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Restaurants & Bars

Peninsula commuting todo list (obscenely long...)

hyperbowler | May 20, 201202:44 PM     62

I'm about to start commuting to Menlo Park from SF and decided it would be cool to hit a peninsula restaurant once a week. I scoured the Chowhound archives for tips, and came up with the following.

I focused on things that are discussed as superior on the peninsula (e.g., Persian, ramen, Indian), competitive to SF, or caught my eye as noteworthy. This todo list will probably take me a few years, but please let me know if there's anything worth adding or removing.

As of today's date, all the listed places are active businesses. Disclaimer: lots of places are closed on random days, but I still made a loose color coded map for closing time. Note also that I don't list anyplace south of Palo Alto.

http://tinyurl.com/788a2h2

BTW, I wish I'd thought of this before the Chow lists / Restaurant database died ...

==== FOOD EVENTS ====================
Edgewood Eats (Palo Alto, tuesday night, several food trucks

==== EUROPEAN BAKERY / DESSERTS =====
Romolo's Cannoli (San Mateo, Italian

==== ASIAN BAKERY / DESSERTS ==========
Bread Basket Bakery (Daly City; Filipino; Pan de Sal )
Anna's (San Mateo)
Sweet Breams (taiyaki, Japanese style soft-serve)

==== SANDWICHES ======================
Woodside Deli (Redwood City)
Cherimoya (Burlingame; banh mi)
La Casita Chilanga (Redwood City, tortas)

==== SEAFOOD =========================
Cooks Seafood (Menlo Park)
Old port Lobster Shack (Redwood city, New England seafood)

==== AMERICAN / PUB ====================
Spederia Pizzaria (San Carlos; NY style pizza)
Rave Burger (San Mateo; buffalo burger)
Creola (San Carlos; New Orleans)
Marvin Gardens (San Carlos; burger and especially fries)
Old port Lobster Shack (Redwood City; New England seafood)
Martin's West (Redwood City; British food, gastropub)
City Pub (Redwood City, burger)
The Refuge (San Carlos; pastrami)
Village Pub (Woodside)
Jack's Prime (San Mateo)
In-N-Out Burger (multiple locations)

==== CALIFORNIA /EUROPEAN ==============
Flea Street Cafe (Menlo Park; California)
Copenhagen Bakery (Burlingame; Danish)
Cafe Grillades (San Bruno; crepes)
Cuisinett (San Carlos; French)
Gourmet Haus (Redwood City; German)
Donato Enoteca (Redwood City, Northern Italian)
Osterio Coppa (San Mateo, Northern Italian)
Evvia (Palo Alto; Greek, lamb chops)
Zibbibo (Palo Alto; pan-Mediterranean)
Iberia (Menlo Park; Spanish; tapas)

==== LATINO ===========================
MEXICO TAQUERIA
La Cumbre (San Mateo)
El Metate Taqueria (San Carlos)
Taqueria Gonzalez (Redwood City; birria goat stew & menudo)
Chavez (Redwood city; al pastor)
Taqueria El Grullense (Redwood city; carnitas, adobada, tongue tacos)
Tacos El Grullense E&E (Redwood city; lengua and tripitas burritos and carnitas tacos)

MEXICO DF
La Casita Chilanga (Redwood City, tortas)

MEXICO GENERAL
Mihoacan Market (Menlo park; roast chicken)
Los Gemelos (Redwood City; $1 tacos)

PERUVIAN
El Hueco (Redwood City, ceviche)
Estampas Peruanas (Redwood city, fried fish/chicken, chicha morada and that greenish superhot dip)

VENEZUELAN
Coupa Cafe (Palo Alto)

==== LATIN FUSION / CARRIBEAN ===============
Back A Yard Caribbean American Grill (Menlo Park, Jamaican)
Coconuts (Palo Alto, Jamaican)
Bodeguita del Medio (Palo Alto, mestita)

==== MIDDLE EAST / INDIA / PAKISTAN =========
AFGHANISTAN
Kabul Afghan (San Carlos, chicken kebabs)

INDIAN / PAKISTANI
All Spice (San Mateo)
Tabla Flavors (Foster City, South Indian Dosas. Biryani specials. Goat.)
Darbar (Palo Alto; vindaloo)
Hyderabad House (Palo Alto; great achari gosht and chicken biryani)
Curry up now (San Mateo)

IRAN
Shalizaar (San Mateo, Persian; http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/46287

TURKEY
New Kapadokia Restaurant (Redwood City

LEBANESE
Tannourine (San Mateo

OTHER
Orens hummus (Palo Alto)

==== CHINESE ===========================

CHINESE BEIJING
Everyday Beijing (San Mateo; pig ear; noodles)
Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot (San Mateo)

CHINESE CANTONESE
Silver House (San Mateo; steamed fish, razor clames, salt baked fishlings, minced beef with spinach
Silver Lake San Mateo drunken chicken with wood ears, stewed taro w/ roast duck;
Cooking Papa (Foster City; http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/801119

CHINESE DIM SUM
Hong Kong Flower Lounge (Millbrae)
Koi Palace (Millbrae, dimsum

CHINESE HUNAN
Crouching tiger (Redwood City, hunan)

CHINESE SHANGHAI
Little Shanghai (San Mateo; Yen Du Xien claypot soup with bow tie tofu skin; XLB; http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/530990
Happy Cafe (San Mateo, Shanghai, XLB and house special chicken are only noteworthy items )
Sunny Shanghai (San Bruno)
Shanghai Dumpling Shop (Millbrae)

CHINESE TAIWANESE
Joy Restaurant (Foster City; clay pots, beef in garlic sauce; Mandarin speaking only )

==== JAPANESE ===========================
JAPANESE GENERAL
Mitsunobu (Menlo Park; Seafood Clay Pot Rice)
Hotaru (San Mateo; homestyle Japanese, oyakodon)
Higuma (Redwood City, kara-age (Japanese fried chicken), gyoza, ramen)
Wakuriya (San Mateo; $90!)

JAPANESE SUSHI
Sushi Sam's (San Mateo, stick with placard specials & white board, sit at sushi bar, omakase, skip hot menu items)
Naomi Sushi (Menlo Park; omakase)

JAPANESE IZAKAYA
Yuzu (San Mateo, izakaya sushi)

JAPANESE w/ GOOD RAMEN
Himawari (San Mateo; clam butter)
Izakaya Mai (San Mateo, Nagasaki style champon ramen)
Ramen Dojo (San Mateo)
Santa Ramen (San Mateo; Kurobota pork belly)

==== ASIAN-OTHER ===========================
BURMESE
Mingalaba (Burlingame)
Little Yangon (Daly City)

FILIPINO
Ongpin Noodles (South SF)
Patio Filipino (San Bruno)
Tselogs (Daly City; late night Fri/Sat and breakfast)

KOREAN
Myung Dong Tofu House (San Mateo)

VIETNAMESE
Cherimoya (Burlingame; banh mi)
Tamarine (Palo Alto; ha long bay soup)

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