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Anatolian Kitchen
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2323 Birch Street, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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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: Reservations
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Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great place for lunch

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2013
Christophe D
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Palo Alto, California
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
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22 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Palo Alto, California
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5 reviews 5 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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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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31 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Charlottesville, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

I never had Turkish cuisine before but it essentially was what you might find in any middle eastern restaurant but with a specialized flare. The appetizer sampler was fantastic with hummus, doma, babaghanoush, falafalel, cucumber salad, olives. I had the Mousaka which was delicious too. For dessert you must try the Kanafeh, yum! Prices were very reasonable and service was... More 

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Redwood City, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We stopped in after shopping at the farmers' market on Sunday morning. We had the appetizer sampler and everything was wonderful. I followed up with the lamb wrap and it was really wonderfully done. Juicy, well seasoned meat with great fresh greens. We will be back again. The only downside is that it is such a small place and it... More 

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Davis, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

The food was absolutely delicious, starting with their signature red lentil soup. I ate outside, completely comfortable, by myself, not ignored not hovered over and just really well fed. Alexander's special (lamb & beef in tomatoey sauce) was as good as the falafel plate. Definitely will go back.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

been seated outside, kind of hot, the food was good but the server was moving and talking too fast.overall very good

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Palo Alto, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

This place has the most delicious, authentic Turkish food in the area. It is unpretentious, tastefully decorated, and prices are reasonable. An absolute must!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012 via mobile

Our party of 7 was seated in about 2 minutes and from then on everything was fantastic. Friendly, attentive service and a great atmosphere with outdoor seating available. Great food, and decent prices. Awesome little restaurant!

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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?