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Taverna Bistro

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133 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086-6113 (Evelyn)
408-735-9971
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Seating, Waitstaff

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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 of 5 stars
Good alternative to Dish Dash

Enjoyed the outdoor seating on Murphy St., friendly and attentive service, as well as a nice menu. The dishes we ordered seemed a little simpler, less sophisticated than across the street but very enjoyable and tasty. Would come back for a nice casual meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
Raoulsch
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Sunnyvale, California
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Sunnyvale, California
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

One of the things that keeps drawing us back to Murphy Avenue is the ability to sit outdoors away from the big-screen TVs and enjoy good food in the fresh air. And Taverna has both! Lots of seats available, and tender lamb in several dishes. We'll be back!

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Thank Tres W
Sunnyvale, California
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44 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Enjoyed the outdoor seating on Murphy St., friendly and attentive service, as well as a nice menu. The dishes we ordered seemed a little simpler, less sophisticated than across the street but very enjoyable and tasty. Would come back for a nice casual meal.

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Thank Raoulsch
Palo Alto, California
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251 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

I used to eat here a lot when I worked in Sunnyvale. I even hosted a wedding shower here years ago. Tonight, we came, armed with a groupon for 4. This was the first visit in maybe 2 years. The waiter/owner or manager was terrific and greater us as we walked in. The restaurant was not busy at 6pm on... More 

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Thank Marcia K
Sunnyvale, California
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great middle eastern fare in a nice comfortable setting. Kebabs are my favorite here. A bit quieter than the middle eastern place down the street, and one of the main reasons we come here. Food is comparable. Also popular for Hookah, something we' re not into, but at the same time, the Hookah area is completely separate and we never... More 

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Thank AdventureHiker94087
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27 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is a greek, turkish restaurant with good meals and prices. But when you are more than 5 people on a table they put a tax , and include the tips on the bills. So at the end you have an expensive bill to a meals that you can do at home or find at the supermarket for example humus.

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Thank JaCklyn Rachel B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I was new to Sunnyvale and was exploring the downtown area. Since I was by myself, I was looking for a cute little restaurant where I could sit at a counter and feel comfortable in a cozy setting. Dish Dash is what everyone raves about, but the wait is ridiculous and I'm glad it was a long wait, because I... More 

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Thank Mus-chelle
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174 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

We just stopped for a quick dinner. Instead, we lingered over our delicious meal. The service was great and our waitress was so personable. My daughter had been here before, but this was my first visit. I can't wait to return!

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Thank ehartlin
Ulster Park, New York
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012 via mobile

Totally amazing and delicious food. On a block full of good places this one is great! Everything from the combo appetizer to the amazing entrees & insane desserts you can't go wrong!

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Thank dgrayone
Baltimore, Maryland
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

I have been to this restaurant several times. The food is great and consistent, restaurant is very clean and presentable. The wait staff are adorable and helpful. This is a great relaxing place to go.

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Thank Francesca7035
Sunnyvale, California
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

After being here 4-5 times, this Bistro definitely deserves a review from me :) It's a nice place to hang out with friends for drinks. LImited menu with small and large plates but it's tastefully done. I like their lamb chops and Pita bread pizza. Those are my fav. Owner and the gals working there are super friendly. They come... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 133 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086-6113
    (Evelyn)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sunnyvale
  • Phone Number: 408-735-9971

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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