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“Best Indian Food even by larger city standards”
Review of The Oven

The Oven
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Ranked #6 of 669 Restaurants in Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian, Pakistani
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, 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.
Reviewed 28 May 2014

The food from the Oven, both locations, never fails in all the years I've gone there. The sauces and always immensely flavorful, (try the Chicken Madras) and the ingredients (especially the meats) of high quality. Our kids love it too. No other place in town comes even close to this one.

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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.

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Thank Monte T
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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 :)

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Thank HuskerLady80
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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.

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Thank Sanjay C
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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.

Thank ShelleyA564
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