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Mar 5, 2009 09:31 AM

Restaurants in Dublin/Pleasanton

My wife and I have recently moved to the Dublin/Pleasanton area, and we're trying to find some tasty places to eat. I'm dismayed by the amount of chain places in the area, and I'm trying to find locally owned places to go. Thanks!

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  1. I rarely get out there but I know there's a Koi Palace. I have only been to the branch in Daly City but hear good things about both for dim sum.

    Recently we visited friends out there and they drove us over to Walnut Creek for dim sum at Tin's Tea House. It was pretty solid, and if I were in the area I would return.

    Tin's Tea House
    1829 Mount Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA

    1. My whole family lives in Ptown so we eat out there a lot. Here are our regular spots to hit up.

      Singapore Old Town Cafe- Singaporean (Dublin)
      Koi Garden- Dim Sum (Dublin)
      Sendo Sushi- Sushi (Ptown)
      Tabla- Indian (Ptown)
      Masala- Indian (Danville) **Haven't been, but heard good things**
      Little Home- Thai (Ptown)
      Uncle Yu's- Americanized Chinese (San Ramon and Livermore)

      Amici's New York style thin crust (Dublin)
      Tomatina Thin Crust (Dublin)
      Zachary's Deep dish (san Ramon)
      All three of these are local mini-chains

      Haps (Ptown)
      McNamara's (Dublin)
      Forbes Mill (Danville) **My favorite**

      Gimanellis deli in Ptown is a great local deli.

      Vals Burgers in Hayward is possibly the best burger joint in the Bay Area. The shakes are incredible!!!! If we don't want to go to Hayward we will hit up Fuddruckers.

      Agora Bistro is nice upscale Mediterranean place on Main St. in Pleasanton.

      Blue Agave is nice Mexican place, better in the summer when you can take advantage of the great patio.

      The restaurant at Wente vineyards in Livermore is a nice special occasion restaurant.

      I've become quite fond of house of falafel in Ptown. Small family run place with solid falafel, shwarmas and middle eastern dips. Very casual and not at all gourmet, but everything is well seasoned.

      You can also try Chow in Danville. Solid for the area, though people (on Yelp) complain that it is not as good as the other 2 locations.

      Hap's Original Steaks & Seafood
      122 W Neal St, Pleasanton, CA 94566

      McNamara's Steak & Chop House
      7400 San Ramon Rd, Dublin, CA 94568

      Forbes Mill Steakhouse
      200 Sycamore Valley Rd W, Danville, CA 94526

      Old Town Cafe
      4288 Dublin Blvd, Dublin, CA 94568

      Little Home Thai Cuisine
      4000 Pimlico Dr Ste 106, Pleasanton, CA 94588

      Sendo Sushi
      4555 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94588

      Just Koi
      4288 Dublin Blvd, Dublin, CA 94568

      Uncle Yu's
      2005 Crow Canyon Pl # 160, San Ramon, CA

      4040 Pimlico Dr Ste 116, Pleasanton, CA 94588

      Zachary's Chicago Pizza
      3110 Crow Canyon Place, San Ramon, CA

      Val's Burgers
      2115 Kelly St, Hayward, CA 94541

      Wente Vineyards Restaurant & Visitors Center
      5050 Arroyo Rd., Livermore, CA 94550

      445 Railroad Ave, Danville, CA

      Blue Agave Club
      625 Main Street, Pleasanton, CA 94556

      Masala Indian Fusion
      499 San Ramon Valley Blvd, Danville, CA 94526

      Uncle Yu's
      39 S. Livermore Avenue, Livermore, CA 94550

      4590 Dublin Blvd, Dublin, CA 94568

      Amici's East Coast Pizzeria
      4640 Tassajara Rd, B Dublin, CA

      Gimanelli's Delicatessen
      915 Main St, Pleasanton, CA 94566

      Agora Bistro
      443 Main St, Pleasanton, CA 94566

      House of Falafel
      6654 Koll Center Pkwy, Pleasanton, CA