6 expert reviews
“"All the classic Indian dishes and some new creations" turn up at these separately owned eateries in Downtown Austin and Addison set in digs that feel "modern" and somewhat "fancy".”
"The old building that houses this restaurant was a saloon for many years, as far back as the 1870s." Full review
"Displaced Indians and fans of their cuisine get their tikka masala fix here. The centralized location draws far and wide."
"The Clay Pit is destination dining for Austinites hungry for subcontinental cuisine." Full review
Not For Tourists
"Excellent Indian cuisine downtown. Eat there often."
"The original Indian restaurant in Austin, Clay Pit serves both classic and modern dishes (think mussels and shrimp alongside your goat-, lamb- and chicken-based dishes)" Full review
Reserve a private room for a large party and make sure to visit during the weekly salsa dances in the upstairs space (odd but exciting location for salsa dances).