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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

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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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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
Excellent greek food

Loved their food menu egg plant starter basa, salmon was what we ordered. All was good. Worth a visit

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Soumya G
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English first
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Loved their food menu egg plant starter basa, salmon was what we ordered. All was good. Worth a visit

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Nome, Alaska
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The appetizers were ok...the $10 raki drink was grossly overpriced...that could buy a bottle. The chicken shwarma was close to edible..but dried out. Only the vegetables were good. The meatballs were mush...sent them back and it was removed from the check. It is a shame that such simple food was so screwed up! We were here years ago and decided... More 

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Nice outside seating area. Food was really good. I especially loved the oil/herb dipping sauce for the bread. Meats were well prepared and tasted wonderful. I also enjoyed the light dressing on the salad, no vinegar taste! Just off California street, so great when shopping in down town Palo Alto.

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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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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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