Making a rare trip (for me) beyond Oakland and want to ask the same question Robert Lauriston asked with regard to the South Bay (http://www.chowhound.com/topics/427295):
What in the greater Danville / San Ramon / San Leandro / Dublin / Hayward area is best-in-class for the Bay Area? I'll be there tomorrow evening and want to take advantage of a rare trip outside my usual San Francisco / Oakland / peninsula routine. Nothing pricey. I'm most interested in a trying a cuisine that San Francisco doesn't do so well. Izakaya? South Indian? Thai?
Back-up plan is China Village in Albany, but I've been before and that's the long way home.