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  • Vesta, Redwood City

    Vesta, Redwood City

    Why did we dine here? – Top Italian on the Peninsula! Vesta is a California Italian restaurant in downtown Redwood City. They tried to support local and organic suppliers. It has…

  • Evvia Estiatorio, Palo Alto

    Why did we dine here? – Evvia is the sister restaurant of popular Kokkari in San Francisco. Our last visit here was over 10 years ago, so it was time for…

  • Shanghai Flavor Shop, Sunnyvale

    Shanghai Flavor Shop, Sunnyvale

    Shanghai Flavor Shop is an inexpensive restaurant in a second rate strip mall. This diamond in the rough is located in sleepy Sunnyvale, and specializes in Shanghainese Chinese cuisine. To the…

  • M.Y. China Review, San Francisco

    M.Y. China is a restaurant from TV Celeb Chef Martin Yan and the Koi Palace folks. It is located on the 4th floor of the San Francisco Centre shopping mall, right…

  • Californios, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – Californios is a Two Michelin Star (in 2017) Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco, the highest rating of its type in the US. We were intrigued…

  • LV Mar, Redwood City

    LV Mar, Redwood City

    Photo Courtesy LV Mar Why did we dine here? – LV Mar is a Latin focus restaurant in downtown Redwood City that serves Elevated Latin tapas, platters & cocktails in a…

  • Parks BBQ, Los Angeles

    Parks BBQ, Los Angeles

    Why did we dine here? – Parks BBQ has been packing in the crowds for a long time. Nice decor with a bar upstairs. Celeb pix line the entranceway. The diners…

  • 5 Joy Restaurant Review, Foster City

    5 Joy Restaurant Review, Foster City

    Joy, aka 5 Joy or Joy Tw Restaurant is a small restaurant in the Beach Park plaza strip mall bordering the San Francisco Bay in Foster City, just south of the…

  • Rave Burger Restaurant Review, San Mateo

    Rave Burger Restaurant Review, San Mateo

    Better burgers! Rave Burger is a burger joint that opened October 2008 in downtown San Mateo. We were walking by and decided to give it a try to see how it…

  • Pizzeria Delfina, San Francisco – Burlingame

    Pizzeria Delfina, San Francisco – Burlingame

    Delicious Italian around the Bay. Pizzeria Delfina is the lower cost more casual eatery next to top rated Delfina. They do not take reservations and focus on ‘Neapolitan inspired’, thin crust…

  • Din Tai Fung, Santa Clara

    Din Tai Fung, Santa Clara

    Why did we dine here? – Din Tai Fung is a popular Xiao Long Bao (It means small bamboo steamer bun in Chinese) – Shanghai Steamed Soup dumpling restaurant with locations…

  • Din Tai Fung, Arcadia, CA

    Din Tai Fung, Arcadia, CA

    Why did we dine here? – Din Tai Fung is a popular Xiao Long Bao (small bamboo steamer bun in Chinese) – Shanghai Steamed dumpling restaurant with locations in Bellevue, Los…

  • Redd Napa Valley Review, Yountville

    One of the most underrated places in the San Francisco Bay Area.When we are asked where to go in the Napa Valley, we don’t say French Laundry.. Foodnut suggests Redd Napa.…

  • China Village Restaurant, Albany

    China Village is a Chinese restaurant featured on the KQED public television program Check Please back in 2008. They specialize in Szechuan (Sichuan) Chinese food but serve other styles of Chinese…

  • China Village, Belmont

    China Village Seafood Restaurant is a Chinese restaurant in Belmont, California just off the Highway 101 Ralston Exit. They have been around since 1996, serving dim sum during both lunch and…

  • KOME Buffet, Daly City

    Why did we dine here? – KOME Buffet is an Asian buffet located under the Century 20 Daly City movie theater. This location used to house the old Todai buffet. This…

  • J. Zhou Oriental Cuisine

    J. Zhou in Tustin, Orange County, California is an upscale Chinese Cantonese restaurant in The District Mall. After a meal you can hit Whole Foods or the mall next door! The…

  • Sichuan Impression, Tustin

    Sichuan Impression, Tustin

    Great Sichuan Spicy food in the OC. Sichuan Impression in Tustin, Orange County is the second outpost of the spicy restaurant, the others are in Alhambra and Los Angeles. We at…

  • International Smoke, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – International Smoke is the long await collab between Chef Michael Mina and lifestyle expert and bestselling cookbook author Ayesha Curry. It is located at the…

