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Oren's Hummus Shop

261 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1714
+1 650-752-6492
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“pita bread” (33 reviews)
“baba ganoush” (22 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
261 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1714
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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
Reviewed 3 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
Reviewed 3 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
Reviewed 3 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...More

Thank 261TomW261
Reviewed 3 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,...More

Thank parisusaparis
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...More

Thank Sophia T
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
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...More

Thank JR115
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
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Wow. What a wonderful find this was. If you're a fan of FRESH hummus and Mediterranean food, this is the place for you. Come hungry as the portions are LARGE. And try the "fried" cauliflower if it's still on the menu - 'twas superb! Highly...More

1  Thank Gregory M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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