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Galata Bistro

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827 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4609 (Crane)
+1 650-325-7900
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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99 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 be back!

Thank Alexander D
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46 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I love this neighborhood restaurant. Very charming. Owned by a family who runs the place. Never had a bad meal here as everything is made with quality ingredients. The chicken is remarkably moist.

Thank smeissne
West Hills, California, United States
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102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is a nice restaurant in downtown Menlo Park that offers Mediterranean food. The falafel dinner plate was good, but the salad was old and rusty.

Thank Jeannie D
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We ate lunch here yesterday. After tasting all 6 of the lunches, I can truly say that you won't be disappointed. Everything was good including the service.

Thank Judyrsi
Menlo Park, California
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Hubby and I really like this place--the staff are very attentive, the food seems quite authentic and comparable to what we've had in Turkey. i really like the arugula salad.

Thank PH_CAtraveler
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

5 stars for one reason: this has to be one of the most affordable wine lists in the US (they also have some really delicious options). They are barely marking up the wine, you're basically getting it for retail prices (for example, a Morgan 12 Clones Pinot Noir that retails for ~$32 cost $35 at the restaurant). Conversely, down the... More 

Thank Mafouz
Bay Area, California
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218 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

This place was empty for a reason: while the appetizers were ok, the main courses (I had the lamb with rolled lavash) were just so-so. The Turkish wine is cheap and not really any good. While the company I had dinner with entertained me, my experience with this place is that it once had promise, but will soon fill the... More 

Thank sunshine_susan
Redwood City, CA
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168 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

I didn't expect this to be as good as it was. Friendly service, nice atmosphere for lunch and a very good selection of food. The house Falafel wrap ($9.99) was so big I had to take half home and I have a good appetite. Also, the Arugula prawn salad had perfectly cooked prawns and a very nice combination of salad... More 

Thank 1ajf
Los Altos, California
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

Great place for a healthy lunch. Love the Adana kebab, hummus and greek salad. Service is attentive and food is always great. They even offer Yiftee eGift cards.

Thank Simona M
Oneonta, New York
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282 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

We ended our week with a lunch at Galata Bistro - we had a wonderful meal! Wraps galore to suit anyone's taste!

Thank RLAMyers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, 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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