The South Bay
is the perfect place for foodies to indulge in authentic cuisines from all around the world, be it middle of the day or the night. Grab a comforting noodle soup, relish succulent kebabs, or kick back with coffee and donuts in the wee hours – whatever you’re craving, the South Bay has you covered. Let us take a look at our favorite places to grab a late-night bite.
Shah Indo-Pak Cuisine
Restaurant, Indian, $$$
Shah Indo-Pak Cuisine
Aesthetically done up with traditional interiors, with the exception of the portrait of Dumbledore staring down as you dine, this uber-casual restaurant with an Indo-Pak vibe remains the favorite among night crawlers. It is open till midnight every night and till 3am on Friday and Saturday nights, and is a great spot to grab a late-night bite. The menu offers choice selections from Northern India and Pakistan, and the Tandoori chicken, boti kebab, and dal are must-try items.
Shah Indo-Pak Cuisine, 962 W El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA, USA, +1 408 542 9450
Pho Hoa Noodle Soup
This no-fuss, cafe-style spot is open till mightnight on weeknights and until 2am on weekends, and is a to-go place to grab a late-night noodle soup. Also on the menu are rolls, rice bowls, and vermicelli plates. A must-try at this outlet is the Jazen tea and, of course, the Pho.
Pho Hoa, 3484 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA, USA, +1 408 249 8598
Great donuts, a cup of Joe, and ice cream – this place has everything it takes to be a great donut stop. Plus, it is open 24 hours a day. The place is super comfortable, complete with custom-made signs, classic donut shop signs, and a large mounted deer head above the door. The glazed donuts are a favorite among the patrons.
Donut Wheel, 10250 N De Anza Blvd, Cupertino, CA, USA, +1 408 252 8193
Bistro, Restaurant, Mediterranean, Pub Grub, $$$
A lavish restaurant with ornate decor, whipping up delicious authentic Mediterranean kebabs, pies, and platters in the middle of the night, this is the place to be to satiate the midnight hunger pangs. They also have a hookah lounge attached that serves food and drinks. The restaurant is open till midnight and the hookah lounge is open till 2am. The lamb chops here are highly recommended.
Tavern Bistro, 133 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale, CA, USA, +1 408 735 9971
A favorite among cookie and ice cream lovers, CREAM now has a store in downtown San Jose. The freshly baked warm cookies sandwiched with artisan ice cream will appeal to everyone. The Snicker doodle cookie and the white chocolate macadamia nut cookie here are to die for. Pistachio, caramel cinnamon chili, coconut, and banana walnut fudge are some of the ice cream favorites. And to top it all off, they are open till midnight on weekdays and 2am on weekends.
CREAM, 49 S 1st St, San Jose, CA, USA, +1 408 320 1519
Cafe, Mediterranean, $$$
A down-to-earth atmosphere with a mom-and-pop feel makes this place very welcoming. Incredibly delicious Middle Eastern food, cheap prices, and a great atmosphere make this a wonderful Mediterranean cafe. Being open till midnight from Thursdays to Saturdays is the icing on the cake. The shawarma with curly fries and baklava are must-tries in this venue.
Wrap This, 2281 The Alameda, Santa Clara, CA, USA, +1 408 246 9727
There is nothing like a bowl of heartwarming congee or comforting dim sum in the middle of the night. Open till midnight every day, Ming Tasty offers home-style Cantonese and Hong Kong-style Chinese cuisine. The family-run cafe has a casual atmosphere with bright interiors and purple chairs.
Ming Tasty, 1129 N Lawrence Expy, Sunnyvale, CA, USA, +1 408 734 1188