Santa Clara Dining

As the birthplace of California cuisine - stemming from when Bay Area restaurateurs started using and promoting fresh area ingredients - Santa Clara's top chefs enhance the region's culinary mix with exotic flavor, new cooking techniques and one-of-a-kind recipes. Resulting is a kaleidoscope of top-flight eateries, big on ethnic diversity, and even bigger on adventure.

Some of the best food experiences are to be found in one of the following places:

Parcel 104
2700 Mission College Blvd. (at the Santa Clara Marriott)
(408) 970-6104
One of the best restaurants in the South Bay is hidden at the ground floor of the Santa Clara Marriott, just off the Great America Parkway at highway 101. The cuisine is a sophisticated example of California cuisine (light dishes, good fish, flavorful fruits and fresh vegetables), combined with Asian influences such as Japanese ingredients. Excellent wines and desserts too. Prepare to spend and enjoy.

Gaesung Tofu
2089 El Camino Real
(408) 248-8638
Among the dozen or so Korean restaurants in Santa Clara, Gaesung is one of the best. Their specialty is the tofu based hot-pot stews of Korea. The restaurant is not entirely vegetarian, but does offer vegetarian dishes.

Yuki Sushi
1827 Pruneridge Ave
(408) 248-9144
A small restaurant with excellent sushi, Yuki Sushi also has specialty rolls with innovative combinations of western and Japanese ingredients. Vegetarian entrees, noodles, donburi and teishoku are also on the menu. The restaurant usually fills up fast. Take-out is available.