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The Oven

201 N 8th St Ste 117, Lincoln, NE 68508-2258
+1 402-475-6118
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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201 N 8th St Ste 117, Lincoln, NE 68508-2258
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11 - 20 of 383 reviews

Reviewed 1 September 2017

This is not just an "Indian Food" restaurant. The menu has more variety and there is plenty to choose from. There's a good selection of wine. I was perfectly happy with our dinner and I've been to plenty different Indian Restaurants in the US and...More

Thank Huntbox
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Dining alone on a Friday evening whilst away on a business trip is rarely the highlight of any week but meeting 2 complete strangers and chatting with them throughout the evening added to the excellent ambience. Food and service were first class and portion size...More

Reviewed 22 August 2017

I've eaten at least once a year at The Oven on trips to Lincoln. When I first went here, I was blown away by the quality of the food and could hardly believe my luck at finding such a gem in Lincoln. But after fifteen...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

That a very common and basic Indian fare like lentils got my attention as a long time lover of the cuisine is telling. It was all good, including the service on an unusually busy night. A real find in this town.

Thank Bruce J
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

There is much to like about The Oven. The Indian food is excellent AND spicy (which I like). Portions are ample. The wine list is staggering. Indeed,this is again one of those times I wish TA allowed partial stars. If they did, The Oven would...More

Thank MongoSchwartz
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Our meal is always top notch, never have had a disappointing visit here. Servers are highly knowledgeable and can gladly help navigate the menu for first-timers. Cocktails are spectacular and wine menu is vast. If you are considering Indian in Lincoln this should be your...More

Thank unltamu
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I absolutely love this place. I have had Indian food at several other places, and none compare! The atmosphere sitting outside is very interesting. It's kind of fun to sit and watch the diverse amount of people walk by.

Thank Carrie D
Reviewed 6 August 2017

My wife and I stopped for dinner at the Oven on a Friday night in very early August. We had gone to the Haymarket district for the First Friday Gallery Openings, and after viewing several galleries, dinner at the Oven seemed a good idea. We...More

Thank Tim D
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

OK, not a lot of competition for best Indian food in Lincoln, but the Oven wins easily. Really good food nearly all the time. My wife and I dine there roughly once a month. The mulligatawny soup is consistently excellent and one should always get...More

Thank Proofinthepudding
Reviewed 9 July 2017

OK, I'm not a great Indian food person, but still the food here was poor, in my case a "kabbob" that was like a rock-hard, tasteless hot dog. The portions are enormous, which is why I think people are drawn to this place: a take-out...More

Thank Al H
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Sue M
6 August 2015|
Response from AnthonyLNK |
I recommend Tandoori chicken from the oven, a side of Saag (spinach), a side of Raita (cucumber and yogurt salad), papadam (crispy thin bread), and rice. This meal is both very healthy and filling and is not at all spicy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 N 8th St Ste 117, Lincoln, NE 68508-2258
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: +1 402-475-6118
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.
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