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Anatolian Kitchen

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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 - 9:30 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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good atmosphere and authentic service

I liked this restaurant on my first visit there and would definitely return. It is situated in a quiet location in Birch Street, just off California Avenue. It has a few pavement tables as well as ample indoor space with authentic atmosphere, decoration and service. Staff were very attentive and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 21, 2015
profjoypc
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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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Upland, California, United States
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428 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Several in our party expressed concerns of gastric distress the next morning. Food nicely presented but nothing very unusual. Pleasant service.

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Thank William D
palo alto,ca
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is no excuse for a place like this to exist. I ordered sautéed lamb with vegetables from the menu and was served a canned tasteless puree of something resembling stale peppers with a few small pieces of connective tissue of some old, old , very old animal and a glob of tasteless white rice in the middle. Needless to... More 

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Thank BigFitz
california
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95 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We had dinner at Anatolian kitchen, and was a so-so experience. We started with the combination appetizer - nothing special there ; the stuffed grape leaves were died on the outside, not moist like they re supposed to be, the beans were nothing special - too much onions in everything else; the bread was like a tortilla and had the... More 

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Thank europeanbabeM
San Francisco, California
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133 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

We recently had lunch here. I only have good things to say about this place. Nice decor. Loved the hangings on the wall, and the silver pitcher was really nice and heavy. The food was simply fantastic. We loved everything we ordered - Combo appetizer, Mousaka, Alexander's plate and stuffed eggplants. The desserts were to die for - baklava and... More 

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Thank 908Laura
Alnwick, United Kingdom
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977 reviews
570 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 407 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

I liked this restaurant on my first visit there and would definitely return. It is situated in a quiet location in Birch Street, just off California Avenue. It has a few pavement tables as well as ample indoor space with authentic atmosphere, decoration and service. Staff were very attentive and helpful. It is a bar and restaurant and does a... More 

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Thank profjoypc
Bay Area, California
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104 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Stopped here after the Farmers' market and was dismayed at the quality of ingredients, the preparation, and the overall approach to serving.

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Thank sunshine_susan
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Walked in and were greeted warmly with a "marhaba" ( welcome) Service was prompt and food hot and delicious and perfected cooked . Served in traditional pots . Would highly recommend . Great value .

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Thank Shaziajang
Clarksville, VA, United States
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174 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Great experience. Our table of around ten was greeted very professionally and give a great experience as apps, dinner, drinks, and dessert progressed. Of our plates, the beef ravioli was an underperformer and the sampler platter stole the show. The coffee was excellent but the personality the staff, the authenticity of the service and food, and just everything led to... More 

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Thank Joey H
San Francisco, California
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Food and service are excellent. Their chicken kebab is juicy and tasteful, and their felafel is one of the best I have tried in years.

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Thank Vivianne_11
Chennai (Madras), India
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Been to this restaurant for lunch which is nearby my office to give my taste buds a new choice and i loved the lunch. Ambiance is great which gives feel of Mediterranean place with friendly staffs, though they are so busy during the lunch hours. If you are too hungry this is not the right place , as your order... More 

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?