Galata Bistro

4.6
361 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Galata Bistro is located in Menlo Park please come dine with us.
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4.6
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viptiti
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious and fresh, the service was great.

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vipPatti
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Galata is the most delightful place for our monthly ladies luncheon! The salads are SO great it is difficult at times to make a decision. For me, the Galata House Salad with grilled salmon is a favorite as well as the Pomegranate Salad with Prawns. I have no idea how everything tastes so marvelous, but our group continues to compliment Galata Bistro year after year for their excellent fresh foods, innovative flavors and combinations, and the most accommodating welcome and service imaginable. We love love this place. I must mention that the hummus is amazing and highly recommended. Try anything! My neighbor gushed about having Octopus and another friend recommended the chicken kabobs as a full meal. The outdoor dining really makes for a nice experience. Enjoy!

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Nmax
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Food's ok. Not that great and we were served cold food.

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JeffL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service . Very good value . I will definitely come back

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vipDragon65foodie
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was wonderful service, the food was tasty. The restaurant can be noisy but everything else was superb.

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vipPatti
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our ladies group loves Galata Bistro for our Sunday lunch. The fresh and innovative flavors and ingredient make their salads extraordinarily delicious! My Galata House salad with salmon is a group favorite as well as the Pomegranate salad with prawns. They definitely grill marvelously to get food that tastes this good. They also have the best Hummus we've ever had! We adore this place not only for the atmosphere and great food, but the staff is friendly and always sees to it that we have a great table. Try it once and you will see how special it is!

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vipStanB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner for two !

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vipDelish
San Francisco
96 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, excellent food, generous portions. I will definitely return for more

JK
vipJosieK
San Francisco
68 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We always enjoy Galeta! Servers are friendly and professional.

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JoBS
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated MASKLESSNESS !!! by visiting Galata Bistro for the first time for lunch with a friend. He had the honey-crusted chicken salad, I the pomegranite salad with grilled salmon added. Both dishes were amaaaazing! Highly recommend. I'll be going back, for sure.

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vipSJfoodie
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

On our first dining experience at Galato Bistro, we were very favorably impressed. Our waiter was very helpful (and patient) in explaining their different Mediterranean food offerings. We got the family special for 2 which gave a sampling of their many kebobs, gyros, salad and rice. Truly a delicious dining experience! We highly recommend Galato Bistro !!

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vipDrew
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every week I get 10 hours off between four jobs. One in three or four of those weeks, I come here. It's the right distance for a get-away, but, more importantly, I know it will be wonderful food, service and environment. And it won't bust my getting-by budget.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Rain is a great server!

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Memorable
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food is great and the service was personalized as one of the family members that owns the Galata Bistro served us. It was a pleasure to interact with her. Not only was the food and service great, I felt comfortable with all of the Covid pre-cautions in place.

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viphchj
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place to dine in or take out!
One of my favorite go-to restaurants in Menlo Park!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We ate in the patio though it was a tad chilly. So wanted a latte or cappuccino. Alas they only have regular brewed coffee or Turkish coffee. I had the combo kabob, asked for “rare” which it was not. My friend had the grilled salmon which looked and tasted delicious. Service a bit slow so no time for dessert, which sounded tempting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A thank you dinner from my sister. Food very good, plentiful and indoor setting not crowded so perfect for conversation

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vipDrew
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was partially my good mood, but this lunch was fabulous. I always enjoy the food - it's my go-to for business lunches - but yesterday, it felt EXTRA good, with friendly service and a nice outdoor setting. Thank you!

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vipJChildsWeMissYou
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I enjoyed a delightful dinner at Galata Bistro on March 6, 2021. We sat outside, and the server graciously brought us a heat lamp. We were very comfortable. The food, as always was superb: my guest had the salmon, and I had the lambchops. Both were cooked to perfection. The lemon parfait desserts were delicious. The server was outstanding. Galata never disappoints. We believe it is one of Menlo Park's very nicest restaurants and we look forward to returning there soon. In the meantime, thank you to everyone at Galata Bistro for making date night so pleasant and memorable, especially during these challenging times. Cheers.

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vipDrew
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Outdoor dining. Vegetable wrap was very good and service was fine. I'm slow submitting this review, but I'm going again tomorrow.

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Bernhard
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The food seemed warmed up and not freshly prepared.

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vipstansfield
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Galata has a nice set-up outside the restaurant. We were greeted by the owner when we arrive. Great food & great service!

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vipJChildsWeMissYou
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my girlfriend here for dinner for her birthday on August 21, 2020. I am pleased to say that our evening at Galata was delightful. She ordered the salmon, which was cooked to perfection. My lamb chops were delicious. The service was friendly and outstanding. I would give more than five stars if I were allowed to. Thank you to everyone at Galata for the excellent, memorable dining experience.

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vipAnnS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

The beet salad was good but the entrees - moussaka and aubergine veg dish were tasteless. Spoilt the experience and a waste of money.

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vipJodiS
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Galata is consistently good. We have been going for years and can always depend on good quality food at a fair price. Highly recommend

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vipLLFOOD
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner with a few friends. The restaurant is clean and the food is fresh. They have healthy food to boost your immune system, during this covid-19 outbreak. This is a great establishment and we are grateful for their good food and service.

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Menlofan
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at Galata many times. It serves consistently good Middle Eastern food in an atmosphere that is welcoming for families. The sidewalk patio is a great place to get lunch on a nice day.

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aliasE
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

This was my 2nd visit to Galata Bistro. The octupus -salad I had was out of the world-- I dreamt about it until last weekend when I went there again thinking I would get the same quality. The octupus was the WORST I've ever had. Not the same dish at all; it was an embarassment as I had taken some foodie friends there for lunch. Good thing they didn't order the same. The other items--wraps were just OK. Inconsistency is not a good thing for a restaurant! Although I commend the staff for giving me the table I had--right under the skylight, their attention somewhat "saved" the day. Not to bad-mouth the restaurant, but if you do order the octupus --you're taking a HUGE risk, then you might be lucky, & get that dish I had in December???

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MurielE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Group of 28 people for lunch and they did a great job. Food was good and on time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great place to have lunch or dinner. Food is always consistently good. Service is also always good. Thank you

CW
vipCWBU
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

All five enjoyed the meal, have had better mussaka, though.

PB
vipPatandBruce
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We love Galata and the variety of its menu. The food is consistently excellent, surpassed only by the attentive and professional service by Daria.

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GENE2
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good place to eat

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BSR1
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Server seemed to busy to really engage. And that’s in spite of fact restaurant was 60% empty. I dread to imagine the service with a full house.

I mentioned “birthday” in the reservation notes. They were oblivious to that. Zero acknowledgement. How disappointing.

In general, everyone there needed to go to charm school. The food was awesome, but I am looking for THAT restaurant that cares a little more.

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vipLiz28
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Friends of mine seem to prefer this restaurant for lunch, but I was there for a Saturday night dinner. The menu is quite varied and the food is a good value. I ranked low on ambiance because it was so COLD. We moved from a table near the door to one further away, but the draft followed us and we had to wear our coats through dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Octopus was made to perfection. Attentive service and would definitely come back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best mediterranean food on the Peninsula: Gyros anf Kebab turned to fine dining

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viplaura
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious as always

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was ok except for the ground meat kabobs - very dry.
Nice location and good service though.

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vipdransel
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was ok but nothing special. Service was brusque. Lots of more interesting options nearby. Wouldn't go back.

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Galata Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

Galata Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 361 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.