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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: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Dining

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good reminder of Turkish food

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
marykings25
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
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24 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW 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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Washington DC
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146 reviews 146 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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93 reviews 93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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San Francisco Bay Area
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78 reviews 78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
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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Palo Alto, CA
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110 reviews 110 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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Reno Nevada
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107 reviews 107 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

A little trip to a foreign world...nice decor, friendly service, nice dining selection. We were encouraged to try the Turkish wine and it was a good choice (surprisingly!). Lots of vegetarian choices, although the manti (dumplings) were considered uninteresting by my friend. The lamb shank special was very good. And where do they get the delicate flat bread?

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253 reviews 253 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

Had a group of six and went to Anatolian Kitchen for dinner. Started with an appetizer plate which had a little of everything. The hummus was great and other items were tasty. We all ordered different items and everyone seemed to enjoy them. I had the Manti which were little raviolis stuffed with meat in a yogurt and garlic sauce...really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

We had dinner at Anatolian kitchen several times. The food was always excellent, nice wine selection, great service and the desserts (especially Baklava and Kazandibi) are adorable. My favourite restaurant in Palo Alto!

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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?