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  • Ramen HALU Review, San Jose

    Ramen HALU is a popular Japanese noodle house in a strip mall off 280 in San Jose.  There is wait here most times, but not as crazy as well known Santa…

  • Foreign Cinema Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    Since 1999, they have been California/Mediterranean-inspired menu in a stylish setting in the middle of the Mission district of San Francisco. They focus on local and organic ingredients. They play Foreign…

  • Joy Luck Place Lunch Dim Sum Restaurant Review

    The San Mateo location closed and reopened as Champagne Seafood Restaurant. Try their Joy Luck Place’s Cupertino location or visit HK Causeway Bay across the street.…

  • Patxi’s Chicago Pizza Restaurant Review, Palo Alto

    Classic Chicago-style deep dish pizza is the reason to visit.  Pronounced “paw-CHEESE”, this place is run by a former cook and manager of Zachary’s Pizza in Oakland.  With that heritage, it…

  • Gombei Japanese Restaurant Review, Menlo Park

    Gombei has 3 locations for this Japanese restaurant, Menlo Park, San Jose, and Santa Clara. They primarily serve Japanese teriyaki style dinners, Udon noodles, Tofu Hotpots, and Donburi rice bowls.  They…

  • Little Sichuan Newark Restaurant Review

    Little Sichuan, not to be confused with the one in San Mateo, used to be located in Fremont, but moved to this new larger location and upgraded itself. It is now…

  • Gulzaar Halaal Restaurant Review, San Jose

    This mom and pop, family style restaurant serves Middle Eastern Halal, Indian/Pakistani food. Per Wikipedia: Halal is an Arabic term meaning “permissible”. In the English language, it most frequently refers to…

  • Custom Burger Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    Another trendy fancy burger place… This one is a fancy one located in the SOMA district with an adjacent bar. You get to select a patty, 3 free toppings, optional premium…

  • Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria Restaurant Review

    This local chain has 10 locations in the San Francisco Bay Area. We reviewed the San Mateo location. They use brick ovens and use the slogan “A taste of New York”…

  • Koo Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    Since 2004, Koo has been serving up Japanese food in San Francisco’s Inner Sunset district. It is a small 42 seat place neighborhood place.…

  • Pasta Pomodoro Restaurant Review

    Pasta Pomodoro is a casual Italian regional restaurant chain with 42 locations in California and Arizona. It was started in 1994 in San Francisco. We decided to give it a comparison…

  • Isa Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    Isa is a french small plate (Tapas) restaurant in San Francisco’s Marina District named after the owner’s daughter. They’ve been serving this type of California influenced tapas since 2000. We like…

  • Bouchon Restaurant Review, Yountville

    Be sure to check out the Bouchon Cookbook Bouchon is a French bistro that is part of the Thomas Keller French Laundry empire.  They have locations in Yountville and Las Vegas.…

  • Everyday Beijing Restaurant Review

    Everyday Beijing is a Chinese restaurant specializing in traditional Beijing style cuisine. This family restaurant has been located in a sleepy part of San Mateo for years.…

  • Evvia Restaurant Review

    Evvia is the sister restaurant of Kokkari in San Francisco and has been serving Greek cuisine to the Silicon Valley since 1995. They are located in downtown Palo Alto, just off…

  • North Beach Pizza Restaurant Review

    This local operation has 3 locations in the San Francisco Bay Area. We reviewed the San Mateo location. They use the slogan “San Francisco’s Most Awarded Pizza” North Beach Pizza serves…

  • Clock Bar Westin St Francis San Francisco

    Check out our review of Bourbon Steak, across the hall from this bar. We are fans of restaurant Michael Mina and heard he opened a new bar in the Westin St…