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The Oven - East

4.8
4.8
173 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian
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. Over the last several years, the Oven Restaurants has expanded to two other locations and added space to the lower level of the Haymarket location. Whether you enjoy the historic Haymarket atmosphere and relaxed vibe of the Cellar, the beautiful sunsets and outdoor patio of the Oven East, or you’re in Omaha for the night to try Himalayas, there are many ways to sample the cuisine of India!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Indian, Wine Bar, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (402) 488-0650

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    gawang Rinchen

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln

  • Cross street

    S. 70th St.

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

What 173 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so good
  2. SM

    SMendoz

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints, great service & amazing food!
  3. PG

    PatG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first trip to the Oven East. Great food combined with a great atmosphere. Our server did a nice job of explaining all of the choices.
  4. KD

    KerryD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Everything was wonderful as usual, except that our server recommended an appetizer, saying it was Gluten Free, and one of the members in our party (who is Celiac) had to leave abruptly with an emergency reaction. We found out later from the chef that it was NOT prepared on a skillet that was designated for gluten free foods, and so was cross-contaminated.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    There were several large groups that took a lot of time from the waitress but the food was amazing as always.
  6. S

    Sarah

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience all around! Thank you!
  7. PD

    PatrickD

    Omaha

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great server, great food . Cocktails were good,too. We dined early to avoid the crowd and the noise level was good .
  8. KB

    KellieB

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    They were very busy but all the staff did an amazing job. They were very attentive, friendly, and prompt, and the food was amazing!
  9. K

    Kelly

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great meal as always!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wine - one of our favorite places to go
  11. CD

    CDC58

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service as usual. They always are willing to go a little off menu to make the dish I’ve always loved.
  12. JC

    JenC

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always excellent. Great choices for vegans and vegetarians.
  13. H

    Heyyou

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favorite! Love the Thimphu chicken and soup.
  14. KJ

    KathiJ

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Year’s Eve reservations. Lovely experience, nice atmosphere, not super crowded, great food, attentive service. We lingered at our table a bit after eating and didn’t feel rushed. Highly recommend!
  15. K

    Korthe

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Out of town family visiting - everything was excellent
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time
  17. KH

    KristinH

    Omaha

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Dinner was excellent!
  18. GW

    GraceW

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    The food was okay. My chicken tikka masala was good, but the salad was overly acidic and tasted heavily of pickle juice not lemon (was supposed to be a lemon dressing). Service took way longer than expected. Definitely over priced, but at least the main was good.
  19. KG

    KimG

    Omaha

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always love going to the Oven as the food is always excellent and the staff are friendly and helpful.
  20. K

    Kelle

    Omaha

    135 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our service was outstanding! We love the food. 23 will be back.
  21. LN

    LincolnNative

    Omaha

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service on a very busy night! One of my all time favorite restaurants. Chicken tikka korma, spinach naan bread, and mulligatawny soup! All superb!
  22. SM

    ScottM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    It was a busy night for them, so they were a little slow on service, but our server was really good dealing with it!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Best Indian food in town.
  24. GB

    GratenB

    Omaha

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Nice place with unusual menu. I have been in better Indian restaurants but it is one of the few available in our area
  25. PD

    PatrickD

    Omaha

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, drinks, and food !
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Quick seating with reservations on a busy Saturday
  27. MM

    MajorMom

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The Oven consistently provides excellent service and wonderful food. It is one of the restaurants which provides a very nice vegetarian selection.
  28. LN

    LincolnNative

    Omaha

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner and service. Bottle of wine, soup, spinach naan bread, and chicken tikka korma with rice. All delicious!
  29. LE

    LgEatOutEveryWeek

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was good as usual. Service was slow but like everywhere else it looked like they were light on servers. Good ambiance
  30. G

    Gibbon

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Wait staff was very poor, brought salad instead of soup, made a mistake on two entrees, forgot drink and nan. Each time made excuses that made no sense and intimated it was our fault. Very strange interaction with server and I worked in the food industry for 7 years.
  31. KH

    KellyH

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful place for great food in southeast Lincoln.
  32. GF

    GoodFood

    Omaha

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service.
  33. F

    Frogfan

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, as always. Friends from out of town loved it.
  34. MM

    MarjM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal we shared was delicious, the service excellent, and the ambience just lovely. Food was well prepared, served in a very timely fashion, and our server was attentive without hovering.
  35. JG

    JackieG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Very good dining experience. Only downsides were a pesky fly and more noise as more diners were present.
  36. JC

    JanaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant , we go there every time we are in town .
  37. SS

    SusanS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the Oven East We visit there every time we are in Lincoln .
  38. BS

    BabyfaceSF

    New Mexico

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous Indian cuisine with attentive service, in an upscale and modern atmosphere.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Oven is always a great choice for lunch or dinner!
  40. DR

    DinnerReviewer

    Omaha

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience at The Oven East was excellent from the food to the service.

FAQs

The Oven - East is rated 4.8 stars by 173 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


Google Map for The Oven - East

4101 Pioneer Woods Dr #110 Lincoln, NE 68506

Additional information

  • Cross street

    S. 70th St.

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Indian, Wine Bar, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    gawang Rinchen

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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