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“Tasty rice bowls” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Oren's Hummus Shop

Oren's Hummus Shop
261 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1714
650-752-6492
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Ranked #6 of 325 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Tasty rice bowls”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Nice friendly/quiet enviromment, has authentic flavor, various ride bowls are very good, sit outside if possible.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Good ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I love 2 things at this place. . Their falafel sandwich and their spicey sauces ..

Their humus is not the best I had but its definitely the best in palo alto. Its a good place for a light lunch or dinner.

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Malibu
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good food but too hot inside”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The food was fresh and flavorful and portion size was good. The temperature inside was sweltering so take a table outside if available. Desserts were ok.

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Austin, Texas
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Tasty!!! Great side dishes!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We got lucky and got seated right before noon - it got very crowded shortly thereafter. Two kids split a chicken rice bowl that they cleaned up, and my daughter got the hummus with beef - so much hummus! We had enough leftover for one lunch and two snacks! I had the Romanian eggplant, whose roasted flavor really came through, and the Moroccan carrots, which were also a treat (though the eggplant was better). We ate until we would burst and took plenty home. Great place, very fresh!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Good food if you can get in!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Tried to get in here atleast three times and finally managed it at 10pm on a Tuesday night. I would give it 3.5 stars but Tripadvisor doesn't do halves. While the food was great, it is after all only hummous so its not fine dining!!

So, a couple of things - I found both types of chilli they put on the table to be REALLY spicy, maybe I'm just a wimp.

The hummous appetizers are HUGE, well actually the white pittas' are fluffy and tasty and very filling, the wholewheat ones just don't compare! My friend & I shared the hummous triangle, hummous was tasty, fava beans was not nice, cold texture just didn't sit right with the hummous. The baba ghannouj was lovely though.

Good atmosphere and friendly restaurant staff, very clean toilets :) Mint tea is a waste of time. However the food prices are very reasonable :)

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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