Let us welcome you to our scratch kitchen, and take you on a journey to the Mediterranean where you can step away from the mundane restaurant chains and experience something new.
Our family restaurants proudly serve wholesome, healthy, full flavored Mediterranean Cuisine. Handcrafted in house, we use only the freshest, highest quality produce, poultry, and meats from locally sourced certified Halal farms.
The Olives Branch family opened its first restaurant in 2012 to honor “Grandma”, who shared her special take on Mediterranean Cuisine with open arms and a smile. She cooked huge meals to help feed families in need and used food to bring people together, making this her olives branch to her community.
We want to continue this tradition by sharing her age old recipes and build on her beliefs and values so that we may extend our olives branch to our communities of Irvine & San Juan Capistrano.
Join us and experience Olives Branch Express.
Olives Branch Express is where fresh, healthy Mediterranean food is prepared. The word “fresh and healthy” isn’t thrown around lightly at any of The Olives Branch restaurants. Each of the many entrees, sandwiches, salads, dips, and sauces are all made from scratch in house using only the freshest, high quality ingredients every day. Meats and Chicken are marinated and prepared daily. We choose only the freshest, highest quality, choicest 100% certified meats & poultry and the best locally sourced from California farms vegetables to serve in our restaurant. What does this all mean? It means crisp vegetables and tender meats, all bursting with flavor in each and every bite. Until you’ve tried Olives Branch Express, you’ve Never Tasted “Healthy” Like This.
Taste Our Entrees
This place is delicious! I got the the chicken shawarma wrap with taboulie salad combo. Highly recommend it! Service is very friendly, if you don't know what something is they will explain it to you in a very friendly way. I'm not too familiar with Lebanese food so had a few questions and the gentleman was so happy. Ambiance - place is very clean, order and pay at the counter first prior to sitting down. Pricing - spent $11 on a wrap/salad/drink combo. Very well priced for the quality of food. So happy to have found this place! Thank you for your kind and friendly service and attitude!
This is my first time visiting this restaurant. Based on the positive reviews, I decided to give them a shot! Well, let me tell you..The service is very good, quality of the food served is excellent and the overall costs were reasonable as well! With that said, I'd say, give them a try! It's kinda hidden within the strip mall, though I'd say worth the efforts
Great food ! Simply amazing. My wife and I love this place. We usually come here twice a month and have the Beirut plate + kibbeh and Kafka portions. Totally recommend
I'm just here to say they make the best shawarma wraps ever, I highly recommend it. But also, they are nice, friendly and welcoming. I'm definitely going come back
Food is very delicious. The guy is very nice. Baklava icecream is very tasty. Thumbs up to this place
Favorite place to go in Irvine if you are craving quick, good Mediterranean food! When they first opened they did not nearly have as much food items as they do now but was still as good. If you get a chance, meet the owner Omar who is fantastic and super friendly. Every time I have come in, he was there! Always treats my boyfriend and I like family. As far as food goes, I love their shawarma plate with extra garlic sauce it is my go to. Also if you like baklava, try it here with ice cream...amazing.
Good place to go eat, I Highly recommend. The owner really values his customers. This place does an incredible Job with its food.
I loved the food, the owner of the restaurant is so warm and welcoming. He had great suggestions and we loved everything we ordered! Def will be back again!
I LOVE THIS PLACE! I'm middle eastern, so what can I say? Their kibbie are delicious. I usually order a side of them a la carte Perfect texture and flavor. I still haven't been to the restaurant, but I frequently order from here off of door dash. I've tried the lentil soup, which is yummy, but mild in flavor. I've also had the vegan plate which is a nice sampler of different vegetarian items. Overall, I highly recommend this place for an affordable and tasty bite. They never disappoint!