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LYFE Kitchen, Palo Alto

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167 N. Hamilton, Palo Alto, CA
16503255933
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner

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  • 34
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  • 29
    Very good
  • 18
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  • 5
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice casual lunch spot with something for nearly everyone

Three of us had a very nice lunch on Sunday at Lyfe Kitchen after a morning of heavy shopping for the birthday lady. It was 1:30 p.m., the restaurant was 3/4 full, and we got in just before the big crush behind us. Lyfe must be doing something right to bring in the crowds. My lunch was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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English first
San Diego, California
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91 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Really delicious food - I love eating here. I take my non vegetarian family members here and they enjoy it as well. It not fancy or fine dining, just good tasting , healthy food.

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Michigan
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I was expecting more from this place. I was excited to see lots of healthy options, but the flavor profiles were a bit bland and my sweet potato fries were soggy, so that left me a bit disappointed. The place was packed though and it was hard to find a seat, so they're doing something right!

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rdwarriorcal
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Three of us had a very nice lunch on Sunday at Lyfe Kitchen after a morning of heavy shopping for the birthday lady. It was 1:30 p.m., the restaurant was 3/4 full, and we got in just before the big crush behind us. Lyfe must be doing something right to bring in the crowds. My lunch was gluten-free. There was... More 

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San Francisco, California
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114 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I recently had lunch here with a friend. It's like a semi-fast food place - you stand inline to place your order and the food would be brought to your table. I had their BBQ chicken flatbread. It was very tasty, and my friend's salmon was good as well. The place gave out a very refreshing and young vibe. I... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Nice place with outdoor seating. However tables are usually not too clean and one has to ask for it to be cleaned. Salads are a bit overpriced and not served with a slice of bread. Something to work on! However food is good otherwise.

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Austin, Texas
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Also, pricey with small portion sizes. I suppose that makes a visit to Lyfe good for people on a diet. I had the Mahi fish tacos, quinoa crunch wrap and hibiscus-beet juice. The Mahi fish tacos did not fill me up for dinner. I thought the quinoa crunch wrap didn't sound very good, but I was wrong! It was absolutely... More 

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Wisconsin
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120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We stopped here for breakfast after the famers market on a Saturday morning. Order at counter and they bring the food out....Somehow my entire order was wrong, no latte, wrong food order. We were a table of six and all orders were right but mine. They did correct the coffee, but since all others at the table had their food,... More 

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Sentosa Island, Singapore
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Had such high hopes for Lyfe after reading the reviews. I'm not vegetarian but was searching for a healthier option but this place was such a letdown. The Kale salad (daily special) came so overdressed in vinaigrette it was impossible to finish, and the soba and fish dish was terrible (I think it's not even on the menu anymore I... More 

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This place serves the best food in Palo Alto: simple, straightforward, healthy, delicious and cheap. I managed to get there only once so far, but it could easily become my favorite spot for a casual meal. If you care about healthy food and you prefer it tasty - this is the right place to go.

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San Francisco, California
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I come here from time to time for breakfast, and typically alternate between the classic breakfast and the breakfast sandwich. They pride themselves on healthier food and it's pretty tasty as well. They also have wifi and good coffee if you need to get some work done.

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Additional Information about LYFE Kitchen, Palo Alto

Address: 167 N. Hamilton, Palo Alto, CA
Phone Number: 16503255933
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Vegetarian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 167 N. Hamilton, Palo Alto, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: 16503255933

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Vegetarian
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?