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S.F. Peninsula Restaurants

Last updated: 24 restaurants a/o May 19, 2017
Restaurant Type or Ethnicity Location & Zip Description Last Visited
Ajito Yakitori Izakaya Japanese 7533 Bollinger Road, Suite C
Cupertino
Tel: 408.517-8701
  • Exquisitely prepared, tapas-style, small dishes meant to be ordered while having drinks in a small group or family
  • Series of small dishes can easily be combined to make a full meal
  • Owner/Gourmet chef was formerly sushi chef in Los Altos
  • Open for both lunch and dinner, closed Sundays
  • April 1, 2017
    Bi Won Restaurant aka Secret Garden Korean 3430 El Camino Real, south of Lawrence Expwy
    Santa Clara
    Tel: 408.244-5020
  • Family-style, reasonably priced
  • Mostly patronized by Koreans and other Asians, hence can be very spicy, but they will warn you when you order
  • April 2, 2014
    Calafia Cafe American Town & Country Village, Suite 130
    855 El Camino Real

    Palo Alto
    Tel: 650.322-9200
  • Gourmet food from former head chef at Google
  • May 28, 2015
    China Delight Chinese 461 Emerson Street
    Palo Alto
    Tel: 650.326-6065
  • Small, inexpensive, family-owned
  • Takeout and deliveries also
  • April 2, 2014
    Clarke's Charcoal Broiler American 615 W El Camino Real
    Mountain View
    Tel: 650.967-0851
  • Periodic snack: Charcoal burger and peanut butter milkshake
  • formerly Clarke Burger
  • Casual, drop-in
  • July 11, 2015
    Com Tham Thien Huong Vietnamese Cuisine Vietnamese 1111 Story Road, #1086
    San Jose
    Tel: 408.275-6650
  • Located in a large shopping mall of, mostly, Vietnamese stores in the middle of a Vietnamese community
  • Caters large groups
  • Mall also has a cakes and sweets store and other, not investigated, shops
  • At the Story Road Exit off Route 101 in San Jose
  • April 2, 2014
    Coupa Cafe Hispanic 538 Ramona Street
    Palo Alto
    Tel: 650.322-6872
  • Venezuelan coffee shop / snack bar
  • Breakfast and lunch: egg dishes, hot meals, wrap-style sandwiches, salads
  • Coffee and tea of all varieties, and pastries, both with some South American flavors
  • February 3, 2016
    Darbar Indian Cuisine Indian 129 Lytton Avenue, near Alma
    Palo Alto
    Tel: 650.321-6688
  • In the '90's the owner worked at Sue's Kitchen in Mountain View
  • Excellent food, reasonably priced, has maintained its high quality for the past 20 years
  • Will adjust spiciness to taste
  • April 8, 2017
    Divino Ristorante Italian 968 Ralston Avenue
    Belmont
    Tel: 650.620-9102
  • Superb Italian fare, light on the stomach
  • Extensive selection of Italian wines in a range of prices
  • Also private parties accommodated
  • Friendly service
  • March 16, 2014
    Hobee's American 2424 El Camino Real
    Palo Alto
    Tel: N / A
  • California cuisine: omelet-based breakfasts, mixed ethnic foods, esp. Hispanic and American
  • salad bar with soup selections, various breads
  • January 26, 2016
    Hong Kong Bistro Chinese 147 Castro Street, near Caltrain
    Mountain View
    Tel: 650.968-8938
  • Chinese and Southeast Asian, Singaporean, dishes
  • Inexpensive but tasty
  • More upscale Fu Long Mum next door, with tablecloths, has the same owner
  • March 11, 2017
    Hong Kong Restaurant Chinese 3691 E. Camino Real, Palo Alto, 94306
    Palo Alto
    Tel: 650.251-9062
  • Gourmet Cantonese (Guangdong) cuisine, includes unusual dishes
  • From Hong Kong, but probably more influenced by Guangdong Province
  • Primarily Chinese/Asian clientele
  • Location of former Thai City restaurant.
  • April 15, 2017
    Indochine Thai 1270 Middlefield Road (MIdtown), 94306
    Palo Alto
    Tel: 650.853-1238
  • Primarily Thai, some Vietnamese dishes
