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535 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301 (Hamilton)
CalTrans Palo Alto. And a late night cab stand on the weekends.
650-328-2722
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Nola will transport you into the heart of the Quarter! Authentic folk art...
Nola will transport you into the heart of the Quarter! Authentic folk art and the largest Hurricanes in town will get you ready for a bayou blowout.
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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Casual Cajun in Palo Alto

Tucked in an embedded alleyway just of University Ave, Nola resembles in many always your typical Cajun bistro in New Orleans. Ambiance and decor is casual but very nice, equally suited for families, casual business dinners, or even a relaxed date night. Food is generally pretty good- gumbo's and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
DougcpW
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Portland, OR
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
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Portland, OR
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Tucked in an embedded alleyway just of University Ave, Nola resembles in many always your typical Cajun bistro in New Orleans. Ambiance and decor is casual but very nice, equally suited for families, casual business dinners, or even a relaxed date night. Food is generally pretty good- gumbo's and other creole favorites. The sweat potato frites are a must. Good... More 

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Mouscron
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Quite new town with Nola located close to the famous Standford cinema. We got a party with six people as Nola was recommended by a local who was with us. Service is good and at good pace. I never had Cajun food before. We first ask for a mixed shared appetizer plate and got several good things but the one... More 

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
697 reviews 697 reviews
416 restaurant reviews
1,390 helpful votes 1,390 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I had dinner here with some business associates a few nights ago. Fun place. We ate in the interior courtyard which was nice. The menu is pretty diverse. We tried some guacamole with crab and it was tasty. I had the fried chicken (dark meat or light meat) with waffles and it was tasty. My friends got a fish dish... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

If you're ready for a bar experience, then you won't be surprised. It's very loud unless you get a private room. There was a salad with hazelnuts and coconut shavings that was pretty good, and I liked the cornbread and the cole slaw, but some of the main dishes were too spicy. Even the fries were over-spiced! The dessert donuts... More 

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Pittsboro, North Carolina, United States
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170 reviews 170 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This restaurant is right off University Drive near Stanford. The ambience is cool. My colleague and I sat in the center of the restaurant which is outside and it does remind one of Bourbon Street in New Orleans. It's a Cajun menu. One of their specialties is the Skirt Steak so we both ordered that. It was marinated in teriyaki... More 

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

I ordered a kale salad with chicken. When i didn't like the chicken i figured it was just spiced in a way that didn't suit my palette, but i tasted everything on the salad - the greens, the cheese, the apple - and none of them tasted anything like those things. instead they all tasted strangely awful. this was an... More 

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richmond va.
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88 reviews 88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This is a very large restaurant on multiple levels very close to Stanford. Pretty noisy, seems to be a good spot for students. very casual, reasonably priced but not to be confused with fine cuisine. I think best for a large group of students but many better options for food within a several block area.

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Palo Alto, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Worst customer service of any restaurant I've ever been to... seriously. They used to be mediocre but I've heard there was a change in management a couple years ago and ever since, they've raised their prices and gone way downhill which is unfortunate because they have a nice seating area and I used to enjoy going here for a drink... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This place is absolutely amazing! I got the skirt steak and it was incredible! The drinks are really good, and the atmosphere is superb!

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San Jose, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I was very disappointed i my entree. I had the fried chicken and waffles. My waffles were cold and when they were taken back to be replace by "hot" ones, they were no hotter. The chicken was oven fried, but, you should say that, (I know, oven fried) is healthier. My friends who had the pull pork sandwiches, loved them.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 535 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
    (Hamilton)
  • Public Transportation: CalTrans Palo Alto. And a late night cab stand on the weekends.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: 650-328-2722

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene

Description

Nola will transport you into the heart of the Quarter! Authentic folk art and the largest Hurricanes in town will get you ready for a bayou blowout.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?