In the past I gave thumbs up to a nearby Fresh Choice and JJ North but the experiences were not consistent, so I like to recall some of the recs I made.
JJ North buffet at Southland Mall: the primerib at one of my visits was stellar. I had too many bland primeribs at buffet places before. But during my next several visits, they were bland and dry as usual. Good thing that I grabbed seconds and thirds when it was juicy and delicious.
Fresh Choice: still had good crusty outside and soft inside sourdough but the rest of the soups and dishes were barely passable. Salads are standards and decent.
That's all folks. If anyone else have any recs in Hayward, let me know.