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Oren's Hummus Shop

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261 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1714
+1 650-752-6492
11:00 - 23:00
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Midwest, USA
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83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The owner, Oren, likes feedback, so here's some feedback - you are a genius, and this is the best hummus and falafel place in the USA. Everything was amazing - the hummus, of course, but also the falafel, the taboule with mint, the Moroccan carrots, everything. Absolutely delicious. Can't wait for my next trip to California just to come here.

Thank parisusaparis
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ordered take-out for dinner on Saturday night, recommended by hotel staff, and were floored - it was well worth the wait! The hummus was creamy, nutty, flavorful, and umami - unlike anything we'd tasted, especially as a basis for the delicious lamb we ordered with it. The fluffy and resilient pita bread, Greek Salad, baba ghanoush and roasted beets... More 

Thank Sophia T
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

And maybe even in the US. Nothing is closer to Israel than this place. The food is 1-1 what you will get in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem . Excellent location. Not expensive. Great service.

Thank Shuri
Reston, Virginia
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99 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Very Good Lunch Spot. Come early if more than 2 as it fills up quickly. The food is super. Hummus will never be the same for me after the excellent servings we had. Come hungry, and leave sated. Make sure you order a hummus bowl for a starter. The pita bread is so fresh, it must have just come from... More 

Thank JR115
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Super hummus, esp chicken liver. Everything we ordered was good- staff very friendly and helpful - gave us containers and extra bags to pack the leftovers cuz we over ordered. There's usually a line - but we only waited a few minutes.

Thank owhatfun
Houston, Texas
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134 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Wow. What a wonderful find this was. If you're a fan of FRESH hummus and Mediterranean food, this is the place for you. Come hungry as the portions are LARGE. And try the "fried" cauliflower if it's still on the menu - 'twas superb! Highly recommended!!

1 Thank Gregory M
Commerce City, Colorado
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I just started working in the area and was looking for good places to try in Palo Alto when I came across this place. My friend and I ordered the Hummus Triangle as an appetizer plus entrées. Boy, did we get our money's worth. We could have feasted on the hummus and fluffy delicious pita bread and been satisfied. Our... More 

Thank Cingie
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We love Oren's! I like PA location best. Mountain View was ok, but poor service and food was not as good as PA. Cupertino is the same story...and they screwed up my order and it was cold. There were managers and servers everywhere yet the service was non-attentive. That said, I love the food and the crystal chandlers! I am... More 

Thank Lauren H
Palo Alto, California
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

I always have the Chicken Pita Sandwich and I love, love it. The serving is always very generous, the food is tasty, and the price is just right.

Thank ktr614
1 review
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Pretty mediocre food. We tried a few different items from the menu and nothing was great. Falafel, chicken (all thigh meat, no breast - which is weird) skewers, lamb shoulder. Nothing great enough for me to eat here again.

Thank Jonathan C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 261 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1714
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-752-6492

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