  • Zachary’s Chicago Pizza Restaurant Review, Oakland

    Zachary’s Chicago Pizza, Oakland – Berkeley

    Zachary’s Chicago Pizza is a popular pizza restaurant in the San Francisco East Bay that serves Chicago style pizza. They have been packing them in for over thirty years. They serve…

  • Perbacco, San Francisco

    Perbacco, San Francisco

    One of our favorite Italian restaurants in San Francisco. Perbacco is a popular Italian restaurant in San Francisco’s financial district that opened in 2006. We had been to their sister restaurant…

  • La Viga, Redwood City

    Why did we dine here? – Wonderful food at great prices. La Viga derives from the massive central seafood market in Mexico City where our chef Manuel Martinez (Left Bank, Reposado)…

  • Santa Ramen Review, San Mateo

    Santa Ramen Review, San Mateo

    New Santa Ramen Menu September 2017 Santa Ramen is a very popular Japanese noodle Ramen restaurant in San Mateo. Mr. Kazunori Kobayashi is the proprietor of this restaurant along with 2…

  • Little Shanghai Restaurant, San Mateo

    Best Shanghainese Chinese restaurant in San Francisco? Little Shanghai Restaurant is a family run Shanghainese Chinese Restaurant in San Mateo near the San Mateo Fairgrounds. They have the usual Americanized Chinese…

  • AVEO Table + Bar, Dana Point

    Best Sunday Brunch Buffet in California! AVEO Table + Bar is a restaurant inside the beautiful Monarch Beach Resort at Dana Point, in Southern California’s Orange County. The restaurant was full…

  • Sushi Maruyama, San Mateo

    Why did we dine here? – Sushi Maruyama is the latest Japanese spot to give this corner a go. They are not related to the last place. The last 2 came…

  • Andes Cafe, San Mateo

    Why did we dine here? – One of those hidden local gems. Andes Cafe is a small Peruvian restaurant on a non descript stretch of El Camino Real in San Mateo.…

  • Cooking Papa Restaurant Review, Foster City

    Cooking Papa Review, Foster City

    Why did we dine here? – Cooking Papa is a popular Hong Kong style casual Chinese restaurant with locations in Foster City and Santa Clara. We have dined at the Foster…

  • Bouchon, Yountville

    Classic French done right. Bouchon is a French bistro that is part of the Thomas Keller French Laundry empire.  They have locations in Yountville and Las Vegas, we have been to both…

  • Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot Restaurant Review

    Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot is a hot pot restaurant in downtown San Mateo, right across from Walgreen’s. Their soup base options have recently become more acceptable for mainstream Americans.  This…

  • Koi Palace Dinner, Daly City

    Koi Palace is a popular Cantonese Chinese restaurant in Daly City, California. (Just south of San Francisco) The Peninsula is ground zero for some of the best Chinese food in the…

  • Mission Chinese, San Francisco

    Mission Hipster heaven. Modern Fusion Chinese. Mission Chinese Food is a restaurant in San Francisco’s Mission District that used to be a popup in the Lung Shan restaurant. Mission Chinese Food has…

  • Chez Maman, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – Quaint French Bistro with very good food. Chez Mama is a French Bistro with 2 locations in San Francisco, Potrero Hill and Hayes Valley. We…

  • mourad, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – mourad is a One Michelin star restaurant from Mourad Lahlou and Aziza. Their description is: “Mourad is a modern interpretation of a cuisine deeply rooted…

  • China Live, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – China Live is a $20 million Chinese food extravaganza from Chef George Chen and crew. (Shanghai 1930, Betelnut, etc) Very ambitious, this complex seeks to…

  • Shanghai Dumpling Shop, Millbrae

    Shanghai Dumpling Shop is a popular Shanghainese Chinese restaurant in Millbrae’s Broadway shopping district. While they have all the ‘standard’ Chinese restaurant dishes, they are specifically known for dishes from Shanghai,…

  • The Saratoga, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – The Saratoga is a contemporary American restaurant in the old Saratoga Hotel building. It is park of the well respected Bacchus Management Group (Village Pub,…

  • Parada, Walnut Creek

    Why did we dine here? – Parada is a Peruvian restaurant in downtown Walnut Creek, just a block from the BART station. Carlos Altamirano, best known for La Costanera in Half…

  • ‘Aina, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – ‘Aina (means land) is a modern Hawaiian restaurant that went from popup to mega wait hit inside a couple years from Hilo born Chef Jordan…

  • Mensho Tokyo, San Francisco

    Best Ramen in San Francisco. Why did we dine here? – Mensho Tokyo SF is first USA outpost of Mensho, an acclaimed Tokyo ramen chain. They have 7 locations in Tokyo…

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