  • Reasonably priced, friendly service
  • November 21, 2015
    My Cooking Papa Restaurant Chinese 1962 W El Camino Real
    Mountain View
    Tel: 650.988-6809
  • Large, relatively inexpensive, targeted at families, esp. with small children
  • Solid Hong Kong food, broad range of rice, noodle, BBQ dishes
  • Can be crowded and noisy
  • February 1, 2015
    Naomi Sushi Japanese 1328 El Camino Real, across from Menlo College
    Menlo Park
    Tel: 650.321-6902
  • Fusion of sushi bar with a la carte Japanese style dishes
  • Monthly sake tasting with Chef's selection of complementary dishes
  • April 29, 2017
    Pho To Chau Vietnamese 853 Villa Street, Mountain View, CA 94041
    Mountain View
    Tel: 650.961-8069
  • Family--style, very friendly service and very inexpensive
  • Walk-in, no reservations
  • Standard range of pho soup recipes, plus other noodle and rice dishes.
  • January 2, 2016
    Pho Vi Hoa Vietnamese 4546 El Camino Real, Suite A12
    Los Altos
    Tel: 650.947-1290
  • Drop-in cafeteria-style pho restaurant with plentiful seating
  • Selection of authentic Vietnamese dishes as well as the full range of pho soups
  • Low in grease, fats
  • Inexpensive, tasty but not feeling stuffed
  • May 3, 2015
    Ramen House Ryowa Japanese 859 Villa Street, near Castro
    Mountain View
    Tel: 650.965-8829
  • Ramen dishes
  • Mostly counter seating with a few tables
  • Often crowded at lunchtime and dinner, esp. weekends
  • April 22, 2017
    Ramen Shalala Japanese 698 W. Dana, between Castro and Hope
    Mountain View
    Tel: N / A
  • Large selection of both soup and dry ramen dishes, as well as others such as curry tonkatsu
  • side dishes
  • Japanese staff
  • May 15, 2017
    Su-Dam Korean Cuisine Korean 4546 El Camino Real, Suite A5
    Los Altos
    Tel: 650.949-1200
  • Large, cafeteria-, Korean-style franchise
  • Both abundant meat and tofu-loaded dishes
  • Customer can specify degree of spiciness
  • Bi Won (Secret Garden) may appeal more to "purists" seeking "authentic, traditional" Korean cuisine. Min Jeong
  • March 25, 2017
    Sunny Bowl Korean 1477 Plymouth Street #D
    Mountain View
    Tel: 650.625-0361
  • Big, family-style place near Google, etc. off Shoreline near 101
  • Two types of bibimbap (rice-based hot pot), one salad, one cooked, mix-and-match the base with chicken, tuna, shrimp, beef rib (kalbi, bulgogi), side dishes
  • friendly, reasonably-priced
  • Can be (very) crowded with area workers, esp. at lunchtime
  • Also offers takeout and delivery
  • May 6, 2017
    Tin Pot Creamery LA American 201 First Street, corner of State Street, 94022
    Los Altos
    Tel: 650.947-4996
  • Branch store, same as Palo Alto: No meals, only outstanding ice cream, and ice cream pies and cakes
  • Not really a restaurant, but great for dessert!
  • Also sells our local ( South Palo Alto) honey, and in ice cream and ice cream sundaes, bottles and graham crackers
  • January 2, 2015
    Tin Pot Creamery PA American Town & Country Village, Suite 121
    855 El Camino Real

    Palo Alto
    Tel: 650.327-1715
  • No meals, only outstanding ice cream, and ice cream pies and cakes, made on site
  • Not really a restaurant, but great for dessert!
  • Sells our local ( South Palo Alto) honey, whether embedded in ice cream, bottles or graham crackers
  • June 18, 2014
    Walia Ethiopian Cuisine Ethiopian 2208 Business Circle (S. Bascom & Stevens Creek), 95128
    San Jose
    Tel: 408.645-5001
  • Delicately spiced, wholesome food, such as whole-grain injera
  • Very friendly service, family atmosphere
  • Tends to get crowded later in the evenings, esp. weekends
  • Try their fermented honey wine, Tej. Johan
  • March 22, 2017