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HELP - need takeout lunch places in Fremont

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yen4chow Jul 25, 2005 03:03 PM

Mexican? Chinese? Italian? Japanese? Indian? BBQ?

I'm close to Mowry, downtown Fremont where the Target is. Where's some good places around here for good takeout?

Have heard of and tried Chaat Cafe. Any other recommendations? Thanks in advance!

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    yen4chow Jul 27, 2005 05:12 PM

    Flavorful, moist tandoori chicken wrapped in a piping hot Naan. (Chicken Wrap) Served with a cucumber salad... $4.99. Nice, quick lunch. Surprisingly they were not that crowded at around 1pm.

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      Epicurious In Fremont Jul 27, 2005 05:05 AM

      IN THE NEARBY VICINITY
      ======================

      THAI
      Banh Thai, 39060 Fremont Blvd., Fremont (510) 739-1138

      - Very delicious Thai cuisine!
      - Recommend: Angel wings (appetizer), Soups, Curry
      Dishes, and Pad Thai Noodle

      FUN, QUICK SNACK PLACE
      Q Cup (at Fremont Hub by Office Max) 510-793-0197

      Try out one of their combo specials such as their
      Q-Pop Chicken with Fries and a Drink for about $6.00 or so. They give you a good portion of the fried popcorn chicken & fries; it tastes awesome when they fry it along with a bit of basil (if you like basil, make sure that they fry the basil with your order; sometimes they exclude it).

      Other items on their menu:
      - Crepes (savory or sweet)
      - Icy Drinks or Smoothies
      - Pearl Milk Tea Drinks or Boba Drinks
      - Snack items (Fried Tofu; Curly Fries, Fried Fish Balls, Fried calamari, etc.)

      *****************************************************

      IN NEWARK BY/AT LION MARKET PLAZA

      As Arlene had mentioned, there are great chow places in Newark which is about only 2 miles away from where you are. Here are some places to consider.

      INDIAN
      Bombay Garden, 5995 Mowry Ave., Newark
      (510)744-6945

      - Awesome Indian cuisine
      - Lunch Buffet (about $9.95)
      they boast about offering 30 to 40 items
      - Fresh nan is served
      - Recommend the lamb curry, veggie korma, and the chicken maharaja (butter chicken)
      - You have to try mango-flavored ice cream...yummy!

      KOREAN
      Lee’s Tofu House,6050 Mowry Ave., Newark
      (510)790-8989

      - They offer lunch specials (about under $10)
      - Most of the dishes are excellent (kalbi, bbq pork)
      - Love their seafood soup

      CHINESE
      New China Station, 39055 Cedar Blvd., #186, Newark
      (510) 745-9182

      - Reasonably priced hot take-out lunches
      - Serves rice plates with your typical Chinese Deli items (BBQ Pork, Roast Duck, Roast or soy sauce Chicken, etc.); porridge, noodle soups, fried noodles/rice, etc.

      VIETNAMESE
      Café My Tho Restaurant, 39127 Cedar Blvd., Newark (510) 794-5932

      - Very extensive menu with such items as rice dishes, noodles, pho, bun rieu, etc.
      - Offers Vietnamese coffee, desserts, drinks

      Hope this helps out.

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      1. re: Epicurious In Fremont
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        yen4chow Jul 29, 2005 06:08 PM

        the drink is a selection from a wide menu! you can get pearls... or an icee! (i got lemon) THe chicken as mentioned with basil is delicious... A tasty marinade with crisp light coating. Very satisfying as a meal... (still have half of it and am full)

        Good stuff! THanks for the recommendation.

        1. re: Epicurious In Fremont
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          Cooper Aug 31, 2006 08:28 AM

          I feel a bit guilty about this but the Q-Cup in the Fremont Hub is horrible. Though the older couple that own the place seem nice enough, their product is really not up to par.

          The few times my BF and I've tried bubble tea there, the pearls were either too hard or too soft and slimy. The tea was once so metallic tasting, I had to throw it away after a few sips. Seemed like they used old pearls and old tea, they probably don't get enough business to brew daily. Their products always taste old and stale.

          Much better quality pearl tea and snacks can be found in the Lion complex on Cedar Blvd/Mowry in Newark - choose from Tapioca Express, Tea Station, and Fantasia.

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          Arlene Jul 25, 2005 10:10 PM

          my favorites are in Newark-just over Hwy 880 across from Newpark Mall:

          Lee's tofu House, Cedar Blvd Newark. spicy pork, tofu bowl. Korean food.

          Huong Lan Sandwiches-most are very good. $1.75-$2. Cheap and good!

          Udupi-5988 Newpark Mall Road (NOT in the mall on the outskirts close to Cedar Blvd). Masala dosa, mango lassi.

          Woodlands Restaurant
          39203 Cedar Blvd Newark, CA 94560 (510) 494-9727
          masala dosa, mango lassi

          Sushi Yoshi
          39261 Cedar Blvd
          Newark, CA
          (510) 797-3835

          Mariam Restaurant 41043 Fremont Blvd. Fremont, CA 94538 Phone:(510)623-9484 in the Kragen shopping center, Irvington District. Persian food. Koobideh, Fesenjoon

          once a chowhound said:
          Best mango shaved ice is Tea Station in Newark-same center as Lion's, Cedar Blvd.

          another chowhound said this:
          I just found out there's a new Hong Kong style dessert store call "DessertsZone" opened yesterday at the Lion Center in Newark, and they are serving very similar items as Hui Lau Shan. I tried their mango drink and it's so good even better than Hui Lau Shan

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            hotdogsnap Jul 25, 2005 04:41 PM

            Try the guys over at jatbar. They have a pretty good listing of lunch spots in fremont.

            Link: http://www.jatbar.com/city.asp?city=2

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            1. re: hotdogsnap
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              yen4chow Jul 25, 2005 06:28 PM

              Thanks for the suggestion.

              Tried Carmen & Family's hot links. Superb! Excellent flavoring on the bbq test... Potato salad was nice consistency. I recommend the medium sauce... the hot (as I remember in the past) is just like eating peppers.

              1. re: hotdogsnap
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                yen4chow Jul 26, 2005 07:27 PM

                Thanks for the Jatbar recommendation. Based on this I tried the Fish and Chips place. A little greasy, but not too much so. The chips, as the reviewer mentioned below were delicious. The tarter sauce and ketchup provided nice dipping sauces. I tried their coleslaw as well, which tasted freshly made, and provided a nice contrast to the other parts of the lunch. 8/10! Recommended.

                Link: http://www.jatbar.com/city.asp?city=2

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                  hotdogsnap Jul 26, 2005 09:05 PM

                  For fish and chips, I used to love Half Penny in Milpitas. The owners were always nice and food was excellent. Last I heard, the placed burned down. Hopefully they will be able to rebuild.

                  You should try La Casita for mexican food. They have a killer chicken and rice soup.

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