Santa Clara area poor student chow spots
Here are the requirements:
1. Great food
2. Large portions
How about a Korean or Indian buffet? Korea House or Mayuri? Won Ton House on El Camino is cheap and good (not great) for Cantonese noodle and rice dishes. University Chicken near SCU.
Based on your screen name, I'm guessing that you're a Chinese girl from Hawaii. An L&L Drive Inn is opening up in the new San Jose Marketplace on Coleman Ave. Food should be good, cheap, and plentiful.
Mio Vicino for Italian (not very cheap but excellent value for the price)
Kabab & Currys for Indian/Pakistani food (cheap and good)
Sara's Kitchen for huge breakfast
Furthest away from SCU is Pho Thanh Long on El Camino/San Tomas
which school are you attending? here's my quick list in the area.
these are not the BEST tasting places, but you can't be choosy on a student budget.
i'll have to second su's mongolian
corner place - korean
ariyake - japanese/sushi
miyake - japanese/sushi
cupertino village - tons of chinese/taiwanese choices here
ranch 99 - dim sum and take out
wahoo's - baja/mexican
la victoria's - mexican
yiassoo - greek/gyros
st john's - burgers - check the nightly specials
falafel drive in - greek
milpitas square - many chinese choices again - family delight cafe in particular
yoshinoya - japanese something or other
ok...this list is a bit disappointing, i prefer the student spots in berkeley =P
1) Mayuri (SC) - Indian buffet!
2) Kabab N Curry (SC) - Order kababs off the menu
3) Giovanni's (Sunnyvale) - Rustica slices!
4) Noah's Bagels (SC) - Love the tuna fish on a bagel that comes with potato salad and a pickle for $4.50
1) Amber Cafe, Mountain View
2) Panera, San Jose