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Apr 27, 2006 06:48 PM

SAN JOSE good eats....?

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Plan to visit the mystery house and want to eat lunch near there while in San Jose. Can you help us decide where to go for good value, nothing fancy or expensive pls. Thanks a lot.

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  1. Krung Thai is an obvious choice. I've been to the location on Winchester just south of 280. It's as good as Thai gets in this area and it's neither fancy nor expensive.



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    1. re: mdg

      I second Krung Thai!

      1. re: mdg

        Definitely Krung Thai!

      2. While I haven't been, I've wondered about Citronelle right near the mystery house on Winchester. See link to lunch menu. Modern Vietnamese cuisine. Anyone eaten there recently? Alice?


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        1. re: Carb Lover

          Since this old thread got bumped up, let me just interject that Citronelle closed on June 30th, per word of the Mercury News.

          1. re: Carb Lover

            Say it ain't so.
            I loved my one visit there and have been meaning to go back!

        2. you're also across the street from santana row. pizza antiqua might fit the bill of what you are looking for.

          1. I haven't been to Citronelle, but I had a small bite once from Asia Moon, a 1 yr new Vietnamese restaurant in that area, on 385 Winchester (across from Santana Row). Asia Moon's menu seems like it's halfway between traditional vietnamese and Slanted Door-dressed up vietnamese. The atmosphere is pretty nice, with its traditional asian decor plus modern accents. The proprietress is from North Vietnam and some items on the menu reflect that. Prices are fairly cheap ($7-15 for entrees, but my memory is rusty).

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            1. re: Alice Patis

              2nd on Asia Moon. Been a regular since they opened. There's also Kahn's next door. Within Santana Row there's Wahoo's, Pasta Pomodoro, Pizza Antica, etc.

              Yiassoo's further down winchester, and the european cafe across the street behind the pizza parlor. Sushi Kazoo on winchester/hamilton.

              um...that's all off the top of my head.

              1. re: wchane

                Can you tell us which dishes you've enjoyed at Asia Moon? I'm still meaning to go back & have a real meal there.

            2. Aqui sounds perfect for you for cheap nearby awesomely good Mexican food. See my recent post.