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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 1
    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
Dropped by and loved it.

I had time to kill and noticed a line out the door and it looked great so I made a point of returning later. I loved it. I've been to other hummus centric restaurants (all casual like this one) and this is my favorite on the west coast. Checked tripadvisor after I went there, but agree with the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
S_and_LK
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I had time to kill and noticed a line out the door and it looked great so I made a point of returning later. I loved it. I've been to other hummus centric restaurants (all casual like this one) and this is my favorite on the west coast. Checked tripadvisor after I went there, but agree with the reviews.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We got here for a dinner with friends. The place is not so big and fancy, but they serve very good middle-eastern food. The dish sizes are decent, the food is delicious. Seems it's a bit trendy place, as there was a queue and we waited for about one hour to get a table. A bit noisy inside, but you... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This place was suggested to me by some friends. It is a cafe type setting. Loud, bustling, crowded, cramped but the food makes it all worth while. Very friendly helpful staff. We had a sampler plater, a pitta sandwich and some kabobs. All were prepared fresh with great depths of flavor. I had a "malt" black non alcoholic beer that... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The best Israeli food in Bay Area. Like Oreo's Twist, Lick, Dunk; Oren's has it's own philosophy - Rip, Scoop, Eat.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Lovely restaurant for a quick bite to eat, some of the best Israeli food i've had in a while! Hummus is of course outstanding. Don't miss the sweet potato fries.. dipped in the Hummus!

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United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The only good thing about this pricey restaurant is their falafel. No, not the hummus, just the falafel. Everything is bland, absolutely no flavor. They hype up themselves for importing ingredients all the way from Israel, but the food sure doesn't taste Israeli at all. The last time I was in Israel, the food was extremely flavorful, but no such... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Got takeout and it was pretty amazing. Hummus, salad, skewers... even the Labane was fantastic. This was my mother's day dinner, and I was not disappointed.

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Istanbul
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

If you are missing Israeli dishes like hoummus and falafel this is the place to be. The hoummus was delicious but cannot say the same for the falafel.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

On a recent trip to Palo Alto , we ate at Oren’s and can’t stop talking about it. We arrived early for dinner, because the restaurant fills up quickly. But even if there is a wait, don’t pass them by, because it’s worth the wait. The pita is freshly made - get both white & wheat. The Sampler Sides of... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

As an Israeli I can say that in Oren's Humus you get the real Israeli experience. The Hummus and all the sides are great and authentic. The Pitas, Falafel, Lemonade are all fantastic. Prices are fair, service is very good and the whole experience worth waiting in line 10 min or so. Enjoy!

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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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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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