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The Clay Oven

Fajara Booster | off Atlantic Road, Fajara, Gambia
+220 449 6600
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“curry” (15 reviews)
“poppadoms” (8 reviews)
“chicken” (9 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Fajara Booster | off Atlantic Road, Fajara, Gambia
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Good restaurant with a wide selection of dishes and very tasty food. Also good cocktails. Service was friendly and helpful too.

Thank KCPG
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

We went to The Clay Oven on a recommendation and were not disappointed. Although the restaurant itself could do with an update, the food was exceptional. A delicious array of dips and sauces to accompany popadoms, an extensive choice of starters and main dishes. We...More

Thank Elise W
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We toured the area and tried many of the local restaurants that were advertised with 10% off in the "Your Guide to THE GAMBIA" Travel Guide created by the Gambia Experience. The King Prawn Tandoori we selected was really nice and tasty and the portion...More

Thank Peter J
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We ate here as we had read good reviews and we could walk from our hotel. As it was near the end of the season, there were very few customers, plenty of staff though! Really friendly waiter, assisted us with our heat/spice levels. We had...More

Thank ComeonAugust
Reviewed 11 April 2017

During my stay in Banjul, one of the best and delicious food I had was at The Clay Oven. The authentic Indian food I had was fantastic. I had the opportunity to taste from various areas of the menu and all were great. If you...More

Thank amha_z
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

I have had the pleasure of visiting this restaurant at least twice on every trip to The Gambia. Great food to suit all tastes (local and European) ,knowledgeable staff and great service. As a regular traveller to both The Gambia and India I have always...More

Thank 3813SEY
Reviewed 14 March 2017

So good we went here twice. Food fantastic, a little dark upstairs on the terrace but only a minor issue. Entertainment very good.

Thank sausages1757
Reviewed 19 February 2017

My mistake? Did i order wrongly while having lunch at the Clay Oven? I don't thing so, but maybe. Batter fry king prawns is not a Chinese or Indian specially, and adding some tandoori seasoning to the butter didn't compensate for it sogginess and the...More

Thank BohemiaViajera
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

As ever exceptional value for money, not 5 star by any means neither does try to be, Indian food lovers must visit this place at least once. Varied menu to suit most tastes but if you are struggling to choose they will also cook to...More

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 5 February 2017

This Indian restaurant was better than an Indian in goa the food my God was lovely I would recommend the clay oven if u like Indian you have to go beautiful the staff lovely too

Thank sharonrogerson2
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fajara Booster | off Atlantic Road, Fajara, Gambia
  • Location: Africa  >  Gambia  >  Banjul Division  >  Fajara
  • Phone Number: +220 449 6600
  • E-mail
The Clay Oven has been open for 24 years, established in 1991 by Vimal Shah. The restaurant has two menu's, a well established Indian menu and a recently well tried Chinese menu. The Clay Oven takes pride in quality and excellence. There is a large dining area with a semi circular bar, and an outdoor dining area on a wooden deck surrounded by a palm garden and bar. All making a great ambience to dine in under the stars. "Our own belief is that a truly fine meal is enjoyed not once but three times - in anticipation, in consumption and in remembrance."
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