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Clay Oven

4.9
701 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Indian
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The cuisine at the Clay Oven is about transforming tradition and old techniques while retaining the flavor profile to make them relevant to the present times and lifestyle. Food progresses and changes over time in presentation, technique, and tastes, and we consistently strive to move Indian cuisine forward into the present. For the past 32 years we have attempted to modernize our dishes while keeping the Ayurvedic principles intact. Our menus are tied to the seasons and what is growing around us in order to bring out the fullest flavors and to allow guests to savor our food. We serve a large selection of game including venison, wild boar, rabbit, duck, alpaca, quail and elk, all easily paired with drinks selected by our Certified Sommelier. Fruits and vegetables in season appear alongside our organic herbs grown in our own garden. There is no fusion of cuisines, just a fun and creative Indian experience created for our guests.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Indian, Indian, Wild Game
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tues-Fri, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Tues-Sun, 5:30pm - 10:00pm
CLOSED MONDAY
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Phone number
(949) 552-2851
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Cross street: Irvine Center Dr.
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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

We will be offering a special menu Valentine's Day featuring favorite dishes as well as a few exclusive items prepared just for this evening!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Had a really great experience here. Knowledgeable staff with excellent recommendations for food and drinks. Delicious meal with good portions. Incredible beer list, best I have ever seen in OC, cicerone knows what he's doing!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Our new favorite place to go. Manager were wonderful, and all the staff was great. We had the sea bass and chicken tikka masala. Both were delicious but the avocado starter was the best thing we had. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Great food. Never disappointed with anything. Specials always a great variety.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Excellent creative indian cuisine in this area. Would definitely recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

We absolutely loved this place. Everything we had was perfect. The portions were generous. They use quality ingredients. We would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

Great food and moderate prices. The menu was a real adventure, amazing unique choices.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

The place was very crowded but the service was spot on. We tried a couple of things that were off the menu on the specials. Not disappointed at all!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0
Dined on January 11, 2018

Great experience! My wife and I made reservations for our wedding anniversary at the last minute because of our busy schedules. It was a perfect night from drinks to dessert. The service was very personalized and special, we can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0
Dined on January 10, 2018

Fantastic as always. Very helpful accommodating a guest with celiac (gluten free) and dairy allergies.

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vipWellFed (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

Truly unbelievable food and a great family owned restaurant. We feel fortunate to have them close by. Try the Swordfish, the Game, and any curry. Perfection. Great beer and wine list.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Indian, Indian, Wild Game
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tues-Fri, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Tues-Sun, 5:30pm - 10:00pm
CLOSED MONDAY
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Cross street
Irvine Center Dr.
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(949) 552-2851
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Catering
Full service catering - Premier caterer to all major hotels and event sites requiring Indian regional cuisines.
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Parking details
Shopping center parking - easy access.
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Executive chef
Geeta Bansal
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
Holiday Catering
In addition to our Tandoori Turkeys, we also offer seasonal sides including Butternut Squash Soup, Spinach with Paneer, Cumin Sweet Potatoes, Curried Pumpkin Achari, smoked Eggplant Bhurtha, Brussels Sprouts, and Okra. Also available are smoked Tandoori meats like Lamb Chops, Quail, and Cornish Game Hens as well as whole racks of Venison, Wild Boar, Elk, and Berkshire Pork. Our catering calendar is beginning to fill up, so for your holiday parties and events, please call us soon to reserve your date or order!