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Lyfe Kitchen

Californian, Vegetarian
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167 N. Hamilton, Palo Alto, CA
650-325-5933
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8:00 am - 10:00 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

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Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fresh & Delicious!

My friend had told me about this place, we're both vegetarians, so I was curious. I had Lyfe food on a Delta airline a few years ago and it was delicious, above (way above) my expectation on airplane food. I still remember the veggie dip they had on that one flight and it was the best dip I ever... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My friend had told me about this place, we're both vegetarians, so I was curious. I had Lyfe food on a Delta airline a few years ago and it was delicious, above (way above) my expectation on airplane food. I still remember the veggie dip they had on that one flight and it was the best dip I ever had!... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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205 reviews 205 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I love healthy food and eat it all the time, so I was delighted when a friend suggested Lyfe. I ordered a ginger veggie stirfry, but I couldn't taste any ginger and the meal was extremely bland. The menu looked great, so maybe I just chose badly. I liked the fact that there were vegan, gluten-free etc. menus, chia mint... More 

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San Francisco, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

When this restaurant opened it was definitely a fresh alternative to heavy menu items at other local places. It was a nice place to have a light lunch during the work day. But, having gone back recently for dinner with the family, we were soooo disappointed. The flatbreads have lost some of their flavor. We paid over $8 for a... More 

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California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This was my go to place in Palo Alto for a quick healthy meal that I did not have to worry about. I went by myself two weeks ago and was extremely disappointed in the food and the service. I had gone in for a late lunch and ordered the red thai dish - when it came - it was... More 

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Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Counter order / table service restaurant catering to those trying to eat healthy. Nice airy bright atmosphere with beech, bamboo and light grey tones in front, refined and more subdued in back and nice patio seating of the sidewalk in front. Food quality and preparation appear to be attended to very well. The costs are VERY reasonable given the quality,... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Tacos were good and food came out fast. Everything was fresh and, although we came for dinner, we all had oj with our meal. IMO, a good choice w/tacos.

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Odawara, Japan
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150 reviews 150 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Had a breakfast meeting here, and really enjoyed everything I ordered (particularly the kale banana smoothie). Breakfast burrito was a relatively small portion size, but delicious. Could have easily eaten two of them... I enjoyed the food and philosophy here enough that we made a second trip back here for lunch a couple of days later.

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Fremont, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Met a friend who was in town for business. Nice relaxed atmosphere, the line to order ebbed and flowed, but was not an issue. Somehow though our entree and sides went missing. Manager very apologetic, provided a glass of wine and gift card which was much appreciated. Food arrived quickly after that and was delicious. Portions not huge, but not... More 

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Portland, OR
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This new restaurant founded by a former McDonald's COO couldn't be more different. Think Chipolte farm to table only much much better. I ordered the kale salad and it was excellent, as were the sweet potato fries. If you want a fast casual meal that's actually healthy and tasty- look no further.

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San Francisco, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Very different kind of food. This is not the place to go for a burger and fries. All the food here is for people who are health geeks. Portions are rather small, so forget about sharing. But, there are a few interesting menu items, and the seating and atmosphere are very nice.

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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: 650-325-5933

Price and Cuisine

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