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Food & Sustenance

Best New Restaurant

1. Nick's on Main 35 E Main St, Los Gatos; 408.399.6457

2. Cin-Cin 368 Village Lane, Los Gatos; 408.354.8006

3. Red Lantern 808 Winslow St, Redwood City; 650.369.5483


Best Place to Be Seen

1. Santana Row

2. Fahrenheit 99 E San Fernando St, San Jose; 408.998.9998

3. Los Gatos Creek Trail


Best Chef

1. David Kinch Manresa, 320 Village Lane, Los Gatos; 408.354.4330

2. Nick Difu Nick's On Main, 35 E Main St, Los Gatos; 408.399.6457

3. Michael Mina Arcadia, 100 W San Carlos St, San Jose; 408.278.4555


Best Seafood

1. Hawgs 150 S Second St, San Jose; 408.287.9955

2. Scott's Seafood 185 Park Ave #6, San Jose; 408.971.1700

3. Race Street Fish & Poultry 253 Race St, San Jose; 408.294.4857


Best American

1. Arcadia 100 W San Carlos St, San Jose; 408.278.4555

2. Paragon 211 S First St, San Jose; 408.282.8888

3. Seven 754 The Alameda, San Jose; 408.280.1644


Best Chinese

1. Taiwan Restaurant 1306 Lincoln Ave, San Jose; 408.289.8800

2. Mandarin Gourmet 10145 N De Anza Blvd, Cupertino; 408.725.8168

3. Blue Sky Chinese Restaurant 2028 Winchester Blvd, Campbell; 408.378.0424


Best Japanese

1. Kazoo Sushi Multiple locations

2. Kyoto Palace 1875 S Bascom Ave, Campbell; 408.377.6456

3. Michi Sushi 2220 S Winchester Blvd, Campbell; 408.378.0838


Best Vietnamese

1. Vung Tau 535 E Santa Clara St, San Jose; 408.288.9055

2. Tamarine 546 University Ave, Palo Alto; 650.325.8500

3. Green Papaya 137 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos; 408.395.9115


Best Korean

1. Korean Palace 2297 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose; 408.947.8600

2. Korea House 2340 El Camino Real, Santa Clara; 408.249.0808

3. Omogari 154 Jackson St, San Jose; 408.280.6588


Best Dim Sum

1. Sino 377 Santana Row #1000, San Jose; 408.247.8880

2. Joy Luck Place 10911 N Wolfe Road, Cupertino; 408.255.6988

3. Mayflower Restaurant 222 Great Mall Dr, Milpitas; 408.935.6999


Best Mexican

1. El Burro 1875 S Bascom Ave #570, Campbell; 408.371.5800

2. Tlaquepaque Multiple locations

3. La Victoria Multiple locations


Best Indian

1. Amber India Multiple locations

2. Royal Taj 1350 Camden Ave, Campbell; 408.559.6801

3. Tandoori Oven Multiple locations


Best Ethiopian

1. Zeni 1320 Saratoga Ave, San Jose; 408.615.8282

2. Gojo 1261 W San Carlos St, San Jose; 408.295.9546

3. Mudai 503 W San Carlos St, San Jose; 408.292.2282


Best French

1. Le Papillon 410 Saratoga Ave, San Jose; 408.296.3730

2. Left Bank 377 Santana Row #1100, San Jose; 408.984.3500

3. Twist 247 E Campbell Ave, Campbell; 408.370.2467


Best Italian

1. Original Joe's 301 S First St, San Jose; 408.292.7030

2. Il Fornaio 302 S Market St, San Jose; 408.271.3366

3. A Bellagio 33 S Central Ave, Campbell; 408.370.7705


Best Greek

1. Yiassoo Multiple locations

2. Dio Deka 210 E Main St, Los Gatos; 408.354.7700

3. Athena Grill 1505 Space Park Dr, Santa Clara; 408.260.1444


Best Middle Eastern

1. Falafel Drive-In 2301 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose; 408.294.7886

2. Yas Restaurant 1138 Saratoga Ave, San Jose; 408.241.5115

3. Dishdash 190 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale; 408.774.1889


Best Thai

1. Krung Thai Restaurant Multiple locations

2. Thai Pepper Multiple locations

3. Thai Spice 1715 Lundy Ave, San Jose; 408.452.1324


Best Malaysian

1. Layang Layang 1480 S De Anza Blvd, San Jose; 408.777.8897

2. Banana Leaf 182 Ranch Dr, Milpitas; 408.719.9811

3. Panang Village 1290 Coleman Ave, Santa Clara; 408.980.0668


Best Pho

1. Pho Saigon 826 S Winchester Blvd, San Jose; 408.244.2528

2. Vung Tau 535 E Santa Clara St, San Jose; 408.288.9055

3. Pho #1 1660 E Capitol Expwy, San Jose; 408.274.1769


Best Taqueria

1. Iguana's 330 S Third St, San Jose; 408.271.9772

2. La Victoria Multiple locations

3. El Rancho 1401 Almaden Road, San Jose; 408.298.5375


Best Steak

1. Alexander's Steakhouse 10330 N Wolfe Road, Cupertino; 408.446.2222

2. Forbes Mill Steakhouse 206 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos; 408.395.6434

3. The Grill on the Alley 172 S Market St, San Jose; 408.294.2244


Best Tapas

1. Cascal 400 Castro St, Mountain View; 650.940.9500

2. Cin-Cin 368 Village Lane, Los Gatos; 408.354.8006

3. Consuelo 337 Santana Row, San Jose; 408.260.7082


Best Breakfast

1. Stacks' Multiple locations

2. Bill's Cafe 1115 Willow St, San Jose; 408.294.1125

3. Los Gatos Cafe 340 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos; 408.354.4647


