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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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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yum! Excellent Israeli Food.

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
deethedee
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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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77 reviews 77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Hudsonville, Michigan
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103 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We enjoyed the hummus, with fresh bread so much! The hummus included fresh beans (black and garbanzo), and it was so delicious. One in the party enjoyed the sabich pita (vegetarian) while the other had the chicken pita on whole wheat, and it was loaded with fresh cucumbers! We had a side of falafel. It was much more food than... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I've been twice. When two of us went for lunch, we just walked in and were seated immediately, though we were next to others at one of the communal tables, which form the bulk of the seating available. When I returned with a larger group for dinner a few months later (during Parents' Weekend admittedly), we had to wait about... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

loved the food and atmosphere here. The falafel was crunchy but moist on the inside, the baba ganouche was smoky but not too much, the beets were great, the salad was fresh and the sweet potatoes were good. Wanted to try so much more. Will definitely be back!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?