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Jeffery Stout from Orchard City Kitchen

Best Chef

Jeffery Stout, Orchard City Kitchen

1875 S Bascom Ave #190, Campbell

David Kinch, The Bywater

532 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos

Jim Stump, The Table

1110 Willow St, San Jose

Best New Restaurant

Black Sheep Brasserie

1202 Lincoln Ave, San Jose

South Winchester BBQ

1362 S Winchester Blvd, San Jose

Willard Hicks

280 E Campbell Ave, Campbell

Best Restaurant (Culinary Excellence)

Alexander’s Steakhouse

10330 N Wolfe Rd, Cupertino

Orchard City Kitchen

1875 S Bascom Ave #190, Campbell

Aldo’s

14109 Winchester Blvd, Los Gatos

Best Dining Value

Aqui

Multiple locations

Agave Mexican Grill

17 S 4th St, San Jose

Sushi Confidential

247 E Campbell Ave, Campbell

Best Small Restaurant

Henry’s Hi-Life  

301 W. St John St, San Jose

Brown Chicken Brown Cow

397 E Campbell Ave, Campbell

Naglee Park Garage

505 E San Carlos St, San Jose

Best Family Restaurant

Capers

1710 W Campbell Ave, Campbell

Double D’s Sports Grille

354 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos

Aldo’s Ristorante & Bar

14109 Winchester Blvd, Los Gatos

Best Romantic Restaurant

La Fondue

14550 Big Basin Way #3, San Jose

Alexander’s Steakhouse

10330 N Wolfe Rd, Cupertino

La Foret

21747 Bertram Rd, San Jose

Best Restaurant Patio

Aqui Willow Glen

1145 Lincoln Ave, San Jose

San Pedro Square Market

87 N San Pedro St, San Jose

Opa! Campbell

276 E Campbell Ave, Campbell

Best Late-Night Eats

Original Joe’s

301 S 1st St, San Jose

A Slice of New York

3443 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose

Taco Bravo

1950 S Bascom Ave, Campbell

Best French Restaurant

La Fondue

14550 Big Basin Way #3, Saratoga

Le Papillon

410 Saratoga Ave, San Jose

Black Sheep Brasserie

1202 Lincoln Ave, San Jose

Best Latin American Restaurant

El Burro

1875 S Bascom Ave, Campbell

Case Lupe

2169 Winchester Blvd, Campbell

Cascal

400 Castro St, Mountain View

Best Cuban/Caribbean Restaurant

Habana Cuba

238 Race St, San Jose

La Bodeguita del Medio

463 California Ave, Palo Alto

Coconuts Caribbean Restaurant & Bar

642 Ramona St, Palo Alto

Poor House Bistro Photograph by Pri S, via yelp

Best Cajun Restaurant

Poor House Bistro

91 S. Autumn St, San Jose

Lillie Mae’s House of Soul Food

1290 Coleman Ave, Santa Clara

Nola’s

535 Ramona St, Palo Alto

Best Italian Restaurant

Original Joe’s

301 S 1st St, San Jose

Maggiano’s

3055 Olin Ave, San Jose

Aldo’s

14109 Winchester Blvd, Los Gatos

Best Mediterranean/Greek Restaurant

Opa!

1100 Lincoln Ave, San Jose
276 E Campbell Ave, Campbell

Dio Deka

Hotel Los Gatos, 210 E Main St, Los Gatos

Athena Grill

1505 Space Park Dr, Santa Clara

Best Middle Eastern Restaurant

Falafel Drive-In

2301 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose

Dishdash

190 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale

181 Ranch Dr, Milpitas

House of Falafel

19590 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino

Best Steakhouse

Alexander’s Steakhouse

10330 N Wolfe Rd, Cupertino

Forbes Mill Steakhouse

206 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos

Henry’s Hi-Life

301 W St John St, San Jose

Best Barbecue

Smoking Pig

1144 N 4th St, San Jose

Henry’s Hi-Life

301 W St John St, San Jose

Sam’s BBQ

1110 S Bascom Ave, San Jose

Best Vegetarian Restaurant

Good Karma

37 S 1st St San Jose

Veggie Grill

Santana Row, 3055 Olin Ave, San Jose
565 San Antonio Rd, Mountain View

Falafel Bar

1600 Saratoga Ave, San Jose

Hukilau Photograph by Robert H, via yelp

Best Hawaiian

Hukilau

230 Jackson St, San Jose

Ohana Grill

43566 Christy St, Fremont

Hawaiian BBQ

6233 Santa Teresa Blvd, San Jose

Best Pho

House of Pho

5353 Almaden Expy, San Jose

1066 E. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale

Dac Phuc

198 W Santa Clara St, San Jose

Pho 69

321 S 1st St, San Jose

Best Pearl Teas

Quickly Tea Cafe

140 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose

Boba Bar

310 S 3rd St, San Jose

Boba Pub

1576 Branham Ln, San Jose

Orenchi Ramen Photograph by John L, via yelp

Best Ramen

Orenchi Ramen

3540 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara

Kumako Ramen

211 Jackson St, San Jose

Konjoe Tei

387 S 1st St, San Jose

Best Vietnamese Restaurant

Khanh’s Restaurant

335 S. Winchester Blvd, San Jose

House of Pho

5353 Almaden Expy, San Jose

Tour Eiffel

200 State St, Los Altos

Best Korean Restaurant

Burnt Rice

121 Curtner Ave #20, San Jose

Gooyi Gooyi

2331 El Camino Real, Santa Clara

Bon Chon Chicken

572 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale

Best Thai Restaurant

KrungThai  

642 S Winchester Blvd, San Jose

Blue Mango

San Jose Market Center, 635 Coleman Ave, San Jose

Banana Leaf

182 Ranch Dr, Milpitas, CA 95035

Best Seafood Restaurant

By-th’-Bucket Bar and Grill

4565 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara

Fish Market Restaurant

3775 El Camino Real, Santa Clara
1007 Blossom Hill Rd, San Jose

Boiling Crab

71 Curtner Ave, San Jose
1631 E Capitol Expy, San Jose

Best Sushi

Sushi Confidential

247 E Campbell Ave, Campbell

Cha Cha Sushi

547 W Capitol Expy, San Jose

Blowfish Sushi

355 Santana Row #1010, San Jose

Best Burger

Brown Chicken Brown Cow

397 E Campbell Ave, Campbell

Burger Pit

1349 Blossom Hill Rd, San Jose

St. John’s Bar & Grill

510 Lawrence Expy, Sunnyvale

Best Pizza (Independent)

A Slice of New York

3443 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose
1253 W El Camino Real, Sunnyvale

Blue Line Pizza

Multiple locations

Pizza My Heart

Multiple locations

Best Deli/Sandwich Shop

La Villa

1319 Lincoln Ave, San Jose

Los Gatos Meats & Smokehouse

575 University Ave, Los Gatos

Amato’s Cheese Steaks

2306 Almaden Rd, San Jose

Best Desserts

Dick’s Bakery

1593 Meridian Ave, San Jose

CREAM

49 S First St, San Jose

Icing On the Cake

50 W Main St, Los Gatos

Best Donuts

Stan’s Donut sHOP

2628 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara

Manley’s

1080 Lincoln Ave, San Jose

Psycho Donuts

288 S Second St, San Jose
2006 Winchester Blvd, Campbell

Best Ice Cream/Gelato

Dolce Spazio

221 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos

Willow Glen Creamery

1100 Lincoln Ave, San Jose

CREAM

49 S 1st St, San Jose

Best Frozen Yogurt

Willow Glen Frozen Yogurt/Willow Glen Creamery

1100 Lincoln Ave, San Jose

Yogurt & Love

33 E Main St, Los Gatos

Yogurtland

Multiple locations

Grilled Cheese Bandits Photograph via yelp

Best Food Truck

Grilled Cheese Bandits

@CheeseBandits

Curry Up Now

@CurryUpNow

Sam’s Chowdermobile

@chowdermobile

Best Caterer

Parsley Sage Rosemary & Thyme

795 S Second St, San Jose

Gunther’s Restaurant and Catering

1601 Meridian Ave, San Jose

Sam’s BBQ

1110 S Bascom Ave, San Jose

Best Tea Room

Lisa’s Tea Treasures

Multiple locations

Satori Tea Company

14482 Big Basin Way, Saratoga

Tea Time

542 Ramona St, Palo Alto

Best Ethnic Market

Mi Pueblo Food Center

235 E Julian St, San Jose

International Food Bazaar

2052 Curtner Ave, San Jose

Mitsuwa Marketplace

675 Saratoga Ave, San Jose

Best Microbrewery

Gordon Biersch

33 E San Fernando St, San Jose

Rock Bottom

1875 S Bascom Ave #700, Campbell

Firehouse Grill

111 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale

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