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Tamarind Cuisine of India

14611 Ventura Blvd (at Ventura & Cedros)
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 995-1777
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Tamarind Cuisine of India - Sherman Oaks, CA
Tamarind Cuisine of India - Sherman Oaks, CA
Tamarind Cuisine of India - Sherman Oaks, CA
Tamarind Cuisine of India - Sherman Oaks, CA
Tamarind Cuisine of India - Sherman Oaks, CA
Tamarind Cuisine of India - Sherman Oaks, CA
Tamarind Cuisine of India - Sherman Oaks, CA


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Delicious, hot and flavorful food! I we LOVED the chicken tikka masala and the curry chicken!!


Mediocre food. Chicken Tikka Masala was a bit too sour. Spinach was watery. Reasonably priced lunch buffet at $9.95, but then they charge you $3 for a drink! No one checked in on ...

Editorial review from GrubHub 1/16/2014

Delicious, hot and flavorful food! I we LOVED the chicken tikka masala and the curry chicken!! more

Editorial review from GrubHub 1/3/2014

Awesome! Authentic, delicious and perfectly seasoned and spiced! more

Average food. Overpriced drinks. 6/16/2011

Mediocre food. Chicken Tikka Masala was a bit too sour. Spinach was watery. Reasonably priced lunch buffet at $9.95, but then they charge you $3 for a drink! No one checked in on me the entire time I was there. Sorry, I'm not coming back. more

Very rude!!! 6/11/2011

Hi,\r I called the restaurent to check out the buffet timings. He said something but I couldn't hear anything and call got cut. When I called him back again, he was like ""You just called me and told you.. why are you calling me back?\r Well... Am i obligted to go to the restaurent? No.. I don't want to go and pay big bucks and get bad service!! more

Really good Indian food 5/20/2010

If you get a chance to check out this place you HAVE to try the mango chicken dish. I forget the exact name but you'll find it. Everything else is good too, but I go for this dish. Pros: Wonderful Mango Chicken Dish Cons: Parking/traffic not always the easiest spot more

Used to be a great place to eat at.....!!! 1/8/2010

I think they have changed management and ownership. We ordered take out for new year. Even after requesting to make it spicy they didnt. They said it would take 20 mins but it took an hr. The containers wern't labled so we were guessing what we were eating. The quantity wasn't much. For the price I paid for the food, it wasn't worth it. I won't say authentic indian cuisine. The biryani is nothing like indian biryani. Atlest all the meats were tender but that was it. Pros: The meats are tender..not tough Cons: Food is blan, service is lousy more

Great food and you're in-n-out quick for lunch! 12/4/2009

I've eaten here a dozen times and their lunch buffet is always great! These guys are the same people that own Moksha and both restaurants are great and will not disappoint when you're looking for some great authentic Indian food. Pros: Great lunch buffet. more

Best Indian food outside of India 7/28/2009

Having always loved Indian and Spice Foods, I spent over 2 months in India, fell in love with the Chicken Tikka Masala there and gained 25lbs. Came home and of course went searching for the same quality dish here in Cali. I went everywhere almost every night, I even went to little India in Cerritos, It took me over 3 months to find it but the Clay Oven actually makes the real deal and the addiction continues. Only difference is that I can work out here Stateside and I've lost the 25lbs. I LOVE this restaurant, and there Sunday Brunch Rocks too. I also recommend the Shrimp Coconut Curry. Yummers!!!! 5 year customer and they have always been super friendly and attentive. Only wish that people couldn't smoke on the patio so that I could sit outside sometimes. Cheers! Pros: Authentic Cons: None! more

