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420 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1604 (University)
+1 650-326-0983
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri 17:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great atmosphere, which is a bit hard to find in US restaurants, if you have a European perspective/experience. The staff was great and the choice was good. Very nice overall and a good place do have a conversation over a meal. The menu is Eastern Mediterranian and the kitchen knows how to make it taste right.

Thank Lars H
Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My favorite restaurant in all of SV (Silicon Valley). We come every time we're in town! Try anything and everything and enjoy! I love the octopus and the chicken and all the seafood. I haven't tried the lamb yet but I'm sure it's great...next time! And get the galaktaboureko for desert...yummy!

Thank creinstein
Lahaina, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I enjoyed calamari, lamb meatballs, spanakopita, and zucchini appetizers before sharing the salmon entree. The waiter was fine when he learned that we wanted to order and share many plates rather than each select an entree. The wine by the glass menu was limited, but the complimentary desert served to celebrate our anniversary was delicious, as was... More 

Thank ejhiii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This fabulous eatery deserves kudos for its outstanding hospitality and food presentation. Menu consists of classic greek dishes like tender lamb souvlaki to moussaka to new contemporary style cuisine. The whole grilled red snapper special is a tremendous feast for the eyes snd the mouth. Great place for vegetarian and healthy food options. Decent wine list. Santorini white a favorite.... More 

Thank David O
Palo Alto, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time I have been here I have had reliably GREAT food. My husband is almost never impressed by food because he eats out a lot and has gone to some of the top restaurants in the area. He says this place is one of his favorites (high praise). When we are meeting friends for dinner or having a nice... More 

Thank Michele O
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The menu has something for everyone; the food is consistently delicious, and the wait staff is courteous and professional.

Thank juliaemerson
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to have dinner. I had the Solomos and the the sweet rice for desert. I'm going do visit again for sure!

Thank LuisFabiano S
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I finally go around to dropping by for a meal and it was fantastic! The freshness and simplicity of the preparation should be a model to other restaurants. The artichoke/eggplant souvlaki was ephemeral, and the lamb meatballs just as good. Do not wait as long as I did! TIP: I stopped in at 1:25PM without a reservation and was promptly... More 

Thank CuriousTravelerRadio
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

You will need to make your reservations for Friday and Saturday prime dining hours more than a week in advance. The place is popular and a great spot for couples and adult group dining. This is a Greek restaurant with various assortments of lamb dishes. It also offers some interesting and unique starter entrees: flatbread, feta & olives, grape leaves,... More 

Thank Bill F
New York, New York, United States
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

This is a tremendous spot if you are heading to Palo Alto. The food is amazing and it is always a vibrant place. You won't be disappointed here and you will love your meal/

Thank Bill R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$45
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1604
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-326-0983
Sister restaurant of Kokkari, Evvia has been serving beautiful and elegant Greek cuisine since 1995. Fabulous fish, savory roasted meats, and sun-soaked vegetables are jazzed up with a spritz of lemon, a little olive oil, and herbs. There is perfection in simplicity.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?