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Galata Bistro

827 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4609
+1 650-325-7900
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Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“kebab” (6 reviews)
“hummus” (3 reviews)
“rice” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 9:30 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
827 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4609
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1 - 10 of 35 reviews

Reviewed 14 September 2017

There are a dozen restaurants near us. This may be our favorite. Good service, good food. My spouse likes the kebabs. I like the lamb dishes. Covan kamurma is great, lamb with peppers, rice, salad. For a light vegetarian dish, the imam biyaldi is great....More

Thank arntrip
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Great for Mediterranean food. I have met here twice for lunch with woman friends, and all have been able to find something on the menu that appeals. I thoroughly enjoyed the Musakka

Thank Lucy E
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I decided to try this place for quick lunch, wrong choice. It was empty probably 3 tables, my server was horrible. Very slow and unorganized. I ordered soup and meal. He served both at same time with no bread. Also did not even stop by...More

Thank Michael S. T
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Two friends and I had a delightful summer lunch, lingering on the patio and chatting over tasty food and drinks and decadent desserts. Starting with the Melitzanosalata (eggplant dip) and pita, a great choice for the hungry trio, we had their refreshing adult beverages at...More

Thank Dr_SJ
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Plentiful greek salads served with your choice of protein if wanted. Vegetarians delight. Appetizers only weak spot on menu. Servers should be more attentive. Ran out of water twice. Had to ask for it. Delicious homemade Baklava is a superb but pricey dessert. Good Turkish...More

Thank David O
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Excellent food fair with friendly efficient service. Staff friendly and knowledgeable. Turkish items on the menu authentic and great taste. The Octopus tender and grilled to perfection. Well done guys. What a shame we live at least 16 hours away, otherwise we would be regulars!

Thank BFO1964
Reviewed 22 April 2017

A friend who lives in the area suggested we have dinner here. The tables are basic but the food was quite a surprise, plus excellent service. I had the assortment of different kebabs (beef, chicken, etc.) and each one was excellent. Plus vegetable and couscous.

Thank TravelWarrior200
Reviewed 11 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...More

Thank Alexander D
Reviewed 23 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
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 30
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 827 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4609
    (Crane)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Menlo Park
  • Phone Number: +1 650-325-7900
Description
Galata Bistro is located in Menlo Park.
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