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The Top 10 Restaurants In Mountain View, California

California's Castle Mountain ©Paul Hamilton
California's Castle Mountain ©Paul Hamilton
In the heart of Silicon Valley sits the formerly sleepy town of Mountain View. Located between Santa Cruz and San Francisco, this California city has grown significantly, due in large part to its burgeoning start-ups. The city is also now home to fantastic dining options. We list the top 10 restaurants here.
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Amber India

One of the oldest Indian food restaurants in Mountain View is also one of the best. Amber India is widely considered the premier place for authentic Indian food. In addition to the cuisine, the service and wine selection are phenomenal. Amber India is the perfect place for a romantic date or night out with friends.

Indian Food ©Francisco Antunes

Cascal

Bar, Restaurant, American, $$$
Cascal brings Pan-Latin cuisine to Mountain View in the most spectacular ways. This Michelin-recommended tapas restaurant is sure to awe and impress anyone lucky enough to eat here. The casual atmosphere is popular among the lunch crowd from nearby businesses who also leave work early to catch the popular happy hour specials. Reservations are highly recommended, but latecomers can usually find a seat at the bar.
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Sun:
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon:
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tue:
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wed:
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thu:
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri:
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Sat:
11:30 am - 11:30 pm

Bushido Izakaya

Restaurant, Japanese, Pub Grub, Contemporary, $$$
sushi
sushi | ©baron valium
Sustainable seafood is becoming increasingly popular, especially in the Bay Area, and Bushido Izakaya has responded to the demand. The Japanese restaurant focuses on sustainable seafood and high quality ingredients, where flavors come together to honor locally available and sustainable produce, traditional izakaya roots, and fine dining .
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Sun:
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue:
11:30 am - 1:40 pm
Tue:
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed:
11:30 am - 1:40 pm
Wed:
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu:
11:30 am - 1:40 pm
Thu:
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri:
11:30 am - 1:40 pm
Fri:
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat:
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

XANH

Restaurant, Nightclub, Vietnamese, $$$
One of the hippest restaurants in Mountain View, XANH fuses Silicon Valley fine dining with traditional Vietnamese dishes to produce a delicious experience. The nightclub-like lighting in the restaurant sets the mood for an exciting night ahead and the patio seating allows diners to relax in a casual outdoor atmosphere.
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Mon:
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue:
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue:
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed:
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wed:
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu:
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thu:
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri:
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri:
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat:
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Chez TJ

Restaurant, French
Chez TJ
Chez TJ | ©Chez TJ
Over 30 years ago, Chez TJ opened and since then, the contemporary French restaurant has gone on to earn a coveted Michelin star. Chez TJ offers two dining options, an eight-course pre-fix and a four-course pre-fix meal that changes daily based on the availability of local produce. Ingredients are sourced primarily from the restaurant’s own garden and local markets; the seafood is flown in from Japan; and all the meat comes from pasture-raised animals.
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Oren’s Hummus Shop

Located in the former Weilheimer General Store Building, which was built in 1874 and survived the 1906 earthquake, is Oren’s Hummus Shop. The focus is on producing authentic, fresh, healthy, and convenient meals while maintaining an environmentally sustainable business.

126 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA, USA, +1 (650) 938 6736

Red Rock Coffee Company

Cafe, Coffee Shop, American, $$$
Entrance
Entrance | ©David Sawyer
When in need of a caffeine-fix look no farther than the Red Rock Coffee Company. Located in downtown Mountain View, this corner café is much more than the average coffee shop. The two-story building was built in 1906 and hosts open-mic nights and concerts. The motto here is ‘caffeine, culture, and community’ and the café hosts everyone from local knitters to language conversation groups.
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Sun:
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon:
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue:
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed:
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu:
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri:
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

Buffalo Restaurant

Restaurant, American
Restuarant
Restuarant | ©Buffalo Restaurant
Inspired by a European backpacking trip in 2010, the owner named Buffalo after a beloved drinking game he learned on his travels. Located in a historic building erected in 1930, Buffalo offers diners a choice of five different types of fries. Feel free to head down for happy hour Monday through Friday for special pricing on beer, wine and appetizers.
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Rose International Market

Deli, Market, American
Rose International Market is a specialty Mediterranean and Persian store, which houses a full service deli that should not be missed. The deli uses fresh ingredients with traditional recipes to create dishes for lunch and dinner. The grilled vegetables, kebabs, and koubideh are everyday favorites.
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Agave Mexican Restaurant

Bistro, Restaurant, Mexican, $$$
Agave Mexican Bistro
Agave Mexican Bistro | ©Agave Mexican Bistro
The Jurian Building was completed in 1913 and was orginally home to the E.T. Johnson Drug Store and a social hall. Today, the ground floor of the building hosts the Agave Mexican Bistro. The restaurant features family recipes that are infused with California flavours to provide health-conscious and delicious Mexican cuisine.
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Sun:
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon:
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon:
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue:
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue:
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed:
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu:
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri:
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat:
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm