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Urfa Bistro, Los Altos, CA

Urfa Bistro

4.8
4.8
584 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Urfa is a city in South-Eastern Turkey, deeply rooted in history, so its unique cuisine is an amalgamation of the cuisines of the many civilizations that have ruled in Urfa. Dishes carry names in Kurdish, Arabic, Armenian, Syrian, and Turkish, and are often prepared in a spicy manner. It is widely believed that Urfa is the birthplace of many dishes, including Raw Kibbé (Çiğ Köfte), which according to the legend, was crafted by the Prophet Abraham from ingredients he had at hand.

Many vegetables are used in the Urfa cuisine, such as the "Ecır," the "Kenger," and the "İsot", the legendary local red capsicum that is a smaller and darker.
Urfa is a big user of clarified butter, made exclusively from sheep's milk.
At Urfa bistro we will try our best to use local products to create dishes as same as prepared in Urfa.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Lunch Tue–Thu 11:30 am–1:30 pm Fri–Sun 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (650) 397-5614

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Memet Duygu

  • Catering

    Our chef will work with you to customize a menu for your event.

  • Private party facilities

    Whole restaurant and back patio can be rented for any event and holds up to 40 people in the main dining room or 40 in the back patio.

  • Neighborhood

    Los Altos

  • Cross street

    between 2nd & 3rd Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking is free for 2-3 hours.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 584 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Mediterranean

  • Peninsula

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  1. J

    Jyol

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have never had a bad experience at Urfa. The food is always fresh and fantastic, and the service is always sublime.
  2. z

    zoey

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was excellent for our party of 8 for lunch. Food quality was generally quite good except the grilled meats which were all overcooked and on the dry side. The paella special that day was excellent. I recommend this restaurant.
  3. IB

    IsaacB

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, and service!
  4. SS

    SSPa

    San Francisco

    184 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    184 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful including free Baklava birthday desert
  5. LH

    LHA59

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If I could give more than 5 stars I would ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️… everything was wonderful & especially the food ! Highly recommend this restaurant.
  6. WW

    WWall

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Consistently delicious food in a casual atmosphere.
  7. EM

    EvelynM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place has only gotten better over the years. They made a dairy free, gluten free mushroom soup which was outstanding. Variety of foods, all outstanding. Prices were higher for the type of food we ordered, but at least we got what we paid for. Definitely recommend.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food is always great at Urfa. Wine selection is also very good. Our Christmas Day go to and any other time when we crave Mediterranean food
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful and tasty food. Gracious and attentive staff. We loved it.
  10. t

    timb

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful late lunch on my wife’s Dec. 23rd birthday. Absolutely top-notch service from our waiter Ihsan. He was kind, thoughtful and right on top of things throughout the meal. The restaurant was surprising quiet though most tables were filled. We had Chicken Kabob and Paella dishes that were superb. Prices can’t be beat for this restaurant gem.
  11. JM

    JamesM

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Turkish food, great service. We love this place.
  12. L

    Lola

    Los Angeles

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant in town!! Delicious meal and excellent service every time! Thank you Urfa Bistro!!
  13. L

    Luv2stealrecipies

    San Francisco

    134 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    134 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    This cozy place is a little cool on a dreary cold winter night. Needed to keep my coat on as breeze from the door opening was unpleasant. The food portions are huge. We recommend one app and 1 enter for 2. Meats were well prepared with quality ingredients . Lamb shank chops chicken and kefte were perfectly spiced. Rice was a bit over cooked. Service was rushed. Server came by to take skewers from plate while we were still eating! Rude! Wine glass was whisked away with two swallows still in the glass! For a $19 pour that was not cool.
  14. JG

    JanG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a terrific meal at Urfa Bistro. Great service. Food not only tasted great but looked beautiful on the plate. Nice ambiance.
  15. SJ

    ShilpaJoshi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and location/service. Loved the options. Thanks
  16. D

    Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service is excellent. They go beyond to accommodate different dietary needs. Food is tasty and flavorful.
  17. TB

    TeddyBear

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious
  18. KC

    KatieCakes

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Mediterranean food, fabulous service and a friendly atmosphere. Not fancy, just a really enjoyable evening.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Urfa continues to not disappoint! Amazing food! Incredible staff! Took my date here who is a Chef and he was massively impressed! Can’t say enough about this place!
  20. M

