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Oren's Hummus Shop

261 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301 · University Park
(650) 752-6492 · $ · Mediterranean
Rating: 4.0 out of 5"960 Yelp reviews ·


Open until 12:00 AM
  • Mon - Sun11:00 AM - 12:00 AM

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Popular menu items

Hummus · Chicken · Falafel · Sweet Potato Fries · Chicken Skewers

General info

Casual · Family Friendly



Latest reviews

  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"Jul 18, 2014 · by Jenny Z. from YelpThe food here is delicious!We had the chicken skewer and vegetable skewer, with sides of hummus, Israeli salad, and sweet potato fries. Chicken was very flavorful and moist - not dry or burnt at all! The vegetables were charred but did not taste burnt at all! For the salad, I usually don't like Mediterranean salads … Full review
  • Rating: 1.0 out of 5"Jul 17, 2014 · by Jake C. from YelpI usually don't give one star reviews, but this lunch was exceptionally bad. I don't understand why there is a line at this place. They messed up my order twice, and forgot food. In a rush to clear our table, they spilled baba ghanoush on my head. The parsley leaves in the tabouli were brown and black, and the … Full review
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"Jul 16, 2014 · by Meri M. from YelpI have two words to describe this place: Holy Crap. I'm not one to branch out of my eating comfort zone, but when I heard the word hummus I was instantly intrigued. Our waitress was very nice in helping me with the menu since it was my first time being there. I got the beef kabob with a side of hummus and … Full review
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"Jul 16, 2014 · by Ben J. from YelpOne of the best places in the bay area to get hummus. The mushroom hummus was just awesome. I understand the place is always busy, and I can see why, but when I was there it seemed like the waiters were having a hard time serving so many people. Full review
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"Jul 15, 2014 · by Yiven C. from YelpGreat stop for something that isn't greasy, tasty and filling!What makes this place hum +'s:+ The hummus. For $10 you get a plate to share some imported tahini that is mixed in a special sauce. That pita bread is soft and fresh. No wonder it sells on its own.+ Pita sandwiches range from $8 to $11. I split the … Full review
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"Jul 15, 2014 · by Lois L. from YelpAs I sit here, feeling the need to grouse about having to fly in and out of SFO versus SJC to get my Hawaii paradise fix, my bad mood is melted away by the silky smooth hummus here at Oren's. The Fatush salad and the din of countless competing conversations around me is bringing me to a happy place. More green sauce, please! Full review
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"Jul 15, 2014 · by Francisco Z. from YelpEverything here is delicious. There is no wonder that there is almost always a wait for a table, but it's worth it. The falafel and baba ghanoush are to die for. I've been there a few times, and service is usually very slow, but the last time I went my server was spot on! Full review
  • Rating: 2.0 out of 5"Jul 14, 2014 · by Mohit C. from YelpThis is after 2 visits. Giving it 2 stars because of service especially. First visit was good and i was satisfied with food even though service was sub standardSecond visit was horribleWe went there late on a sunday with 30 minutes left to scheduled close and were treated as if we had done some crime. We were … Full review
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"Jul 14, 2014 · by Lisa H. from YelpLove this place and everything about it is awesome. Always love the hummus. I usually end up taking the Romanian eggplant dish and their chicken skewers plate. The chicken is so so succulent that it literally melts in your mouth. This place might have a little wait, but it is so worth it. My favorite restaurant in this area for now. :-) Full review
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"Jul 13, 2014 · by Andy C. from YelpOren's was personally vetted to me by an Israeli friend, and I can see why. Not only is the place immaculate inside, the character of the food is different from the countless masses of Mediterranean food elsewhere in town. Their mushroom hummus is phenomenal, and as a baba ghanoush connoisseur, I can … Full review
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"Jul 12, 2014 · by Steve T. from YelpLoved the hummus and vegetable plate as an appetizer.My fried pork was good and my sweet potatoes mash was excellent.Daughter liked her chicken plate but I thought the chicken was dry and tougher than normal.The toasted eggplant with tomatoes was great.Service was excellent considering it was packed. Full review