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.
Been here several times and Urfa does not disappoint. The food was outstanding and service excellent. Highlights were the grilled octopus appetizer, the lamb chops, kebabs and petrale sole. The kunefe dessert is always a hit and the poached pear was delicious.
Loved everything about it! Yum! Looking forward to getting back there very soon.
The portions are on the smaller size!!!! We were disappointed that oue dishes had small to medium sizes. Esp. the Mousaka
first date was fun :)
Hands down the best restaurant in Los Altos. Fabulous salads, and seafood entrees. Beautifully presented and graciously served. Urfa Bistro is a real winner - never disappoints.
This place is growing on us quickly. This is a great Go to neighborhood place!!!
Our visit this week was our second visit and we will certainly be going back
again and again. Haven't been there for lunch, but certainly can't imagine
it being less than dinner. Food is fresh and beautifully presented. Took photos
of special salad and two desserts which were so artistically presented. Servers
very friendly and it's nice to have a place to go that doesn't charge you an arm
and a leg! High recommend. gk
always good food and great service we feel very blessed to have this excellent Ufrain Los Altos!
Excellent food and service.
One of our party had some dietary restrictions and the staff and chef did an excellent job of accommodating our needs.
I came from out of state and made reservations for a party of 8. Service and food were fabulous.
4 of us had the grilled salmon - absolutely tender, it came with grilled vegetables and rice pilaf
1 of us had the Lamb Sautée and 3 of us had the special fish Branzino (cooked to perfection and tasty).
Additionally, we ordered a green salad and special of the day soup (I didn't catch the name as one of my friends ordered it but it looked delicious).
Everyone said how wonderful their meal was, some of them, it was their first trip (and not to be their last) to this restaurant.
Lastly, we ordered dessert:
Pear (soaked in red wine) with vanilla ice cream
The desserts were to die for; we all shared and not one drop was left over.
It was worth the 5 hour drive to get to this restaurant and it won't be the last. I'll definitely spread the word to my friends living in the Palo Alto/Los Altos area.
Fantastic food and so was the service (had to ask once to fill our water glasses but other than that, it was fine).
Returned to Urfa Bistro for mid-week lunch after thoroughly enjoying lunch with our party of 4 this past weekend. Great, fresh tasting fare with lots of tasty non-meat options. We split several scrumptious dishes, and especially loved the gazpacho, grilled octopus appetizer, and the falafel wrap. Be sure to ask to substitute the grilled veggies for the side salad.
I dine at Urfa Bistro quite a bit. I really enjoy your delicious food, nice ambience, and great service!
I love the grilled salmon, my husband loves the Urfa kabob. We both love the special salad and the poached pear dessert. Service is fast. Food is well seasoned. The servers and owner are lovely. Urfa is our favorite go to local resto!
Great neighborhood dining spot with delicious and creative daily specials.
I have eaten here for lunch a no. of times over the last few years but this was the first time I had dinner. The food is always quite good. Service is always excellent.
Lovely food and friendly service.
Urfa Bistro is our "go to" place for a never-fail great meal in Los Altos. The front room can be a bit crowded, but the back "tent" is always comfortable and quieter. They serve easily the best falafel I have ever had, and the lamb shanks are to-die-for!
The food and service are always very good. The presentation of the food is really impressive along with the taste. The servers care about your dining experience. I highly recommend Urfa Bistro.
My family and friends have been dining here for months and we have not been disappointed. Food is always delicious and the service is great.
Really glad that they have put some sound dampening material on the ceiling! Had a great branzino and we appreciated that they split the dishes up in the kitchen for the items that we were sharing!
It is a lovely, small restaurant. Aside from the food being quite good, the service is really excellent. The waiters/waitresses are always so codial and accommodating. They have limited hours for lunch, so be
aware. I would highly recommend them if you like medditeranean food.
Excellent food. Our first time eating here. We hope to eat here again during our next visit to California
We had reservation but Our table was not available for 20 minutes. The staff made it up by offering us glasses of good white wine and waived the corkage fee.
We had a great meal - and the service was friendly and fast. I’ll go back for sure.
The staff all the way down the line was warm, friendly and eager to help. It is a family friendly environment with great food and small but acceptable wine list.
We've been here a few times and really enjoy it. It is a small, friendly atmosphere with great food and service. The grilled octopus is awesome and we always order it. Lots of good choices. The whole branzino fish was delicate and delicious, as well as the halibut, lamb in lavash roll and salad special as a vegetarian option. The desserts are delicious too. The owner was very attentive and came by to check in on us.
I love the branzino.
The only problem is the noise, combined with the tables being close. The service and food are very good. We look forward to returning but will choose a time of day that they are not so busy. We are seniors and hearing can be a problem.
We discovered Urfa on a trip to the Peninsula a couple of months ago and have been there four times since. Food is delicious. Wait staff is friendly. Only drawback is that the room is a bit small and can be noisy. Recommend without any hesitation, otherwise.
I GO BECAUSE MY FRIEND ENJOYS BUT PROBABLY WOULD NOT GO FOR MYSELF OR FAMLEE
Love their specials!!
I took my clients for dinner. They never taste Turkish food before, they loved the food, service everything. They love to come back and try new dishes.
The prawns are grilled to perfection and moussaka is very satisfying. There are plenty of grilled veggies and arugula to complement the dishes.
We had an excellent time during our date night! We’ll be back soon!
Staff very pleasant. Flavors exceptional. Texture perfect. A delightful evening. Will return.
Have been here several times with friends and have never been disappointed.
Lamb over cooked. Disappointing
This was my second visit to Urfa. Food and service are very good. I had one of the specials--branzino--and it was cooked and seasoned perfectly (very moist) and had had the bones removed. The accompanying vegetables were cooked just right and seasoned well. My husband was impressed with the restaurant (his first visit); I think it exceeded his expectations.