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“so so place”
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Olives
Ranked #19 of 20 Restaurants in Stanford
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
Dining options: Lunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch
Stanford, California
Level Contributor
98 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“so so place”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

When here two times and never went back. Too much food, the place smell, average quality. No much more to add!

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English first
Mountain View, California
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763 reviews
470 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 387 helpful votes
“$7 for lunches we had to wait forever to choke down.”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

I will no longer get hungry smelling this place in my Turkish classroom from 11 am to noon every single day, and that's saying a lot.

My boyfriend and I went here for a quick lunch to go. I got the Mediterranean black bean burger, which tasted fine, although it came with mayo. You should warn someone about something like that! The takeout box was also filled like a down pillow with undressed lettuce and spinach leaves. So strange.

My boyfriend ordered the falafel plate, which at first they completely forgot to make. We waited a solid 15 minutes for them to put it together. In the end, he got his three falafels, lettuce, tomato, (dressed!) lettuce and spinach leaves, stale pita, and reddish hummus that tasted just like unrinsed, aluminum-permeated chickpeas. And it's not cheap either... $7 for lunches we had to wait forever to choke down.

  • Visited October 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Good for a quick lunch”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

Olives is great at getting out fairly good food quickly. Their Greek specials are usually the best bet and a welcomed change to Stanford dining hall food. Olives is recommended on only sunny days as the seating outside is the best.

  • Visited March 2012
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