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420 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1604 (University)
+1 650-326-0983
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
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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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London, United Kingdom
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540 reviews
454 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 430 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had been many times to this place in the past. We decided to go back and make an other try. The food is OK, nothing exceptional, just an oriental Greek place. We had the Tarama and the zucchini deep fried balls as starters and then the chicken in a kind of lemon sauce. The chicken was very dry. I... More 

Thank jmLondon845
Fremont, Ca`
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The six of us, celebrating a senior family member's birthday, enjoyed a great meal together at Evvia. Half of our party had not had Greek food before, so we decided to share everything so that it could be a full new experience. The wait staff was attentive to our request, trying to accommodate all of the plates in the center... More 

Thank Sharon A
Dublin, Ireland
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best restaurant in Palo Alto by a mile. The atmosphere is elegant, warm, buzzy yet cozy.. The wait staff are pros. Perfect service.. The food is always spot on. All of it. Every time . Literally everything is good. Things you don't normally like you will like here. I always get a few fun starters (usually vegetable... More 

Thank molliestravels
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

place in Palo Alto. Evvia is a very good, solid place focused on Greek food. Palo Alto is a poor or very poor restaurant town, so, it is easy for Evvia to stand out. the staff is professional without fail and the food is very, very good. Also, Evvia stands out for its prices in a town that has student-standbys... More 

Thank AJJPDakota
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had heard great things about its sister restaurant in San Francisco and it did not disappoint. I was recommended to order their daily grilled special, but by 20:30 at night they had run out. Other than that, the food was very good! Very Greek! We ordered the greek salad and it was as it should be, not a leaf in... More 

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Silicon Valley, CA
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Very well done Greek food. Service is very professional. A long time standby in Palo Alto. I highly recommend it. A bit pricey, but worth it.

Thank MVFlyer
Charleston, West Virginia
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62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

A tiny restaurant off the main street, crowded in a nice way on a Friday night. Make sure that you have a reservation to avoid a long wait. This is a place where people visit, and stay long after the meal is done. An open fire grill gives a nice atmosphere. The food was very good, especially the lamb shank,... More 

Thank HeloiseRxph
Palm Desert, California
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567 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We had a business meeting at Evvia and could not have been taken better care off. The servers were helpful and attentive. Some of our party came late due to a late arrival in SFO but we were able to blend them in and make sure they caught up with the rest of us. They had a very good wine... More 

Thank Marty911
San Francisco, California
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Evvia is certainly one of the top rated restaurants in the Bay Area and I certainly cannot understand the reason for that... I tried it a couple of times a few years ago and decided not to go there anymore: the food was average at best and the prices outrageous in view of the cuisine they offer. Today I decided... More 

Thank dianamna
Stockton, California
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Loved the ambiance...rustic and mediterian. Greek food was excellent, especially the lamb. I would hightly recommend this resturant. Had lunch there for my birthday and thought it was the best food in Palo Alto.

Thank BDD_11_12

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 45
Mediterranean, Greek
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, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?