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“Delicious and plentiful!”
Review of Galata Bistro

Galata Bistro
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Ranked #16 of 129 Restaurants in Menlo Park
Price range: US$20 - US$30
Cuisines: Turkish
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Crane
Description: Galata Bistro is located in Menlo Park.
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Two friends and I had a delightful summer lunch, lingering on the patio and chatting over tasty food and drinks and decadent desserts. Starting with the Melitzanosalata (eggplant dip) and pita, a great choice for the hungry trio, we had their refreshing adult beverages at a table on the patio. Then we moved onto mains of the Kofte Plate, a Falafel plate, and the Galata House Kebab plate. My Galata House Kebab (charbroiled mild spicy ground beef and lamb) provided me with the tastiest ground meat kebab that I've had in many years, and we all enjoyed the hummus and lightly dressed green salad that accompanied our mains. We decadently decided to order individual servings of the limoncello flute for each of us and one order of the saffron-pistachio ice cream to share. Wow--that saffron-pistachio ice cream is unusual and quite tasty, and the limoncello flute was light and sweet and yummy, too. We knew that none of us would need dinner that day, and we resolved to return to Galata Bistro again.

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Thank DrSJ
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Reviewed 1 July 2017 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 beer. Wines very inexpensive. Outside seating very pleasant. Groups can be accomodated but call first.

Thank David O
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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!

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Thank BFO1964
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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.

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Thank TravelWarrior200
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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 be back!

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Thank Alexander D
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