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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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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2014 via mobile

I've wanted to try Oleana for years but was never thinking enough ahead to obtain a reservation. All I can say is GO! Oleana was worth the wait. New takes on old favorites...like their version on Swooning Imam. Each course was outstanding.

Thank EagleBlue
Toronto, Canada
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107 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

This was a fantastic night out for our family. We tried a number of starters or small plates and the taste and variety of each dish was exquisite. The chef combines ingredients in an interesting and novel way. We highly recommend the spinach falafel with tahini and beet yoghurt cress, The imam fainted, the heirloom tomato kofte with cucumber, watermelon... More 

Thank rhobru
Newton, Mass.
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

along with Lumiere (in Newton). We love the Turkish-influenced cuisine. The service is quite good. For it's (high) quality, the cost is reasonable.

Thank RebDovid
East Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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57 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

I went to Oleana about 3 years ago and was blown away by what was arguably the best dining experience I've ever had. That's why I was looking forward to coming back. I wasn't naive enough to try to recreate that experience, but I was hoping for something close and just didn't get it. I have to say that I... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

The cuisine is derived from Levantine recipes, more Turkish, and a little from Alepo and Beirut. At the base, the chef utilises very fresh and the highest quality ingredients, the spices and herb are just right, and all are combined in the most delicious way to deliver a rhapsody of tastes The service is warm and accommodating, we were well... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

We made a last minute decision to spend the night in Cambridge before heading home to Charlotte this morning. So glad we did! After reading so many great reviews and being a lover of tapas we had to go. My husband and I sat at the bar where we received outstanding service from Tracy, the bartender. Not only did she... More 

Thank parisigirl
Boston/Cape Cod
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

Very enjoyable anniversary meal. Service was thoughtful,taking care of a special need seemlessly, and attentive. Food was delicious, with wonderful spice combinations. And a special dessert provided from the kitchen for our celebration. One ask -- make the tables a bit farther apart-- exiting can be a little too intimate!

Thank BigCJ65
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

We heard about this restaurant from a foodie friend. So glad we listened to him, this was the best restaurant on our trip to Boston. We could not get reservations on Sunday evening but were advised to show up as early as possible and take our chances. We got lucky and were seated at a great table. They describe their... More 

Thank DrDiversity
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

Please order the sultans delight and the grape leave pie with lamb. I was not impressed by the hummus at all. It had a very strange texture and was a little bland compared to the hummus I've had at ilili in NYC. They need to make that dish pop more. Service was so friendly and down to earth. Will definitely... More 

Thank sra12
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

My husband and I bought a condo in Cambridge and have lived here about 2 years. We decided to try as many Cambridge restaurants as we could--and have eaten at many! Oleana moved to my first spot immediately after we tried it--and has remained in first place since. It's my husbands' #2 spot. Reservations are mandatory as many people apparently... More 

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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?