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Reader Survey Winners: Best of Food & Sustenance


best new restaurant

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

2 Trevese 115 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos; 408.354.5551

3 Dio Deka 210 E Main St, Los Gatos; 408.354.7700

best place to be seen

1 Santana Row San Jose

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

3 The Blank Club 44 S Almaden Ave, San Jose; 408.292.5265

best chef

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

2 Nick Difu 180 Restaurant and Lounge, 15 1/2 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos; 408.399.1804

3 Justin Perez O, 2081 S Winchester Blvd, Campbell; 408.871.3135

best seafood

1 Fish Market Restaurant 1007 Blossom Hill Rd, San Jose; 408.269.3474

2 Hawgs Seafood 150 S Second St, San Jose; 408.287.9955

3 McCormick and Schmick's 170 S Market St, San Jose; 408.283.7200

best american

1 Sonoma Chicken Coop 31 Market St, San Jose; 408.287.4098 200 E Campbell Ave, Campbell; 408.866.2699

2 Poor House Bistro 91 S Autumn St, San Jose; 408.292.5837

3 A.P. Stump's 163 W Santa Clara St, San Jose; 408.292.9928

best chinese

1 Taiwan 1306 Lincoln Ave, San Jose; 408.289.8800

2 Mandarin Gourmet 5560 Santa Teresa Blvd, San Jose; 408.281.8898

3 Tao Tao 175 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale; 408.736. 3731

best japanese

1 Minato 617 N Sixth St, San Jose; 408.998.9711

2 Kazoo 250 E Jackson St, San Jose, 408.288.9611; and other locations

3 Kyoto Palace 1875 S Bascom Ave #2500 Campbell; 408.377.6456

best vietnamese

1 Anise 1663 W San Carlos St, San Jose; 408.298.8178

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

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

best korean

1 Korea House 2340 El Camino Real, Santa Clara; 408.249.0808

2 Tofu House 1071 S De Anza Blvd, San Jose; 408.863.0707

3 Korean Palace 2297 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose; 408.947.8600

best dim sum

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

2 Joy Luck Place 10911 N Wolfe Rd, Cupertino; 408.255.6988

3 Dynasty 1001 Story Rd, San Jose 408.286.6668

best mexican

1 Tlaquepaque 99 Curtner Ave, San Jose; 408.448.1230; and other locations in San Jose

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

3 La Victoria 131 W Santa Clara St, San Jose 408.298.5335

best indian

1 Amber India 2290 El Camino Real #9, Mountain View; 650.968.7511; and other locations

2 Royal Taj 1350 Camden Ave, Campbell; 408.559.6801

3 Tandoori Oven Campbell, Los Gatos and San Jose

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 Shebele 422 E Campbell Ave, Campbell; 408.371.3131

