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420 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1604 (University)
+1 650-326-0983
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri 17:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Palm Desert, California
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544 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a business meeting at Evvia and could not have been taken better care off. The servers were helpful and attentive. Some of our party came late due to a late arrival in SFO but we were able to blend them in and make sure they caught up with the rest of us. They had a very good wine... More 

Thank Marty911
San Francisco, California
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Evvia is certainly one of the top rated restaurants in the Bay Area and I certainly cannot understand the reason for that... I tried it a couple of times a few years ago and decided not to go there anymore: the food was average at best and the prices outrageous in view of the cuisine they offer. Today I decided... More 

Thank dianamna
Stockton, California
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the ambiance...rustic and mediterian. Greek food was excellent, especially the lamb. I would hightly recommend this resturant. Had lunch there for my birthday and thought it was the best food in Palo Alto.

Thank BDD_11_12
San Francisco
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is THE most iconic restaurant in Palo Alto, in my opinion. There's always an energetic vibe, gorgeous ambiance, wonderful service and excellent menu. Daily fresh fish - is, well ... fresh daily! Every dish is spectacular and as seasons change they incorporate the best of the harvest. What doesn't change is the standard delicious Greek cuisine that has something... More 

Thank SueKSanFrancisco
San Jose, CA
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157 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 2nd visit. We ordered lamb shank with orzo & oven roasted fish & shared. We loved both dishes. I am not a huge fan of fish but this preparation was amazing & so delicious. The lamb was hearty + tender & we love lamb. My husband had an Alfa beer which he enjoyed. We were too full... More 

Thank obdocSanJose
Cupertino, California
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

One of the best dinner places in Palo Alto. Their lamb and moussaka are amazing as is their grilled octopus. Elegant but intimate ambiance and very good service.

Thank So A
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The service is great and the food is very delicious. Pricy, but good experience. Went there for my husband's birthday and he liked it! A little too crowded, since the tables are too close to each other.

Thank xiuying j
Menlo Park, California
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Evvia is consistently excellent. Fresh food, perfectly prepared every time. I have never had anything that wasn't delicious. The grilled fish and lamb chops are legendary. It is always crowded, and reservations are a must.

Thank CynthiaR1229
Mendon, New York
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Best Greek Restaurant! The food is fantastic, authentic with a twist of California, fresh and delicious. I was in town on business and dined alone, but they treated me with such warmth that I felt that I was sitting at my parent's table. My server was a young woman who made some terrific wine choices, she was just one of... More 

Thank greekbecky2016
Manila, Philippines
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82 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Food was nothing great, quality and freshness was good but taste was nothing really great. Good to try once but won't come back for Greek here. Service was really below par bordering on arrogant waiters. Too hyped up.

Thank TuttieG

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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$25 - US$45
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1604
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-326-0983
Sister restaurant of Kokkari, Evvia has been serving beautiful and elegant Greek cuisine since 1995. Fabulous fish, savory roasted meats, and sun-soaked vegetables are jazzed up with a spritz of lemon, a little olive oil, and herbs. There is perfection in simplicity.

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