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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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Sao Paulo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

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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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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 August 22, 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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.


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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, Middle Eastern, Vegan Options, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly
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?