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The Clay Pit

1601 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701-1212
+1 512-322-5131
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
1601 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701-1212
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We loved the reviews of this place and were excited to try it. But that quickly turned to disappointment. We were told our wait for the table would be an hour. So we decided to stick it out and wait at the bar. There, we...More

Thank CruisingColleen
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Clay Pit pleasantly surprised me with the food quality and flavour. We were a group that ordered to share. I sampled the Dhingri Mattar Paneer, Jeera Saag Paneer, Rice, & Cheese-Jalapen Naan. The flavours and spices were spot on. The Masala Chai tasted authentic...More

Thank Divya1526
Clay Pit A, Owner at The Clay Pit, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We'd love to see you again! Thank you for sharing your kind words. It sounds like you tried a lot, and it's good to hear that it all impressed. We're looking forward to next time. Sincerely, The Team at The Clay Pit

Reviewed 6 days ago

I've been to The Clay Pit twice and have had wonderful meals both times. The food is flavorful and the drinks are well prepared. I will definitely return the next time I visit Austin.

Thank Bill S
Clay Pit A, Owner at The Clay Pit, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We appreciate your continued support, Bill! Always a pleasure welcoming you in. We're looking forward to next time. Sincerely, The Team at The Clay Pit

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really no issues here. Except maybe it can be a little too spicy depending on what you order. I’m a big fan of the chicken tiki masal really no issues here. Except maybe it can be a little too spicy depending on what you order....More

Thank scampanozzi
Clay Pit A, Owner at The Clay Pit, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you still manage to find dishes to love. We definitely want our value to be felt, and if there's a way we can adjust your dish to your liking, please don't hesitate to let our team know! We can't wait to see you again....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant ambience is nice, has a separate bar too. In my opinion, the food is average compared to the price. Service is good.More

Thank ShettyK
Clay Pit A, Owner at The Clay Pit, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're sorry to hear that our food didn't wow you. Our hope is that you'll give us another chance to show you what we're made of. We'd like to reassure you we're all about flavor, and we can't wait to prove that. Sincerely, The Team...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my friend love Indian food so we took her to this Indian restaurant. All I can say it was overpriced and food quality was medicore. Every other Indian restaurant serve snacks (either Pakoda or Samosa) in buffet but this was the only place...More

Thank gkn1214
Clay Pit A, Owner at The Clay Pit, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're sorry our buffet didn't live up to our usual five-star expectations. We'd like to reassure you that we prepare every dish from scratch. Our buffet is a more condensed version of all our menu carries in order for our team to keep up with...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Normally I would have given 5 out of 5 if it was ordering from the menu as the food I had before was very very good. This time I made a mistake of going for Sunday brunch, let me be frank for the price $13...More

Thank ravifour
Clay Pit A, Owner at The Clay Pit, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're sorry our Sunday brunch didn't impress. We pride ourselves on deliciously prepared options in our buffet and offer a variety of sauces to add more spice to your dish as you see fit. Hopefully, you'll continue to stop in for our main menu. As...More

Reviewed 13 August 2018

We visited with friends and had a party of nine that consisted of four adults and five kids. We arrived about an hour and a half before closing. We could have gotten a table and the wait was only 20 minutes, but decided to sit...More

Thank B26Marauder
Clay Pit A, Owner at The Clay Pit, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2018

Thank you for your support! It sounds like you managed to try out a few different things, which is great to hear. Our hope is that you'll come see us again soon. Sincerely, The Team at The Clay Pit

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Watery dishes with no vegetables. Korma was missing home made cheese. Lack of consistency. Management made ridiculous excuses. Very disappointing!More

Thank Janeamschwand
Clay Pit A, Owner at The Clay Pit, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

We're disappointed our food didn't meet your expectations this time, Jane. Generally, vegetable korma is heavy on vegetables, but if you were craving paneer, we recommend panner korma. In the future, fill us in on your favorites so we can be sure to satisfy your...More

Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Truly great ambience...nice location near the capital the food is excellent. Was not too spicy and service was excellent. Food was served one course at a time and you should be aware of that else you will be too full before the main course or...More

Thank DocArch65
Clay Pit A, Owner at The Clay Pit, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you so much for review as well as your tip for future visitors. Sounds like you left full and happy, and we can't wait to do that again for you. Sincerely, The Team at The Clay Pit

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1601 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701-1212
    (16th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Capital Metro offers a stop right across the road in front of the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-322-5131
Description
The Clay Pit serves contemporary and traditional Indian cuisine in a high-energy, sophisticated setting that encourages people from all walks of life to discover a love for Indian cuisine. Our nationally-acclaimed cuisine wins over newcomers and those who’ve grown up on Indian food alike with a menu of authentic and gourmet, yet accessible dishes. Find us in the heart of Downtown Austin, in a historic stone building that lends an old-world charm to our upscale, modern atmosphere. Explore our award-winning wine list and be sure to ask your waiter about our building’s haunted history.
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