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Anatolian Kitchen

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2323 Birch St, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1602 (California Avenue)
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Santa Cruz, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place has a nice combination of seating options - nice dining tables, a bar and sidewalk seating for those nice late summer evenings. Enjoyed Happy Hour menu: SIGARA BOREGI were very rich and tasty, and the Mediterranean Trio Mezze (Babaganoush, Hummus and Cacik) (served with Pita and bread) made for a light meal, finished off with a glass of... More 

Thank GoWestGoGirl
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

The grilled sea bass is splendid. The charring of the skin crisped up, coupled with the tender flesh, makes for a spectacular texture! The salad that it comes with complements the dish, but I do wish that it also comes with rice to complete the meal. We also ordered the grilled salmon, which comes with rice. The salmon was a... More 

Thank Roberto D
San Jose, CA
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

At this risk of having too many people know about this place, this is a great restaurant. The food is very well prepared, great flavors and very good service. I have been back several times and never disappointed. I like the atmosphere and decor. A comfortable place to be with friends and enjoy good food and drink.

Thank icook
Pacific Grove, California
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164 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

It was a pleasure to eat Turkish food prepared by someone that understands the flavors. We especially liked the ezme appetizer, the anatolian salad, the turlu (stew), and the profiterols (cream puffs) dessert.

Thank John H
Burlingame, California
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62 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Went for dinner with another couple. Greeted warmly and waiter provided excellent description of menu items. Changing some of the accompanying items were no problem. Food came out hot and served tastefully. Everybody enjoyed their dinner.

Thank richpvihbass
Palo Alto, California
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Fresh, tasty Mediterranean style food at a reasonable price. Both indoor and outdoor dining. Has a full bar.

Thank Brenton h
Menlo Park
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

All of our appetizers and main dishes had excellent flavors - great hummus, bulgar balls, beef, fish. But they were served with plain white rice and unseasoned steamed vegetables. I expect this at $8, but not at $20. And all of the main courses had a certain sameness - basically the same meal with different proteins added. I was expecting... More 

Thank Christopher R
Reno, Nevada
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66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Several choices on the menu---lamb, beef, vegetables. The lamb sautee didn't taste like lamb. More of a "neutral" flavor. I thought the price for a glass of house wine was way more than reasonable. Service was attentive.

Thank Christopher C
Upland, California
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499 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

Several in our party expressed concerns of gastric distress the next morning. Food nicely presented but nothing very unusual. Pleasant service.

Thank William D
palo alto,ca
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

There is no excuse for a place like this to exist. I ordered sautéed lamb with vegetables from the menu and was served a canned tasteless puree of something resembling stale peppers with a few small pieces of connective tissue of some old, old , very old animal and a glob of tasteless white rice in the middle. Needless to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $30
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Turkish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2323 Birch St, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1602
    (California Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: California Avenue Train station one block away.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: 650-853-9700

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