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Clay Oven Indian Restaurant

385 W Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA 94127-1411
+1 415-731-2400
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (7 reviews)
“naan” (9 reviews)
“lamb curry” (3 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 23:00All hours
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
385 W Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA 94127-1411
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Street parking. Nice white table cloth interior. Acceptable service. Great Punjabi Chai tea. I just wish the cooking was a little bit better. I found the onion bhaji rather dry and the tandoori chicken less pleasing than most. The Keema Nan was average.

Thank MarshBruce
Reviewed 5 September 2017

As a vegetarian who enjoys tasty food of all ethnic types, I particularly love this place for its many buffet options. The waitstaff is great and it is a lovely atmosphere as well. The food is plenty and filling and the price is right!

Thank RabbiRosalind
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Had a late-ish dinner with friends. Service was good, but there were few in the restaurant. Ordered samosa, dal, eggplant and chicken tikka kabob, with rice and naan. All the veg dishes tasted pretty much the same and if you closed your eyes you probably...More

Thank travelagentreplies
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
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 136betht
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....More

Thank Paul5795
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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
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...More

Thank danielKeiran
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
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...More

2  Thank luannedesign
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
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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