Nola

Nola

Cajun / Creole Restaurant, Bar, and Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · University South
535 Ramona St (btwn University Ave & Hamilton Ave), Palo Alto, CA 94301, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed
    • 11:30 AM–1:00 AM
  • Thu–Fri
    • 11:30 AM–1:30 AM
  • Sat
    • Noon–1:30 AM
  • Sun
    • 5:00 PM–1:00 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Brunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
8.6/10

Based on 433 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Hutch M.
    "Moron bowls make a great hat when ur finished"(4 Tips)
    Alyssa F.
    "Get some beignets and a raspberry mojito!"(7 Tips)
    Francesca K.
    "Be sure to go for the whole dozen and get the basil gimlet."(3 Tips)
    Gelen C.
    "Try Mr T's skirt steak!"(4 Tips)
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  • mojitos
  • seafood
  • Southern food
  • moron bowl
  • happy hour
  • spicy food
  • grits
  • cornbread
  • tacos
  • ahi tuna
  • lively
  • trendy
  • sandwiches
  • pulled pork
  • good for a late night
  • po' boys
  • oysters
  • desserts
  • mac & cheese
  • authentic
  • Josh W.

    Pick an unsuspecting member of your party and discreetly tell the server it's their birthday. They'll be surprised with Cock and Balls for dessert.

    Josh W · 4 days ago
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  • Bubba G.

    Mojitos, creole fries, decor, gumbo!

    Bubba G · 1 week ago
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  • Anat

    Fun place swarmed with Stanford students, investors, professionals, etc! Great raspberry mojito!

    Anat · 2 weeks ago
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  • Dan M.

    Hit the spot- food like this should be available everywhere in America. Little pricey though

    Dan Milano · 2 weeks ago
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  • Jason

    Best chicken wings I've ever had. Worst sazerac I've ever had.

    Jason · July 28
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  • Katie Y.

    Delicious food, get the crabmole, and they serve huge group cocktails (a must try), love the New Orleans vibe and semi outdoor atmosphere

    Katie Yamada · July 11
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  • Christian D.

    Mr. T Famous skirt steak, quesadillas and the fried chicken and waffles are all good choices. Hurricane or raspberry mojito for drinks.

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  • Nikhil S.

    Words cannot describe what an amazing atmosphere NOLA has created; it's authentic New Orleans vibe and Creole-influenced food, couch & table atmosphere, and fantastic drinks make this a Palo Alto gem.

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  • Tiffany Z.

    s p i c y - firecracker Cajun pasta

    Tiffany Zhong · May 21
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  • Benni P.

    Have to get mojitos

    Benni Prinz · May 4
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  • Global H.

    Close enough to a sports bar, if The Old Pro next door is too crowded.

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  • Andrea R.

    I come for drinks and small plates. The steak, ahi tacos, crabamole, and jambalaya are tasty. Costco has gift cards at a discount.

    Andrea Reyna · April 7
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  • Jean L.

    Great looking sports bar and attentive staff. Good hurricanes

    Jean L · April 1
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  • Luis Eduardo C.

    It's a cool place to eat and drink with friends. Drinks are really good specially.

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  • Douglas G.

    BBQ shrimp and grits are fantastic.

    Douglas Gray · February 8
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  • Loretta V.

    Fun and lively restaurant... delicious food... great Sangria.

    Loretta V. · February 7
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  • Spencer S.

    great place to get drunk on the weekend

    Spencer Schoeben · January 10
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  • Stephon H.

    The chicken and waffles are mediocre. The drinks were great here but don't expectant authentic tasting food from New Orleans

    Stephon Harris · January 4
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  • Doug B.

    Cocktails and jambalaya

    Doug Baer · November 24, 2014
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  • Theodore H.

    The pulled pork po' boy concerned me, but they at least got the bread style spot on. The gumbo was really tasty. Awesome vibe!

    Theodore Huff · November 18, 2014
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  • Ross S.

    Huge space. Great venue for a private party if you've got Facebook money!

    Ross Sheingold · November 7, 2014
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  • Pooja

    NOLA frites were spicy and delicious. Better than regular fried stuff you get at other places. But then almost everything here has a spicy touch to it.

