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134 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1421 (Btw. Prospect & Columbia)
+1 617-661-0505
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Iowa City
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101 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I agree with other reviewers that the food is fabulous. But service and ambiance aren't as impressive. The menu has an abundance of offerings, but it's a lot to navigate and hard to read. Our server didn't seem to have time to answer the questions we had about the menu. Ultimately we were very pleased with the collection of mezes... More 

Thank iafamilytravel
Marlow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

24 hour trip to Boston from the UK. Sebastian squeezed us in- food excellent ( try the mezze moussaka, octopus and qual), staff chilled and attentive. Sadly Roger couldn't control himself and spilled the wonderful baked Alaska down his navy blazer. 10/10

Thank DavidRowley1
Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Variety of meze if you are hungry recommend trying all what's on the menu plus their daily special . Good wine selection . However the ventilation system need to be evaluated and repaired. Restaurant is very stuffy and you will need to have your cloth aired put .

Thank thejetsetter01
Boston, Mass
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90 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went for a birthday dinner, our first time here. 6 Mezes and 2 deserts, plus 3 glasses of wine. Everything was unique. Each dish a combination of flavors, textures and colors. For example, the mussels were in a light tempura mixed with hot peppers, but with a sauce that could combat the pepper's heat if you... More 

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Freeport, Maine
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow. What a fantastic meal we had here! By far the best falafel we've ever eaten, and the other very unique dishes were amazing! A very delicious, memorable meal, and a wonderful server who explained all of the exotic stuff. I also love the glossary on the menu!

Thank MangiaMuse
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244 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a tasty meal at Oleana this week. We four opted for several "meze" plates, which I would liken to "Turkish tapas". Some were seafood, some vegetarian, and some beef or lamb and all were delicious. Oleana gets rave reviews for cuisine, and I will agree there. But for me, ambiance must count as well, and I'm forced to deduct... More 

Thank Gyrfalcn
Boston, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Oleana is a very special place. Needed to make reservations weeks ahead for Valentine's dinner. Middle eastern/Greek/Arabic influences come together in some wonderfully creative and original mezze (We didn't order one of the main dinner entrees, though they looked wonderful as well). Though "small plate" fare, the dishes we ordered were very rich....we didn't need as many as we ordered... More 

Thank T_Andrea2014
Cambridge, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

The food is served family style and there were mezze plates and other items as well. It was like a new food adventure, everything was prepared nicely, the outdoor area was spectacular and an urban oasis, far from the city and like a magical place in the country.

Thank mkillackey
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This was a great time with my friends. We were lucky enough to get seated in the patio which was just beautiful on a warm summers evening. Our server could not have been more attentive. Menu was very diverse and interesting. I had the halibut which was delicious, and dessert was out of this world. Great wine selection! I would... More 

Thank jrs89
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

My favorite restaurant in cambridge, beutiful outdoor patio. The chef is great, amazing food.You need to make a reservation in advance, if you do not have a reservation you will be sited on the lovely patio.

Thank Bertha P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 134 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1421
    (Btw. Prospect & Columbia)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-661-0505

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