I've been a regular patron at India's Clay Oven for about 3 years and am continually impressed with the wonderful food, staff, and atmosphere of this restaurant to this day. As a vegetarian, I've found few restaurants in this world that suit my very discerning palette, but India's Clay Oven offers a generous vegetarian selection that assures me that I've missed nothing from my carnivorous days. Over the years, I've introduced at least a dozen friends (carnivores and vegetarians alike) to this restaurant, turning them into regulars as well. My fiance who now considers this her favorite restaurant , even took me there for my birthday recently.\r
The Benghan Bartha (eggplant) is not to be missed, perhaps my favorite of all with its rich spices that I can imagine as I write this. I never liked eggplant until I tried this dish. Skip the rice and order the Parmessan Naan instead. India's Clay Oven does Naan perfectly and you'll be trying the garlic and onion Naans quickly as well. The Saag Aloo (spinach) is also a must have and was the previous champion on my list. But be prepared to eat more than you expect because it's simply that good!\r
A huge part of the warm and friendly atmosphere is their choice of perfectly chosen music and their outstanding staff led by Kammal. The ambience was one of the first hints that this would be on my dining top list even when I first stepped into this restaurant. There's always a perfect music playlist consisting of Indian inspired downtempo and ambient grooves. When in doubt, ask for suggestions from Kammal. Unless you don't mind the valet, parking can be tricky so arrive a little earlier if you're meeting friends. Even if you get lucky and park in front, soaking up the pleasant of this restaurnt isn't the worst thing in the world. With it's bright lights, this isn't a first date place, nor a romantic destination. But everything else....
Pros: Food of the Gods! Warm and cheerful staff. Outstanding background music.
Cons: Parking is tricky unless you valet. A little too brightly lit.