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Anatolian Kitchen

444 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Authentic
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
Anatolian Kitchen offers traditional Central/Eastern Turkish cuisine. We are family operated. Our menu choices are prepared directly on site, with a particular emphasis on freshness, and producing the many flavors native to the Anatolian region.
Come and observe the performance in our open kitchen, as we prepare fresh bread. We are excited to bring our cuisine to Palo Alto. Many of our customers are international, working here, far from their homes, and have expressed their appreciation for the menu that we offer. Come and enjoy.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Turkish, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:00 Am - 5:00 Pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 Pm - 9:30 Pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 Pm - 10:00 Pm, Sunday: 5:00 Pm - 9:00 Pm
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Phone number
(650) 853-9700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Orhan Tekdemir
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Cross street
California Avenue
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Parking details
very adequate parking, public parking structure directly behind the restaurant, another public lot directly across the street
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Public transit
California Avenue Train station one block away.
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Gift Card
Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

Private Dining

Anatolian Kitchen provides the best private dining & event catering in the Palo Alto area! We’re a prime location for corporate event venues, wedding event venues, as well as any office event catering services you’d need. We can accommodate any celebration or business event.

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Happy Hour

Join us for Happy Hour and enjoy $6 Wine and Well Drinks and $5 Appetizers!

Terms and Conditions: Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 10, 2018

Ends: April 1, 2018

Availability: Sun-Thu 3:00PM-6:00PM

What 444 People Are Saying
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SFBelle (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Friendly staff, absolutely delicious food. My first time there and will definitely return.

gjgeorge1 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was good but our appetizer was a little cold when we got it. Would have been better if it was warm. Food was tasty. The service felt a little hurried

MariaKoosh (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

'Alexander's Favorite' is amazing; and, although this is going to sound really strange, so are the fries :) The service was great and they were kind enough to let us share this traditional dessert that we brought with us which is specific in our culture for the occasion we were celebrating.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Very good food. The veggie manti was awesome. A little pricey however

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Always enjoy dinning here. Food and service is very good.

Maria (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food and great service! Do try the appetizers.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Delicious food reasonable prices. For a great authentic Turkish cuisine

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

The baked whole fish was good, but it had too many bones to pick through. I don't like to work hard to eat a meal.

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Enjoyed a delicious pre-Christmas lunch, followed by outstanding coffee.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

The place has reasonable food but very tight seating and cramped area. We had loud neighbors and the experience was very painful.

FoodAddict (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on November 29, 2017

Pretty small and noisy, but cozy inside. Thought the food was mediocre--goat cheese appetizer was very salty; another dish--Anatolian dumplings was a plate full of really tiny dumplings, the size of mini scallops, and smothered in yogurt--had to send it back. Very unappetizing and couldn't taste the beef filling, and the yogurt was way too much. The menu said the dumplings were served with yogurt--this wasn't "with" but "under". Beef & lamb skewers with rice were tasty, but the vegetables were just ordinary. Overall disappointed as the restaurant is popular and always full.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

Best Turkish food in Silicon Valley!

partyof5 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 7, 2017

Good food, quick service, friendly atmosphere. Spice level is conservative. Our table had the red lentil soup, Turkish salad, beef dumplings in yoghurt sauce (in photo), sauteed lamb, moussaka, hummus, baba ganouji, and rice pudding. I've listed the dishes in order of most favored to average. Portions are generous; split/share would be a good plan.

jsch (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

Late lunch with friends was delightful. Food was delicious and wait staff was very attentive.

vipJudy (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 23, 2017

Delicious Turkish/Mediterranean food; efficient and very friendly service, with reasonable prices.

joyluck13 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

Five of us were gathering for a birthday celebration. We sat outside on a lovely evening. Waiter was very attentive and responsive. He moved the umbrella on another table to alleviate the bright setting sun in our eyes.

Cocktails were very tasty. Food was excellent. We had a great time and made our 7:20 movie nearby.

Joca (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

This is really a gem of a restaurant. Have dined many times and was never dissatisfied. Good cocktails, try the Gumlet, but the food is the real star. My favorites are the combo appetizer, manti and Alexander’s Favorite.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 26, 2017

very friendly staff, good recommendations, allowed us to relax with desert and not feel rushed to get out. lots of good options on the menu , looking forward to trying some other dishes on my next visit.

4pickygourmet (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 24, 2017

This is a very welcoming place and the food is reliably good. This most-recent time the lamb kabobs were overdone and dry but everything else was a pleasure. Outdoor seating is ample with good table spacing. Prices, although considerably higher than when it first opened, are reasonable.

Gonz (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 19, 2017

My wife and I went the Anatolian Restaurant to celebrate our 45th anniversary. We chose the Anatolian because we were looking for Turkish food similar to what we had experienced in Istanbul I'm happy to say that we were not disappointed! It was a perfect sunny day so we sat at the outside tables much like in our travels to Europe. The food was great and authentic! My favorite was the mousakka, highly recommended!

We will definitely be going back!