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Clay Oven Indian restaurant in Irvine is moving

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • November 19, 2020

After 36 years, Clay Oven, the Irvine restaurant that introduced modern Indian cuisine to Orange County, is moving. The restaurant, run by chef-owner Geeta Bansal and her husband, Praveen, will relocate to a commercial kitchen in Costa Mesa on Dec

negotiating for our new home,” she said. “The restaurant is home for us.” Clay Oven closed in March after shutdowns were mandated because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The restaurant began offering takeout and delivery shortly after. Bansal says she has been

A Persian food crawl with actress Shohreh Aghdashloo

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • May 23, 2023

walnut paste and a bowl of yogurt. A basket of steaming taftoon appears fresh out of the clay oven, the flatbread thin, crisp and mottled with deep brown bubbles. “The more elaborate this dish, the more important your guests are,” she says, pointing to

Tired of smash burgers? This new one will make you a believer again

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • October 31, 2022

that,” he said. “Delhi is the capital of India, and everyone has a belly, so I went with that.” The chef, who is originally from Kolkata, also wanted to devote a section of the menu to what he calls “clay oven delicacies,” or dishes cooked in the

Best thing I ate: Tandoori pork ribs and chili-infused chicken, family style

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • July 8, 2020

I’ve heard it said often that spicy foods boost the immune system. Just in case that might be even slightly true, I’ve been eating chicken vindaloo from Clay Oven in Irvine. My lips have been on fire for two days. Curried butternut squash helps with

that. It has a sweet, creamy, cooling effect that counteracts the burn. Sadly, I ran out of squash before I finished the vindaloo. Clay Oven, a longstanding Indian restaurant in Irvine, recently introduced family-style takeout packages. The family packs

Clay Oven Offers Tandoor-Cooked Thanksgiving Turkeys For Pre-Order

Edwin Goei • OC Weekly • October 30, 2014

For the past 22 years Geeta Bansal's Clay Oven Indian Restaurant in Irvine has been making turkeys in its tandoor for Thanksgiving. And every year around this time, they offer it for pre-orders. It's a downright tradition. This year, a bird goes for

Clay Oven in Irvine Hosts Second Pub Night TONIGHT!

Edwin Goei • OC Weekly • July 14, 2014

Weekly contributor Chef Geeta Bansal's restaurant, Clay Oven in Irvine, is hosting a Pub Night Monday, July 14th from 4:00pm – 8:00pm. What's Pub Night? Well, it's kind of a Beer Fest, except indoors, where you can sample beers from local breweries

The “World's Hottest Chile” Served At Clay Oven in Irvine

Edwin Goei • OC Weekly • August 12, 2014

at the James Beard House in NY on September 27th), owner of the Clay Oven in Irvine, is serving a special lamb dish featuring the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion as the ingredient until September 30. The dish is called “The Shiv” and anyone who can consume

the entire portion will receive a certificate acknowledging the feat and will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win Clay Oven's Thanksgiving Tandoori Turkey. Rumor around the office is that our own Charles Lam is going to sacrifice his tender

10 options for family-style takeout: OC’s Best Places to Eat 2020

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • October 9, 2020

, Fried chicken dinners, also available family-style for takeout, from Buttermilk Fried Chicken in Orange (Photo by Brad A. Johnson, Orange County Register/SCNG) Clay Oven If it’s true that spicy foods boost the immune system, Clay Oven might be the

help offset the heat. Or maybe the mango-ginger-glazed ribs. Tough choices, but it’s hard to go wrong. 15435 Jeffrey Road, Irvine, 949-552-2851, Black cobra chili marinated tandoori chicken from the takeout menu at Clay Oven in Irvine

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Clay Oven's Offering Pay-Up-Front Tickets for a 5-Course Game Meat Dinner Tomorrow

Edwin Goei • OC Weekly • December 16, 2014

about the idea in an article they called “The Restaurant Reservation Revolution” back in May. And now, for tomorrow night's game-meat dinner at Clay Oven in Irvine, Chef Geeta Bansal is offering a pay-up-front ticketed meal in OC. If I'm not mistaken

p.m. The pay-up-front concept is only for this dinner though. Clay Oven maintains the usual payment scheme of a typical restaurant after this. Follow Stick a Fork In It on Twitter @ocweeklyfood or on Facebook! And don't forget to download our free Best

Geeta Bansal of Clay Oven Doing Indo-Peruvian Pop-Up Tomorrow

Edwin Goei • OC Weekly • June 10, 2013

Geeta Bansal, who is the chef and owner of Clay Oven in Irvine as well as a contributor to this blog, will be hosting another one of her pop-up dinners at her restaurant tomorrow. The dinner was originally planned to be held like her last, at the

, and the price will be $60 per person with wine pairings offered by Whole Foods. Deposits required for reservations. For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Clay Oven at (949)-552-2851. Follow Stick a Fork In It on Twitter