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Galata Bistro

827 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4609
+1 650-325-7900
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good46%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (6 reviews)
“kebabs” (3 reviews)
“greek salad” (3 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
$$ - $$$
827 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4609
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Plentiful greek salads served with your choice of protein if wanted. Vegetarians delight. Appetizers only weak spot on menu. Servers should be more attentive. Ran out of water twice. Had to ask for it. Delicious homemade Baklava is a superb but pricey dessert. Good Turkish...More

Thank David O
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Excellent food fair with friendly efficient service. Staff friendly and knowledgeable. Turkish items on the menu authentic and great taste. The Octopus tender and grilled to perfection. Well done guys. What a shame we live at least 16 hours away, otherwise we would be regulars!

Thank Francois B
Reviewed 21 April 2017

A friend who lives in the area suggested we have dinner here. The tables are basic but the food was quite a surprise, plus excellent service. I had the assortment of different kebabs (beef, chicken, etc.) and each one was excellent. Plus vegetable and couscous.

Thank TravelWarrior200
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Although we peered through the windows and seemed empty, we where nicely surprised by a full restaurant and nice ambiance. Waiters excellent, knowledgeable and giving good service. Food was good.Prices compatible with the area. I specially enjoyed the lamb kebabs. If in area will certainly...More

Thank Alexander D
Reviewed 23 October 2016

I love this neighborhood restaurant. Very charming. Owned by a family who runs the place. Never had a bad meal here as everything is made with quality ingredients. The chicken is remarkably moist.

Thank smeissne
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is a nice restaurant in downtown Menlo Park that offers Mediterranean food. The falafel dinner plate was good, but the salad was old and rusty.

Thank Jeannie D
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We ate lunch here yesterday. After tasting all 6 of the lunches, I can truly say that you won't be disappointed. Everything was good including the service.

Thank Judyrsi
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Hubby and I really like this place--the staff are very attentive, the food seems quite authentic and comparable to what we've had in Turkey. i really like the arugula salad.

Thank PH_CAtraveler
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

5 stars for one reason: this has to be one of the most affordable wine lists in the US (they also have some really delicious options). They are barely marking up the wine, you're basically getting it for retail prices (for example, a Morgan 12...More

Thank Mafouz
Reviewed 21 April 2016

This place was empty for a reason: while the appetizers were ok, the main courses (I had the lamb with rolled lavash) were just so-so. The Turkish wine is cheap and not really any good. While the company I had dinner with entertained me, my...More

Thank sunshine_susan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 827 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4609
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Menlo Park
  • Phone Number: +1 650-325-7900
Galata Bistro is located in Menlo Park.
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