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Clay Oven Indian Restaurant

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385 W Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA 94127-1411 (15th Avenue)
+1 415-731-2400
10:00 - 23:00
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1,666 reviews
1,034 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

It's pretty generic British Indian basics served competently and not the most memorable grinds you will eat.

Thank Alzor S
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Can't say enough good things about India Clay Oven. Five Star place in my book. Great Food, Great Service, Great Atmosphere !! Buffet at lunch is gourmet Indian food for such a bargain !!

Thank Beth T
San Francisco, California
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128 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

My wife and I live very close to the Clay Oven on West Portal, and so we have been to this restaurant multiple times for lunch. We highly recommend it! The food is tasty, the service is fast and friendly, and the price is reasonable. The Clay Oven lunch buffet is small and all-you-can-eat. In our experience, the entree items... More 

Thank Paul5795
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the garlic Nann and the vegetarian dishes. Very tasty and level of spiciness can be requested. We requested for normal spicy and it was great! Good lunch for two of us as the portion was just right. Enjoy!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Sacramento, California
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156 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Not much to write home about. The food here is average, not much variety or imagination went into the curries. As an example the paneer jal Frazie was just a basic sauce with a bag of mixed veg added in. The veg was over cooked and soggy. The naan was so-so. The two other curries we got had the exact... More 

Thank danielKeiran
1 review
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Food has no Taste, They serve cold food, Not worth the money. I tried buffet there and we didn't enjoy.

Thank Swapnali K
Half Moon Bay, California
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

My daughters like this place so much - they scribbled the phone number for ordering take-out on the wall above the desk in the kitchen. Sure, the young waiters are hotties, but the fare is just as hot - and spicy! We are usually tempted by the chicken tikka masala, rice, various dal dishes, veggie samosas and grilled tikka selections.... More 

2 Thank luannedesign
Davis, California
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449 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015

We were in the neighborhood and needed a quick lunch. The buffet was just the ticket. As soon as we sat down, I noticed someone I know. She has recently changed jobs and now works in this neighborhood. When she told me she comes here often, I knew we had chosen the right place. The buffet had all the familiar... More 

Thank USAwalkers
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

We always enjoy the food, the staff and the atmosphere here. And they are so polite and helpful, and make you feel at home. The food is very good, and the restaurant nicely set up.

Thank chrisd2645
San Francisco, California
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679 reviews
461 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015

We're trying all of the West Portal restaurants, having moved to the neighborhood this past summer. Clay Over is a pleasant enough place, with friendly staff. When we visited for dinner prior to the symphony, a few things went awry, though. Although there were only a couple of other diners at this early hour on a Sunday, someone clearly forgot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 385 W Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA 94127-1411
    (15th Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: The K and M train stops in front of our restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-731-2400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?