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420 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301 (University)
(650) 326-0983
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Sister restaurant of Kokkari, Evvia has been serving beautiful and elegant...
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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  • 232
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  • 72
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 3
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Flavors

Went here for lunch with my sister. It was my first time and I truly enjoyed the food. We had the branzino without the bones. It was flavorful, light and delicious. We also shared the greek salad which was very good. Reservation is recommended. We went on a Thursday at 11:30 am which was packed by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Liz C
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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330 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Went here for lunch with my sister. It was my first time and I truly enjoyed the food. We had the branzino without the bones. It was flavorful, light and delicious. We also shared the greek salad which was very good. Reservation is recommended. We went on a Thursday at 11:30 am which was packed by lunch time.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Very good starters, both seafood, meat, and vegetarian. Mains consistently excellent, though I nearly always take the fresh fish (Dorade, sole,all great). Good wine list, though could be a little more comprehensive. Prices a little too high, even for Palo Alto - $1100 for four adults and two kids recently...

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We had a group of 10 that tried to get in at the last min on a Monday. The restaurant was book and a 1.5 hour wait. We went next door and they got us in for a table in one hour. It was worth the wait. The food was great and so was the service. We tried several recommended... More 

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Middletown, New Jersey, United States
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81 reviews 81 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

My favorite restaurant in California. Warm atmosphere, professional service, and consistently outstanding food. Book well in advance though - they consistently book up weeks ahead.

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Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Excellent food and service. I cannot overcome the Lamb Shanks with Orzo dish. Must try. Seafood appetizers and some of the great Salads.

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Healdsburg
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We love this place. A true favorite when we are in the Palo Alto area. We also love their sister restaurant in San Francisco. The food is great. The lamb and the pitas are super.

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Palo Alto, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

It's loud, moderately price-y and booked out often for weeks. For a reason. The food is just plain excellent -- it's always fresh, perfectly seasoned and cooked, and there are standard favorites and new selections always offered. One of the best restaurants in the peninsula area and it never disappoints.

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Berlin, Germany
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Went with a large group celebrating our 25th law school reunion. Everyone was in a good mood and we spent quite a lot. Although we were neither drunken nor boisterous, the owner chastised several members of the group for behaving inappropriately in a family restaurant. A previously nice evening became awkward. Still, the food was fresh and tasty. I especially... More 

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Fremont, California
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324 restaurant reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Good vegetarian options - there are many appetizers that are vegetarian. Service is good. We had a great virgin margarita. The patzaria, zucchini cakes & evvia pita were very good. Biselosalata was also good. We will be back to try other items. Parking is street & free lots. Book on open table.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Evvia exceeded my expectations with everything. I love how cozy this place is and the decor of the restaurant as well. Hostess greeted us warmly when we arrived and got seated right away. We had mushrooms for appetizer which is very tasty. For our main course we had the lamb chop which is to die for. The lamb chop is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 420 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
    (University)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: (650) 326-0983

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 45
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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