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south bay nice birthday dinner recs

It's my friend's birthday, she is going to be a mommy soon, this fall I think. Any recommendations for a good dinner, a nice place? We will be a group of 8

The only thing she doesn't eat is sushi

cheers

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    1. I spent a great birthday with 7 other people at E and O Trading Co 96 South First St in SJ (eotrading.com) All we ordered was a table full of appetizers and desserts

      1. Attended a party of 8 or 9 at Gochi in Cupertino and it was really good -- Japanese style tapas. Call early and you can reserve a private room for your group.

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        Gochi Japanese Fusion Tapas
        19980 Homestead Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014

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        1. re: kc72

          I've heard great things about that place, can you elaborate on what you had? Would love to hear some Gochi details.

          1. re: sgwood415

            to be honest, i've never ordered when i've been there.

            some of the things that i do remember:
            kimchee fried rice
            croquettes
            beef tongue
            angus steak

            also, if i recall correctly, if you order the very large sake and can't finish it, they'll write your name on the bottle and save it for a month.

        2. We had a nice birthday dinner recently at Mandaloun in Redwood City. I'm also quite fond of New Kapadokia in R.C. as well.

          Farther south, I love Zeni in San Jose for great Ethiopian food, but that's more like $13/person. I've been wanting to try the new Moroccan place in Los Altos, Zitune (is that the name?). That would be a fun birthday place!

          1. Nice is Village Pub in Woodside. Thats it for me.

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            1. re: Giselle

              Ooh yes. That's where I want to go for my birthday. Went there for dinner recently and had a perfect arugula and tomato salad (graciously substituting tomato for hazelnuts and parmesan because I can't eat dairy). Really good vinaigrette too. Then a lovely steak with potatoes and spinach.

              Nice room, great wine list, and smooth accomodating service.