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  • Alexander’s Steakhouse, Cupertino

    Alexander’s Steakhouse, Cupertino

    Alexander’s Steakhouse is a high end steak restaurant located in an outdoor mall, situated in Cupertino, just off highway 280. They moved in 2016 to this new outdoor mall.  Parking is…

  • Zen Peninsula Lunch Dim Sum Restaurant Review

    Zen Peninsula Dim Sum Review

    Old school dim sum charm. Zen Peninsula is a Cantonese Chinese restaurant in Millbrae. Millbrae is ground zero for some of the best Chinese food in the SF Bay area with…

  • Grand Harbor, Burlingame

    Grand Harbor, Burlingame

    Redefining top notch dim sum and Chinese food near San Francisco. Why did we dine here? – Grand Harbor is a Chinese restaurant in Burlingame, California, located right by the San…

  • Izakaya Mai Restaurant Review, San Mateo

    Izakaya Mai Restaurant Review, San Mateo

    Izakaya Mai is a Japanese Izakaya or Japanese drinking establishment that also serves food. They are more small plate oriented restaurants. This restaurant has an extensive drink menu. They’ve been here…

  • Protege, Palo Alto

    Protege, Palo Alto

    Best Restaurant on the SF Peninsula! Why did we dine here? – Protege Palo Alto is a New American restaurant from French Laundry Alum Chef Anthony Secviar and Alum Dennis Kelly,…

  • HL Peninsula, South San Francisco

    HL Peninsula, South San Francisco

    Newly Crowned Best Chinese Restaurant in San Francisco? Why did we dine here? – HL Peninsula recently opened next to Lowe’s of South San Francisco. This is a large and opulent…

  • Rasa, Burlingame

    Rasa, Burlingame

    Why did we dine here? – Rasa is a One Michelin Star Indian restaurant in Burlingame, California, just south of the San Francisco airport. We have dined here many years ago,…

  • Pho Hanoi, San Jose

    Pho Hanoi, San Jose

    Why did we dine here? – Pho Ha Noi is a Vietnamese restuarant located in an outdoor mall Vietnam Town Plaza in San Jose. The area is full of high quality…

  • Santa Ramen Review, San Mateo

    Santa Ramen Review, San Mateo

    Santa Ramen has a new owner in 2020. Santa Ramen is a very popular Japanese noodle Ramen restaurant in San Mateo. Mr. Kazunori Kobayashi sold this location in 2020 but continues…

  • Koi Palace Dim Sum Daly City Review

    Koi Palace has been the #1 Chinese Dim Sum restaurant in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Peninsula is ground zero for some of the best Chinese food in the San…

  • Tamarine Restaurant Review, Palo Alto

    Tamarine Restaurant Review, Palo Alto

    Elegant Vietnamese in Palo Alto. Tamarine is a popular Vietnamese contemporary restaurant in downtown Palo Alto on busy University Avenue. They focus on small plates and serve food family style. Tamarine…

  • Best Pho in San Francisco

    Best Pho in San Francisco

    Last Update: November 2019 We are big fans of Vietnamese Pho Noodle Soup. Slowly but surely, we have eaten at many of the San Francisco Bay Area’s best Pho restaurants. Here’s…

  • Napoletana Pizzeria Restaurant Review, Mountain View

    Napoletana Pizzeria, Mountain View

    Napoletana Pizzeria is a new Naples style pizzeria in Mountain View. This unlikely strip mall location (Next to Cost Plus World Market), houses a low key, authentic thin crust Neapolitan pizza…

  • 5 Joy Restaurant Review, Foster City

    Joy Restaurant Review, Foster City

    Joy, aka 5 Joy Restaurant is a small restaurant in the Beach Park plaza strip mall bordering the San Francisco Bay in Foster City, just south of the Highway 92 San…

  • The Kitchen Dim Sum, Millbrae

    The Kitchen Dim Sum, Millbrae

    Top Chinese in SF. The Kitchen is part of a restaurant group that owns Chinese Cantonese restaurants in California including Asian Pearl Peninsula. We have dined at many of them and…

  • China Village, Belmont

    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…

  • Champagne Seafood Restaurant Review, San Mateo

    Champagne Seafood Restaurant Review, San Mateo

    Worthy dim sum on the SF Peninsula despite 3 stars on Yelp. Champagne started as a Cantonese Chinese restaurant, morphed into a buffet, reopened and remodeled with the last iteration in…

  • Taverna, Palo Alto

    Taverna, Palo Alto

    Why did we dine here? – Taverna is a recently opened Greek restaurant in Palo Alto by some alumni of nearby Evvia restaurant. They brought in a Chef from Village Pub…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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)…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • Il Fornaio Review

    Il Fornaio (The Baker in Italian) is an Italian restaurant serving “creatively prepared, premium-quality Italian cuisine based on authentic regional Italian recipes.” They have 21 locations, many in California. They have…

  • ABC Cafe Restaurant, San Mateo

    ABC Cafe is a casual Chinese eatery with two locations in San Francisco and a new one in downtown San Mateo. The parent company also owns ABC Seafood restaurants. We went…

  • Pancho Villa Taqueria, San Mateo

    Restaurant.com sells discounted Certificates for this restaurant. Pancho Villa Taqueria is a long time Mexican restaurant with locations in San Francisco and San Mateo. We have eaten here many times and…

  • Bird Dog, Palo Alto

    Why did we dine here? – Bird Dog is a popular new restaurant in downtown Palo Alto. This brings some sophisticated SF style innovative dining to the Peninsula. The interior is…

  • Stella Alpina Osteria, Burlingame

    Gnocchi and Salmon to die for. Stella Alpina Osteria is a small Italian restaurant located a block from the main Burlingame Avenue shopping area. Located below ground level, most people would…

  • Palo Alto Creamery, Palo Alto

    Palo Alto Creamery has been serving up classic burger joint food since 1988 when Robert Fischer took over the business. They used to have 2 locations in Palo Alto, with the…

  • Town Restaurant Review, San Carlos

    Steak on the Peninsula. Town Restaurant is a steakhouse serving American comfort food in downtown San Carlos. It opened in 2006 and has gotten positive press, so we figured we would…

  • Taqueria La Cumbre, San Mateo

    Taqueria La Cumbre Mexican Restaurant has a location in San Francisco and San Mateo. We tried the one in San Mateo, located near Caltrain. They have everything from burritos to tacos…

  • Sushi Yoshizumi, San Mateo

    Why did we dine here? – Best Sushi in the San Francisco? Sushi Yoshizumi, San Mateo, California is a new One Michelin Star receipient for 2016. They serve the expert crafted…

  • El Sinaloense, San Mateo

    Why did we dine here? – El Sinaloense is a hidden gem of a Mexican restaurant in San Mateo that few know about, but those that come, return. Tucked away behind…

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