Named after a Spanish mission in 1777, Santa Clara is a melting pot of different cultures. It is located in the heart of the Silicon Valley and is home to Intel and Santa Clara University, the oldest higher education institution in California. The city is next to San Jose, Sunnyvale, and Cupertino. Like its neighboring cities, Santa Clara is home to many highly rated restaurants. Here is our guide to the 10 best.
Mongolian BBQ is a restaurant where customers can enjoy a unique dining experience. Choose from a variety of ingredients and put them in a bowl. Take them to the chefs who then cook them on a circular BBQ grill. Customers rave about the fresh ingredients and colorful ambiance.
Jang Su Jang is a Korean restaurant in Santa Clara. It offers authentic Korean cuisine, including a wide variety of fresh seafood, delicious BBQ, yummy noodles, and much more. The restaurant prides itself on using only fresh and high quality ingredients. Zagat rated, Jang Su Jang has also been recommended by the Michelin Guide for four consecutive years.
Mio Vicino is an Italian Pasta and Pizzeria Café in Santa Clara and Saratoga. Known for its cozy and warm ambiance, the restaurant is a local favorite and customers rave about the customer service and healthy portions.
Hatcho is a renowned restaurant featuring authentic Japanese cuisine. The restaurant cooks with only fresh ingredients and promises customers an unforgettable dining experience. The place has a casual, welcoming environment and an attentive staff that caters to all needs. EnEn is a Japanese fusion restaurant that serves sushi and sashimi with tasty grilled and stir fried dishes. En also features seasonal specials. Reservations can be made via phone.
Chatanoga is an upscale Persian restaurant in Santa Clara. Along with exotic dishes, the restaurant is also known for its entertainment on Saturday nights, which includes singing and belly dancing. Reservations can be made online or via phone.
Restaurant, Italian, Fast Food, Vegetarian, European, $$$
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Fiorillo’s, a family-owned restaurant, has been operating since 1972. The restaurant has a great reputation for its quality, authenticity, and hearty portions. It has an excellent wine list, and a cozy, lived-in ambiance that draws guests again and again.
Opened by celebrated Chef Bradley Ogden, Parcel 104 is an upscale, contemporary restaurant in Santa Clara’s Marriott. The kitchen uses ingredients grown from local farms and has a variety of delicious dishes. The restaurant is named after the lot number on which the Bartlett Pear Orchard sat.
Athena is a homey Greek restaurant that uses fresh, locally grown produce to treat customers to an authentic Greek food experience. The olive tapenade is especially popular among customers. Athena is open through breakfast, lunch, and dinner everyday, and you’ll always be treated to great service and full belly.
Aachi Aappakadai was started with the purpose of making Chettinad cuisine familiar to the Bay Area. The restaurant is known for its unique and authentic regional flavors. The appams are especially famous among customers.