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The Clay Oven

Fajara Booster | off Atlantic Road, Fajara, Gambia
+220 449 6600
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Opens in 23 min
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Fajara Booster | off Atlantic Road, Fajara, Gambia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here 5 times in a fortnight, they do a Tandoori sizzler on Tuesday nights, not to be missed, especially if you have a big appetite, as the waiters keep trying to bring you more food for the all inclusive price. If you like...More

Thank jade_red
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the food at the clay oven and the staff just added to the pleasure. Vegetarian dishes were especially good.

Thank jerryhawker27
Reviewed April 16, 2018

I'd heard that this was suppose to be one of the best restaurants in the area and had high hopes. The environment is really nice, especially the garden outside. The food was nothing special to be honest. I mean, it was good but not really...More

Thank Johanna1077
Reviewed April 3, 2018

First time at this restaurant..a great surprise hidden behind a wall. Lovely surroundings, great food and attentive staff.

Thank Heather961
Reviewed March 18, 2018

Excellent Indian restaurant. Very pleasant to the eye. Food excellent and very good choice. Option of garden or inside tables. All extremely welcoming . ( our second visit )

Thank uktiger
Reviewed March 17, 2018

Really enjoyed the meal here. Authentic Indian and loads of choice on the menu. 2 minute taxi ride from Ngala Lodge.

Thank lordandlady
Reviewed March 16, 2018

Still the best Indian food in The Gambia, but the service can be erratic to say the least. Recently, we arrived just before 8 - promptly seated and orders taken - then there followed endless apologies for delays - "kitchen very busy" - "food coming...More

Thank Famrave
Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

Recommended to visit and glad we did. Excellent range of Indian food together with great service; although it was a quiet night so if it’s packed that may change. Onion Bhaji - as good as you will get anywhere - not the processed rubbish you...More

Thank Dave W
Reviewed March 13, 2018

Bit of a hike in the evening to get over there but five of the best chef run restaurant all been at in The Gambia all within a half mile. Clay, lovely garden and greeted upon arrival, invited for cocktail at the bar or sit...More

Thank Nightowl0808
Reviewed March 5, 2018

Thiis was my favourite restaurant that we ate at in our week at Gambia. Stunning garden setting, excellent service and superb food. Next time I come to Gambia this will be the first restaurant we come to. We ordered some familiar dishes and a couple...More

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Questions & Answers
Dave T
January 21, 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Vimal S | Property representative |
Hi The price for Sizzler is D795 . if you send an email to us we can send a off file with full menu and prices.
February 17, 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
US$10 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fajara Booster | off Atlantic Road, Fajara, Gambia
  • Location: Africa  >  Gambia  >  Banjul Division  >  Fajara
  • Phone Number: +220 449 6600
  • E-mail
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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