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Clay Oven Indian Cuisine

14611 1/2 Ventura Blvd, San Mateo, CA 91403-3617
+1 818-995-1777
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
6 Dec 2017
8 Jul 2017
“Vegetable Dishes were Amazing”
Open Now
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
14611 1/2 Ventura Blvd, San Mateo, CA 91403-3617
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

I had a lunch craving for Indian and decided to try the Clay Oven because it is close to my office. Small buffet but delicious. I migrated to their Butter Chicken and Tandoori Chicken, both were delicious. The waiter brought me fresh & hot naan...More

1  Thank Michael L
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We had dinner here on a week night with three adults and three young children. The service was great and they were very patient with the kids. Now, let's talk about the food. Hands down, that was the best vegetable korma I've ever had. I...More

Thank northern_lightz_9
Reviewed 14 January 2016

By far, one of the best Indian Cuisines I have been to in the entire Bay Area. The dishes really capture the essence of real Indian food. For those of you who are spicy food challengers, ensure to tone it down here. The food is...More

Thank GuestGroup
Reviewed 9 November 2015

Was encouraged by several positive reviews and drove out of our way to go here. We had three curries and they all tasted very similar. Raita is thin, runny, with an odd variety of colored spices. I wouldn't go back.

Thank travelrab
Reviewed 8 May 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for a great Indian restaurant especially new to this cuisine, try the Clay Oven. Best Indian food ever eaten! Service is great too!

Thank Tracy S
Reviewed 8 May 2015 via mobile

We had a mix of prawn and cicken dishes and everything was excellent. Some Indian friends confirmed is was authentic Indian food, and we weren't disappointed. Fantastic food at very fair prices!

Thank shadowsscrupydoo
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Been going to this place for over 5 years. They have a good variety of items in their buffet. The meats are well cooked and the chicken tikka masala + naan combination is excellent!

Thank Sumeet K
Reviewed 20 June 2014

Clay oven The ambience is modern without the over powering usual photos of India and it's historical monuments. Service is decent although found that the Indian looking waiters tried not speak in Hindi or Punjabi. Food- in this restaurant medium spicy really means hot hot....More

Thank Fulldistance
Reviewed 18 January 2014

A little expensive for delivery, but delicious. Garlic naan and galub jamun are best I have had at any Indian restaurant. I tried chicken tikka masala and vegetable jalfrezi, both tasty. You have to order rice for additional charge if you want it, it is...More

Thank Sugarbear13
Reviewed 29 May 2013

It wasn't disappointing, it wasn't exciting, the food was just good. The decor could have used some inspiration, as there were not many touches to tell you this was an Indian restaurant. Prices were reasonable, and the service was good, but overall, it was just...More

Thank steelpanwoman
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Dining Style
Fine Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14611 1/2 Ventura Blvd, San Mateo, CA 91403-3617
    (S. San Mateo Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 818-995-1777
Welcome to Clay Oven
We are located in Downtown San Mateo near El Camino. We offer a mix of modern style with traditional roots, from our handmade paintings representing the incredible Indian culture to our fabulous interior and stylish decor. Come listen to our romantic music and dine on our copper dishes on which we prepare delicious authentic Indian dishes using a centuries old traditional Clay Oven method of cooking that allows us to quickly char roast meats, poultry, and seafood at up to 1000 degrees. The Clay Oven also bakes traditional nan breads crisp or chewy. All entrees are individually prepared to your specified taste and seasoning.

We can easily accommodate 70 people for both lunch and dinner service. Come and experience our refined customer service and the highest standard of dining brought to you by our attentive staff and our fabulous food.
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