Austin >Food & Dining > Clay Pit
1601 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX | Directions 7870130.279040 -97.742321
Mon-Fri 11am-2pm and 5-10pm (till 11pm on Fri); Sat noon-3pm and 5-11pm
Yes it's a standby, but Clay Pit got so many Austinites comfortable with the concept of Indian food that it deserves special recognition. The food here is mostly North Indian in execution, and their creamy lamb korma, laced with cardamom, cinnamon and sin, is truly outstanding.
This place has the best Indian food in Austin. My personal favorite is the tandoori chicken, which is baked in an authentic clay oven. It’s not too spicy, but still has a lot of flavor, which is perfect for me! My only complaint would be that there was over an hour and a half wait when we arrived, but the bar was a great place to wait in the meantime.
Yummy Indian food with lots of flavor. Naan tasted fresh, a little oily. Food was hot and filling. Skip dessert. Great atmosphere.
When u need a break from the steak, this old standby has plenty of parking and awesome private dining
The Best Indian Food We Have Ever Eaten! – Clean, friendly, delicious. What more could you ask for? Seriously, when my husband and I visit Austin for a weekend, we eat there 2-3 times at least. Then, when it's time to head home to Fort Worth, we make a to-go order and pack it in an insulated bag and eat it the next day once we are home. It's crazy good. Our favorites: Chana Masala, Vegetable Korma, and Veggie Vindaloo, and Aloo Gobi. SO good. They have excellent choices for Vegetarians, Vegans, Gluten-Free, and other dietary needs. Thank you Clay Pit for an excellent restaurant.
Note: The Clay Pit in Dallas is NOT affiliated with the Austin Clay Pit. The one in Dallas is disgusting and should not even have the privilege of sharing the Clay Pit name.
not very good – samoses was bad and smiling wait on table 25 min..chicken tika masala was ok..usely go for another indian resturant indian palace.
Excellent Food and Service – This was our first experience with the Clay Pit. The greeting staff were plesant and efficient. We were seated within minutes of our arrival. The resturant area was very warm and inviting.
We ordered from the House Specialities: Kabuli Chicken and Lamb Raganjosh. Both meals were extremely good. The Lamb Raganjosh was one of the best Lamb dishes I ever have eaten.
We were very impressed with the Clay Pit, and will certianly return. I do recommend making a reservation, and parking is available adjacent to the restaurant after 6PM.
Our top Austin choice for Indian food – This is a dependably great restaurant...interesting food, attentive and knowledgeable service, good wine list, and charming ambiance. Pay no attention to those droids who were probably drunk and abusive to the staff...those aren't the people you want in the restaurant with you anyway!
High quality Indian cuisine – The Clay Pit provides a great experience starting before you even walk through the doors. They have a parking lot! As we all know, that's a major plus in this city. Walking in the building, you're greeted by a bar full of people and smiling hostesses. The waiters are not only enthusiastic but knowledgeable and eager to offer suggestions.
The building is divided into several rooms, giving the illusion of a smaller restaurant. The rooms are opened up by contrasting stone and wood walls, adorned by Indian artwork. Ethnic music plays dimly in the background, playing more prominently in the bar.
The menu holds so many options - for vegetarians and vegans, chicken lovers and lovers of lamb or beef. From modern, Americanized dishes to classic Indian flavors and curries, Clay Pit's menu hits all the highs any diner could want. The appetizers and salads are light but full flavor and very reasonably priced. The curries are spiced to your request, and the dessert menu is varied.
Good but overpriced – The atmosphere is great and the service was good however the food was overpriced. I would go back but it's not going be a new favorite.
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