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Taverna Bistro

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133 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086-6113 (Evelyn)
+1 408-735-9971
11:00 - 02:00
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Mon 17:00 - 02:00
Tue - Sun 11:00 - 02:00
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

imagine outside lunch on a summer day, we just kept coming back to enjoy the ambience and try more dishes: pide, lahmacun with baba ghannouj or hummus, muska boregi, eggplant salad, falafel and veggie wraps, salmon and kebabs. service usually good, waitress taught us not to stir the coffee grounds at bottom of a turkish coffee. we learn! even better... More 

Thank dragonmom2
Fremont, California
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5,167 reviews
1,541 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,643 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We went for lunch at Taverna Bistro. I very much liked the decor of the restaurant Service was also good. For lunch we enjoyed wine. I had chardonnay. They have wraps. I had their tasty Organic Lamb Top Sirloin Wrap. It came with fries and salad. Others enjoyed their food too. There are several TVS in the restaurant as well... More 

Thank mini
Gilroy, California
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Really enjoyed the food, the service was bit poor - however I have to give them "get out of jail free card" on the service. We were there very early and the restaurant was mostly empty, so they weren't at their peak performance. The food, however was delicious. My wife and I ordered the sampler plates for both appetizers and... More 

1 Thank Bradley B
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5 reviews
Reviewed 16 August 2016

I've had my birthday parties here a few times. The food is so delicious! For appetizers I love the Icli Kofte, and the freshly made bread with their house made garlic yogurt dip. For entrees I love the stuffed cabbage leaves or stuffed bell peppers (dolmathes) of chicken doner kebab. They have a wide selection of alcoholic drinks from the... More 

Thank Carla C
Southern California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

This is a great Mediterranean restaurant on Murphy Street! The food was fresh and delicious, the decor is lovely, and the service was excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank ralphsophieshadow
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Previous visits weren't that spectacular, so a recent visit was attempted with much better results. The food looked and tasted better, with better plating. I'd try this again and hope for equivalent food and service. I had the Organic Lamb Kebabs, and she had the Meat Moussaka and Hummus and Eggplant. She took food home. It's questionable if the Niman... More 

Thank Andrew B
San Jose, CA
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Love the moussaka and the beyti kebabs. Also inegol kufte and cooked to order pide bread. Can be crowded, but usually not a wait. Parking conveniently nearby, as well as other shops and restaurants.

Thank Yakko_Rex
San Jose, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2016

We tried several appetizers and main dishes, and everything was very good. There is an adjacent hookah lounge where you can complete your dining experience.

Thank Tashkentsky
Sunnyvale, California
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2015

One of the things that keeps drawing us back to Murphy Avenue is the ability to sit outdoors away from the big-screen TVs and enjoy good food in the fresh air. And Taverna has both! Lots of seats available, and tender lamb in several dishes. We'll be back!

Thank Tres W
Sunnyvale, California
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48 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Enjoyed the outdoor seating on Murphy St., friendly and attentive service, as well as a nice menu. The dishes we ordered seemed a little simpler, less sophisticated than across the street but very enjoyable and tasty. Would come back for a nice casual meal.

Thank Raoulsch

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 133 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086-6113
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sunnyvale
  • Phone Number: +1 408-735-9971

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