    Pooja · October 9, 2014
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  • Ellie J.

    It's the best

    Ellie Juyoung · September 17, 2014
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  • Ellie J.

    Love it here!!

    Ellie Juyoung · September 17, 2014
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  • Antonio S.

    Great service, super fast. Loved the Jambalaya.

    Antonio Silveira · September 6, 2014
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  • Guilherme H.

    Try the "Mr. T's Famous Skirt Steak", a very good mix of sweet, spicy, meat, onions and corn.

    Guilherme Horacio · September 2, 2014
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  • Brian S.

    The jambalaya is very good, but when they say spicy they really mean spicy! The corn succotash and fried green tomatoes are excellent sides as well.

    Brian S · August 18, 2014
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  • Jason A.

    Love the artwork and atmosphere. Not the lost authentic Cajun food, but still excellent.

    Jason Aucoin · August 11, 2014
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  • Nikhil B.

    Hurricanes

    Nikhil Bojja · August 6, 2014
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  • Anna J.

    Huge place!But all the fun is on the ground floor;top floor is for those who like the quiet.Food is Cajun fusion and delicious.We liked the Cajun Penne with spicy prawns and spicy Jambalaya.

    Anna James · July 27, 2014
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  • Mike W.

    Looks like a crappy Bourbon Street knock-off, but actually serves incredibly good Cajun food & cocktails. Don't miss the Crab Cakes, Boudin Bites, or Jambalaya. Read about it on WinstonWanders below!! Read more

    Mike Winston · July 21, 2014
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  • Dan S.

    Very popular on a Saturday night

    Dan Smithson · July 18, 2014
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  • Alyssa F.

    Get some beignets and a raspberry mojito!

    Alyssa Foote · July 16, 2014
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  • Pardis B.

    The monster pulled pork is good. I couldn't finish mine though.

    Pardis Beikzadeh · June 30, 2014
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  • Martin W.

    Very nice place to watch the Football Worldcup 2014

    Martin Weigert · June 15, 2014
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  • RJ Y.

    Incredible.

    RJ Y. · April 6, 2014
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  • Lisa

    Food was meh and overcharged. They add unnecessary element to the food to jack up the price, eg. etouffee with scallop. Gumbo was bland. Not gonna go back. I miss good southern food!

    Lisa · February 28, 2014
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  • Nikki D.

    Bring you appetite and save room for dessert!

    Nikki Davis · February 16, 2014
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  • Snehal S.

    Try the vegetarian pasta !

    Snehal Shah · February 15, 2014
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  • Tek L.

    Must try the moron bowl!

    Tek Li · January 11, 2014
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  • Alan

    Try the beer

    Alan · January 9, 2014
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  • Gelen C.

    Try Mr T's skirt steak! Deliciousness!

    Gelen Conti · January 1, 2014
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  • Peter B.

    Big group? Great private rooms upstairs.

    Peter Beaumont · December 11, 2013
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  • Ari K.

    Great place. Nice people. Friendly service. What else you need for a long stay?

    Ari Korhonen · November 2, 2013
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  • Ralph P.

    Chicken & waffles are amazing!!

    Ralph Pena · October 17, 2013
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  • Mikhail

    Very good food, but rather noisy

    Mikhail · October 10, 2013
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  • Renee B.

    Delicious food. Exciting place to be on a Saturday night.

    Renee Budak · October 8, 2013
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  • Meenal T.

    Get the raspberry mojito (YUM!), hurricane, cucumber basil gimlet, or maybe the strawberry mojita (I personally wasn't a fan). Also the jalapeño-cheddar cornbread with jalapeño sauce is AMAZING!

    Meenal Tambe · September 22, 2013
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  • Meenal T.

    Get the raspberry mojito :P (YUM!), hurricane, or maybe the strawberry mojita (although I personally wasn't a fan). Also the jalapeño-cheddar cornbread with the jalapeño sauce is SERIOUSLY AMAZING!

    Meenal Tambe · September 22, 2013
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  • Kris L.

    Best bbq sandwich ever

    Kris Leo · September 14, 2013
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