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“One of the best Indian spots I've had”
Review of The Oven

The Oven
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Ranked #7 of 657 Restaurants in Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian, Pakistani
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Description: 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.
Lincoln, Nebraska
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“One of the best Indian spots I've had”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

You can't go wrong with this place. We've tried Indian in Chicago, St. Louis, San Fran, on and on and The Oven ranks among some of the best we've tried. Ironically Lincoln has 3 great Indian spots including Tandoor and Sher E Punjab. The Oven has the best overall atmosphere but the food rocks at all three.

  • Visited February 2014
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Nebraska
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Lunches great at the oven”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

The Oven has consistently good Indian food. I like everything. The mulligatawny is great (and vegan by the way) and the mint chutney is thick and spicy. You can't go wrong here. Of course, I love Indian food, so I might be bias :)

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank HuskerLady80
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Coppell, Texas
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“excellent food...descent service”
Reviewed 21 May 2014

As always, it feels like back on the road to evaluate Indian restaurants!

Food is very good here and the ambiance is good too. Their salad dressing and mint chutney (which goes with Chicken Tikka Masala) is excellent. It has areas where if one wants privacy and quietness then that can be achieved.

Servers are good but if they understood the Indian dishes, they can do better job in ensuring that the customers get exactly what they want/ordered. I went twice in 4 day period and one time they left out half of the dish until I mentioned that there is another part that should be served with it. She realized and brought it to me. My colleague has the same thing happen the first time we went there.

For some reason, the servers and/or the owner/manager never come to check on us to see how were the dishes tasting, or to see if everything is okay, or if we want something else.

Other than that small critic, the food was excellent and I would go back here again.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Sanjay C
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Carl Junction, Mo
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Yum”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Large menu, outdoor seating at the Haymarket location. Food is always excellent and portions are large. The atmosphere is more upscale than most other restaurants in the area. The only issue is the service; we have eaten here numerous times and the service has never been great. We've had to ask to order, wait and wait for drink refills and the check, and just basically inattentive servers. However, because of the great food, we keep going back.

Visited November 2013
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Thank ShelleyA564
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Casper, Wyoming
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Indian Food!”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

We are never disappointed with our meals. They are open late enough so we are able to have a late dinner after the UNL concerts that we attend.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank MML322
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