A++++ AMAZING INDIAN FOOD AA+++++++++ 8/31/2008

At this point, Clay Oven has become one of our favorite restaurants in all of Los Angeles. The absolutely best Indian food in the whole town, bar none. And we go to lots of Indian restaurants. Not Tantra, Lal Mirch or the rest can hold a candle to this place. Not the fanciest place (Lal Mirch is fancier) nor the trendiest (Tantra does a good job in that department), Clay Oven is both trendy to some degree and somewhat fancy. It really is worth giving it a try. Their Chicken Makhani is amazing, seriously amazing. And you haven't lived until you've tried their Vegetable Korma Enlightenment. It seriously the closest thing to a religious experience I've had at a restaurant.\r A++++++ Pros: Amazing Tiki Masala, Makhani, Korma Cons: Maybe occasionally slow on the draw with refilling water and sodas. But just ask. more

the BEST Indian food! 8/27/2008

My fiance' and I had dinner there last night and absolutely everything tasted fresh and flavorful! The mint sauce, samosas, okra and vegetable biryani were the best I've ever had. The atmosphere is somewhat hip, fairly romantic... and the food will keep you eating way past ""full."" My fiance' is vegan and some places can be less than accommodating, but Clay Oven actually caters to the vegan crowd on a regular basis. I'm even considering ordering take out from there tonight! Pros: fresh, flavorful food and great service more

Great indian food 7/8/2008

Clay Oven has great indian food. The service is fast. The atmosphere is really nice. The yellow daal is too good. They remodeled the whole place and it looks great! Mindblowing ambience. more

SIMPLY DISGUTING. avoid this place by all means 5/12/2008

It was my wife's birthday, got a babysitter at noon to watch my 3 year old. Went for lunch buffet at 1pm. Restaurant was hardly thirty percent full. I saw an open booth and asked the hostess for it. She rudely said it was only for 4 people. So she sat us down next to an obnoxious group of six very loud people. Other than the booths, the other tables are tightly pressed up against each other. So we were practically sitting with the obnoxious group. Not a good start. Then I loaded my plate and knew right away that the quality of the food was as bad as the service I received from the hostess. Totally crappy and really tatseless. It is now 5 hours after this disgusting meal, and my stomach is seriously going through bad noises and never mind what else. Oh, and did I mention that ten minutes after we were dining, two people were escorted directly to a booth (via a different waiter). How totally rude. I think the hostess knew I was upset about the booth deal from the beginning, and she knida went out of sight after the waiter sat the other two at a booth. What a dummy. I really wanted to tell the hostess off (being that I'm from NY and all), but my wife pleaded with me not to because it was her birthday. We should have gone to Spumoni down the block as we were originally going to do. DO NOT GO TO CLAY OVER!!! more

Editorial review from GrubHub 4/21/2008

Food was great and service was fast and easy! more

Best Indian anywhere 3/5/2008

I thought this restaurant was brilliant. My husband and I went for dinner and the food was just amazing. We ordered the chicken curry and the lamb korma with saffron rice, it was delish! WE would deff go back again. THe waiters were really nice too, Manu the manager was extremely friendly. The ambiance was very simple, they should add some artwork to their walls but overall it was very nice. It wasn't that cheap nor that expensive but be prepared to spend around $50-60 for a couple inc wine. Also their garlic naan is just to die for! I gave it a 4/5 coz of their ambiance but food was top notch quality! more

Excellent buffet. Great service and deliscious food. 11/30/2007

I've been to the Clay Oven for the buffet a few times now and I really like this place. I had been wanting to try this place for a while now but I thought it would be hard to find parking on Ventura. There is actually a pretty decent parking lot in the alley behind the restaurant. The ambiance was much nicer than I expected- All the tables have linen, lots of servers walking around refilling things, and some new-age music playing in the background. All the food was fresh and high quality, but they could probably use another non-vegetarian curry option- the selection was not as large as other buffets I've been to. The naan was hot and fresh and absolutely deliscious with the chicken tikki masala. The Gulab Jamun were also some of the best I've had, but I wish they had ice cream rather than rice pudding to go with them.\r \r I will definitely keep coming back here. The buffet is delicious and the value is excellent. The fun ambiance and easy accessibility make it the best Indian buffet I've had in the Valley. Pros: Great food, service, and value. Easy parking. Cons: Buffet selection could be a little larger. more

