What are your solo dining recommendations within Silicon Valley? Anywhere in Mtn. View, Los Altos, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, or Santa Clara would work. I'm fond of Vietnamese, Japanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, French, Mexican, Singaporean/Malaysian, and Desi cuisines.
I'd prefer somewhere that isn't harried. I don't mind busy, and wouldn't mind watching the kitchen (if bar sitting would be the best way) — but I wouldn't want someplace where I'd feel rushed or pushed into interacting with other customers.
Many thanks in advance!