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“Great food in an exceptional atmosphere!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lyfe Kitchen

Lyfe Kitchen
167 N. Hamilton, Palo Alto, CA
650-325-5933
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Ranked #57 of 273 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Cuisines: Californian, Vegetarian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Mission Viejo, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food in an exceptional atmosphere!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

This is amazing. They say the food is healthy, I don't know about that, I just know it tastes great. Was in the area a week and ate there 4 times.

The wine was exceptional and priced well below what others were charging. The staff was friendly and the restaurant itself was comfortable. I never felt rushed or hurried.

I want one in my town.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“this is for the new lyfe in culver city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

just came back from here
great food ,had fish tacos,and Brussels sprouts
nice decor and has reasonable prices
cant wait to go back

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brooklyn
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“So Good We Went 2 Days Straight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile

A well done idea. Easy and casual and what I love most aside from the well prepared fresh food are the color coded menus for your preference - gluten free, vegan and regular.

The Chia drink is refreshing and fish tacos and grilled artichokes are must haves. The hamburger is good but the meat is always over cooked (I like med rare). The gluten free flat bread dough is delish! Plenty of other items on the menu.

Great location and fabulous modern design/use of space --- always friendly staff and use of high tech (table tracker) - all makes for a wonderful dining experience.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Pflugerville, Tx
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Not the place for a Classic Burger..”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

This is a cute place in Palo Alto & they offer a wide variety of food. However, I was hungry for a hamburger & ordered the "classic burger" in a lettuce wrap. Sorry, but it did not taste like a "classic burger". It seemed to have some kind of "soy filler taste to it & it was very dry. I also ordered the roasted brussel sprouts and squash. Those were delicious. My daughter ordered the fish taco's and loved them.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Palo Alto, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Lyfe is in the right place at the right time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

Casual, family atmosphere and creative, healthy food. They list the calories and sodium for each dish, which is very helpful for those of us on low sodium diets. And they have food for vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free, and carnivores. The fish tacos made with mahi-mahi are delicious. I also had the grilled artichoke with aioli, which was made with yogurt, not mayonnaise. The food is not haute cuisine, and does not claim to be. It is all fresh and in season, healthy and tasty.
There were several families when we were there and the children all seemed to be enjoying the food. The angus hamburgers appeared to be a hit with them. Very nice to see all the varied diets accomodated in one place. The beer list is excellent according to my beer loving husband.
Lyfe seems to be a new local favorite, I know it is going to be one of mine.

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