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The Oven - Downtown, Lincoln, NE
The Oven - Downtown, Lincoln, NE
The Oven - Downtown, Lincoln, NE
The Oven - Downtown, Lincoln, NE
The Oven - Downtown, Lincoln, NE

The Oven - Downtown

4.7
4.7
475 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian
The first Oven Restaurant, located in the heart of downtown Lincoln, has been around since 1988 and owned/operated by a dedicated family of chefs who have been creating Indian cuisine for over twenty seven years. 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. Whether you enjoy the historic Haymarket atmosphere to the relaxed vibe of the Cellar, we have what you want!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Wine Bar, Asian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Phone number
    (402) 475-6118
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Ngawang Rinchen
  • Neighborhood
    Lincoln
  • Cross street
    P Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine

What 475 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Lincoln

    Best Overall

  • Lincoln

    Best Food

  • Lincoln

    Best Value

  • Lincoln

    Good for groups

  • Lincoln

    Healthy

  • Lincoln

    Hot spot

  • Lincoln

    Great for fine wines

  • Lincoln

    Romantic

  • Lincoln

    Good for special occasions

  • Lincoln

    Most Booked

475 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service is always excellent. Their sommelier is friendly and made great recommendations.

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  2. RoyR

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and cocktails are always amazing! Food was served promptly.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was stellar! The sampler appetizer was good. The bread was wonderful. Entrees delectable. The service was meh. Did the job but that's it.

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  4. Robfelt

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tried the tandoori tuna and was blown away. Highly recommended.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy our meals here! Great food, excellent service. Love the ambience especially downstairs. Wine bar is wonderful as well.

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  6. SaraH

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Gabby was our server & she was a delight. Super knowledgeable about the menu, friendly & fun. She gave us great suggestions for our first visit!

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  7. MoMa51

    Omaha

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was outstanding, as always. It was busy, and there seemed to be a confusion as to who was going to wait on us...so it took awhile to get some attention. But after that, the service was very good. We always love the Oven!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Long-time customer of the Haymarket location. One of our favorite restaurants in Lincoln.

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  9. Tonytheetrainer

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic wait staff and cocktails, and the meal!!! Ont wait to go back! Love you Venue!!!❤️

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  10. KaitlinC

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing! Service was quick and good too!

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FAQs

The Oven - Downtown is rated 4.7 stars by 475 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for The Oven - Downtown

201 N. 8th St., Lincoln, NE 68508

Additional information

  • Cross street
    P Street
  • Neighborhood
    Lincoln
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Wine Bar, Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Ngawang Rinchen
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine
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