7233 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9003634.076307 -118.347095
Monday 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Central LA, CBS Television City
WORST SERVICE AND FOOD EVER. – Last night my boyfriend and a friend decided to order from India's Clay Oven. What a mistake!!!!!!! We were all starving when we put our order in promptly at 8:30, after being told it would take 45-1hr to deliver the food. LIES.
At 1 hour I called the restaurant to check on the order. Kamal, the "manager" told me that he HAD NOT even started making the food!! I mean what manager says that to a customer? I thought he was kidding but no he wasn't. So I asked him how long it would be now - another 20 minutes. Okay, and I asked him to give the food to us at a discount, he offered to take off one dish for the delay. I would like to point out that they weren't even going to call to tell us they planned to be late. IT WAS A WEDNESDAY NIGHT PEOPLE. NOT FRIDAY!
30 minutes later I call again to get a waiter who knew nothing of the situation. I was given Kamal's cell phone. I finally got him and asked him where my food was. He said oh she must be there soon. She arrives, 1 hour and 45 TOTAL minutes later. I told Kamal that I would not be paying for the entire meal and he told me that now the food would be full price and she would leave with the food if I did not sign the slip. He said he has a legal recording of my order and threatened to challenge me on it. Please.
The food was TERRIBLE. We ordered Samosas, awful. Chicken Massala, terrible. this cauliflower dish - not bad, but not worth the wait. The lentils had 8 lbs of salt added. AGAIN, NOT WORTH THE WAIT.
I would stay away from this place all together. There are plenty of Indian restaurants in Hollywood and the greater LA area - I'm not even sure why this place is still open.
I WOULD RATHER GO HUNGRY THAN ORDER FROM INDIA'S CLAY OVEN EVER AGAIN.
HORRIBLE SERVICE! Mediocre food. – First: Please do not confuse this place with "India's Oven" I made that mistake and had unbelievably horrible experience. Go to India's Oven on Wilshire. The food and service are better.
Here are the highlights:
1. Server told my friend the cost for substitutions on their "dinners" was $2.50. It was $1.50 in the menu. But we let it go.
2. We waited 40 mins for food (but there was one server in the whole place so we were going to let it go)
3. Server did not make the substitution and got a little nasty when my friend insisted she wanted Saag Paneer even if she had to wait.
4. Server brought out full Saag Paneer and told us we got a full order. My friend asked if we'd be charged for the full order and we were told "yes" so my friend protested. We were told we would be charged half price bc she didn't know if my friend ate any of the dal being substituted. We protested. She said "FINE! Don't pay for it!" and stormed off.
I thought that would be the highlight of the evening! WRONG!
5. My friend cuts into her chicken and it is pink in the middle and tough to cut. IT IS RAW!! We couldn't believe it! We call the server over to tell her and she yells "WHY ARE YOU CAUSING US PROBLEMS!" My friend calmly started explaining she wasnt causing problems, her chicken was uncooked. The server stormed away. She refused to come back to the table.
6. I attempted to get the attention of someone in the back and the chef came out. He refused to look at the food. Yelled that there was no way it was uncooked. He told us to leave with out paying and "Write two reviews each of you so I can find you!" That was his direct quote!
This is my first review. I will likely follow his instructions and post another somewhere else.
This was incredible! It just happened and I still kind of can't believe it. I also can't believe how many people sat in the restaurant and watched the whole thing. CRAZY!!
I'm new to LA and I certainly hope all of my dining experiences aren't as action packed. The worst part was the food was pretty good :-(
HORRIBLE SERVICE, WAY OVERPRICED, TINY PORTIONS, NASTY FOOD – Really disappointed with this place. I ordered late at night so I think I got the food that was sitting in the "clay oven" all day! My meal came to $28 and it was enough for only one hungry stoner...I couldnt believe they charged so much and gave TINY portions, in little sample size containers.
When I called to complain, the owner got very defensive and insisted they had been voted best Indian restaurant in LA. ha ha. He was very rude, and did not seek out a resolution of any kind. As a business owner, I find it really a turn off to see an owner who does not stand behind their product.
I would find another place to go!
Best Food, But the Worst Service – Hands down they have the best Indian food I have tasted. However Hands down they have the worse service I have ever experienced. They never once come to refill your water, they never once come to ask how your food is, they never once come to see if you are finished. You have to flag them down to get anything done. Many restaurants are busy and I understand that, but here the waiters seem to purposely just ignore you. One time I went there were three people in the place and yet still the owner sat there having his own dinner and no one to serve us.
BEST INDIAN FOOD IN LA – I'm from New York, which has great Indian food. I have searched and searched for the best Indian food in town . And i mean from the the valley to the city. And I now drive from Agoura Hills to the India's Oven. Great food, one of the nicest looking Indian restaurants in town. And the many times I've been there, the service was great. So, I dn't know what the complaints are about. Maybe the writers were having a bad hair day. how many Indian restaurants have Zagat ratings.
One of the best Indian Cuisine cafes in L.A. – Athough I 'm still learning E-mail, its a pleasure to support this wonderful L.A. landmark cafe. It's a treat to come in sit down and have a great dinning experience with or without a reservations. The Indian beer is always cold and the Mango Ribs are over the top. Dishes can be fresh crafted for Veggan or Low fat
and/ or salt.
Thanks again for the many years or home delivery and catering!
Awful food, slow and rude – The food at this place is truly awful. We typically go to Star of India, which is generally fine, but decided to try a new Indian place last night. It was a $60 mistake - everything was uniformly disgusting. Even the rice was poorly cooked and the tamarind sauce tasted like it was diluted with ketchup. Actually, I am overlooking the papadums which were semi-edible.
To add insult to injury, the service was shockingly slow and the manager (owner?) was really quite the rude jerk.
BRUTAL experience - DO NOT go here. – I drive by this place all the time so decided to finally check it out and had a terrible experience. Service was slow, chicken was dry and when I incorrectly charged the manager was unreasonable and rude. The best part was when I said that I'd be sharing my poor review online and the manager told me to go ahead, their restaurants make $2.5mil a year so my opinions are insignificant.
Rude, angry greedy manager, average food! – I received a gift certificate for the restaurant. We ordered more than the value of the gift certificate. The manager came to the table and said "I don't have time to explain this... you need to order more or we won't make any f***ing money!" Unbelievable! We had to order more, or lose the value of the gift. The food was just average at best, and extremely greasy. The plates and silverware were dirty with crusted dried food stuck on them! Yuck! No wonder the place was empty! I will NEVER eat here again.
Decent Food, Good Customer Service – I've been to India's Clay Oven twice. The food is good (not great), and the customer service is very good. If you are accustomed to Indian food, I think you will agree that the food is satisfying, but definitely not the best as far as Indian food is concerned. However, if you are a first-timer to Indian food, India's Clay Oven is probably a good choice. I would definitely go again, especially considering I have not found better Indian food in L.A.
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