Best Barbecue

1. Sam's BBQ 1110 S Bascom Ave, San Jose; 408.297.9151

2. Andy's 2367 El Camino Real, Santa Clara; 408.249.8158

3. J.C.'s BBQ 1080 Saratoga Ave, Santa Clara; 408.246.2146


Best Hawaiian

1. Hukilau 230 Jackson St, San Jose; 408.279.4888

2. Island Grill 1355 N First St, San Jose; 408.392.2468

3. Ohana Grill 1576 Branham Lane, San Jose; 408.269.8883


Best Asian Fusion

1. Yung Le's Fusion Restaurant 1317 Winchester Blvd, San Jose; 408.379.5095

2. Sino 377 Santana Row #1000, San Jose; 408.247.8880

3. Red Crane 7335 Bollinger Road, Cupertino; 408.725.1990


Best Asian Vegetarian

1. Tofu Com Chay 388 E Santa Clara St, San Jose; 408.286.6335

2. The Happy Bamboo 1711 Branham Lane, San Jose; 408.694.0740

3. Garden Fresh 1245 W El Camino Real, Mountain View; 650.254.1688


Best Indian Vegetarian

1. Udupi Palace 976 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale; 408.830.9600

2. Kokilia's Kitchen 20956 Homestead Road #H, Cupertino; 408.777.8198

3. Royal Taj 1350 Camden Ave, Campbell; 408.559.6801


Best Vegetarian Overall

1. Good Karma 37 S First St, San Jose; 408.294.2694

2. Vegetarian House 520 E Santa Clara St, San Jose; 408.292.3798

3. Garden Fresh 1245 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View; 650.254.1688


Best Patio

1. The Loft Bar and Bistro 90 S Second St, San Jose; 408.291.0677

2. The Wine Cellar 50 University Ave #180, Los Gatos; 408.354.4808

3. Aqui Multiple locations


Best Local Coffeehouse

1. Barefoot Coffee Roasters 5237 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara; 408.248.4500

2. Los Gatos Roasting Company 101 W Main St, Los Gatos; 408.354.3263

3. Orchard Valley Coffee 349 E Campbell Ave, Campbell; 408.374.2115


Best Bakery

1. Dick's Bakery 1593 Meridian Ave, San Jose; 408.269.5212

2. Icing on the Cake 50 W Main St, Los Gatos; 408.354.2464

3. Sugar Butter Flour 1875 S Bascom Ave, Campbell; 408.371.5485


Best Desserts

1. Icing on the Cake 50 W Main St, Los Gatos; 408.354.2464

2. Flour Flower 896 Willow St, San Jose; 408.279.0843

3. Sugar Butter Flour 1875 S Bascom Ave, Campbell; 408.371.5485


Best Pizza

1. A Slice of New York 3443 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose; 408.247.5423

2. Legends Pizza 5965 Almaden Expwy, San Jose; 408.323.9700

3. Pizza My Heart Multiple locations


Best Burger

1. Mojo Burger Multiple locations

2. Kirk's Steakburgers Multiple locations

3. The Counter Multiple locations


Best Hot Dog

1. Happy Hound 15899 Los Gatos Blvd, Los Gatos; 408.358.2444

2. Mark's Hot Dogs 48 S Capitol Ave, San Jose; 408.926.0923

3. Top Dog 284 S 11th St, San Jose; 408.298.3647


Best Ice Cream

1. Dolce Spazio 221 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos; 408.395.1335

2. Sweet Retreat Multiple locations

3. Willow Glen Frozen Yogurt Multiple locations


Best Burrito

1. Iguana's 330 S Third St #A, San Jose; 408.977.1212

2. La Victoria Multiple locations

3. Burrito Factory Multiple locations


Best Sushi

1. Kazoo Multiple locations

2. Blowfish Sushi to Die For 355 Santana Row #1010, San Jose; 408.345.3848

3. Michi 2220 Winchester Blvd, Campbell; 408.378.8000


Best Mediterranean

1. Cafe Artemis 1875 S Bascom Ave #300A, Campbell; 408.626.8100

2. Falafel Drive-In 2301 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose; 408.294.7886

3. Thea 3090 Olsen Dr, San Jose; 408.260.1444


Best Fondue

1. La Fondue 14510 Big Basin Way #3, Saratoga; 408.867.3332

2. Melting Pot 72 S First St, San Jose; 408.293.6020

3. The Wine Cellar 50 University Ave #180, Los Gatos; 408.354.4808


Best Deli/Sandwich Shop

1. La Villa 1319 Lincoln Ave, San Jose; 408.295.7851

2. Los Gatos Meats and Smoke House 575 University Ave, Los Gatos; 408.354.7055

3. Zanotto's 38 S Second St, San Jose; 408.977.1333


Best All You Can Eat Lunch Buffet

1. Su's Mongolian BBQ 1111 El Camino Real, Santa Clara; 408.985.2958

2. Royal Taj 1350 Camden Ave, Campbell; 408.559.6801

3. Amber India Multiple locations


Best Thai/Vietnamese Coffee

1. Yung Le's Fusion Restaurant 1317 Winchester Blvd, San Jose; 408.379.5095

2. Vung Tau 535 E Santa Clara St, San Jose; 408.288.9055

3. Sa-By 346 E. William St, San Jose; 408.286.5807


Best Late-Night Eats

1. Cardinal Lounge 3197 Meridian Ave, San Jose; 408.269.7891

2. La Victoria Multiple locations

3. A Slice of New York 3443 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose; 408.247.5423


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