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Oren's Hummus Shop

261 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1714
650-752-6492
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Ranked #2 of 315 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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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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77 reviews 77 reviews
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Duluth, GA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Oren's always a busy place. I recently visited this place during visit to Palo Alto. First day we went it was 45 mins wait on a weekday, so went back next day fortunately wait was 20 mins. Food is very good and service was great. We tried Chicken skewers and Hummus dip both were great.

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San Jose, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Loved Oren's..the food is delicious and although there's almost always a wait, the friendly staff don't make you feel like you're being rushed. The sweet potato fries are something else!

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Vail, Colorado
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41 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We ordered meals for pickup from Oren's so I can't comment on the atmosphere, but the food was really good. Chicken kebabs were my favorite, and the hummus was some of the best I've had. Beef kebabs weren't quite as good - maybe a little too rich.

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