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Anatolian Kitchen

2323 Birch Street, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Ranked #77 of 317 Restaurants in Palo Alto
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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Restaurant details
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
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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92 reviews 92 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
50 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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227 reviews 227 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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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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