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Oren's Hummus Shop

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$$ - $$$
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261 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1714
+1 650-752-6492
11:00 - 23:00
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Palo Alto, CA
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60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Two locations, Palo Alto and Mountain View - both offering really fresh whole wheat or white flour pitas and great hummus! Complementary little cole slaw salad. I like the chicken kabobs with interesting spices. Service can be challenging but the food is always great. Kids are welcome.

Thank NinaKPaloAlto_CA
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No really - this is NOT your 70's era/pita bread middle eastern fare, but truly topnotch gourmet. The sabich sandwich and the beet salad are also favorites.

Thank jtileston
Solana Beach, California, United States
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102 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Wonderful hummus and freshly made _real_ pita - one of the few places I've found in the states that can (and should) claim to serve authentic Israeli food. It's become one of my "must" places to eat when in Palo Alto.

Thank Noam Z
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124 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

It may be sacrilege to say so here, but I was referred to Oren's by the Yelp app, since I was staying at a hotel just a few blocks away. The reviews were glowing, as they are on this site, so I had to give it a try. But like Seinfeld's annoying comedian acquaintance Kenny Bania--who insisted that soup wasn't... More 

Thank mgips
Huntsville, Alabama
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Crowded and loud would normally keep us from choosing a restaurant for lunch but the recommendation said this was the best middle Eastern food ever. In fact, it completely lived up to the reputation. The pita bread is amazing and the hummus is delicious. We'd planned to save the leftovers but there was little to save. Definitely a must-go-to restaurant!

Thank impudicus84
Burlingame, California
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274 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Stopped in for lunch after reading reviews on another site and wow, what a treat. Had Turkish coffee that was the best I have ever had. We shared hummus with fava beans and two sides of tabouli and falafel. Housemade hummus and pita bread and sides. So tasty, such huge portions and great service. We have never had such tasty... More 

Thank travelagentreplies
Fremont, California
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166 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I was attending a conference a couple blocks away and decided to try Oren's. Their Gluten Free and Vegan menu is quite extensive. I tried the chicken skewers, hummus, and Turmeric rice. The chickens were so moist and flavorful and the hummus was great. They have a good system for filling to go orders. I was there 3 minutes after... More 

Thank Luv2hikejulie
Palo Alto, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Very good quality food at a good value. A better value than all the other restaurants in the downtown area. They even use organic eggs. Chicken skewers are delicious, and the hummus platters are huge. I love having Oren's in the neighborhood.

Thank 79lauren
Santa Cruz, California
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123 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Their hummus and fresh pita are some of the best in the area. Their babagonoush and harissa sauce are pretty authentic!

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193 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Great value for money place with great service. Great hummus, pita and falafel. We tried one of their rice dishes, and it was great too.

Thank pallavi m

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?