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2323 Birch Street, Palo Alto, CA 94306 (California Avenue)
California Avenue Train station one block away.
650-853-9700
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice blend of Mediterranean dishes

4* Nice blend of Mediterranean dishes This was my 2nd visit here. While I am not a fan of Mediterranean food as I don’t like fish or olives, I was pleasantly surprised by the Anatolian Kitchen in Palo Alto. Their Kabobs (chicken, or lamb) are very nicely done with good flavors in a open fire... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
Califdan69
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Palo Alto, California
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Plano
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I picked the place as it was off the University Avenue craziness of Palo Alto. we were seated promptly. the restaurant has a cute feel and great overall ambiance. food was served promptly and presented well. For a group of 7 (including 2 little kids and mostly vegetarian) we paid $170 which I felt was a bit much for the... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

4* Nice blend of Mediterranean dishes This was my 2nd visit here. While I am not a fan of Mediterranean food as I don’t like fish or olives, I was pleasantly surprised by the Anatolian Kitchen in Palo Alto. Their Kabobs (chicken, or lamb) are very nicely done with good flavors in a open fire sort of way. Even though... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The Anatolian Kitchen has expanded into the space left behind by Ramona's Too Pizza. The additional space has really benefited the restaurant. You now enter through the area that was the pizza shop were there is a large welcoming bar with comfy bar stools. We arrived a little bit early and our table wasn't quite ready, so the hostess suggested... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

Nice feta cheese appetizer, average manti (a bit cold) and moussaka (was more like a lasagna). Service was pretty good.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

A disappointing lunch overall - we will not return. The food, while appealingly presented, is bland and compares unfavorably with Turkish food we’ve eaten elsewhere in the US, let alone in Turkey. The 4 piece falafel appetizer was crisp but lacked flavor and the dipping sauce likewise had no taste. The ezme was basically finely chopped tomatoes with barely a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We spent a month in Turkey and had some great meals. Unfortunately this restaurant did not met expectations-limp salads, over salted food and a shortage of spices in the food. Will not return.

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Stopped in for dinner tonight after searching for something different. Sat outside and enjoyed the nice evening. I ordered a salad and a kabob, along with a glass of wine. The bread and olive oil mixture was very tasty. My salad arrived, and wait! So did my kabob! Salad and dinner both arrived at the same time. Either the server... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Had a lovely group lunch at the Anatolian kitchen recently. The tables outside on the sidewalk contributed to a European/Mediterranean vibe. The appetizer collection was delicious - some of the best baba ganoush ever! The chicken kebabs and the lamb kebabs were outstanding, so tender and perfectly seasoned. The wraps are incredible - big enough to share. The servers and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

So last week I had another ladies’ lunch in Palo Alto: this time at Anatolian Kitchen, which is Mediterranean but not Greek: Turkish instead. The three of us sat at a table outside, two of us on a padded bench facing the street, able to watch passers-by and the street as if in some European or Mediterranean restaurant. As we... More 

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Belmont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We just discovered this wonderful restaurant off California Avenue in Palo Alto. We sat outside on a mild summer's evening, lots of seating, and easy parking. I had the traditional mousaka, and with the seasoned white rice on the side, it was wonderful. My friend preferred non-Middle Eastern so chose the salmon, which he said was prepared and seasoned perfectly.... More 

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Additional Information about Anatolian Kitchen

Address: 2323 Birch Street, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone Number: 650-853-9700
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2323 Birch Street, Palo Alto, CA 94306
    (California Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: California Avenue Train station one block away.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: 650-853-9700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?