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Clay Oven Indian Restaurant

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7415 US 31 S, Indianapolis, IN 46227-8542
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 15:00
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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123 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

My wife and I along with friends went to the Clay Oven during lunchtime when they have a buffet. It was well stocked and had about 12 different entrees including some vegan, along with naan, desserts, and salad. Food was well prepared and seasoned nicely. We will definitely go back.

Thank David S
Indianapolis, Indiana
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best Indian restaurants in Indianapolis! Food is always so good. Service isn't the best, but since its buffet, it doesn't matter. I think its more typical Indian style service than American, and I will take it! This is must at least twice a month.

Thank katisalla
Bloomington, Indiana, USA
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101 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is one of our favorite Indian restaurants in the Indianapolis area. Located in a strip mall, the restaurant itself is long and narrow. While we've eaten there once, more likely we order take out. Vegetarian dishes are very tasty--aloo gobi, bangan bharta, vegetable curry. I will say that "mild" tends to be very mild while "medium" ups the heat... More 

Thank Jennyanndiana
Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

We lived in Indianapolis until 2014, and this was our favorite Indian restaurant. Everything tastes great. The Naan is awesome, and the Mango Lassi is a kids' favorite. I love the spicy chicken and shrimp tikka. We always come back when we visit.

Thank BrittaP68
Indianapolis, Indiana
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

My niece and I have been there a few times and the food is always great. The lunch buffet stops at I believe three so get there at least an hour before before it stops. The couple of times we got there around two, by 2:30 they were not refilling the Buffett and people coming in at that time asked... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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212 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

This restaurant doesn't look much from the outside...a lot of Indiana Restaurants in Indiana are like that, but the food is pretty good. The curries are excellent and you get exactly what you order heat wise, which is not always true in the mid west. I would definitely eat there again

Thank saltsy372
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116 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

We went about 45 minutes before closing for lunch buffet. There was no meat in the lamb curry or chicken curry just gravy. The sambhar is a joke. Forget about even being authentic. The refresh of the buffet never happened despite asking specifically for it. Perhaps it may be better in the early part of opening. I honestly could not... More 

Thank Shree K
Greenwood, Indiana, United States
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103 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

We live nearby and have been going for over 4 years. The food is always great [ordered or from the buffet]. The staff has always been very polite and friendly and they have remembered us from the first time we visited and always know what we want to order.

Thank Shawn H
Asheville, North Carolina
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66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

Good buffet selection, food is hot and tasty. Dinner selections are served up by fast and friendly staff. Beer is cold, food is hot, naan bread is chewy delicious. Dining room is clean, bathrooms are clean. My go to Indian fix.

Thank willowmoon22
Bhubaneswar, India
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

Went to this place after watching an Indian film. They offer good food and good ambience. I will go again if time permits :)

Thank Meenu R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7415 US 31 S, Indianapolis, IN 46227-8542
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
This restaurant has been reviewed by many other sites, and I find it unusual that no one has made mention of it previously to tripadvisor. I would enjoy writting a review. The place is noteworthy, and my experience there was wonderful. Hope to hear from you. Thank you!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?