside.
We decided to get up and leave and try Vietnamese instead.
This was the second time I've been to Indian Oven. Our family makes an annual trip from Sacramento to San Francisco. We all decided it was so good last year that we had to go again. Wel it was even better this year. We aren't too familiar with Indian food but all our choices this time we're excellent. I highly recommend the Murgh Makhani dish. Everyone at our table agreed it was the best of the best.
Really good Indian cuisine, very attentive and timely service with a cute place white tablecloth's and Indian music on the sound system
I haven't been to this restaurant in several years (it was previously my favorite Indian restaurant in SF) and this visit was very disappointing. The samosas were gummy and the prawns in the tandoori looked and tasted old. The aloo gobi was good as was the sag with lamb. The rice was ridiculous-----they just threw a few frozen peas on the rice at the last minute-----didn't even mix it in. We brought a friend for her first visit to this restaurant and we were actually embarrassed by the poor food. I hope they get their act together again.
Restaurant boasts lots of awards and I found the food quite satisfying, but not a destination location. Waiter did not ask about how spicy we wanted the food and it was flavorful but not very spicy hot. Didn't ask if we wanted any chutneys or raita, which after the fact we regretted not asking for.
This used to be our favorite Indian restaurant in SF, before we moved to Marin 10 years ago. The quality of the food has dropped significantly since we last ate here several years ago. It was disappointing to say the least. We have no interest in returning. On the plus side, the samosas are still very good, and the busboy was very friendly.
Decently prepared indian foods. Best are the breads which are made in a special fryer-oven.
Food has gone down hill
Service was bad
The chicken was tough and dry. The sauces were watered down. This is the first time I ate Indian food that had no flavor whatsoever. The naan tasted like it was bought at Trader Joe's and heated up in the microwave. 10 years ago I lived near this restaurant and it would be jammed packed every night - the food was outstanding. Now it's gone by the wayside and I would never go back for such below average food.
Has been my favorite since 1999, but what happened? Where did the flavor go? Perhaps a bad night, but not up to my expected standard for Indian Oven.