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Oren's Hummus Shop

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261 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1714
650-752-6492
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night
Good for:
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious and Plentiful

Our waiter warned us that we two had ordered too much with an appetizer sampler, hummus entree, falafel sandwich and shakushka. Little did he know... All of the above was excellent, I think the marinated carrots and beets in the appetizer sampler might have actually stolen the show... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Bcohen13
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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  • Late Night
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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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112 reviews 112 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Our waiter warned us that we two had ordered too much with an appetizer sampler, hummus entree, falafel sandwich and shakushka. Little did he know... All of the above was excellent, I think the marinated carrots and beets in the appetizer sampler might have actually stolen the show. Regardless, we were more than happy. You probably won't be blown away... More 

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Connecticut
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79 reviews 79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Delicious fresh food served by helpful friendly staff. This fine local restaurant offers a wide range of favorites. We ordered a lot of different things so we could sample and were not disappointed. Our party included a five year old who agreed that this was a great lunch stop!

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San Jose, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This place is super crowded, which speaks of its virtue as a restaurant. Good service and awesome food. We tried Hummus there and they were really very good. I am no expert in Hummus but I could say that their hummus were not dry as I have tried in other places. They were pretty smooth and palatable. The portions are... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 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

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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101 reviews 101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 261 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1714
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: 650-752-6492

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?