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The 5 Best Filipino Restaurants Near San Jose

Updated: November 19, 2021

Yearning for some Lechon or tasty Pancit?Then head to the best Filipino eateries San Jose has to offer. We know because we analyzed millions of reviews from the top sites to bring you this epic list of Filipino gems. Have a Filipino night out in San Jose with Karaoke and a glass of Lambanog. Which spot will you choose?

Find the perfect Filipino restaurant

Tindahan Pinoy

Asian, $, San JoseAsian, $San Jose, Berryessa
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

If you travel further

Hula Truck

Food Truck, $, Santa ClaraFood Truck, $Santa Clara
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0

Tapsilog Bistro

Filipino, $$, CampbellFilipino, $$Campbell, West Campbell
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Tapsilog Cantina

Asian, Santa ClaraAsianSanta Clara
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Toppings Tree Restaurant

Asian, $, Santa ClaraAsian, $Santa Clara
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.0

How did we curate these results?

Finding the best Filipino restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 28999 restaurants in San Jose, 3104661 restaurant reviews, and exactly 2955 lists and articles from experts at Find Me Gluten Free and Spoon University and more. All with some boam magic. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Find Me Gluten Free - Gluten Free Breakfast Places in San Jose and Spoon University - Best Places To Eat In San Jose For Dinner. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • The ideal drink pairing for prawn curry

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for prawn curry can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some cold drink, particularly a glass of saffron lassi. This, sweet, cold drink balances the spicy prawn curry.

  • The perfect match for your vegetable jalfrezi

    Experts recommend pairing a vegetable jalfrezi with a glass of Pinot Noir, a popular red wine.

  • Pair Chardonnay with butter chicken

    If your food palns include Curry, then you should consider helping it along with some white wine. We find that a Chardonnay, with its hits of fruit, serves as the best pairing to the dish.


  • A priceless experience

    If you have recently won the lottery, or you just happen to have $2,584 lying around, why not spend it on indulging in the world’s most glamorous, and most expensive, curry?

  • Think you can handle some gyoza?

    Never get between Peter Czerwinski and their gyoza. Peter Czerwinski holds the record for most gyoza eaten in 1 minutes, an incredible 10.

  • Celebrating Filipino

    Did you know that every year in September foodies in New York City, The United States celebrate their passion for Filipino? The NYC Dumpling Festivalis held annually.

Parking tips

We’ve all struggled to find good parking near restaurants in San Jose. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Filipino spot.

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