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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch

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  • 85
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  • 49
    Very good
  • 16
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  • 1
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious!

Delicious hummus and overall a great spot. Was packed on a Friday night. Placed an order for take out, took 20+ minutes (only ordered hummus). Staff apologized and gave me an extra tub of hummus and pitas for free. Greatly appreciated. Will be back next time I am in Palo Alto!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Delicious hummus and overall a great spot. Was packed on a Friday night. Placed an order for take out, took 20+ minutes (only ordered hummus). Staff apologized and gave me an extra tub of hummus and pitas for free. Greatly appreciated. Will be back next time I am in Palo Alto!

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Silicon Valley, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Oren's is a little hole-in-the wall place, but the food is superb. The service is a little slow and the décor is minimal. Their hummus is the best by far that I have ever eaten (both Oren's special and the standard version). The eggplant dish is spectacular. The lamb kofta's (meatball) again were better than anywhere else. The freshly baked... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My go to whenever I'm in the mood for some homeland cuisine. Oren's is as close as it gets. Perfection!

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

It helps to go here hungry but you don't need to be! Perfect succulent chicken (on pita or skewered), best hummus I've ever had outside of AND AS GOOD AS Israel, and sinful Labane. Salads are freshly made and big. Oren's is a great combination of generous and delicious. That the prices are reasonable is an added bonus!

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Santa Barbara
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Three of us decided to try this very popular and well reviewed restaurant. Between us we had the hummus with beef, tabula, beef pita sandwich, and sampler with 2 eggplant dishes. All were terrific and we had leftovers. Orders come with pita for the table and a small slaw. Both the red & green hot sauces are h.o.t. For what... More 

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Spring City, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Recently we bought a number of items at Oren's Hummus. Everything is delicious and super fresh. I particularly love the Baba Ganoosh and the hummus. The textures are very nice. I especially like to get the hummus, salads and other items as take-out for easy lunches at home or picnics.

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

My kids went to Pizza My Heart so I got a take out eggplant and hummus pita sandwich from here instead. The only other place I had such good Mediterranean food was in NYC. The herbs and flavored and use of imported ingredients... Divine. Of course it was packed but my take out order only took 10 minutes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Very good food, the waiters are friendly. Food is made from fresh and very tasty, tried the hummus with beef, and the food is with good portion.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is a crowded little eatery on the main drag in downtown Palo Alto. Went in with high hopes, especially after waiting for 10 or 15 minutes in line to get a table in this busy and cramped little place. Hummus is the main menu feature, but they have a variety of Middle-Eastern foods, including grilled meats, etc. But we... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Amazing hand crafted hummus and pita. Both incredibly fresh. You won't find better. Their inventive use of ground beef, lamb, chicken, mushrooms with hummus combos are genius. Really great salads as well. If you love this type of food you can't find better. For reals. Go here. Eat here. Overtip here.

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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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