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Galata Bistro

827 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4609
+1 650-325-7900
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“greek salad” (3 reviews)
“kebab” (6 reviews)
“rice” (5 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
827 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4609
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a Father’s Day Dinner at Galata that turned out pretty good. We had a Chicken, a Rib Eye Kebab and a Gyro plate that all came with a little salad and rice. The dinners were all good taste and nice size meals. Service...More

Thank Mike F
Reviewed 3 March 2018

I really enjoy this restaurant. Have never had a bad experience here. Food is fresh and beautifully presented. Service is really friendly and attentive. I like the chicken kofte plate. My son loves the Gemista, a stuffed bell pepper plate. Their rice is perfect (though...More

Thank constance128
Reviewed 13 September 2017

There are a dozen restaurants near us. This may be our favorite. Good service, good food. My spouse likes the kebabs. I like the lamb dishes. Covan kamurma is great, lamb with peppers, rice, salad. For a light vegetarian dish, the imam biyaldi is great....More

Thank arntrip
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Great for Mediterranean food. I have met here twice for lunch with woman friends, and all have been able to find something on the menu that appeals. I thoroughly enjoyed the Musakka

Thank Lucy E
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I decided to try this place for quick lunch, wrong choice. It was empty probably 3 tables, my server was horrible. Very slow and unorganized. I ordered soup and meal. He served both at same time with no bread. Also did not even stop by...More

Thank Michael S. T
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Two friends and I had a delightful summer lunch, lingering on the patio and chatting over tasty food and drinks and decadent desserts. Starting with the Melitzanosalata (eggplant dip) and pita, a great choice for the hungry trio, we had their refreshing adult beverages at...More

Thank Simone B
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Plentiful greek salads served with your choice of protein if wanted. Vegetarians delight. Appetizers only weak spot on menu. Servers should be more attentive. Ran out of water twice. Had to ask for it. Delicious homemade Baklava is a superb but pricey dessert. Good Turkish...More

Thank David O
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Excellent food fair with friendly efficient service. Staff friendly and knowledgeable. Turkish items on the menu authentic and great taste. The Octopus tender and grilled to perfection. Well done guys. What a shame we live at least 16 hours away, otherwise we would be regulars!

Thank BFO1964
Reviewed 21 April 2017

A friend who lives in the area suggested we have dinner here. The tables are basic but the food was quite a surprise, plus excellent service. I had the assortment of different kebabs (beef, chicken, etc.) and each one was excellent. Plus vegetable and couscous.

Thank TravelWarrior200
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Although we peered through the windows and seemed empty, we where nicely surprised by a full restaurant and nice ambiance. Waiters excellent, knowledgeable and giving good service. Food was good.Prices compatible with the area. I specially enjoyed the lamb kebabs. If in area will certainly...More

Thank Alexander D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 827 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4609
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Menlo Park
  • Phone Number: +1 650-325-7900
Galata Bistro is located in Menlo Park.
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