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Oren's Hummus Shop

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261 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1714
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We came to Oren's after hiking the Dish trail in Palo Alto. We ordered the Triangle Hummus plate and expected Israeli Hummus. The hummus did not even come close. The pita bread was microwaved and dry, and the falafel was not tender at all. The olive oil was bitter. If you want good hummus, go to Dish Dash.

Thank miilia
Palo Alto, California
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

To me this really tastes like humus should taste like an is worth the walk to get it buy not only a lunch here but also take home pack an they give you flat bread to have with you pack of humus well worth it. This first time we brought here we got a lunch humus an a take home... More 

Thank Lynne3312016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been to Oren's numerous times now and are usually looking for occasions (excuses?) to visit again. The star of course is the hummus and Oren's offers several varieties (e.g. with or without meats, mushrooms, etc.) and theirs is outstanding, creamy and delicious. The accompaniments are great as well: falafel, salads, warm pita (whole wheat or regular). Order and eat... More 

Thank Bbklaf
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the hummus and babaganoush and other dips and the yummy pita to dip in them all. Waiter was courteous and service good.

Thank Bette H
Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Travel to middle east frequently, and the food served in this restaurant is as tasty, only more healthy.

Thank foggy27
Palo Alto
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you miss Israeli food this is the place to eat. Everything is fresh and delicious with outstanding pita. Buy some chocolate babka to enjoy at home.

San Jose, CA
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4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had several good experiences at Oren's and then one horrible one. I wrote a letter explaining my issue to the company management and received no response. Nothing. Zippo. I understand that restaurant's can have a bad day and bad service can be forgiven if the company cares and replies. But a company that doesn't care enough to reply to... More 

Thank mekahami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, this place is outstanding. I've never had such good hummus, lamb skewers, pita homemade and babaganoush. There is a reason people will wait for a table here. Very friendly wait staff. This place was a highlight of our trip. Don't miss this restaurant.

Thank Kerri H
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm an Oren's regular and it's disconcerting to see the arrogance and lack of good customer service rise as the restaurant gains popularity. The current staff, including the manager, seem unable to keep up with the volume and errors on their part are met with a "too bad " attitude. Yes, the food is great but not worth the poor... More 

Thank ihavetwins
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky and had no problem finding a table when we arrived around 11am. By the time we left, there was a lineup to get in. They give you little salads upon arrival, and they are refreshing and tasty. The serving sizes of the hummus are large, and we didn't even finish ours. Mind you, we were sharing and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 261 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1714
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: 650-752-6492

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