Bollywood Bar & Clay Oven

4.6
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330 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
Located in the heart of wine country, Bollywood Bar & Clay Oven offers dynamic, ingredient-focused Indian cuisine with elevated cocktails and a welcoming energy.

All parties of 5+ may be seated at our high top tables. If you require a specific type of seating, please leave us a note in your reservation and we'll do our best to accommodate you. Thanks!
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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vipSheila
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bollywood is permanently closed as of October 9, 2020.

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MarianJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was fine. This was the last night for them to be open. I will miss the good Indian food.

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SurbhiV
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sad that it's closed, loved the place and food taste!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening for patio meal. Brought friend from out of state and fell in love with the food. He never had Indian food before

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BeckyC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic meal!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

It was wonderful up until the BLM protesters walk down the street yelling their ridiculous chants at the good people supporting our local economy.

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RobertaG
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food that is not just the typical fare, great service, great value.

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vipStephanieP
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far our favorite place in Santa Rosa. You cannot beat the happy hour. It’s the best in town. Lovely outdoor dining, friendly staff and incredible food right in the heart of downtown.

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JessicaA
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loved the crispy cauliflower and the pakoras!! The curries has amazing favor but would have liked some veggies in them...mine only had chickpeas and my husbands only had beef! But like I said the flavor was absolutely delicious. Excellent service and comfortable outside seating.

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vipKellyD
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Welcoming staff and comfortable seating for current times. Nice to enjoy the new 'patio' thanks to SR downtown street closures. Always great cocktails and wines by the glass plus tasty food. Menu is simplified due to current trends yet every plate we order - crispy cauliflower, channa masala, saag paneer, garlic naan and sticky toffee cake were outstanding. Comfortable and safe surroundings.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely excellent service, great food and a fantastic happy hour!

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JackK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Seated outside, 111 degrees out, smokey air, and we still enjoyed Bollywood. Our wait person was attentive and personable. Will go there many more times.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I can’t wait to go back. Service was fantastic! The drinks were perfection and the food delish. My first time eating here, it did not disappoint. A+

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vipPamelaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

It hurts me to write such a poor review but to be honest this place is terrible. If this was Omaha Nebraska I would give this place some slack, but to be in a premier food and wine destination and to each such poor quality food was embarrassing especially as someone who is Indian and always wants Indian restaurants to do well. Would recommend not visiting, did not meet 1 star in an quality of any aspect of a restaurant. My husband and I both felt sick as we ate our food and we could not even complain as our service was non existent. It confirms why this restaurant has so many open table reservation available tables, others have also realized this place is terrible. No pride in their food and no quality. Beware

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Funmi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is SOOOO GOOD!!! I honestly could go here everyday if I could.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing, great all around. Saved it and will definitely be back.

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Easter
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

They're doing a fabulous job given all the obstacles that face servers, chefs, and restaurants. The food was amazing and the service was as good.

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sffoodie
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We'd come here before and dined upstairs; the food was quite good, but the service was lacking. Not only slow, but they stuck as at a really bad table next to a service island even though there were plenty of better tables available...but we asked to be moved and they did accommodate us.

This time we dined outside (the only option). Again, the food was excellent (though a bit too salty) but service was slow and everything cooled off very quickly as it was a chilly evening for August. Still, the charred corn salad was a hit, and the rock shrimp (pakoras, I think) were also delicious. The salmon with peas and coconut milk was tasty, but could have used a lot less salt on top.

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vipStephanieP
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! Best happy hour in Santa Rosa. The crispy cauliflower and shrimp alo tiki is not to be missed. The entire staff is wonderful. We especially love Long. He’s fantastic! Great food, chic and chill vibe and welcoming staff.

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vipChoonT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The flavors are excellent, every dishes tasted authentic and delicious. The only complain I have is the chicken tandoori, not cooked in a tandoori oven.

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Effie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. They have expanded their outdoor seating. Safely distanced.

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vipStephanieP
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fav spot in Santa Rosa!!!
Great happy hour!

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vipKellyD
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great choices, fun server, good bar. So glad to have as a Santa Rosa favorite.

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vipDavidK
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true Santa Rosa favorite! GREAT food - varied menu - awesome bar - friendly professional service and beautiful space - Hands down one of the top places to enjoy dinner in Sonoma County

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KristenS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic!! So fun and knowledgeable . She made our dining experience so much fun.

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JenMa
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wine Wednesday gives half-price on bottles of wine. Bollywood has a wonderful wine list and made some interesting selections available at that price. The food at Bollywood is always great, an upscale twist on Indian, always full of spices and fragrances that aren't in most cuisines. The portion sizes are excellent, made for sharing. What do I not like about this place?

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Adam
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice place for a business meeting. Easy lunch place and reasonable prices

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marahb
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious food. refreshing cocktails. great service!

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Martee
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was amazingly great!!! And the cocktails are out of this world! Our waitress, however, was somewhat curt with us, and was slow to attend to the table or even take our orders. . .

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vipSonomaLass
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

As always, the food was wonderful. Some of the cocktails were not well-balanced in flavor (too much bitters), and we had a little trouble getting our server's attention for refills. We also forgot to order rice with our curry and were not asked if we wanted any; by the time we realized it needed to be requested, we couldn't find our server. I asked another server and he said he would take care of it, but we never did get our rice. Still, at least we weren't charged for it. We will still return, because the food is good enough to compensate for small annoyances.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

It was the third time I’ve dined at the restaurant, but the first time I’ve sat upstairs. The ambient noise level was too loud to carry on a conversation with my husband. Other than that the food was excellent I love Bollywood

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Lyss
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

TASTING MENU GAVE A GOOD OVERVIES OF THEIR FOOD BUT WAS WAY TOO MUCH FOR TWO. DELICIOUS GOOD, GOOD SERVICE.

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EliSR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food, the ambiance, the price, and the surprise dancing performance. We will come back again for sure!

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vipShashankM
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was good. The food was not very hot.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for a Valentine's dinner. Wonderful set menu with a broad variety of foods !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious, their cocktails are always great as well!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Loved the food and the service! Great place! Left very pleased♥️

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FinV
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food5service3ambience1

We had reservations and the host was horrible we asked for a different table because the host decided to sit us in an awkward table right next to the bar and the serving station. They had plenty of open tables at the time and he denied us the opportunity to sit in a different location. We decided to sit at the bar. The bartender was extremely kind. For the remaining of the evening they did not seat anyone at that table that they offered us...

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AmyE
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Indian food we have ever had. The palak paneer was so fresh and the flavors popped! Fun drinks as well. If we lived in the area, we would be regulars!

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thatonegirl
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

My only grimace was that one of the waitresses had a weird attitude towards us, like we didn’t belong at the restaurant. Maybe because we are young? Then at the end she acted really nice because it took a really long time for her to attend to our bill, which was fine because it got really busy. Her original attitude threw me off though.
However the food was amazing, the restaurant itself is beautifully laid out. I can’t wait to go again.

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Bollywood Bar & Clay Oven is rated 4.6 stars by 330 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.