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The Oven

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201 N 8th St Ste 117, Lincoln, NE 68508-2258
+1 402-475-6118
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has a great ambiance to it. People were very polite and service was quick. Large variety of items on the menu.

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is amazing! My wife couldn't believe the list of wines. The wine room in the basement is very impressive. We found out they have one of the largest wine selections in the state. Wine lovers will enjoy this!

Thank Tom B
Leeds, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with work friends (we were here on business) on the recommendation of some local colleagues. Lovely ambience and decor, service was quite quick and friendly. Ordered some milder, creamier dishes (one with shrimp, the other vegetarian) as my companion prefers dishes not too spicy. That said my other friend ordered a spicier lamb dish and we both tried... More 

Thank Mal B
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114 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

My daughter doesn't really care for Indian food but agreed to go with me during our short stay in Lincoln. I think she had to agree that this place is great! I had chicken tikka madras and she had the chicken tikka wrap. I love the slight spice of the madras sauce and there is no curry in these dishes.... More 

Thank Glenda P
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

You can never go wrong at The Oven. This place is delicious. Beautiful atmosphere, great staff and AMAZING food all at a reasonable cost. Definitely worth a trip.

Thank Mandy K
Lincoln, Nebraska
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

The South Oven is very good. I still prefer the location downtown, but this location has very good Indian food and great service! Specially love their garlic nan bread and chicken tiki korma

Thank PatiLeaHughes
Manhattan, Kansas
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We found this restaurant when we were visiting the Haymarket area last week. Very good Indian food. Good prices. Good service from the staff. We had hummus and samosas for an appetizer and shared the lamb curry entree. Good atmosphere, as well.

Thank dvdclrsn
Athol, Kansas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

The Oven is my very favorite restaurant ever! I have eaten there many times and it is consistently delicious every time! I have tried many things on the menu and they are all delicious. The muligatawny soup is spicy and wonderful. We love the variety of naan....the chicken tikka madras....the shrimp masala....the safed maas.....all of them! We enjoy the atmosphere,... More 

Thank Mamalisa63
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I've eaten in Indian restaurants more times than I can count. I'm from the UK, where curry is almost our national dish. I was excited to eat at a place so highly ranked. It really was nothing like any Indian I've been to before, and not in a good way. Soup or salad to start...That's strange. What salads do they... More 

Thank SereneDeschanel
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I do love Indian food as you will have seen from my past reviews but I found the Oven to be disappointing. The samosa was very good but the chicken korma was far from creamy, some of the chicken was dry. A good Indian restaurant should always ask how spicy you would like your food. This was not asked but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?