FOIE GRAS SAMOSAS! ARE YOU KIDDING ME? AMAZING! What an incredible restaurant, really great find. Everything was so unique! Friendly service and great recommendations. Enjoyed it!
Great food, great experience, food for every kind of diet restriction. This restaurant should be a model for others in the area, they really know what they are doing!
If I could give it a higher score than 5 stars I would. Service was beyond great, as was the food. Check it out!
Excellent food, great service and an overall enjoyable night out. Great for all occasions. Very accommodating. Love this place!
Our service and food were great for everyone. The fish curry was excellent and lamb chops exquisite. They definitely have a great chef and all was timely. Had a pretty loud group next to us but other than that it was wonderful.
Without a doubt the best and most sophisticated Indian in Orange County. And if that’s not enough there is an amazingly well curated craft beer program.
Another lovely time. Staff and food consistently wonderful.
The Clay Oven is an excellent restaurant we've been enjoying for many years. The Indian food is outstanding, especially dishes with their sauces. The staff is very friendly and responsive----a wonderful way to spend a relaxing evening.
Great place for a special treat. Always appreciate the variety of vegan options!
Excellent, Indian food kicked up a notch. Service was excellent
This is a family owned restaurant that serves gourmet, authentic Indian Cuisine. The family is wonderful and they will get to know you and treat you like their favorite customer. The restaurant has been there for many years but it feels fresh and current. The food is outstanding and the curated craft beer list is lengthly and always impressive. If I could give this place 10 stars I would.
A neighborhood gem with creative, hip, Indian cuisine! They certainly aim to please at this contemporary restaurant. Will please the most finicky eaters, like me! The food was delicious!
We arrived a little early, but the very nice and pleasant man let us in anyway and gave us a perfect seat in the corner. He also took our order and was quite helpful with his suggestions. My husband and I each ordered the perfect thing for us. My husband had the lamb shank that was so delicious with an outstanding sauce. I almost got the lamb shank as well, but changed my mind when I asked the Matre D' what he thought and he suggested I order something different and share. So glad I ordered the tandoori shrimp as it was fantastic, perfectly cooked, seasoned and with onions. We did share a bit but not much as we each enjoyed our dish too much. Good we had reservations with Open Table as it wasn't long before the restaurant filled up. One thing I should mention is Clay Oven had an organic Cabernet wine which is unusual in most restaurants. I only drink organic red wine which limits me at most restaurants.
This restaurant is quite elegant! The service and food superb! Family run and it was clear each member genuinely cared about the restaurant and their customers’ experiences there. I would call it more of a special occasion restaurant than an “everyday” place to eat. Would recommend it in a heartbeat! Lovely!
Always good , family run we love the Chicken Marsala.
Second visit for us. The food is very good. Big variety. Fish, chicken, lamb. Vegetables done very well. The naan is really yummy. The service is very attentive. Variety of beer too. We will be back.
Incredible experience here. Came here for a dinner date. It was a few days after my birthday and the manager noticed it was my birthday on my drivers license after I ordered a glass of wine. It was very busy but everything was perfect. We ordered the chicken masala, lamb chops, and curried spinach. The food was perfect (BEST LAMB CHOPS OF MY LIFE) and the timing was great. They brought me a free chocolate birthday dessert and it was INCREDIBLE. I haven’t been that impressed by a restaurant in a long time!
Family owned and run restaurant for over 30 years. That says it all! First time and now huge fan!
The best Indian food period.
Service was spot on and food was excellent. Not your typical Indian restaurant. Small menu, everything we tried was wonderful. Garlic naan was ridiculous; could go back and have just 5 of those and go home WAY satisfied!
very friendly service; great selection of beer; would have liked more fish and vegetarian dishes and sauces. and combination appetizers; and condiments. we got a free birthday Indian dessert of some kind of cardamon ice cream...
Amazing food and phenomenal drinks all at a great price. Had a great time here.
Undoubtedly the best Indian food I’ve ever eaten. Unfortunately, I live on the east coast and only visit once a year.
Great Saturday night. Wonderful food, drinks and had fun sharing this place with our friends. Everyone enjoyed sharing the food, wonderful wine and beer selection and the service was excellent. Will be visiting again soon.
Best roganjosh I've had since moving from the UK years ago! These guys nailed it. They even have my local pub beer, tim taylor, haven't had it in YEARS! Great service too, truly lovely place.
We don’t get there as often as we would like but every time is just delicious. The food is just stellar and the family is as sweet as could be. Always a thrill to introduce new people to this place!
The best hospitality in Irvine. They make you feel very welcome like a friend coming over for dinner. Food is fresh, easy to share, authentic, and made to perfection by people that know and love their craft. Wonderful experience overall packed into this cozy little restaurant.
Great place for sharing, everything is family style. Celebrated a birthday, very pleased.
This small restaurant had wonderful Indian food. We started with the goat cheese samosas and seasonal pakoras. We ordered the chicken tikka masala and elk chop, which were enough to share after eating the appetizers. For a change we ordered the sourdough naan, which was heavenly. Everything came out pipping hot and was delicious, the wait staff was wonderful.
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!