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The Oven

201 N 8th St Ste 117, Lincoln, NE 68508-2258
+1 402-475-6118
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“naan” (42 reviews)
“chicken tikka” (20 reviews)
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11:30 - 14:00All hours
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
201 N 8th St Ste 117, Lincoln, NE 68508-2258
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

The Oven is my second favorite place to have Indian food in Lincoln. You can ask how hot and spacy do you want your meal. The staff is very helpful and they are happy to help you navigate through these exotic dishes. The lentil soup...More

Thank raf286
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Nicely prepared and served dinner, but not what we expected. Over the past 40 years, we typically order the same menu of traditional Indian dishes whenever we try a new Indian restaurant; samosas (vegetable, keema), plain naan, something with paneer (mahkani, tiki masala, saag), and...More

Thank Riegs27
Reviewed 29 April 2017

The oven is one of the best dining experiences you could have! Great Staff, great food and the best soup I have ever had. The Tandori chicken is out of this world. This is a must to do on your list when in Lincoln.

Thank windmillnebraska
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The tandoori was dry and tasteless The Rogan Gosh was also dry and tasteless The rice pudding was the worst we have ever had My wife's Tuna was dry and just unetable

Thank bobtrav
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Authentic Indian food and excellent service! This place is awesome and the food is perfect. I wish they would have had goat curry on the menu, but not surprised it wasn't there. Great experience, sat outside and enjoyed the perfect weather with a delicious meal....More

Thank David E
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The Oven has a varied menu of Indian food and it is well prepared and served. We had a group of four and all ordered different dishes. All received compliments. Service was fast and efficient and the staff checked back several times to make sure...More

Thank GaryHill
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Lincoln Nebraska was the last place I expected to find such a fantastic Indian Restaurant. I had the vegetable samosas, Naan Bread, Mulligatawny soup & Chicken jalfrezi - all for less than $20! add in a fantastic Beer & Wine selection and superb customer service...More

Thank USspitfire1
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Even the little kids liked this one! Plenty of naan kept them content while they reluctantly tried other dishes that we tried on them, and all of it wound up fine! The adults, of course, liked everything, especially the variety of paneer dishes. Parking is...More

Thank JSSKansas
Reviewed 21 March 2017

IMHO, been to The Oven a few times & it's always been great. Food, atmosphere, service, & location are very good. Must visit for Indian food in Lincoln!

Thank p c
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We love this restraunt! Wonderful food & friendly service. We had mulligatawny soup & Chicken Buhna & Garlic naan. It was all delicious! This is my favorite place to eat in the market.

Thank melby709
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Sue M
What would you recommend for someone who does not like spicy foods for a dinner there?
6 August 2015|
Response from AnthonyLNK |
I recommend Tandoori chicken from the oven, a side of Saag (spinach), a side of Raita (cucumber and yogurt salad), papadam (crispy thin bread), and rice. This meal is both very healthy and filling and is not at all spicy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 N 8th St Ste 117, Lincoln, NE 68508-2258
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: +1 402-475-6118
  • E-mail
to The Oven Haymarket/Cellar, The Oven East and Himalayas. Our aspiration is to provide you with a delightful dining experience. You will indulge in cuisine of Northern India and Bhutan. Our dishes are rich in flavor, color, and texture. With family style dining we hope that you bring family and friends to savor some of the finest Indian cuisine.
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