Tandoor - the center of Indian cooking.


The Clay Oven, traditionally known as “Tandoor” is the center of our cooking, backed by traditionally famed curries.

We invite you to embark on an extraordinary culinary journey of India. Nestled in Ledgewood, New Jersey, we offer diners a tantalizing blend of traditional and contemporary flavors representing multiple Indian regions. The restaurant is designed as a glamorous dining experience straight out of Mumbai, Jitu Mehta’s home town.

Here at The Clay Oven, we take pride in freshly grinding spices, marinating meats in our special Tandoori marinades for 24 hours and crafting small-batch vegetarian specials daily. We stick to a limited menu so that we can cook you fresh food all day long. Right down to every chutney, hot sauce or morsel of cumin-scented rice, our food bursts with flavor and color.

Since 30 years, Jitu Mehta brings this cuisine, with skilled chefs, professional servers and an ambiance of comfort and glamour.


Some of Our Favorites —


Chicken Makhani

The famous ‘Butter Chicken’ in a creamy tomato sauce.

Stuffed Bell-Pepper (V)

Green bell-peppers stuffed with mixture of potatoes, herbs and spices covered with homemade tomato sauce


Tandoori Jalpari

King size shrimps marinated in aromatic spices and broiled.

Chilly Paneer 

Cottage cheese sautéed with onions, peppers, tomatoes and spices. It’s hot!

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Like a phoenix, Indian landmark rises from the ashes
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Traditional Indian restaurant welcomes newcomers
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1140 Rt. 46
Ledgewood, NJ 07852



Lunch, 11:30 am – 3 pm
Dinner, 5 pm – 10 pm

Closed Tuesdays



(973) 252-7270