best french

1 Le Papillon 410 Saratoga Ave, San Jose; 408.296.3730

2 Emile's 545 S Second St, San Jose 408.289.1960

3 Left Bank 377 Santana Row #1100, San Jose 408.984.3500

best italian

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

2 Maggiano's 3055 Olin Ave, San Jose; 408.423.8973

3 Giorgio's 1445 Foxworthy Ave, San Jose; 408.264.5781

best greek

1 Dio Deka 210 E Main St, Los Gatos; 408.354.7700

2 Yiassoo multiple locations

3 Thea 3090 Olsen Dr, San Jose; 408.260.1444

best middle eastern

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

2 Dishdash 190 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale; 408.774.1889

3 Golden Ball 5075 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose; 408.246.3800

best thai

1 Krung Thai 640 S Winchester Blvd, San Jose; 408.248.3435

2 Thai Pepper multiple locations

3 House of Siam 150 S Second St, San Jose 408.295.3397

best malaysian

1 Banana Leaf 182 Ranch Dr, Milpitas; 408.719.9811

2 Layang Layang 1480 S De Anza Blvd, San Jose; 408.777.8897

3 Panang Village 1290 Coleman Ave, Santa Clara; 408.980.0668

best pho

1 Pho Vi Hoa 4546 El Camino Real, Los Altos; 650.947.1290

2 Pho Nam 41 Serra Way, Milpitas; 408.956.9627

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

best taqueria

1 La Victoria 131 W Santa Clara St, San Jose 408.298.5335

2 Super Taqueria multiple locations

3 Tlaquepaque multiple locations in San Jose

best tapas/small plates

1 Cascal 400 Castro St, Mountain View; 650.940.9500

2 Picasso 62 W Santa Clara St, San Jose 408.298.4400

3 Consuelo's 337 Santana Row, San Jose; 408.260.7082

best steak

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

2 Alexander's Steakhouse 10330 N Wolfe Rd, Cupertino; 408.446.2222

3 Morton's Steakhouse 177 Park Ave, San Jose; 408.947.7000

best breakfast

1 Stacks 139 E Campbell Ave, Campbell; 408.376.3516; and other locations

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

3 Hobee's multiple locations

best barbecue

1 Sam's Bar-B-Que 1110 S Bascom Ave, San Jose; 408.297.9151

2 Andy's Bar-B-Que 2367 El Camino Real, Santa Clara; 408.249.8158

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

best hawaiian

1 Hukilau 230 Jackson St, San Jose; 408.279.4888

2 Ohana Grill 1576 Branham Lane, San Jose 408.269.8883

3 Island Grill 1355 N First St, San Jose; 408.392.2468

best asian fusion

1 Straits 333 Santana Row #1100, San Jose; 408.246.6320

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

3 E&O Trading Company 96 S First St, San Jose; 408.938.4100

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 Vegetarian House 520 E Santa Clara St, San jose 408.292.3798

best indian vegetarian

1 Dasaprakash 2636 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara; 408.246.8292

2 Udupi Palace 976 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale; 408.830.9600

3 Saravanah Bhavan 1305 S Mary Ave, Sunnyvale; 408.616.7755

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

best restaurant patio

1 Aqui 1145 Lincoln Ave, Willow Glen, 408.995.0381; 5679 Snell Ave, San Jose, 408.362.3456; 201 E. Campbell Ave, Campbell, 408.374.2784

2 El Jardin 368 Santana Row, San Jose; 408.246.1744

3 Poor House Bistro 91 S Autumn St, San Jose; 408.292.5837

best coffeehouse

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

2 Lime Tree Espresso 171 Branham Lane, San Jose; 408.360.8927

3 Coffee Society 1875 S Bascom Ave, Campbell; 408.377.7734

best bakery

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

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

3 Aki's Bakery 355 Meridian Ave, San Jose; 408.287.5404

best desserts

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

2 Cocola 333 Santana Row, San Jose; 408.551.0018

3 Flames multiple locations

best pizza

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

2 Pizza My Heart multiple locations

3 4th Street Pizza 150 E Santa Clara St, San Jose; 408.286.7500

best burger

1 Mojo Burger 1411 Bird Ave, San Jose; 408.924.0595

2 Kirk's Steakburgers Campbell, Cupertino and Palo Alto

3 Juicy Burger 1100 N First St, San Jose; 408.286.4222; and other locations

best hot dog

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

2 Happy Hound 15899 Los Gatos Blvd, Los Gatos; 408. 358.2444

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

best ice cream

1 Sweet Retreat Ice Cream Parlor 6061 Cahalan Ave, San Jose, 408.629.8139; and other locations

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

3 Willow Glen Frozen Yogurt multiple locations

best burrito

1 La Victoria 131 W Santa Clara St, San Jose 408.298.5335

2 Burrito Factory multiple locations

3 Andale Taqueria 21 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos; 408.395.8997

best sushi

1 Kazoo multiple locations

2 Blowfish 355 Santana Row #1010, San Jose; 408.345.3848

3 Michi 2220 Winchester Blvd, Campbell 408.378.8000

best mediterranean

1 Thea 3090 Olsen Dr, San Jose; 408.260.1444

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

3 Dishdash 190 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale; 408.774.1889

best fondue

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

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

3 Bold Knight Bistro 840 N First St, San Jose; 408.297.2170

best deli/sandwich shop

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

2 Zanotto's 38 S Second St, San Jose; 408.977.1333 1970 Naglee Ave, San Jose; 408.294.9151

3 Time Deli 349 S Bascom Ave, San Jose; 408.297.7400

best all-you-can-eat lunch buffet

1 Royal Taj 1350 Camden Ave, Campbell; 408.559 6801

2 Super Buffet 3830 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose; 408.985.2968

3 Crazy Buffet 780 S Winchester, San Jose; 408.736.0388

best thai/vietnamese coffee

1 Red Lantern 2444 Alvin Ave, San Jose; 408.223.2382

2 Lee's multiple locations; www.leessandwiches.com

3 Anise 1663 W San Carlos St, San Jose; 408.298.8178

best late-night eats

1 Cardinal Lounge 3197 Meridian Ave, San Jose; 408.269.7891

2 La Victoria 131 W Santa Clara St, San Jose 408.298.5335

3 Taco Bravo 1950 S Bascom Ave, Campbell; 510.438.9355


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