    Millie

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Food is excellent and the staff is delightful.
  21. ET

    EliT

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is plated beautifully with many grilled veggies. A great place for dieters….
  22. BS

    BelaS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good food! The salad was amazing! Very fresh ingredients. The branzino special was really good as was the Urfa Kabab. Great service too. We had a thoroughly enjoyable experience and will be going back again for sure
  23. m

    martyk

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We always enjoy Urfa Bistro. If you like something and see it on the menu, you'll enjoy it. One of our favorite dishes is the hot appetizer platter. Enjoy!
  24. JB

    JanisB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a table in a covered outdoor area with a heat lamp overhead and no other people sitting close to us. It was heavenly. Everyone loved the food. I especially appreciate that all of the sauces are made from scratch and no MSG or other chemicals are used.
  25. b

    busybev

    San Francisco

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was wonderful...very attentive but not obtrusive. Nice, clean restaurant. Small but tables located at a comfortable distance and not crammed together. Menu and beverage items a good value. Food was really good. Recommend the King Salmon!
  26. C

    Corinne

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Urfa bistro always has an interesting menu of fresh food, beautifully prepared! We choose from the day’s specials and had the grilled Branzino which was delicious!
  27. F

    Foodie52

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The specials were incredibly tasty and well-prepared. We didn't have enough time to indulge in dessert, but next time definitely will.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    When I arrived for my reservation for 3, I was offered still or sparking water. I asked for sparkling water and a bottle of Perrier water was served. I was not aware that there was a charge for sparkling or still water, so I was startled when the bill revealed a $9 fee. I am dissatisfied that the waiter did not mention that the sparkling water was for purchase! Otherwise, the service and food was good.
  29. RO

    ROBERTB

    San Francisco

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was outstanding and kebab by one order and halibut on another order both excellent. Also had lentil soup which was good
  30. R

    Ruthless

    San Antonio

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and ambiance are great. A couple misunderstandings with the wait person, including a split charge error, which will be corrected.
  31. CE

    ColinE

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food with interesting variety, friendly service and outdoor seating available. One of the best two restaurants in Los Altos.
  32. L

    Lola

    Los Angeles

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Hidden gem in downtown Los Altos!! One of our favorite places for lunch or dinner.
  33. L

    Lola

    Los Angeles

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat outside! So fun and a great vibe. Don't miss dining at Urfa! Great spot on State St.
  34. JS

    JerryS

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We think it is the best restaurant in Los Altos.
  35. GK

    GeraldK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    Very good Meditteranean fare topped with attentive and friendly service. We will be back!
  36. T

    Tony

    San Francisco

    117 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    117 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I've been to Urfa many times over the years and its food and service has been consistently excellent. In my most recent visit we had a relatively large group of 8 and everyone left impressed with the quality of the food and variety of selection. Its definitely worth visiting.
  37. B

    Brian

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great and friendly service!
  38. CS

    CynthiaS

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the first time we tried Urfa Bistro for dinner. We brought our friends and it didn’t disappoint. The four of us all ordered something different plus two appetizers and everything was delicious, and beautifully presented! We ate outside, fairly quiet on a Sunday night street side, service was great! Definitely will do that again.
  39. s

    stan

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    great local Los Altos Mediterranean restaurant, with many Greek specialties with nice outside seating and great service. We went on the 1st Friday with lot's of activity and action in our village. stan
  40. KO

    elaineKOA

    San Francisco

    191 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    191 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food was lovely and the portions ample and really suitable for sharing. We enjoyed the artichoke soup, arugula salad and the kebobs. The service was cordial and dishes attractively presented. We ate indoors for an early dinner. It would have been nice if the two families with young children would have tried to keep them quiet or eat outside. The noise from these parties was distracting.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas

FAQs

Urfa Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 397-5614.

Urfa Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 584 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Urfa Bistro

233 State Street, Los Altos, CA 94022

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    between 2nd & 3rd Street

  • Neighborhood

    Los Altos

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Lunch Tue–Thu 11:30 am–1:30 pm Fri–Sun 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking is free for 2-3 hours.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Memet Duygu

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (650) 397-5614

  • Catering

    Our chef will work with you to customize a menu for your event.

  • Private party facilities

    Whole restaurant and back patio can be rented for any event and holds up to 40 people in the main dining room or 40 in the back patio.

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