Fusion in San Jose


Incongruously located in San Jose's tiny Japantown, this fun Hawaii-themed bar puts together incredibly filling island-style plate meals (sesame chicken is da best) and pupus (snacks or appetizers) such as Spam musu…
Food Hall in San Jose

San Pedro Square Market

Always busy, this indoor/outdoor marketplace downtown showcases a few shining local food stars such as Bray Butcher Block and Bistro, Pizza Bocca Lupo, Konjoe Burger Bar and Treatbot ice cream. All seating is first-…
Caribbean in San Jose

Back A Yard

Jamaican-jerk chicken, pork, salmon and tofu are the house specialties of this Caribbean-barbecue kitchen, which also fries catfish, snapper and shrimp, all hot and spicy. Look for beef oxtail and curried goat on th…
Italian in San Jose

Original Joe’s

Waiters in bow ties flit about this busy 1950s San Jose landmark, serving standard Italian dishes to locals and conventioneers. The dining room is a curious but tasteful hodgepodge of '50s brick, contemporary wood p…
Steak in San Jose


This New American steakhouse restaurant in the Marriott Hotel is run by chef Michael Mina, one of San Francisco’s celebrity chefs. It’s not the daring, cutting-edge style Mina is known for, but it’s slick, expensive…
Vegetarian in San Jose

Tofoo Com Chay

Conveniently located on the border of the San Jose State University campus. Students and vegetarians queue for the Vietnamese dishes such as the fake-meat pho and the heaped combo plates.