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Oren's Hummus Shop

261 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1714
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Ranked #2 of 314 restaurants in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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88% Recommend
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I love 2 things at this place. . Their falafel sandwich and their spicey sauces .. Their humus is not the best I had but its definitely the best in palo alto. Its a good place for a light lunch or dinner.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The food was fresh and flavorful and portion size was good. The temperature inside was sweltering so take a table outside if available. Desserts were ok.

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Austin, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We got lucky and got seated right before noon - it got very crowded shortly thereafter. Two kids split a chicken rice bowl that they cleaned up, and my daughter got the hummus with beef - so much hummus! We had enough leftover for one lunch and two snacks! I had the Romanian eggplant, whose roasted flavor really came through,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Tried to get in here atleast three times and finally managed it at 10pm on a Tuesday night. I would give it 3.5 stars but Tripadvisor doesn't do halves. While the food was great, it is after all only hummous so its not fine dining!! So, a couple of things - I found both types of chilli they put on... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Buy the sampler! Pickled carrots, tomatoes, hummus, a fresh yogurt cheese, and two types of eggplant--Babaganush and Romanian, and pickled beets all with fresh pita. Absolutely delicious! service was swift and efficient.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

After a tour of Stanford University, we dropped by Oren's Hummus Shop. The look of the restaurant is hip and fun - brick walls and hummus trivia written on chalkboards. We ordered three pita sandwiches - eggplant, falafel and grilled chicken. I was disappointed that each of the fillings was cold and apparently not cooked to order. The pita bread... More

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Oren's Hummus shop is a lovely find in Palo Alto. The prices are very reasonable, portions are large and the food is delicious! The hummus is very tasty and a must-try. My favorite combination is the hummus with pita, and then basically mix and match with any of the sides. You can't really go wrong with any of the other... More

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Denver, Colorado
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29 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We would come here again, but it is not quite ready to accommodate all the people who want to eat here. Even that would be okay if there was a sense of crowded excitement. But it just felt like crowded crowdedness. The menu has many healthy and scentient choices, and there is a teeming clientele for the product, but I... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

superb fresh food at a reasonable price with extraordinary service. not a fancy place but a pale were the food takes center stage for enjoyment. A MUST EAT PLAE WHEN IN PALO ALTO

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Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Best hummus and pita I've had outside of Israel and the West Bank! Staff was friendly and very accommodating. Food was delicious. We had hummus, Israeli salad, Chicken kabobs, falafel, and lamb--mouth watering. Reasonably priced. Upbeat atmosphere--casual and comfortable. Pet friendly if you are seated outside. Open on Easter Sunday--a bonus!!

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