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420 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1604 (University)
+1 650-326-0983
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Silicon Valley, CA
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very well done Greek food. Service is very professional. A long time standby in Palo Alto. I highly recommend it. A bit pricey, but worth it.

Thank MVFlyer
Charleston, West Virginia
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62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A tiny restaurant off the main street, crowded in a nice way on a Friday night. Make sure that you have a reservation to avoid a long wait. This is a place where people visit, and stay long after the meal is done. An open fire grill gives a nice atmosphere. The food was very good, especially the lamb shank,... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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544 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a business meeting at Evvia and could not have been taken better care off. The servers were helpful and attentive. Some of our party came late due to a late arrival in SFO but we were able to blend them in and make sure they caught up with the rest of us. They had a very good wine... More 

Thank Marty911
San Francisco, California
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Evvia is certainly one of the top rated restaurants in the Bay Area and I certainly cannot understand the reason for that... I tried it a couple of times a few years ago and decided not to go there anymore: the food was average at best and the prices outrageous in view of the cuisine they offer. Today I decided... More 

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Stockton, California
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the ambiance...rustic and mediterian. Greek food was excellent, especially the lamb. I would hightly recommend this resturant. Had lunch there for my birthday and thought it was the best food in Palo Alto.

Thank BDD_11_12
San Francisco
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is THE most iconic restaurant in Palo Alto, in my opinion. There's always an energetic vibe, gorgeous ambiance, wonderful service and excellent menu. Daily fresh fish - is, well ... fresh daily! Every dish is spectacular and as seasons change they incorporate the best of the harvest. What doesn't change is the standard delicious Greek cuisine that has something... More 

Thank SueKSanFrancisco
San Jose, CA
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157 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

This was our 2nd visit. We ordered lamb shank with orzo & oven roasted fish & shared. We loved both dishes. I am not a huge fan of fish but this preparation was amazing & so delicious. The lamb was hearty + tender & we love lamb. My husband had an Alfa beer which he enjoyed. We were too full... More 

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Cupertino, California
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

One of the best dinner places in Palo Alto. Their lamb and moussaka are amazing as is their grilled octopus. Elegant but intimate ambiance and very good service.

Thank So A
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

The service is great and the food is very delicious. Pricy, but good experience. Went there for my husband's birthday and he liked it! A little too crowded, since the tables are too close to each other.

Thank xiuying j
Menlo Park, California
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Evvia is consistently excellent. Fresh food, perfectly prepared every time. I have never had anything that wasn't delicious. The grilled fish and lamb chops are legendary. It is always crowded, and reservations are a must.

Thank CynthiaR1229

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $45
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1604
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-326-0983
Sister restaurant of Kokkari, Evvia has been serving beautiful and elegant Greek cuisine since 1995. Fabulous fish, savory roasted meats, and sun-soaked vegetables are jazzed up with a spritz of lemon, a little olive oil, and herbs. There is perfection in simplicity.

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