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The 8 Best Restaurants In San Jose

Updated: October 6, 2021

If you are searching for the newest and hottest dining spots in San Jose look no further than this list. We analyzed the top blogs, restaurant review sites, and food publications to find the best restaurants in San Jose. So for the finest foods, regional classics, and only the most sophisticated atmosphere visit these venues.

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Walia Ethiopian Cuisine

African, $$, Rose GardenAfrican, $$San Jose, Rose Garden
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Michelin Guide

    The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019)

    Michelin Guide

LUNA Mexican Kitchen - The Alameda

Mexican, $$, DowntownMexican, $$San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater

    San Francisco's 2019 Michelin Bib Gourmands, Mapped

    Eater
  • Michelin Guide

    Bib Gourmand • Inspectors’ favourites for good value (2019)

    Michelin Guide

Green Lotus

Vietnamese, $$, Rose GardenVietnamese, $$San Jose, Rose Garden
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 5.0

Champa Kitchen

Asian, $$, Santa TeresaAsian, $$San Jose, Santa Teresa
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

Pho Luc Lac

Asian, $$, Cambrian ParkAsian, $$San Jose, Cambrian Park
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Taqueria y Mariscos Costa Alegre

Mexican, $$, San JoseMexican, $$San Jose
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Brew City Grill

Pizza, $$, West San JosePizza, $$San Jose, West San Jose
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Kyusu Burmese Cuisine

Asian, $$, West San JoseAsian, $$San Jose, West San Jose
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

How did we curate these results?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 3104661 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 28808 restaurants, and 1901 lists and articles from top sources like Michelin Guide and Eater. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Michelin Guide - Bib Gourmand • Inspectors’ favourites for good value (2019), Eater - San Francisco's 2019 Michelin Bib Gourmands, Mapped and Michelin Guide - The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019). Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

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