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Oren's Hummus Shop

261 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1714
650-752-6492
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Ranked #10 of 318 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have never had a meal at Oren's that wasn't terrific. My husband thinks the falafel and hummus are the best. I love the chicken skewers, with hot sauce. And the pita bread. I am not supposed to eat gluten, but sometimes I break down. It is soft, luscious and tasty. Of course, you have to plan your trips, since... More 

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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55 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Always packed so for lunch -try to go around 11 am as opposed to 12 or 12.30pm. We had an amazing lunch here with my colleagues for my birthday. The chicken was so so delicious and the mushroom hummus was my favorite. Its packed and also they try to get you out of the door with the waiters giving you... More 

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New York City, New York
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99 reviews 99 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I like hummus, I buy it in stores and sometimes make it at home. I was curious to check out this and other dishes at this restaurant which is highly rated. In summary, I had on OK experience but won't be motivated to necessarily come back. I can buy hummus which is tastier, under various brands in local stores in... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Service at Oren's is good. One of my friends had the shakshukkah which was was two poached eggs floated in the tomato based salad rather than the usual Israeli scrambled eggs and salad. Another had pita and felafel and I had the pita with beef chunks. All the meals were substantial and made for a large lunch. Oren's has a... More 

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London
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

We had lunch at Orens and the food was good. We had a beef hummus starter with a mix of kebabs and sides for the main. All the food was very tasty but the cramped seating and slightly overpriced menu detracted from the experience. I think you pay extra for the location and the source of the ingredients. Not bad,... More 

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Danville, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A great reminder of the food I grew up with. Everything is great and I love they have outlets every where too.

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26 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

When it first opened the hummus was a lovely creamy texture, just perfect for spreading on the restaurant's great pita bread. The last two times we bought it as a take out Order it was the texture of almost hardened cement. We took the first batch back and showed the staff. The response was that the mixture is not always... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is my most reliable place to eat when in downtown Palo Alto. They usually run packed so expect to wait and don't skip the hummus!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My 4 yr old son ate all the falafels, I ordered Greek salad and hummus. Looks like the pita breads are all home made. Excellent options for vegetarians and vegans. Great lil place, excellent service.

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new hampshire
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14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Ok. First, I love hummus. (Especially if it is loaded with garlic!) So my son had been to this place and liked it a lot. I was sure I would, too. We got and shared traditional hummus with chickpeas and both white and whole wheat pitas, falafel, chicken and veggie kabobs, red cabbage, and taboule. My reaction to the hummus... More 

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Additional Information about Oren's Hummus Shop

Address: 261 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1714
Phone Number: 650-752-6492
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli

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