Best Restaurants: San Jose, CA

Expertise Provided By: Michelin Guide San Francisco 2016

Back A Yard

Caribbean classics such as jerk chicken, goat curry, and vinegar-marinated fish fillets are highlights at this cheerful, lively spot.

Bun Bo Hue

Traditional soups are the star attraction at the second Bun Bo outlet, which lures droves of local Vietnamese families.

Ristorante Fratello

Casual Italian neighborhood restaurant attracts a regular clientele for its tasty homemade pastas, pizzas, and fish dishes.


Surprisingly fine upscale Indian oasis in a strip mall. Delicious vegetable dishes, lamb, and perfectly charred nan for dinner, excellent buffet lunch.

Lau Hai San

20 varieties of Vietnamese delicious hot pots, such as spicy seafood, are featured at this popular spot.

Smoking Pig BBQ

Pork out at this shabby but super-tasty joint by snarfing down ribs, brisket, combo plates, and classic sides.


Authentically-spiced Indian dishes, such as crispy samosas and spectacular ground lamb kebabs, are menu standouts.

The Table

Farm-to-table small bites and Friday to Sunday brunches lure packed crowds. As do imaginative craft cocktails.

Thien Long

Family-oriented restaurant “stands out for its pleasant dining room presenting delicious cooking…” Enormous bowls of pho with beef are a highlight.

Vung Tau

“Elegant décor, hospitable service, massive menu, and tasty food” attract locals and tourists for lunch and dinner.

Walia Ethiopian Cuisine

Unpretentious and authentic Ethiopian offerings, such as lamb stew, power a menu that also focuses on exceptional vegetarian dishes.

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