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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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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the best hummus ever eaten, I was impressed! I appreciated the courses' size and variety and the mix between the traditional cuisine and the american one. A little bit crowded inside with a lot of tables very close to the others. Service very good and quick. Recommended!

Thank Gianpaolo C
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having had a less than pleasant experience last time it was nice to actually have good customer service. The place is always crazy packed but the service is very swift as I think much of the food is premade in huge quantities and they can just serve it up. As usual the hummus, babaganoush, and falafels are tasty. My friend... More 

Thank ihavetwins
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quickly seated in a very busy place but the waiter was over quick, took our drink order and answered our questions with good knowledge of ingredients. Regular hummus was amazing but it's the pita bread, so thick, soft and tasteful. Don't have more than one because you won't eat your meal. Vegetable and chicken skewers had amazing flavor. Falafels were... More 

Thank 1968Travelbug
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72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here to get some vegetarian food and theirs was really good. The food was very tasty and the place was very nice although very busy. We were seated very quickly and our order came in a very short time. The server was very knowledgeable and helped us with our selection. Their hot sauces were fresh and tasty. The... More 

Thank mothergirl
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always Packed to the Rafters. Food is Very Good though.Israeli Style Mediterranean. Just smile and be prepared to wait.

Thank mike h
Sao Paulo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Amazing hummus! Best I try in my life! I order the one with lamb and is just unbelievable how creamy and taste it is.

Thank carinajuliana
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

If you find your self in downtown Palo Alto, craving hummus and/Mediterranean this is a great, casual little spot for a quick bite. Their hummus and pita app is a meal in itself and we usually only go when we're in the mood for the two because they never disappoint!

Thank Stephanie R
Palo Alto, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

The hummus is just like you would find in a good Israeli restaurant and is head and shoulders above anything in the "so-called" middle eastern restaurants around here

Thank Gary G
Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

This restaurant is a find. if you like Hummus in all its varieties go to Oren's Hummus shop. if you like falafel, skewered meats or chicken go to Oren's Hummus shop. If you are on a tight budget go to Oren's Hummus shop. The pita bread is always hot and freshly baked. it is always packed and noisy. But a... More 

Thank ayl3
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11 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?