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420 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1604
+1 650-326-0983
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  • Average6%
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“lamb chops” (80 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
420 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1604
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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...More

Thank Lars H
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!...More

Thank creinstein
Reviewed 2 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...More

Thank ejhiii
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....More

Thank David O
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...More

Thank Michele O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank juliaemerson
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
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...More

Thank CuriousTravelerRadio
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....More

Thank Bill F
Reviewed 4 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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Becky E
Is there a gluten-free menu?
13 May 2015|
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Response from Raymond R | Reviewed this property |
Not a specific separate menu - but plenty of gluten free choices on their regular menu. Menu is posted on their web site.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
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
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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.