Welcome to the Clay Oven Experience! What is it about authentic Indian cuisine that’s so expressive and magnetically drawing? Is it the delicate yet perfected use of spices? The infusion of a range of flavors that simply awakens the taste buds? That unmistakable “take” on a truly ethnic food that transports the individual enjoying it to a totally different place?
At the heart of the Clay Oven operation are experienced chefs direct from the sun-baked plains of India, preparing and cooking our dishes in only the freshest, perfection-oriented methods – some of which are centuries old in tradition. This includes the inspiration behind our restaurant’s name, the usage of the “clay oven” or tandoori, which is fired up to 1000 degrees.
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If Indian cuisine is something you are trying for the first time, then our buffet is the perfect way to sample the many dishes that will awaken your palate. Are you an experienced Indian food connoisseur? You will go right to beginning your meal with one of Clay Oven’s appetizer selections, including Papadams – incredibly spicy and crispy lentil wafers – and Palak Pakoras, drenched and coated in spinach before being wonderfully deep fried in garbanzo batter. Our Dal Soup continues to remain a favorite amongst regular patrons, this delicately spiced lentil soup bursting with flavor and garnished with vegetables, as is our Raita, a homemade yogurt with cucumber and spices.
When it comes to the main course, no one does it like Clay Oven Cuisine of India – whether it’s one of our vegetarian entrees, India Clay Oven Dinners, seafood entrees or lamb, rice, chicken or India Clay Oven Roasted dishes, a taste of Bombay is only limited by your imagination.
The family of Clay Oven Indian restaurants has been delivering this experience to its tight-knit community with a unique approach. Open everyday from 11 and serving the Bay Area’s finest and tastiest Indian lunch buffet from 11 am to 2 pm, we consistently invite our customers back to revel in our bright, comfortable dining room or to take advantage of our full catering services and complete banquet facilities for everything from simple family gatherings to elegant affairs. Visit one of our 6 locations today, we know your experience will be love at first bite!