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The Oven

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201 N 8th St Ste 117, Lincoln, NE 68508-2258
+1 402-475-6118
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Somerdale, New Jersey
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79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice atmosphere. Friendly staff. Very tasty food. Rivals other Indian restaurants I have been trying out in our travels around the country.

Thank sdavis357
Venice, FL
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318 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is more upscale than many Indian/Himalayan restaurants. This is in the trendy Haymarket area so we found street parking to be challenging. We both ordered chicken dishes and they used large chunks of white meat that had been overcooked and were consequently very dry. Pappadams and Naan bread were good and I enjoyed the mulligatawny soup.

Thank Sharon Z
Lincoln, Nebraska
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Oven is my second favorite place to have Indian food in Lincoln. You can ask how hot and spacy do you want your meal. The staff is very helpful and they are happy to help you navigate through these exotic dishes. The lentil soup is great, I preferred it over the salad. Don't forget to ask for a Lassi... More 

Thank raf286
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nicely prepared and served dinner, but not what we expected. Over the past 40 years, we typically order the same menu of traditional Indian dishes whenever we try a new Indian restaurant; samosas (vegetable, keema), plain naan, something with paneer (mahkani, tiki masala, saag), and a meat korma (chicken, lamb, goat). The keema samosa was spot on; hot from the... More 

Thank Riegs27
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The oven is one of the best dining experiences you could have! Great Staff, great food and the best soup I have ever had. The Tandori chicken is out of this world. This is a must to do on your list when in Lincoln.

Thank windmillnebraska
New Orleans
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263 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tandoori was dry and tasteless The Rogan Gosh was also dry and tasteless The rice pudding was the worst we have ever had My wife's Tuna was dry and just unetable

Thank bobtrav
Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Authentic Indian food and excellent service! This place is awesome and the food is perfect. I wish they would have had goat curry on the menu, but not surprised it wasn't there. Great experience, sat outside and enjoyed the perfect weather with a delicious meal. HIGHLY recommend to anyone that likes Indian food. I had the Chicken Korma and it... More 

Thank David E
Lincoln, Nebraska
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148 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The Oven has a varied menu of Indian food and it is well prepared and served. We had a group of four and all ordered different dishes. All received compliments. Service was fast and efficient and the staff checked back several times to make sure all was as it should be. I made reservations on line and received an immediate... More 

Thank GaryHill
West Yellowstone MT
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Lincoln Nebraska was the last place I expected to find such a fantastic Indian Restaurant. I had the vegetable samosas, Naan Bread, Mulligatawny soup & Chicken jalfrezi - all for less than $20! add in a fantastic Beer & Wine selection and superb customer service and it all adds up a must try dining experience.

Thank USspitfire1
Manhattan, Kansas
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153 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Even the little kids liked this one! Plenty of naan kept them content while they reluctantly tried other dishes that we tried on them, and all of it wound up fine! The adults, of course, liked everything, especially the variety of paneer dishes. Parking is a little difficult, though arriving after 6:00 PM means that you can usually find some... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Indian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 N 8th St Ste 117, Lincoln, NE 68508-2258
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: +1 402-475-6118
to The Oven Haymarket/Cellar, The Oven East and Himalayas. Our aspiration is to provide you with a delightful dining experience. You will indulge in cuisine of Northern India and Bhutan. Our dishes are rich in flavor, color, and texture. With family style dining we hope that you bring family and friends to savor some of the finest Indian cuisine.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?