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LYFE Kitchen, Palo Alto

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167 N. Hamilton, Palo Alto, CA
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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Good variety of healthy fresh foods

This was a nice place to grab a quick bite. We sampled two soups (corn chowder and tomato), a mushroom flatbread and a bowl of curry. All were tasty and satisfying. Service was efficient and polite. Our one criticism is that both soups were served just barely warm, which seemed intentional, since... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2015
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Palo Alto, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fresh ingredients and a healthy menu makes Lyfe a nice reasonably priced every day type restaurant. The wine list is limited and Lyfe serves beer.

Thank Brenton h
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a very good experience. Great decor and I like the fresh healthy food choices, the atmosphere and the very friendly work staff. Since my visit to this Lyfe restaurant, I have visited one in Chicago. Although the food was still quality and the workers were friendly, I did not like the open, fast food, food court style of... More 

Thank Jo L
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got take out several times from here, and had mixed experiences. The salads were very good the first time (Farmer's and Quinoa our favs), though the second time we got pick up they had left out the salad dressings, which made them not so great. The sweet potato fries don't travel well, tho suspect they are fine at the... More 

Thank jtileston
Perrysburg, Ohio
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here for breakfast and had a pretty good breakfast. We're vegan and there were some nice vegan options, including a breakfast burrito that was tasty. The potatoes were very greasy for a place that prides themselves on healthy options (cut back on the oil a bit please!). Coffee was decent. I ordered a beet juice which was good... More 

Thank Mike Z
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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173 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

On a Saturday afternoon, the place was buzzing with crowd for lunch. I ordered a farmhouse burger, which was very dry and not so tasty. I then requested for some sauce, which never landed on our table. It is okay for a casual eat out with friends but not more.

Thank DeepakBachu
Thomas L, Manager at LYFE Kitchen, Palo Alto, responded to this review

DeepakBachu - we are sorry that you did not enjoy your burger, and apologize for any inconvenience that this caused. So that your next visit exceeds your expectations, we will use the feedback that you provided to make sure to revisit our burger preparation and that we provide exceptional service. Thanks! More 

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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

This was a nice place to grab a quick bite. We sampled two soups (corn chowder and tomato), a mushroom flatbread and a bowl of curry. All were tasty and satisfying. Service was efficient and polite. Our one criticism is that both soups were served just barely warm, which seemed intentional, since the flatbread and curry were nice and hot.

Thank je-voyage-partout
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74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

I've been here a few times but was pretty disappointed the last two: the service declined a lot. They used to have a very precise indoor-locating system to take your orders to your table and now they implemented a very old school numbering system; the waiters kept brining food to our table that we didn't ordered. We should have just... More 

Thank nusenovich
Vail, Colorado
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67 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

This place was good, but it wasn't anything out of this world. I am really glad they have so many gluten free / vegan / dairy free / vegetarian options, but everything tasted just like something I could easily cook at home and didn't really impress me.

Thank lcoconut
Redwood City, California
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

Well I really like gluten-free options, I noticed almost everything I ordered was too spicy or not appropriate for the over 60 set. Even the salads, salad dressing leave a lot to be desired

Thank pkrome
London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

It's so nice to see such a health focused place in the states. Lyfe has something for everybody, and even convinced me (a hardcore meat eater) to go for some vegan options. Honestly, their plant based meat substitutes are really nice and if this place was in London, I would eat here regularly to cut down on my meat intake.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 167 N. Hamilton, Palo Alto, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: 16503255933

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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