Excellent food! 10/21/2007

The food was delicious - we had their new Mango chicken, which was just the best. Their garlic naan wasn't the best I've had, but that's not what's going to make or break ratings for me. Also, the waiter was a bit odd - we got the impression that perhaps he wasn't happy that we were sharing the majority of the meal. But it wasn't that big of a deal, actual service was still good, and the chicken was just in a class of its own. And they didn't mind that we hung out for a long time, long after we were done eating. Pros: food, no pressure to leave when done more

They're closed 9/30/2007

Used to be decent, although it seemed to have changed management/ownership a few times over the years... went on Friday night, the place has been closed down. Not sure if it's just for a remodel or permanent. more

Great Indian Food 9/1/2007

Service was great. The food was good. My chicken jafrazzi was very good and my wife's vegetarian kora (sp?) enlightment was amazing. I would definately recommend and go back! Pros: Lots of vegetarian options, good portions, food was great! Cons: Soft drink prices were a little bit.. 2.50 each. Expect 30+ for 2 people. more

Hands down the worst dining experience I've ever had in the Los Angeles area 8/8/2007

My wife and I visited this restaurant twice. On our first visit, the service was mediocre, but acceptable. Everything took a very long time, waiters went the entire meal without checking to see if we needed refills on drinks (which we did). Which I could understand if the restaurant was full, but there were only six tables of customers in the entire place. We ordered chicken and lamb tikka masala, and naan. Naan came out burned on the edges, no apology. Both tikka masala dishes were bland, with cheap, fatty meat in it. Despite the poor food and service, tipped the waiter extremely well (25%, thought they might just be having a bad night). Likewise, didn't complain or say anything rude to them, as my wife manages an extremely successful restaurant in Santa Monica and we completely understand that any business can have an ""off night"". We decided to give it another chance, so we made reservations for Valentine's day. Arrived on time, and we were seated. Then nothing. Twenty minutes passed (not an exaggeration, I checked my watch) and we didn't even receive water. No one took a drink order, asked if we'd like an appetizer. Nothing. Tried to flag down a waiter - was completely ignored. Finally flagged down a busboy, asked if we could get someone to take our order, he said OK. No one came by. Five more minutes went by. Meanwhile, the couple next to us (who had arrived 10 minutes later than us) had ordered, their food had arrived, and they were halfway through their meal. Finally, my patience at an end, I went over to the manager, stood three feet away from him, told him that we had been waiting twenty-five minutes and needed a waiter. He looked me square in the eyes, then turned away and completely ignored me. At that, my wife and I left. After all, there's no point in being treated terribly just to receive bad food. Don't know where all the 5-star reviews are coming from - there are way too many restaurants in the area that are so much better. Pros: None - mediocre food, bad service Cons: Everything - just an overall waste of time more

Delicious and Good Atmosphere! 8/4/2007

Been here twice - for champagne brunch and for dinner. very happy both times. Good food, good service, Nice atmosphere. I had aloo gobi and delicious naan. I'll be back and very frequently! Pros: Food, Service, Ambience Cons: None! more
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  • Clay Oven is Sherman Oak's premier authentic Indian restaurant. Whether it's your first time or you're an Indian food expert, you'll be treated to a delicious and fun experience at Clay Oven. Come spend a relaxing evening with friends and family and let...


  • Classic Indian recipes from the hot Tandoor oven, with daily buffet service, numerous vegetarian options and patio dining by candlelight.

  • 6/27/2005 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Monday 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM Tuesday 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM Wednesday 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM Thursday 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM Friday 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM Saturday 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM Sunday 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Payments:

    Diner's Club, Master Card, Visa, American Express, Carte Blanche, Discover
  • Neighborhoods:

    South Valley

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