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Taverna Bistro

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133 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086-6113 (Evelyn)
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Mon 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've had my birthday parties here a few times. The food is so delicious! For appetizers I love the Icli Kofte, and the freshly made bread with their house made garlic yogurt dip. For entrees I love the stuffed cabbage leaves or stuffed bell peppers (dolmathes) of chicken doner kebab. They have a wide selection of alcoholic drinks from the... More 

Thank Carla C
Southern California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great Mediterranean restaurant on Murphy Street! The food was fresh and delicious, the decor is lovely, and the service was excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank ralphsophieshadow
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Previous visits weren't that spectacular, so a recent visit was attempted with much better results. The food looked and tasted better, with better plating. I'd try this again and hope for equivalent food and service. I had the Organic Lamb Kebabs, and she had the Meat Moussaka and Hummus and Eggplant. She took food home. It's questionable if the Niman... More 

Thank Andrew B
San Jose, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Love the moussaka and the beyti kebabs. Also inegol kufte and cooked to order pide bread. Can be crowded, but usually not a wait. Parking conveniently nearby, as well as other shops and restaurants.

Thank Yakko_Rex
San Jose, California
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

We tried several appetizers and main dishes, and everything was very good. There is an adjacent hookah lounge where you can complete your dining experience.

Thank Tashkentsky
Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

One of the things that keeps drawing us back to Murphy Avenue is the ability to sit outdoors away from the big-screen TVs and enjoy good food in the fresh air. And Taverna has both! Lots of seats available, and tender lamb in several dishes. We'll be back!

Thank Tres W
Sunnyvale, California
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48 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Enjoyed the outdoor seating on Murphy St., friendly and attentive service, as well as a nice menu. The dishes we ordered seemed a little simpler, less sophisticated than across the street but very enjoyable and tasty. Would come back for a nice casual meal.

Thank Raoulsch
Palo Alto, California
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240 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

I used to eat here a lot when I worked in Sunnyvale. I even hosted a wedding shower here years ago. Tonight, we came, armed with a groupon for 4. This was the first visit in maybe 2 years. The waiter/owner or manager was terrific and greater us as we walked in. The restaurant was not busy at 6pm on... More 

Thank Marcia K
Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great middle eastern fare in a nice comfortable setting. Kebabs are my favorite here. A bit quieter than the middle eastern place down the street, and one of the main reasons we come here. Food is comparable. Also popular for Hookah, something we' re not into, but at the same time, the Hookah area is completely separate and we never... More 

Thank AdventureHiker94087
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is a greek, turkish restaurant with good meals and prices. But when you are more than 5 people on a table they put a tax , and include the tips on the bills. So at the end you have an expensive bill to a meals that you can do at home or find at the supermarket for example humus.

Thank JaCklyn Rachel B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$29 - $31
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 133 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086-6113
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sunnyvale
  • Phone Number: 408-735-9971

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?