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Anatolian Kitchen

2323 Birch Street, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Ranked #22 of 314 restaurants in Palo Alto
Price range: $20 - $30
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
Palo Alto, CA
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107 reviews 107 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

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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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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181 reviews 181 reviews
138 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
21 helpful votes 21 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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169 reviews 169 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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San Francisco, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Nice, above average turkish food. The apps were good and the specials were good too (whole fish, lamb), but the regular chicken kabobs looked good too. Very nice service too. Nice to be able to sit out on a quiet side street. They mixed up our bill twice and kept giving us a lower one....okay!

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31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

With Turkish cuisine offering a nice change of pace in terms of flavors and textures, the outdoor seating options at Anatolian Kitchen are an additional plus. The sidewalk is just off the main drag so it's a pleasant side street with a nice big shade tree providing just the right amount of light and shade. I had the Veggie Manti... More

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