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Oren's Hummus Shop

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261 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1714
+1 650-752-6492
11:00 - 23:00
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Mill Valley, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Oren's never disappoints. Love the sample plate with freshly prepared eggplant, beets, carrots, and labneh. The Hummus (traditional) is a must. The pita and chickpeas are flown in from Israel, so you have an authentic Israeli cuisine experience. The whole wheat pita is soft and flavorful; store bought will never satisfy completely again nor will hummus from a container. What... More 

Thank Jeff S
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fresh, authentic and exceptional. Well priced, always crowded. Definitely go here. We've been to both Oren's in mountain view and Palo Alto...both first rate. It gets very crowded, be prepared to wait!

Thank Stephanie H
New York City, New York
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is good for take out or Door Dash. You can't go wrong with any of their offerings. My granddaughter loves it, and so do the rest of us.

Thank juliaemerson
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was there for dinner last week . Great place for good Food try the chicken skewers and the hummus . The rice with chicken too is outstanding . The wine list is basic but adequate Overall an uncomplicated gem where food remains the passion !

Thank Mallu M
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food- hummus was like I was in the Mediterranean! Pita is made in house and fresh! Red sauce was so tasty. Shara (I think) was my server and she was wonderful!! I am from southeast- but will return to Palo Alto just to eat here!

Thank 261TomW261
Midwest, USA
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83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

The owner, Oren, likes feedback, so here's some feedback - you are a genius, and this is the best hummus and falafel place in the USA. Everything was amazing - the hummus, of course, but also the falafel, the taboule with mint, the Moroccan carrots, everything. Absolutely delicious. Can't wait for my next trip to California just to come here.

Thank parisusaparis
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We ordered take-out for dinner on Saturday night, recommended by hotel staff, and were floored - it was well worth the wait! The hummus was creamy, nutty, flavorful, and umami - unlike anything we'd tasted, especially as a basis for the delicious lamb we ordered with it. The fluffy and resilient pita bread, Greek Salad, baba ghanoush and roasted beets... More 

Thank Sophia T
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

And maybe even in the US. Nothing is closer to Israel than this place. The food is 1-1 what you will get in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem . Excellent location. Not expensive. Great service.

Thank Shuri
Reston, Virginia
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99 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Very Good Lunch Spot. Come early if more than 2 as it fills up quickly. The food is super. Hummus will never be the same for me after the excellent servings we had. Come hungry, and leave sated. Make sure you order a hummus bowl for a starter. The pita bread is so fresh, it must have just come from... More 

Thank JR115
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Super hummus, esp chicken liver. Everything we ordered was good- staff very friendly and helpful - gave us containers and extra bags to pack the leftovers cuz we over ordered. There's usually a line - but we only waited a few minutes.

Thank owhatfun

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, 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?