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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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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is great for both lunch and dinner, the food is tasty and there's plenty of it. I love the idea of picking a few dishing and sharing, and the price per person was very reasonable. Will be coming back!

Thank MatildaSm
Palo Alto, California
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291 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Came in here to get their fabulous babaganush. It is so yummy. Also, their Greek spread, their eggplant sprees. There are probably 6 different types of spreads or salads. The price is reasonable. $6 each and buy 3, get one free. They are known for their humus but my family doesn't like it. Very casual restaurant with many middle eastern... More 

Thank Marcia K
Jerusalem, Israel
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in Palo Alto after a short tour of Stanford. The place is centrally located. Good oriental food, great hoummus! Quick service, and very lively athmisphere!

Thank Vivi S
Palo Alto, California
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is great. Good for a fast lunch meal. The falafel is tasty and the falafel pita is the thing to get. make sure you get lots of the red hot sauce to put on it. Yum!

Thank Ted L
Palo Alto, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great Israeli restaurant with good salads, humus, falafel.Ate a variety of small plates. Great for lunch.

Thank jpschmidt
Philadelphia, PA
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have made multiple visits to Oren's since it opened. I have tried all the hummus dishes and loved all of them! Take a friend or you'll get stuffed. The hummus is filling. The tabouli is perfect. The staff is always so friendly despite always being so busy. The place gets very busy, so try to arrive early if you're... More 

Thank OrangeKipepeo
Durham, North Carolina
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So while I don't have any major complaints about Oren's, I really do not understand how this is ranked as one of the top restaurants in Palo Alto - I can only think it must be something on the carnivore part of the menu, which I personally haven't tried as a pescatarian. I made my third visit today and, as... More 

Thank 855MikeR
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The side sampler, classic humid and falafal. Yum. I. Can have this every day. Healthy, satisfying and sustainable food. A place gr8 for lunch

Thank Kiran V
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Super place to go for a bite to eat. Everything was fresh and tasty. Particularly liked the fire roasted eggplant. Tip: don't order too much- the portions are large and splitting a variety of dishes works great.

Thank Joel S
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

This is the place to go for hummus and the like, it's worth the wait for a table (which can be a challenge during busy times). This is a favorite of many locals and students, many choices and food and service is great.

Thank Staci H

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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, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegan
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?