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Evvia

420 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 326-0983
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Ranked #1 of 314 restaurants in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $45
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: University
Description: Sister restaurant of Kokkari, Evvia has been serving beautiful and elegant Greek cuisine since 1995. Fabulous fish, savory roasted meats, and sun-soaked vegetables are jazzed up with a spritz of lemon, a little olive oil, and herbs. There is perfection in simplicity.
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Tokyo, Japan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

This is one of the best restaurant in the US. All the dishes have delicate taste, that is rare to see in this country. It is a surprise to find this restaurant in a relatively small town like Palo Alto.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I love this place. . Very romantic and always crowded. The food is great but make sure you call ahead as they are always busy. The lamb is usually halal .. but they change their supplier every now and then so make sure you double check.

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San Mateo, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Gee, thought I was going to help those who don't live here find the best restaurant around, but it seems as though many others have beat me to the punch. I have never had anything i didn't like here, and often for lunch my daughter and I will share 4 starters, which is a lot of fun...this way we are... More

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

After noticing great reviews, I decided to try this restaurant on my own. To my delight, my experience was well beyond the best reviews. To start with, the decor and service are warm and welcoming. The food is everything you want it to be and more. I started with the Grilled Octopus which was cooked to perfection which was as... More

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Stanford, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I'm Italian...used to live in Greece for years...this I like your best tavern back in Greece...so good that when I tell my Greek friends that you have a place like that at the other side of the world, they just can't believe that...I've been there multiple times...

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Hong Kong
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150 reviews 150 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Always enjoy Evvia - the food is superb and the service is excellent. The restaurant itself is very cosy and warm, with mediterranean overtones and doors that open out onto the street. Lovely atmosphere.

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New York, NY
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86 reviews 86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Great atmosphere (open kitchen), varied Mediterranean menu, nice wine list. Good service. Reliably high quality.

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McKinney, Texas, United States
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67 reviews 67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My first choice for cuisine would not be Greek food but when your boss says this is his favorite restaurant, you go with it. I was NOT disappointed; in fact, I loved it! I had the Greek salad and a seafood special that were both excellent. One note: there's no bar to speak of so if you want to hang... More

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United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I really can't add anything new. Food was great. Wine was great. Atmosphere is good. Location is convenient. If you hate Greek food, you could probably find something to complain about, but otherwise, just enjoy your meal!

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Arlington, Virginia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We had a lamb appetizer that was so good that we ordered more of it for the main course. The wine list is outstanding with excellent wines from California and around the world including some of the best that Greece is producing. Finished with a nice baklava and coffee. A wonderful evening made more wonderful by our server who was... More

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