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420 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1604
+1 650-326-0983
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb chops” (77 reviews)
“grilled octopus” (27 reviews)
“galaktoboureko” (14 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
420 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1604
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Reviewed December 11, 2015

Thank you for a wonderful evening with our good friends Hagop and Iroula. You/they made us feel a part of your family! Great food and wine!!

Thank TomRJr
Reviewed December 10, 2015

really average food very noisy, stuffy, feel claustrophobic in places like this - over priced - save your money for a nicer place over-rated silicon valley hangout? yes. not sure how they have remained in business but my bet is the location.

Thank rajivsab
Reviewed November 28, 2015

The trouble with fine dining in the States is that other people find out about the places and then come and enjoy themselves and talk. So I'm not going to tell you about Evvia because you'll add to the noise level while you wait for...More

Thank Claire B
Reviewed November 24, 2015

We enjoyed our dinner at Evvia and I would recommend it. The lamb chops were excellent, as was the octupus. The greek village salad was just Ok. Overall a fine experience but I was a bit surprised it's the #1 restaurant in the area on...More

Thank Dean D
Reviewed November 19, 2015

Four of us dined there while on business in Palo Alto. Everything about the experience was top notch - the food, the wine ,the service. If you like Greek food, you should not miss Evvia because they take things to a whole new level. We...More

Thank bropaul
Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

First you'll have to make a reservation approx 2 weeks in advance unless you just get lucky. Now for the best part, the original food in this place cannot be found anywhere else. Every choice on the menue will not disappoint you. Very creative very...More

Thank Chris A
Reviewed November 9, 2015

We love this place, their lamb chops are fantastic! I like it better now that you can have private tables vs. family style. We had one bad experience there. Our waitress was very friendly, I was raving to her about the soup l had tried,...More

Thank BonBrit123
Reviewed November 8, 2015

I went to Evvia after reading tens of great reviews. the restaurant was good and the food was also delicious but nothing extraordinary. I would say it is a cosy pleasant place to dine but not a top experience. I recommend it to grab a...More

Thank Genta K
Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Evvia is the father of Karkari in San Francisco. Both have fantastic service! You should not eat lunch because you will need all the room for dinner. They have wonderful food. They always have a rotisserie usually lamb but sometimes different. Must get reservation and...More

Thank 425jasonv
Reviewed October 28, 2015

We went into this modern Greek restaurant, which had a whole lamb roasting in the massive brick oven. The restaurant, inspired by recipes from Greece, and captured in a delightful cookbook, Kokkari, offers creatively inspiring dishes. The wine list, which includes many great old world...More

Thank P B
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iris m
January 17, 2018|
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Response from colby j |
You need to contact them directly. They are happy greeks and very accommodating. 1-650.326.0983
November 1, 2017|
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Response from Rich R | Reviewed this property |
Evvia has very fine control on its gluten-free options. When I travel to Palo Alto, Evvia is among my top meeting destinations because they are so distinctively effective in delivering the desired client experience... More
Becky E
May 12, 2015|
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Response from Raymond R | Reviewed this property |
Not a specific separate menu - but plenty of gluten free choices on their regular menu. Menu is posted on their web site.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $45
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
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
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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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