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The Clay Oven

Fajara Booster | off Atlantic Road, Fajara, Gambia
+220 449 6600
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (15 reviews)
“poppadoms” (9 reviews)
“chicken” (9 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 11:30 pmAll hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Fajara Booster | off Atlantic Road, Fajara, Gambia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fantastic service in a lovely setting !! We had an amazing meal here 4 of us went and we all had some5ing different - best curry bar none !, excellent service and the food was to die for xxxxx highly recommended - only down side...More

Thank Heatherpenuwch
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely entrance via gardens. Interior needs updating but tables clean. Poppadums were brought which were like cardboard discs. Onion bajis were bland to say the least. I only like mild curry so ordered makni chicken. It was so hot it burnt my lips!. I explained...More

Thank rockylilac
Reviewed 1 week ago

Still a fantastic place to try. Very authentic flavours with some real heat if required small taxi ride from the main strip but well worth the journey

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A truly authentic Indian restaurant with a home away from home feeling. I was so pleasantly surprised. Firstly, the food was really delicious (exceptional)- a great variety of really fresh and well-made quality indian dishes- so much thought and detail has gone into every finishing...More

Thank Vishna
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a well known, if somewhat out of the way, Indian Restaurant that is long established. It offers a European style dining experience in the sense that it is discreet, clean, spacious. I have eaten here over many years and apart from raised eyebrows...More

Thank fmoc1953
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went here for dinner as we both love Indian cuisine. The food was really good and lots of it. Bit different than an Indian restaurant in the U.K. but that's not a negative. All the staff were really friendly, polite and...More

Thank Dale87
Reviewed 12 October 2017

a very nice welcome and lots of attentive waiters.Good variety and selection of dishes .All very tasty and also good cocktails.We saw too late that on tues nights they do a special buffet,but doubt that we could have managed all the courses on offer.nice atmoshere

Thank jocelynhooton
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Good restaurant with a wide selection of dishes and very tasty food. Also good cocktails. Service was friendly and helpful too.

Thank KCPG
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

We went to The Clay Oven on a recommendation and were not disappointed. Although the restaurant itself could do with an update, the food was exceptional. A delicious array of dips and sauces to accompany popadoms, an extensive choice of starters and main dishes. We...More

Thank Elise W
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We toured the area and tried many of the local restaurants that were advertised with 10% off in the "Your Guide to THE GAMBIA" Travel Guide created by the Gambia Experience. The King Prawn Tandoori we selected was really nice and tasty and the portion...More

Thank Peter J
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17 February 2017|
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Response from Vimal S | Property representative |
presently not very essential to reserve.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fajara Booster | off Atlantic Road, Fajara, Gambia
  • Location: Africa  >  Gambia  >  Banjul Division  >  Fajara
  • Phone Number: +220 449 6600
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The Clay Oven has been open for 24 years, established in 1991 by Vimal Shah. The restaurant has two menu's, a well established Indian menu and a recently well tried Chinese menu. The Clay Oven takes pride in quality and excellence. There is a large dining area with a semi circular bar, and an outdoor dining area on a wooden deck surrounded by a palm garden and bar. All making a great ambience to dine in under the stars. "Our own belief is that a truly fine meal is enjoyed not once but three times - in anticipation, in consumption and in remembrance."
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