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420 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1604 (University)
+1 650-326-0983
17:00 - 21:00
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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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128 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This is my favorite restaurant in Palo Alto. For locals this is one of the top restaurants for business dinners, special celebrations and date nights. Even during the week you have to have reservations. If you don't have reservations and want to try to get in the best way to do it is to arrive between 5:00-5:15pm and try to... More 

Thank Djuna W
Palo Alto, California
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The food is over priced for what it is and I think an expensive meal is worth it if the food quality is over the top. But the food here is very mediocre with over the top prices. I don't know why this place is so popular.

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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Deserves the #1 rating on Tripadvisor. The lamb chops are sublime. all our choices were really good. Left us wanting to be back to try the other dishes. A really good Greek restaurant with well trained service staff - buzzing with energy and quality

Thank owhatfun
Philadelphia, PA
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Visited on a week night. Restaurant was crowded very busy. We were greeted quickly and warmly. We had reservations and were seated immediately. Our servers were very good, our waiter in particular was excellent. He knew the menu; explained various items snd made very good recommendations for both food and accompanying wines. The food was excellent both in taste and... More 

Thank mark-Phila
State College, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I have heard a lot about this restaurant, We finally got a reservation. Well worth the wait! Unbelievable seafood! Lamb chops were outstanding! Great service too! For dessert, try the galaktoboureko.

Thank asd24
Sacramento, California
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

An excellent, accomodating restaurant with delicious Greek food. Virginia, behind the bar was fantastic. She was able to deal with all our special food allergy issues and suggest something wonderful to eat. Lamb chops over Swiss chard with a side of wild mushrooms really hit the spot. Thanks so much for a great meal.

Thank ssjr
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Unbelievable service, unbelievably tasty food, and absolutely fantastic management! We walked onto the Resturant on a busy Friday night without reservation. The manager politely and cordially informed us that he is a week in advance booked BUT he will try to get us onto the bar, if we were interested. He asked for our mobile phone number with offer to... More 

Thank sharmadb
Ribeirao Preto, SP
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311 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Well decorated place, ample, with good service, excellent options of Greek food. Excellent wine list, including Greeks. Portions are reasonably sized, the price would be a bit above average. Good for group or romantic dinner

Thank raferria
Palo Alto, California, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Evvia has been a dependable place for well prepared food served in warmly and comfortably decorated surroundings. A number of familiar and well prepared menu items with occasional special offerings bring us back periodically. The service is friendly and attentive but not obnoxious.

Thank Ben S
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

My husband and I have eaten at Evvia twice. I would eat there every night if I could! The first time we had 8 appetizers and wine..we love all but one which was good just not excellent. The other 7 were all fabulous, full-flavored and gorgeous presentation. Service was excellent and knowledgable about gluten and dairy allergies! Second time we... More 

Thank Lauren H

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
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?