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The Clay Pit

1601 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701-1212
+1 512-322-5131
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“naan” (74 reviews)
“curried mussels” (12 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
1601 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701-1212
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended by a friend and he was right. Wow! Great tasting food. I had the lunch buffet which was a great value. I don’t live in Austin but will recommend it to anyone I know that is traveling there.

Thank loveboatcapt
Bali S, Owner at The Clay Pit, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

This means a lot! We appreciate your recommendation. Next time you're in Austin, we'd love to welcome you in again. Sincerely, The Team at The Clay Pit

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed this restaurant very much. There were a variety of Indian food options (tandoori plus!), the service was prompt and attentive. Three of us shared a mussel appetizer (we opted for “medium” spice - maybe I could’ve have had spicier but it was fine...More

Thank TheaMF
Bali S, Owner at The Clay Pit, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It means a lot to hear that all your courses impressed! Thank you so much for joining us and sharing in delightful cuisine. We're glad you had a great time, and we'd love to do it again for you. Sincerely, The Team at The Clay...More

Reviewed 3 March 2018

I have dined at this restaurant at least three times and have been impressed by the quality of the food each time. The sauces reflect subtlety and care in preparation and are a cut above other Indian restaurants in which I have eaten. The dining...More

Thank Barry B
Bali S, Owner at The Clay Pit, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Barry, we've loved having you! Thank you so much for your continued support. We appreciate your kind words and always look forward to serving you. Sincerely, The Team at The Clay Pit

Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Aside from a great ambience, the food is perfect. Some times Indian food can be so authentic that the western pallet just can’t take it. This place achieves a nice balance between authenticity and flavor. I have eaten Indian food all over the world and...More

Thank Lance S
Bali S, Owner at The Clay Pit, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Lance, we're delighted to see that we've struck a great balance for you. Your words mean the world, and we can't wait to see you next time. Sincerely, The Team at The Clay Pit

Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

The wife and I had a wonderful dinner at The Clay Pit last evening. We were a little concerned about getting to it downtown because we are unfamiliar with the area, but it was easy access from I35, and there was a slot in their...More

Thank Mike B
Bali S, Owner at The Clay Pit, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Mike, so glad that everything was to your liking. We're delighted to hear that Eddie helped make your evening one to remember. There's nothing we love more than hearing all was to your liking. Your support means the world. Sincerely, The Team at The Clay...More

Reviewed 22 February 2018

Clay Pit is always a solid choice that promises consistently delicious lunch and dinner. We did one buffet and vindaloo paneer with samosas and the hibiscus mint tea. The price of the buffet and lunch plate were excellent, especially considering the quality. Also, our server...More

Thank Jhon E
Bali S, Owner at The Clay Pit, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2018

Thanks for calling our food consistently delicious, Jhon. We're thrilled that you love our buffet, lunch, and dinner here. We can't wait to welcome you back. All the best, The Team at The Clay Pit

Reviewed 21 February 2018

Loved both the food and atmosphere of this restaurant. We eat Indian a lot, and this may have been the most pleasant Indian restaurant atmosphere I've seen. Big, open space with several rooms, brick and wood, and high ceilings. Service was good, and the food...More

Thank Bcohen13
Bali S, Owner at The Clay Pit, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2018

We appreciate your compliments about our space. Knowing that you left happy and full from our food means the world. Hope this means we'll be seeing you again soon. Sincerely, The Team at The Clay Pit

Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

I'm not expert on Indian food but we 4 loved our choices and want more. There is a popular lunch buffets, but you're free to order off the lunch and dinner menus and we did. I don't remember the names of the dishes, but we...More

Thank 2ta
Bali S, Owner at The Clay Pit, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

It's wonderful to hear that our lunch rush didn't affect your visit. We'll make sure our team sees your compliments. Hopefully, you'll be back soon. Thank you so much for your support. Sincerely, The Team at The Clay Pit

Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Between the West End and The Drag is the Clay Pit. A very busy delight, with a great menu. I am no Indian food critic - so this will probably appeal to the majority. Difficult to even decide what to have for dinner. Waiter was...More

Thank Steve C
Bali S, Owner at The Clay Pit, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Steve, you're always welcome for more delicious bites. We appreciate you sharing your experience, and we look forward to your thoughts on our other dishes next time you stop by. Sincerely, The Team at The Clay Pit

Reviewed 2 February 2018

Very good on all counts: decor, service, breadth and quality of food all first tier. Tandoori mixed grill a little too well done, but it was a very busy night and all else was very goodMore

Thank JMCCUL
Bali S, Owner at The Clay Pit, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thank you for joining us. We do our best to keep our busyness from affecting your overall experience -- we're sorry if your meal wasn't cooked to your liking. Hopefully, we'll be seeing you again and show you better. Sincerely, The Team at The Clay...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1601 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701-1212
    (16th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Capital Metro offers a stop right across the road in front of the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-322-5131
Description
The Clay Pit serves contemporary and traditional Indian cuisine in a high-energy, sophisticated setting that encourages people from all walks of life to discover a love for Indian cuisine. Our nationally-acclaimed cuisine wins over newcomers and those who’ve grown up on Indian food alike with a menu of authentic and gourmet, yet accessible dishes. Find us in the heart of Downtown Austin, in a historic stone building that lends an old-world charm to our upscale, modern atmosphere. Explore our award-winning wine list and be sure to ask your waiter about our building’s haunted history.
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