We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


535 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1710
+1 650-328-2722
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good49%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“jambalaya” (38 reviews)
“beignets” (17 reviews)
Closed Now
Bar, American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
535 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1710
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (255)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 238 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great restaurant. They have a really interesting menu with options for a lot of cajun dishes at various spice levels. For our visit, we shared five appetizers and each one was delicious. The restaurant itself takes you to Louisiana in style and...More

Thank ICFY95
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We loved this quirky find. The service and food were amazing. We didn’t know anything about Nola before going in, we popped in for a quiet Sunday afternoon lunch. It was perfect. We will certainly go back

Thank Timothy W
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Nola is a creaolic cajun restaurant, the food here is being represented by that kitchen we visited there few friends, we had one vegan in the group and also she had few options not a lot but still few very nice options. we took some...More

Thank shai p
Reviewed 29 August 2018

My family is from Louisiana and I know good food....This was definitely good. I just wish you had smaller portions for appetizers. I was by myself and didn't want a large appetizer, because I wanted an entree. Great ambiance. I would live to come back.

Thank claudiaewooley
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Very cosy and nicely decorated restaurant, playing jazz in the background. Felt as you where in southern. The fish main course was excellent. Funny with the necklace on the table setting, and also hanging outside in the trees.

Thank flinstina
Reviewed 10 July 2018

PROS * Great indoor/outdoor atmosphere that makes you feel like you are on Bourbon street * Food and drinks were delicious CONS * It was quite noisy and difficult to hold a conversation * It wasn't the best place to hold a business meeting --...More

Thank Tim E
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Love the food, lovely bartender - not pushy about service even though we were there for 2 hours watching a World Cup Soccer Game!

Thank miriamannefrank
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Went with a party of 14 to celebrate a friend's birthday. A few of us had never been to Nola's. It was a Friday - early evening 6 pm. The bar area was already packed. The restaurant dining area is set up in multiple areas...More

Thank myab672016
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Caught up with a buddy over dinner, and sat at a low table with armchairs. Great hostess service, and the food was tasty. Had the chicken wings and taco which were delicious. Really nice chill atmosphere.

Thank TrevorDoornbos
Reviewed 17 March 2018

Went for drinks (which come in cumbersome jelly glasses) close to Fat Tuesday and found the atmosphere wanting here - the place is non-too clean, although the enormous crowd bellying up to the bar did not seem to mind. Not my cup of tea.

Thank sunshine_susan
Nearby HotelsSee all 27 hotels in Palo Alto
Cardinal Hotel
325 reviews
.05 km away
Nobu Hotel, Epiphany Palo Alto
490 reviews
.14 km away
Hotel Keen
246 reviews
.23 km away
Garden Court Hotel
446 reviews
.36 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Oren's Hummus
356 reviews
.10 km away
Reposado Restaurant
380 reviews
.09 km away
Local Union 271
132 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
Allied Arts Guild
42 reviews
1.60 km away
Anderson Collection at Stanford University
39 reviews
1.49 km away
Cantor Arts Center
445 reviews
1.57 km away
The Stanford Theatre
97 reviews
.10 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Nola staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 535 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1710
  • Public Transportation: CalTrans Palo Alto. And a late night cab stand on the weekends.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-328-2722
Nola will transport you into the heart of the Quarter! Authentic folk art and the largest Hurricanes in town will get you ready for a bayou blowout.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing