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The Oven - East, Lincoln, NE

The Oven - East

4.7
4.7
244 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


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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 244 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
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Lincoln

    Best Overall

  • Lincoln

    Best Food

  • Lincoln

    Best Service

  • Lincoln

    Best Ambiance

  • Lincoln

    Best Value

  • Lincoln

    Healthy

  • Lincoln

    Neighborhood gem

  • Lincoln

    Great for fine wines

  • Lincoln

    Romantic

  • Lincoln

    Good for special occasions

244 Reviews
  1. BeccaB

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    2nd time trying Indian food, this location was way better than the downtown location in my opinion, in regard to food, service, and ambiance. Will definitely return!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The hostess was lovely and the server Vic was absolutely spot on. Good mix of knowledge and humor.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For so many years, I can’t even count always a favorite

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Chicken Bhuna was amazing as always. Would highly recommend!

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  5. LarryL

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit. We’d heard it was as good as the Haymarket location and we were not disappointed. All the hits were on the menu,still perfectly executed. If this shop had open first, it would be our favorite.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent place to eat, never have had a bad experience

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  7. RickD

    Miami

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Curries ate all wonderful. Great service. NYC quality in Lincoln Nebraska

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  8. DMCR

    Omaha

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Oven consistently has great food & service! It has been our favorite Lincoln restaurant for years!

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  9. RickD

    Miami

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our neighborhood restaurant! We love it! We always have a great meal and great service. A great Indian restaurant in middle America!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and excellent quality food one of our favorite places in town!

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  11. ChristyT

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always happy with the food and service at The Oven!

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  12. LincolnNative

    Omaha

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We hit a bad evening at The Oven. Soup was lukewarm and entree and sauce were cold. Chicken tikka was very tender however. Did not complain due to enjoying the evening with friends. The korma sauce we received as a side was watered down and cold and it is one of our regular sides so they were just off that day.

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  13. RonS

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    .Ambiance at the east location is just fair compared to the Hay Market location. But, Food and drink options were plentiful and good.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere. Service we quick on a very busy night. Food was great!

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  15. LaylaA

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The oven is my favorite restaurant to eat at! Always happy when I go there. The food is amazing and the service is great!

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  16. MelissaE

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful time. Great staff and good food

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  17. Vindyahoo

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a fun and tasteful experience with great service and ambience!

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  18. GratenB

    Omaha

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food. A bit loud at first. Service a little slower than usual

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a Reservation and was seated right away! Server was great! The food was amazing! This was our first time having Indian food and it will become a regular in our rotation!

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  20. JoyceD

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always! We had to shift our reservation with weather, and then some in the party were unable to make it in the end, everything was seamlessly handled. Food and wine were delicious, our server was friendly and helpful. It was a busy weekend dinner, and food came out promptly. Thank you!

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  21. NickiC

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was very nice but we waited quite awhile for drinks when we would ask for them. Otherwise it was great!

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  22. Ardecy

    Omaha

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere with a lot of helpful staff. Even on the busiest nights you feel well taken care of without someone hovering over your table. The food is amazing, the wine list is superb.

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  23. DavidB

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very helpful waiter, efficient and food well prepared and prompt service

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! Will go again! Cozy atmosphere. Great vibe.

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  25. DonB

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tuna Madras was exceptional. Just the right level of heat in the curry.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Drinks were empty the whole time. Food took 1:30 to come out of the kitchen. Asked for specific spice levels for different dishes, and all were nearly identical in their preparation. A poor model of its counterpoints in Omaha and Haymarket.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best food in Lincoln! Glad I made a reservation.

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  28. Huskerfan

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is nearly flawless. Exceptional service, food and value. Always a great experience!

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  29. LincolnNative

    Omaha

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal! Shared meat samosas, spinach naan, chicken tikka, and a side of Korma sauce. Delicious! Did feel rushed again by hostess to settle our bill and leave which was a disappointment to a great meal.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent would recommend to anyone great place to eat

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are always delighted with our experience at the Oven. This time we brought friends who had never been to the Oven and they were delighted with the experience as well.

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  32. GratenB

    Omaha

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I had Saag meat which was good. But I had a salad which had only lettuce and 2 cucumber slices which I don’t like Salad dressing was not good. It was the worst salad I’ve ever had.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Oven is always delicious and I always feel at home there.

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  34. TomH

    Omaha

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We come down from Omaha to experience the food and the exceptional service at The Oven. Everything on the menu is fresh, delicious, and flavorful!

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  35. PaulG

    Jackson Hole

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to a performance at the Lied center and finished the evening at The Oven. The dining room is dark and inviting in the best way. I love the masks on the north wall. Our server was pleasant and efficient and the food was great, as always. Wine by the glass hit the spot. You really can’t go wrong at The Oven. It’s not super fancy or pretentious and I think you get your moneys worth.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu choices are extensive, with the lamb dishes most appealing to me. The staff were very attentive and friendly. The location is great with ample and easy parking,

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  37. LincolnNative

    Omaha

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the food and the ambiance at The Oven! Did not feel rushed, had an excellent waiter!!! We will return! Our favorite is ordering the Chicken Tikka to share, adding an extra soup, and adding a side of Korma sauce! So delicious!!!

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  38. bdbman100

    Omaha

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and wait service was excellent. Hostess acts like it’s a hassle to have to seat you instead of welcoming you to the restaurant. Very odd.

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  39. LincolnNative

    Omaha

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and ambience was fabulous. We arrived for our reservation for 4 at 5:45. At 7:00, one hour and 15 minutes later the hostess rudely cleared our table which sent the message that it was time for us to go! That is the image that will stay with with me. All four of us had drinks, wine at $10 a glass, and I felt shoved out the door!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and server were excellent. We had a reservation. There were many open tables when we arrived. I asked the hostess for a table in the corner for some privacy. She responded that they had a lot of reservations and put me in between two tables where that were occupied by others. She was somewhat dismissive of me and my request.

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FAQs

The Oven - East is rated 4.7 stars by 244 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 4 times today
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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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