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“Delicious and a nice break from typical Southern California cuisine.”
Review of The Olives Branch

The Olives Branch
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Nice ambience, great prices, welcoming staff. The menu offers various types of kebabs served with rice and/or humus. The lamb kebab was amazing! Excellent baklava for desert.

Thank Natalie S
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We ordered the falafel which were pretty good, crispy outside, moist inside. Then we had the lamb kabob which was really good, the chicken kabob which was a little dry, and the wild salmon which was a little over cooked for my taste but good. The entree comes with a choice of soup or salad and we chose the tabouleh salad which was pretty good. The best part of the meal though was the baklava ice cream, I mean yum! Vanilla base ice cream with chunks of baklava pastry mixed in... Heaven.
I thought the food was overall ok, but the service was really great. Our server was helpful, cheerful and radiated happiness, the rest of the staff was also extremely nice and friendly. Overall a good experience.

Thank egraff
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Omar C, Owner at The Olives Branch, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2016

Hello egraff,
Thank you for joining us on Saturday for a meal at The Olives Branch. We are very happy that you enjoyed yourself. I would like to apologize for a somewhat dry Tawook, and an over done Salmon. We started asking how our guests would like their salmon cooked to avoid this, I will have a talk with my kitchen and front of the house staff to prevent this from happening again. I'm glad that you liked everything especially the house made Baklawa Ice cream, its one of my favorites too. We appreciate your honest review, it helps us get better at the sametime our hard work is acknowledged. Thank you and we hope to see you again soon.

Omar

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Reviewed 18 July 2016

The Olive Branches is a great find in San Juan Capistrano! The setting is very relaxed. The service is very personable, friendly and attentive. The food is very authentic, fresh and delicious. The spicy potatoes, clotted cream dessert, Turkish coffee and everything else were just great! This place is a labor of love for the owner and staff and you can taste it in the food and feel it all around you. If you like Mediterranean and/or Lebanese food or are looking just for a chance to sample some hookah, this is the place to go.

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Thank jr1962
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Reviewed 19 June 2016

Friendly staff, nice owner, delicious food! We recently ate here and then ordered food to go for a friend who can't get out. She is middle eastern and was thrilled with the food. Although we love dining thre, we are also happy they do excellent TO GO service.

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Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Have eaten here several times this year and it has been "on" each time. Very good service that is quick and attentive. Owner always stops by to thank you for visiting. Food is ethnically prepared nicely and is delicious.

Thank Delicio
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