San Jose

Find the best food in San Jose: Ask Chowhounds about everything from hidden banh mi spots to the ideal restaurant itinerary for a quick visit.


Need to Bring a Festive Food for a St. Patrick's Day Dinner

by katya 6 days ago

This is my first time on Chowhound in 10+ years! I'm going to a friend's house for a St. Patrick's Day dinner. What St. Patrick's-y foodstuff should I bring that I can buy locally? (I'm in Silicon ...

San Jose drop off catering advice?

by scorebecca 1 month ago

Hi! I'm on the east coast and have been asked to cater a book event in San Jose. My budget is small, so I thought perhaps having somewhere drop off a few trays (cheese and the like) might be good. ...

Powers Gourmet To Go in San Jose/Saratoga? 1980s-1990s

by lindseyebeth 10 months ago

Extremely long time lurker, first time poster here looking for some help! There was once a small deli/catering establishment called Powers Gourmet To Go on Prospect and Lawrence Expressway in Westg...

San Francisco Not Tourist Friendly

by richard1941 6 months ago

Due to the ongoing homeless and gang crime problems, San Francisco is NOT tourist friendly. However, for a really fantastic meal, go south to Silicon Valley! My favorite is Original Joe's in...

Gaspachos | Sacramento, San Jose & Special Events

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

After judging duties at last month's BBQ contest in Clayton, I kicked back with a Morelia-style gaspacho mixto from the Gaspachos booth at the festival. This was a chilled mix of diced watermelon, ...

Tlaxiaco's Pizza | San Jose, Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

At last month's Taco Festival in Salinas, the stand I was most excited to discover was Tlaxiaco's Pizza. It's a mobile wood-fired oven offering pizzas with Mexican-inspired toppings. Tlaxiaco's reg...

San Jose, Gilroy, or Salinas -- World Cup on Wednesday 7/11

Dave MP
by Dave MP 9 months ago

I'm looking for a restaurant that has some good lunch food and that will also be showing the World Cup game between England and Croatia on Wednesday AM (11 AM game). If there were a Vietnamese rest...

Demiya Japanese Curry | San Jose

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

Last month I had a chance to check out Demiya, a Japanese curry specialist. The top of the menu offers this description: "Demiya's curry sauce is made from whole chicken, tonkotsu, vegetables and...

Little Free Pantry in San Jose

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" . . . Started by three women who live in the community, every day neighbors make sure a small wooden cabinet is stocked with nonperishable items and toiletries to help other residents in need wit...

Happy Hour @ Roots & Rye | Santana Row - San Jose

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

Happy Hour at Chris Yeo's Roots & Rye is Tuesday through Friday from 3pm to 6pm, and all night on Wednesdays. Last month I pulled off the freeway to wait out traffic in its industrial-chic lounge. ...

Vintage Wine Bar | Santana Row - San Jose

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

Last week I met a friend for a glass of wine at Vintage Wine Bar in Santana Row.

Loaded mexi-cali fries

by sakthi 11 months ago

I visited Glendale few months back and stopped at this nice Mexican spot http://cocinacilantro.blizzfull.com/signature/24960 I had loaded Mexi-Cali fries and veggie burrito. The food was really...

Black tea served at Boiling Point

by learntocookchinese 1 year ago

The black tea at Boiling Point (San Jose) is delicious. This is the standard black tea you get at lunchtime. Does anyone have any insight to what kind of tea it is? Is there sugar added?

Hmart in San Jose ...anyone been yet?

by ML8000 2 years ago

Just heard about this, Hmart opened in San Jose on DeAnza. Suppose to be an upscale 99 Ranch of sorts. Anyone been yet? Reviews by/for hounds? http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/04/05/new-asian-...

Chowdown: Phở Hà Nội in San Jose

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

On Wednesday we'd planned a happy hour chowdown at Pho Ha Noi in Vietnam Town on Story Road, https://www.chowhound.com/post/pho-ha-noi-vietnam-town-san-jose-1047150 . However, when I arrived and as...

Pho Ha Noi | Vietnam Town - San Jose

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Phở Hà Nội on Capitol Expressway, a specialist in Northern style, was one of the most popular pho places. https://www.chowhound.com/post/pho-ha-noi-san-jose-575995 https://www.chowhound.com/post...

F&W Voices from the Kitchen Oct. 20 San Jose Museum of Art

by digimaja 1 year ago

If you love storytelling, want to try some delicious food and wine, and also support a great cause, don't miss this event!

Fresh Raw chicken wings

by Redstagredd 1 year ago

My husband wants to make homemade buffalo wings and we're looking for a good place to buy fresh raw wings in or around San Jose. Probably looking to buy a few dozen at a time. Suggestions?

Let’s go look at Whole Foods’ new discounts

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . The special Amazon discounts, which started across the chain for the first time today, were the ones marked with the little orange-colored stickers. And while these were outnumbered probabl...