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Anatolian Kitchen

2323 Birch Street, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Ranked #20 of 316 Restaurants in Palo Alto
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Price range: $20 - $30
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: California Avenue
Transit: California Avenue Train station one block away.
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English first
Tacoma, Washington
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85 reviews 85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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187 reviews 187 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Bern, Switzerland
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Palo Alto, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

came for dinner on a mild January evening. They have gas heaters outside, on the curb, making for a really nice outdoors dining experience... almost made us feel like we're in Turkey! Food is solid & authentic. We will certainly be back. Highly recommended.

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Oakland, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place is delicious, hands up, hands down. It's my favorite restaurant on the Cal Ave corridor. Been there for lunch, been there for dinner, won't ever get enough. Great service, nice ambiance, pretty efficient service for a sit down restaurant. Everything I've ever had here is great. Their manti is delicious and they know how to cook lamb inside... More

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Palo Alto, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I have been there for dinner inside, and really like the food. I went there for lunch, had a table outside. Food was very good, pita bread excellent, and the servicxe was rapid without being too pushy. Great place

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Palo Alto, California
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175 reviews 175 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

I've eaten at the Anatolian Kitchen twice recently. Both times the food was quite good - the plates come loaded with food including fresh vegetables (broccoli, zucchini, carrots) and rice and your entree. I had salmon one evening and chicken kabobs another, and both were well prepared. My son had a lamb dish/stew that was so flavorful that I was... More

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