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Clay Oven

15435 Jeffrey Rd, Irvine, CA 92618-4104
+1 949-552-2851
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
15435 Jeffrey Rd, Irvine, CA 92618-4104
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

I took my boss to this establishment for dinner after reading the reviews. Either there has been a management change or the cook really had a bad day. The service was fine but the dal (Black pulse lentils) was not cooked properly and had a...More

Thank Karma203
Reviewed 9 October 2017

During our brief stay in Irvine we did not find time to prepare meals at home though our friend had kept all provisions ready for cooking. So after our tiresome trips we used to look for a suitable Indian restaurant to satisfy our appetite. On...More

Thank somaseshug
Reviewed 29 September 2017

The food was outstanding. Had a LARGE pork chop that had marinated for 2 days to be tender and moist and then cooked in a tandori oven. Shared with another person and we both had food for tomorrow. Had the spinach and potato vegetable dish...More

Thank nancy p
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Family run, authentic dishes, good service, everything's just consistently excellent. No wonder they've been in business for three decades.

Thank MJWalsh
Reviewed 9 February 2017

This wonderful restaurant has been run by the same family for over 30 years and is among the oldest restaurants in Irvine. By far the best meal I always have in Irvine, even Orange County. Ever changing specials, interesting wine and beer, and amazing service....More

Thank Kelly H
Reviewed 20 December 2016

I have traveled to India extensively for business in the past and know authentic Indian cuisine. The family that owns this restaurant are very welcoming and excited to talk about their food and travels. They understood what Celiac is and made terrific recommendations that pleased...More

Thank Sharna K
Reviewed 4 October 2016

I have eaten at the Clay Oven on a number of occasions over the years. I often avail of the specials that are on the menu. On this particular visit I wasn't overly thriled with the choice that I had made. My main selection was...More

Thank Eitleoir
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Well this is a really fantastic restaurant. It is small...we were the first couple there...(we got there early) but the place was packed by the time we left. We were greeted by the owner..and learned that the whole family has worked in the restaurant for...More

Thank robertjk520
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I've been going to Clay Oven for 15 years or so and I love it. The lunch menu is always nice, although the parking lots fills up so try to arrive around 11:45. Dinner never disappoints. There have been a couple times when I'm not...More

Thank floydts
Reviewed 5 July 2016

This a family owned Indian restaurant, probably one of the best in Irvine. Dishes are good, interesting recipes are also provided. Ambiance is good. And the owners are nice a friendly. With lots of experience in food, wine and a good (I do not mean...More

Thank PippoC32
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15435 Jeffrey Rd, Irvine, CA 92618-4104
    (Irvine Center Dr.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: +1 949-552-2851
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