The Oven

4.7
191 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian
The Himalayas Bhutanese and Indian Cuisine is celebrating almost 30 years of experience at The Oven Indian Cuisine in Lincoln, NE by bringing it all to the Old Market.

The Oven Restaurants specialize in Northern Indian Cuisine which is known for its rich colors, flavor profiles and a unique style of cooking in a clay oven, called the Tandoor. Chicken, shrimp and lamb marinate for several hours in a yogurt and spice mixture and placed on skewers while various breads are being hand made by our chefs fresh each day. The skewers and breads are then placed in the tandoor over an open flame where breads are cooked to perfection and the rich flavors are sealed in to ensure tenderness and quality of the meat.
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vipMaggie
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience3

It was very bright inside. I like a more subdued lighting for a weekend date night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food! We were able to sit outside on a lovely evening. It was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Large menu and outstanding food and service. One of few restaurants where it’s quiet enough that you can easily converse with others at your table.

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TomH
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we return to The Oven for its amazing food, remarkable service, and beautiful atmosphere. It is always a pleasure to dine here. The outside seating was a plus for our group of four.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meat samosas, kabuli, tandoori chicken and goa chicken were all fantastic!

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NataleeH
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, amazing service. Definitely would recommend!

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Maggie
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

This was our first time eating this cuisine. Our server was very helpful in recommendations of dishes to try. Be sure to ask which dishes are less spicy if you are new to this cuisine and don’t like hot spiced food.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time trying indian cuisine. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. They also made excellent recommendations. The ambiance was relaxing and upscale perfect for a date night or a family. dinner. I forgot pictures but the samosas and lassis are also fantastic!

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vipRTay
Omaha
26 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Brandon made the dining experience great. The food was well prepared and tasted excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

8:30 reservation... we walked in at 8:35. They shut the door in our face and said they were closing early. We ate elsewhere...

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TomH
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so happy to be able to visit The Oven for an anniversary dinner. We had exemplary service from Elizabeth. The food and drinks were terrific, and everyone was so attentive and considerate. We look forward to a return visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding and the food was so good. We sat on the patio and it was so relaxing.

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vipKelle
Omaha
107 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, as usual. Our service was good with Elizabeth. We will be back.

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vipashintz
Milwaukee
19 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Overall a great meal! The hostess was great at recommending dishes to our group, Most of whom hadn’t visited an Indian restaurant before. They all seemed to enjoy their dishes, which were served very quickly.

Food was great and we were able to have our meeting quite easily.

Will definitely be back again!

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Zandra
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service. Vegetarian friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very busy Valentines night at The Oven but the waiter and staff were very on top of their game. Food arrived in a timely manner and waiter kept up on drinks.
Hubby and I shared a mixed appetizer and the non-vegetable thali dinner. Will definitely go back.

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MAHESHK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food was mediocre and they made us wait for 15 minutes despite having a confirmed reservation on OpenTable. It was disrespectful.

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EdwardW
Omaha
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was exceptional and certainly not only met, but exceeded our expectations! Took care of every need with an honest desire to provide great service. Our 20th Wedding Anniversary was wonderful. The food was outstanding which is why we chose to come to The Oven in Omaha. THANK YOU!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

It was okay. food was good, the appetizer was the best. Service was odd

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KathleenU
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We waited about 15 minutes after being seated before we asked the manager for drinks. It took the waiter prompting to come to our table to take our order. When our food arrived, it was not complete as the server did not put in our order for Naan. Not a great first experience at the restaurant. I was disappointed.

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GwenR
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

have been trying different Indian restaurants as closures and changes have occurred across the city - this is the best Indian food I've had in a long time.....

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent choices in entrees. Flavor was wonderful. Ambiance was ok.. felt a little “cold”, not super comfy-cozy. Could help this with turning down the lighting a bit. Excellent experience overall.

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TheOvenRealTreat
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They did an excellent job of preparing food that was spicy and pleasing to our palette. The server was very cautious (reluctant) about letting us order food at the 10 level of spice but we assured him it would be fine. We even offered to sign a waiver. We were seated close to the bar area and when the food was about to be served, the bar area became very crowded with back room staff. We figured they were there to see if we would actually enjoy the food. We certainly did enjoy the food and it was amazing how many staff members stopped by to see how we were fairing. Enjoyed the meal and the service very much.

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WSGMD
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice traditional India food. Enjoyed, but very salty for my preference

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. Everything from reception, to service, to wine, food, atmosphere is always exceptional. Their wine offerings are varied and impressive. The Oven is a regular stop any time we are craving excellent Indian cuisine.

You can’t go wrong!

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brother in town.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Brandon, was outstanding. The food is delicious. A bit spicy but I love heat.

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vipKelle
Omaha
107 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andrew is the best server on the planet! Food was fantastic!

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Rebecca
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for an early lunch and enjoyed the beautiful dining room with high ceilings and uplifting art. Delicious meal.

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viptomay
New York Area
188 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

an overall better than average experience
attentive service, good selection at expected
pricing and food was as good as most and better than some
worth a try

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JaneC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Oven is one of our favorite restaurants!!! There were 7 in our party and it was a busy night. We've had our waiter many times before, and he's just great!!! We were on the 2nd floor, so between the up and down and the number of customers the service was a little slow, but all was wonderful overall!!

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RichardM
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True dining

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vipKelle
Omaha
107 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

🎂 for a 25 year old who is getting married soon

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vipKelle
Omaha
107 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding. We love going to this gem.

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vipKelle
Omaha
107 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome, as usual. Service was perfect. Can't wait to go again.

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KaylieH
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love Himalayas! Big fan of The Oven down in Lincoln and happy to see the food is just as yummy here. We sat outside because it was a beautiful night! The only downfall of that is you catch a strong whiff of the cigar bar directly next door.

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JoshuaT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I originally went online and made a reservation and went to the resturaunt not knowing anything but it was indian food! The server was very helpful and the food was flavorful and fantastic. I would definitely recommend to a friend and for sure go back again!

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vipKelle
Omaha
107 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was awesome!! The atmosphere was very lively.

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vipMeals1947
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The cigar place next door deters us from coming more.

FAQs

The Oven is rated 4.7 stars by 191 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.