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Oren's Hummus Shop

Oren's Hummus Shop

Israeli Restaurant$$$$
Downtown North, Palo Alto
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  • The hummus at Oren's Hummus Shop is a can't miss
  • Manik K.
    "Don't forget to get the chicken skewers - they're amazing."(23 Tips)
    sean r.
    "The chicken pita sandwich is the perfect grab and go item."(8 Tips)
    Alex P.
    "The beef hummus is amazing and the falafel is delicious as well."(130 Tips)
    Manu S.
    "You can order a side of falafel, great as a kid's meal"(23 Tips)
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  • Ari F.
    Ari FriedlandFebruary 4, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    order the chicken skewers. they are ah-mazing! best item on the menu. perfectly cooked and super duper delicious. if you're really hungry (or sharing), make it a double order. you'll be happy you did.
    Upvoted Aug 21
  • Shrikanth S.
    Shrikanth ShettySeptember 3, 2014
    Second best hummus outside Israel, delicious soft white pita breads, best sweet potato fries I ever had. You cant go wrong with the chicken skewers - they are cooked to the perfect taste, amazing!
    Upvoted Aug 21
  • Montana Fleming
    Montana FlemingJuly 5, 2013
    Chicken skewers- always juicy - try it with quinoa & sweet potatoes fries - 5 Stars hummus Great service, this guys R always in a good move. May B is the brazilian chillout music. I simply ❤ bon app😃
  • Tiago F.
    Tiago FerreiraNovember 17, 2015
    I'm vegetarian and I've been in the Bay Area for a couple of weeks. I can easily say that this was the best food I've had so far.
  • Nicholas S.
    Nicholas ScottMay 18, 2013
    Grab some to go! Breeze past the line and head to the back of the shop to select your pre-made hummus (and other spreads). They will ring you up at the register in the back near the kitchen.
  • Alex P.
    Alex PakJuly 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    This is life changing hummus. The beef hummus is amazing and the falafel is delicious as well. The pita isn't all that great though and I'd give the nod to the white pita over the wheat.
  • Burcu D.
    Burcu DoganDecember 25, 2012
    Try Israeli salad as a sider. They probably import most of their ingredients, it was absolutely the most authentic Israeli food experience I've ever had in California.
  • Kul W.
    Kul WadhwaApril 2, 2015
    Great food. Share the hummus b/c just getting that will completely fill your stomach. The place also gets very crowded so get there early.
  • Nathalie S.
    Nathalie StraversMarch 15, 2015
    We tried Hummus for dinner here and they were really very good. I am no expert in Hummus but I could say that their hummus were not dry as we tried at other place
  • Trey D.
    Trey DasherSeptember 5, 2016
    The chicken pita sandwich is great for lunch, just be sure to grab extra napkins! This place is crazy busy for lunch, and there's not much room to wait for a to-go order.
  • Ariana F.
    Ariana FaustiniJuly 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    By far the best hummus this side of the globe. Try the sides. Hummus, felafel, Moroccan carrots, marinated beets and of course the fresh hot pitas. Do it.
  • Berk D.
    Berk DemirAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for both whole wheat and white flour pitas. Don't leave without tasting Labane (middle eastern strained yogurt)
  • Ashley Y.
    Ashley YueAugust 28, 2014
    Mashed eggplants for side fish, hummus+chicken skewers for main course. Food comes fast and it's packed during lunch hours.
  • Vy N.
    Vy NguyenJuly 6, 2015
    In addition to hummus, shakshuka and rice bowl are good, cheap and filling. Gluten free veggie basket to dip in hummus available on request.
  • Ally K.
    Ally KazmuchaJuly 2, 2016
    Amazing hummus. Get a few things to share tapas style. Falafel is some of the best I've ever had.
  • Ari F.
    Ari FriedlandFebruary 4, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    chickpeas imported from Israel = best hummus in the valley. by a looooong shot. and the pita (both white and wheat) is warm, soft and a perfect complement.
  • Travis B.
    Travis BloomJuly 29, 2015
    The BEST Israeli food I've had in the US. Everything is amazing so don't worry about getting the wrong thing. Get a Goldstar 🍺
  • James M.
    James MiaoNovember 16, 2015
    Everything is the best. My regular is the chicken skewers with hummus and the Israeli chopped salad. Sweet potato fries are excellent, too.
  • Frederik
    FrederikOctober 29, 2012
    Hummus and grilled beef/lamb is awesome. Try out the great freshly made lemonade, did not like the mixed starters - they were too liquid and too similar.
  • mistermedici
    mistermediciAugust 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the whole wheat pita chicken sandwich. All the goodness of hummus + succulent chicken cubes + ever so little spicy garlic sauce(upon request) = one happy you :)
  • Xande M.
