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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 - 9:00 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

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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
Great Neighborhood Find

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
Colleen D
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Palo Alto, California
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Palo Alto, California
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219 reviews 219 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
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 restaurant reviews
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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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Washington DC
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150 reviews 150 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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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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50 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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54 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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55 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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46 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?