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Lyfe Kitchen

167 N. Hamilton, Palo Alto, CA
650-325-5933
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Ranked #22 of 314 restaurants in Palo Alto
Cuisines: Vegetarian, Californian
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English first
Hartford, Connecticut
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I went here for a quick and healthy lunch and this is exactly what I got. For "fast" food, this was great. I enjoyed the fish taco which tasted fresh. I would definitely go here often if I lived in the area. They had a great iced tea as well. I was also nice that they had a water bar.... More

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New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Lyfe kitchen provides typical California options with separate menus for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free diets. Free wifi and a pleasant seating area make this a great spot to sit and do work or relax with friends and family. High prices if you're on a student budget but reasonable considering the atmosphere and quality of the food?

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San Jose, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I'd rate it higher than average but not in the very good category. I liked the unconventional approach, relaxed atmosphere, the location is good, but the food is just "ok". Maybe visiting on Mothers Day wasn't the best day for our introductory visit ?

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Wells, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This was all new to us. Order at the till and service is quick. Excellent innovative and healthy menu at extremely competitive prices. It fills a real gap for healthy fast food.

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Palo Alto, CA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Really fresh food, and a great concept, but prices are too high (even for Palo Alto!). There are lots of better choices.

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New York City, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I like that an entire dish with complex flavors can be only 600 calories. Nice folks at the counter, too.

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Palo Alto, California
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

My wife and I recently went to the Lyfe Kitchen for lunch and were pleasantly surprised! The restaurant is located in the middle of downtown Palo Alto, convenient for shopping and the parking was relatively easy. The decor is modern and neat/clean. The staff was friendly and efficient. I ordered the chicken sandwich (which was delicious) and a side of... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Their smoothies and cucumber water are delicious. I thought the food was average. Their unfried chicken and fish tacos were average. I didn't love or hate these entrees. This is a great place if you are in a rush and want a healthy meal. I had a hard time finding a table because the tables that were empty were dirty... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Came here because it looked cool. The guy serving was amazingly helpful and friendly. The food was brilliant. Interesting and so well done it was an unforgettable experience.

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Detroit, Michigan
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Went here based on a referral and it was truly refreshing. It was a quick lunch. It is basically a self-serve type of restaurant where you order at the counter and the food is delivered to your table. Guacamole was nice and flavorful. Loved the quinoa wrap and the fish tacos. Liked it so much that I bought the cookbook.

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