Clay Oven

Authentic Indian dishes with lunch promotions and deals Reviews

When joined by members of the local Indian population at this quaintly fitted-out corner villa (part-hacienda, part understated Raj), you will most likely be reassured that the food must be authentic and worth the visit. It is, and is delivered with attentive and knowledgable service – which commences immediately, with the offer of a welcome cold towel.

The friendly waiters are keen to explain the dishes’ special features, and the earnest professional input in the challenging selection process is another welcome feature of the restaurant. Generous starters of prawn chapati, and aloo pudina chaat (potato with mint and spices) could well make an entire meal. But brace yourself for more exquisite punishment and press ahead with the murgh malai tikka (the eponymous clay oven chicken – served with ‘no gravy’ as outlined by the expert waiter in his spiel) and murgh rarda (chicken in tomato and onion sauce), accompanied by plain naan bread and a vegetable raita.

Try not to go too wild on the savouries in order to leave room for the excellent Indian desserts. Indeed, it’s almost impossible to pick a winner between the refreshing cold rasmalai, and the deep-fried naram garam jamun dumplings in rose water which are both an essential part of the evening’s sensuous and satisfying cultural experience.

By Time Out Bahrain staff
Time Out Bahrain,

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  • Location: Adliya, Manama
  • Tel: 17 717 008
  • Travel: Adliya

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Posted by: rajeshwar pednekar on 08 Apr ' 12 at 03:06
  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Rajendrakumar on 15 Mar ' 12 at 13:37
  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

best place ever seen

Posted by: Sammy on 07 Aug ' 09 at 16:16

GR8 Food, GR8 SERVICE . Three Cheers !!!!!!!!

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