    Xande MacedoMarch 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Their wifi password is named after one of the best hummus shops in Israel: Abu Hasan
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SandlerJanuary 20, 2016
    Amazing food. Always busy. Wait times aren't too long. if you can't stand it you can always place a to go order in the back.
  • Omer Z.
    Omer ZachAugust 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The price on the chicken skewers is deceiving—you get to choose two sides to go along with the skewers. And one of those sides will be hummus.
  • Rohini J.
    Rohini JalanDecember 30, 2013
    Chicken skewers and mozy's rice bowl. And hummus of course. Can't go wrong with this place. Doesn't get more authentic than this.
  • Tom M.
    Tom MaxwellSeptember 18, 2015
    Delicious falafel pita sandwich, great mint tea. The courteous staff here cares about customer satisfaction but wasn't too pushy.
  • Joey G.
    Joey GutierrezSeptember 3, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The hummus trio is great if you're as indecisive as I am...make sure you ask for the red chili and green harissa sauces too
  • Edward G.
    Edward GonzalesAugust 16, 2014
    The hummus of course was outstanding. The portions were generous. The chicken skewers pair up well with the hummus.
  • Ash S.
    Ash SethiJuly 15, 2012
    Get the sampler! That and a skewer omg you'll be in heaven. The carrots are a must try, best carrots I ever had
  • Madhusmita P.
    Madhusmita PaloJanuary 25, 2015
    Insanely good hummus!!! Must try. Falafel is decent & pita is warm & soft. Also, the hot sauce is to die for.
  • Zachary B.
    For two people share a large plate of hummus and 4-5 sides. Recommending the beets, sweet potato fries and obviously the hummus!
  • Sonia W.
    Sonia WongNovember 6, 2012
    Love everything except the hummus. Be sure to try the daily specials! They are delicious, homey and well priced.
  • Mayank M.
    Mayank MahajanJuly 10, 2016
    Get the pita sandwiches! I like the Orens. If you're in a group definitely get a hummus platter to share.
  • Manik K.
    Manik KhannaMarch 16, 2012
    Don't forget to get the chicken skewers - they're amazing. Forget the entree, just get it as a side with hummus..yum!
  • Rahim H.
    Rahim HashimOctober 24, 2016
    Lamb hummus, lebane, and especially the beef skewer are some of the best in the Bay Area. Wholly recommend!
  • H. C.
    H. Colbert (@hrsch)November 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the counter in the front for some of the best people watching in Palo Alto.
  • Ari F.
    Ari FriedlandFebruary 4, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    best hummus I've ever had outside of Israel. the meat hummus and mushroom hummus are ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY AMAZING!
  • Isaac O.
    Isaac OSeptember 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    I had tn e fish Kabob and a cup of corn soup. Both were delicious, try that next time while you are there.
  • Caroline D.
    Caroline DengAugust 6, 2015
    The sweet potato fries are so good!! So is the Oren's Pita Sandwich
  • Dan M.
    Dan MurielloDecember 15, 2014
    Authentic and consistent. Worth the wait. I always get beef kabob, sweet potato fries and hummus
  • Garry T.
    Garry TanSeptember 5, 2016
    The chicken skewers are top notch. Get it with a double order of hummus and you're set.
  • H. C.
    H. Colbert (@hrsch)November 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Order ahead with OrderAhead (it's an app) and avoid the wait for to go orders. Though it's best to confirm it (by phone if) went through.
  • Ari F.
    Ari FriedlandFebruary 4, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    in the mood for authentic Israeli/middle eastern food? this is the best restaurant of its kind in all of northern california. trust.
  • Katie Y.
    Katie YamadaJune 24, 2015
    Hummus and unlimited pita are a must, as well as the schnitzel and everything else on the menu!
  • Heidi M.
    Heidi McIntoshFebruary 8, 2015
    I love there rice and there pita bread is great. I also love there chicken and cooked vegetables.
  • Hui S.
    Hui SunOctober 23, 2016
    We had eggplant hummus and beef skewer. Definitely amazing!
  • Daniel
    DanielNovember 18, 2016
    The chicken skewer is super juicy and tasty! Great hummus and middle Eastern appetizers
  • Adam J.
    Adam JacobsNovember 15, 2014
    The pita in the Mountain View branch us better, two more coming to Los Gatos and Cupertino. Fingers crossed with Mountain View pita! :)
  • Tristan
    TristanSeptember 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Rice bowl is an absolute winner. Also, hard boiled egg as a side!
  • Michael C.
    Michael ChangApril 22, 2013
    Pita bread is fresh and fluffy; perfect for devouring with green Harissa sauce and hummus!
  • Barak B.
    Barak BerkowitzMay 3, 2012
    Have three small plates or sampler. Great deal and plenty of food. Love this place. The real thing.
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