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134 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1421 (Btw. Prospect & Columbia)
+1 617-661-0505
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17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2014

We joined some friends for dinner at Oleana at the beginning of October while on vacation. I will have to say this was an outstanding meal! We ordered a number of dishes to share, and it was hard to say which was the best. It was a very memorable meal. Chef Ana Sortun is amazingly adept with food and spices,... More 

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Sierra Madre, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 November 2014

The dazzling array of choices, some of which are unfamiliar, make ordering a challenge. The wait staff, however, is helpful. It's best to go with two or more people for the best taste adventure.

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Glendive
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2014 via mobile

On my daughter's advice, we had a late night dinner here after a movie. No matter that the restaurant stopped serving in 1/2 hour, they treated us like queens! The mezes (heavy tapas type hors d'oeuvres or small dishes) were numerous and hard to choose from but we settled on a tamarind beef with puréed eggplant -fantastic, and a layered... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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114 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2014

This place is over the top wonderful. It is a James Breard award winner with impeccable food and service. We started with a carrot soup that had a swirl of goat cheese and sprinkling of toasted nuts and cilantro. This was a seasonal special that was very special. The quail kabobs are a must if you get to go. There... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2014

I can't say enough about the diversity of amazing flavors that the chefs here create. I could eat here everyday and it would never get old. The Sultan's Delight meze is a MUST try! I also love the environment and staff at Oleana - they are warm, welcoming, and not stuffy at all. The servers don't hesitate to share their... More 

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2014 via mobile

Great mediteranean Turkish restaurant. Very fresh Food had great tastes. We had soup and shared a bunch of appetizers. I'm not that brave with my dining but I'm so glad I stepped out and went to this restaurant with friends. Staff very helpful on food selection

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Melbourne, Australia
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88 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2014

This is creatively constructed yet accessible modern Middle Eastern in a comfortable, conversation-friendly environment. The bulk of the menu are meze which stand up as strong individual dishes, often with well-balanced juxtaposing flavours and textures - perfect examples include the delicate moussaka served with tahini and crispy brussel sprouts, and the Sultan's Delight - flavoursome short-rib served with a nutty... More 

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Thank divvy_l
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 November 2014 via mobile

We went to Oleana for our anniversary. We loved the food and the atmosphere. We ordered 5 small dishes to share and each of them was better than the next. This is by far the best restaurant I've been to in Cambridge.

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Israel
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2014

We visit this place twice so far. The first time was following a foodie-friend's recommendation, the second - since we enjoyed the 1st time so much. The food is a real delight. A celebration of the taste buds. We thought the best way to enjoy the food is to order about 5 mezze for 2 people - dishes aren't large... More 

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berkeley
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77 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2014 via mobile

I enjoyed the restaurant. It is in a nice location and the servers were very good an extremely knowledgeable. I found the hummus dish to be very delicious but a bit too small. The beef dish is very good but also small. I would go back again, but it could be even more expensive if you're hungry.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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?