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Oren's Hummus

Oren's Hummus

Israeli Restaurant$$$$
Downtown North, Palo Alto
  • Stars
    The hummus at Oren's Hummus is a can't miss
  • Tips
    Manik K.
    "Don't forget to get the chicken skewers - they're amazing."(21 Tips)
    Tom M.
    "Delicious falafel pita sandwich, great mint tea."(7 Tips)
    Zachary B.
    "Recommending the beets, sweet potato fries and obviously the hummus!"(129 Tips)
    Alex P.
    "The beef hummus is amazing and the falafel is delicious as well."(21 Tips)
Tips and Reviews icon232 Tips and reviews
  • hummus
  • healthy food
  • chicken skewers
  • trendy
  • good for a quick meal
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  • 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 Oct 12
  • 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.
  • Tiago F.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Montana Flemingheart icon on user image
    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😃
  • Kul W.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • 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.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Elisaheart icon on user image
    ElisaAugust 1, 2022
    Been here 5+ times
    Babaganoush and hummus. Outdoor seating is beautiful! It’s nice that you no longer have to cram in the indoor area. They have a quick to-go area if it’s too busy.
  • Donovan D.heart icon on user image
    Donovan 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Vy N.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • 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.
  • James M.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Ally K.heart icon on user image
    Ally KazmuchaJuly 2, 2016
    Amazing hummus. Get a few things to share tapas style. Falafel is some of the best I've ever had.
  • Travis B.heart icon on user image
    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 🍺
  • Jason S.heart icon on user image
    Jason SigalJuly 22, 2018
    Very good and authentic Israeli cuisine... have a Good Star beer (imported from Israel) to help wash it all down!
  • Ole B.heart icon on user image
    Ole BMay 20, 2022
    I had their hummus in different location and for some reason it taste differently. Tell the DJ at the kitchen to stop messing with the mix. Otherwise, it aight
  • Andrew S.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Ayse D.heart icon on user image
    Ayse DibekFebruary 9, 2018
    Amazing selection of humus and generous portions as well. Also try the labheh
  • Stephanyheart icon on user image
    StephanyFebruary 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the rice bowl with chicken and a side of hummus!
  • Tom M.heart icon on user image
    Tom MaxwellSeptember 18, 2015
    Delicious falafel pita sandwich, great mint tea. The courteous staff here cares about customer satisfaction but wasn't too pushy.
  • Mayank M.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Rahim H.heart icon on user image
    Rahim HashimOctober 24, 2016
    Lamb hummus, lebane, and especially the beef skewer are some of the best in the Bay Area. Wholly recommend!
  • 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.
  • Benjy W.heart icon on user image
    Benjy WeinbergerFebruary 2, 2016
    Fun fact: the wifi password, "abuhassan", is the name of a famous Tel Aviv hummus restaurant.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ro J.heart icon on user image
    Ro JDecember 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.
  • Garry T.heart icon on user image
    Garry TanSeptember 5, 2016
    The chicken skewers are top notch. Get it with a double order of hummus and you're set.
  • Caroline D.heart icon on user image
    Caroline DengAugust 6, 2015
    The sweet potato fries are so good!! So is the Oren's Pita Sandwich
  • Danielheart icon on user image
    DanielNovember 18, 2016
    The chicken skewer is super juicy and tasty! Great hummus and middle Eastern appetizers
  • Hui S.heart icon on user image
    Hui SunOctober 23, 2016
    We had eggplant hummus and beef skewer. Definitely amazing!
  • 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 :)
  • Chad B.heart icon on user image
    Chad BJune 9, 2018
    Their rice bowl with grilled chicken was pretty yummy and under $15.
  • Katie Y.heart icon on user image
    Katie YamadaJune 24, 2015
    Hummus and unlimited pita are a must, as well as the schnitzel and everything else on the menu!
  • Heidi M.heart icon on user image
    Heidi McIntoshFebruary 8, 2015
    I love there rice and there pita bread is great. I also love there chicken and cooked vegetables.
  • Omer Z.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Edward G.heart icon on user image
    Edward GonzalesAugust 16, 2014
    The hummus of course was outstanding. The portions were generous. The chicken skewers pair up well with the hummus.
  • Rem K.heart icon on user image
    Rem KoningJune 11, 2015
    Appetizers/small plates are super flavorful. Great eggplant. Labane. Sauces. And weirdly, sweet potato fries.
  • 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.
  • Karine H.heart icon on user image
    Karine HsuJune 14, 2016
    love this place. there are usually super long lines but it's definitely worth the wait.
  • Joey G.heart icon on user image
    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
  • 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! :)
  • Sonia W.heart icon on user image
    Sonia WongNovember 6, 2012
    Love everything except the hummus. Be sure to try the daily specials! They are delicious, homey and well priced.
  • Ash S.heart icon on user image
    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
  • Geoff R.heart icon on user image
    Geoff ReinhardtSeptember 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best restaurant in downtown Palo Alto. Get there early, the wait can be crazy!
  • Bediheart icon on user image
    BediFebruary 9, 2016
    Hummus here is wicked. Never had this good hummus in western hemisphere when you take Istanbul as origin.
  • The Taste Sheriffheart icon on user image
    The Taste SheriffApril 30, 2016
    Good hummus joint. The service is kind of annoying but whatever, the place is borderline fast food anyway. Try the chicken kebab.
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