Hummus Mediterranean Kitchen, San Mateo


Hummus Mediterranean Kitchen

150 E 4th Ave

San Mateo, CA 94401

(650) 401-6903

Hummus Mediterranean Kitchen Website

   Hummus Mediterranean Kitchen exterior outsideWhy did we dine here? – Hummus Mediterranean Kitchen has become our goto place when looking for this type of food. They have expanded to four locations including Palo Alto, San Francisco and Mountain View.

Hummus Mediterranean Kitchen is owned by Onur Alkanoglu and Yasar Bulutoglu, who are immigrants from Turkey that wanted to further Turkish cuisine into the Bay Area with the original San Mateo location. In 2020, Amir Hosseini joined the Hummus Mediterranean Kitchen team as a partner and helped open the Palo Alto, Mountain View, and San Francisco locations.

Surprisingly decent Mediterranean food from a this restaurant. Far better than the other places in the vicinity. The folks are friendly and swear they have nothing to do with Sinbads that used to be here. Their fresh pita bread is a great change from some premade stuff.

The menu is pretty wide ranging from hummus, typical appetizers, plates, wraps, and salads. They also have pastry and flatbreads: Lahmacun, Pide and more. Hummus Mediterranean Kitchen is now serving Turkish Breakfast at all locations on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. The brunch menu includes popular Turkish dishes such as Little Chefs Menemen, The Breakfast Board (charcuterie) and Shakshuka.

You order at the counter and they bring the food out for you. Lots of Door dash is going on. The food is better than most Mediterranean restaurant, so give it a try when you are in the area. Ample street parking. Right near legendary Draegar’s supermarket.

Available on most delivery platforms

Insider Tip – Get the Combo to same all the meats.

Cuisine – Mediterranean
Location – San Mateo
Opened – 2013

Service – Hummus Mediterranean Kitchen made the food and delivered it to our tables relatively quickly.
Verdict – Hummus Mediterranean Kitchen is a good place to visit if you are in the mood for Mediterranean food. Prices are reasonable as is the quality.

Is this restaurant worth a 5 minute drive? Yes. 30 minute? Maybe. 1 Hour? Maybe.

Hummus Mediterranean Kitchen Signature Dishes – House Combo Plate, Humms

Hummus Mediterranean Kitchen’s Menu is pretty standard for this cuiisine. Hummus, various appetizers, Wraps, and meat plates. They do have flatbreads too.

Website Hummus Mediterranean Kitchen Menu

Hummus Mediterranean Kitchen Food Picks:
Classic Hummus ($7.95) is smooth and moderately thick, not super thick like Oren’s. Their fresh pita bread is a great change from some premade stuff. 8.5/10

Hummus Flight ($13.50) gives you all 4 hummus. Classic, Olive & Feta Hummus, Chipotle, and Beet. A good way to try them all out and focus on what you want for future orders. 8.5/10

Baba ghanoush ($8.50) is also very smooth. Great for fans of this dish. 8.5/10

Falafel ($4.50 for 4) are excellent. Crunchy and smooth. 9.5/10

Red Lentil Soup ($7.50) with pita, is on a bland side. Great for vegan, gluten free folks or people wanting a healthy option. 7.5/10


House Combo Platter ($20.50) Halal. Koftedes patty , chicken kebab, beef kebab, lamb & beef gyros comes with it all. Meat quality is very good, especially with the beef kebab and gyros. A large portion enough for almost 2. 9/10

Lamb & Beef Gyros Wrap ($12.95) Halal. Slow cooked, thinly sliced, marinated lamb & beef is of large size and fully off meat. 8.5/10

Lahmacun ($18.50 2pcs) is a Turkish pizza. Halal. Thin crusted flat bread with minced meat, veggies, herbs & spices. Super thin, subdued flavors, nice to try something new. 8.5/10

Hummus Mediterranean Kitchen Baklava

Baklava ($5.95) One piece of carrot sliced pistachio baklava, lavender cream is not too sweet and has some nice nutty notes. Better than most. 8.5/10

Fattoush ($10.50) with Romaine hearts, cucumber, tomato, onion, bell peppers, sumac, dried mint, pita chips & house dressing also hit the spot. With fresh ingredients and nice flavor. 8.5/10

Do you agree with our review? Have you found other similar restaurants that are better?

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Hummus Mediterranean Kitchen Overall Rating: (Very Good 2.5)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Very Good)
Service Rating: (Very Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Very Good)
Value Rating: (Very Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Beer, Wine

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