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Evvia

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420 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301 (University)
(650) 326-0983
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 217
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Delicious lamb

We had lamb chops and lamb skewers, both of which were fantastic. I thought the chops were the best I have had. Also had the salmon which was very good but not as spectacular as the lamb.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
JCPortlandOR
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Portland Oregon
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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309 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Portland Oregon
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We had lamb chops and lamb skewers, both of which were fantastic. I thought the chops were the best I have had. Also had the salmon which was very good but not as spectacular as the lamb.

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california
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's tough to get a reservation, but definitely worth the effort. It is consistently a great dining experience and food is excellent. The only negative is depending on where you sit it can be a bit loud.

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Palo Alto, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I have been going to Evvia since it first opened in Palo Alto. The food is always good. Sometimes the offerings are great! The restaurant seems to always be busy. Reservations require planning ahead. The site can be noisy. The prices are high...like many upscale restaurants in this community. During this specific visit I noticed that our appetizers were not... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

People in my area love this restaurant. I find it noisy, cramped and overpriced. I think there are many other better choices in Palo Alto. The reasons for its reputation eludes me.

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

We were very excited to be taking friends to the highly recommended Evvia's and had a 6 pm table. We arrived early and we felt we were being rushed from the very beginning. The meal was delicious and could not be faulted but I do object to the bill being put on the table before people have finished eating their... More 

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chicago
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327 reviews 327 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Had a great waiter in Sam which got the visit off to a good start.The food was across the board outstanding. Taramasalata was salty delicious and the squid with 2 dipping sauces was prepared to perfection. Enjoyed the house cured olives. Closed with galacktobureko which was best I have ever had. Worth the effort to get in here-

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Marina del Rey, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Last night, enjoyed a fabulous dinner. Famous for the ribeye steak; but I had the goat stew with orzo. Very good wine list for the prices. Enjoyed octopus appetizer and saghanaki. Normally we order. Normally order the lamb riblets which are out of this world good. Great atmosphere. Valet parking. I dine here when I can, maybe four to six... More 

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Los Altos, CA (USA)
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174 reviews 174 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

As many other reviews state, it is diffficult to get a reservation at Evvia for dinner unless you want to eat at 5PM so plan ahead. Evvia is now the place for lots of techies so I guess that keeps it humming. I have been multiple times over the last decade and our dinner the other night was not as... More 

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Centereach, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

On a recent business trip I had the forethought of checking ahead and was able to get a 2 table reservation 7:30 on a weekday - the only slot they had. Well it was well worth the late start. Everything had a greek twist and was excellent. I tried three appetizers and two entrees and I could not pick a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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106 reviews 106 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I am from Canada, and have travelled to greece many time and I would say that this is American versions of Greek food. I have only been once so will not go overboard either way but I felt that on the positive side the atmosphere is very good. Extremely conducive for a great evening out. From the decor to the... 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: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?