Help! I'm in Newark...
I just started working in Newark (on Gateway near Jarvis) and the only restaurants around here seem to be fast food... Looking for anything good - especially Sushi!!
I have never been there, but I've read a few positive statements online about a place called Sushi Yoshi (39261 Cedar Blvd, Newark). Plugging this into Google Maps, though, it looks this is 4 miles or so from your work, so I'm not sure if that's too far or not.
I'm sure locals will be able to steer you better, but this was just the first place that popped into my mind. Sorry I can't be of more help.
I worked with a client just on the other side of 84 from you for six months and had a ball exploring the fantastic chow to be found in Newark and Fremont. Even with eating out nearly every lunch and dinner, I barely scratched the surface. If you head up Jarvis to Newark Blvd., there's a Ranch 99 supermarket and a few other shopping centers clustered there with many eating spots to choose from. You're right on the border so be sure to check out Fremont recs and Union City too. The place I miss the most is Chat Patta Corner, very close to your office, here's more about it.
If you don't mind driving to southern Fremont, I've had good nigiri at Yuki @ 1932 Driscoll Rd. No fancy rolls, just plain good fish.
I second Shin Tofu House and Lee's Tofu House. Lee's lunch special is a really good value, 3 different panchans, jap-chae, soup, rice, & your choice of bbq meat for around $6 IIRC. There's also another good Korean place off of Mowry, Kiwajip @ 39033 State Street.
Thanh Thanh, also in the Ranch 99 center, has decent banh mi but other good Vietnamese takeout, the banh cuon there is great.
Little Potato & New China at the Marina Market Plaza @ Decoto/Alvarado Niles are great for chinese food.
haah there's actually a good sushi place in the raley's shopping center (4 corners- i believe it's newark blvd and jarvis). they have a good salmon teriyaki from what i can remember. i also enjoy their 49er roll for a cutesy type of sushi.. i think that's the one i'm thinking about.. with the lemon slice on top? if you are goign to go here for food, i suggest in your off chance to pick up a to go menu and then call it in. if you order there, you may have to wait pretty long...
in the ranch 99 shopping center there are 2 pretty good chinese resturants. they are right next to each other. i like the one NOT on the corner. they have an awesome crab dish with rolls (i know, odd, but you dip the bread in the crab sauce, delish) and both restaurants are filled with other chinese folks, and the parking lot seems to always be full (that and ranch 99 is right next to it)
there's also a red ribbon bakshop that shares a space with another filipino restaurant, also in the raley's shopping plaza... i haven't eaten from the share filipino space before but some folsk i know enjoy the food their. i'm just wary of other filipino resturants since well, i can easily get homemade... although i have ordered a mango cake from the red ribbon, and it was very very moist... i believe i saw a sans rival there too... but haven't tried it...
there's also a thai orchid (NOT to be confused with the quaint thai orchids in the south bay). i haven't been there yet, nor do i have a feeling to go there, but whatever... you can look yourself and decide if you want to partake in it =)
i believe there's also a tk noodle house and either an L & L or an ohand hawaiian bbq. i'm more a fan of plate lunch places on the islands, as i travel frequently out there, but when i'm not there, i do go ahead and settle.
you can also get stuff from the raley's deli, which i hear is better than the other supermarket deli's at 4 corners, but i'm not sure i can attest to that 100%. if you want to travel further, there's a new king eggroll over by thorton by the railroad tracks, which has a good deep fried shrimp ball... i believe tk and new king are cash only.
these choices may not be 5 star or have the right kind of atmosphere that you may want, but for the area, the food is edible, and i actually go to these places when i'm there.. it is pretty safe to order from here, and i haven't had any bad-experiences. in fact, if i happen to be in the area visiting folks, and they are too tired to cook (which is fine by me.. it's all about the company anyway), they often order out from these places since it's pretty reliable =) i'm sure that you can check ou tthe places that pique your curiosity and you can decide whether to try the establishments out =)
i hope this helps =) and happy eating and discovering =)