Anyone can help give me suggestion for lunch in Hayward??
I spent a couple days in Hayward this spring and had two really good and inexpensive lunches. The first was a revisit to Curry Corner, which features homestyle Indo-Fijian cooking.
The other was new to me, Taste of Manila. The lunch specials change daily, and I was lucky to be there when the squid cooked in its own ink was available. Here's the report.
Just off "A" Street and I-880 is a taqueria, El Indio. I've been there twice. Each time was good and inexpensive. I think I got carnitas and al pastor tacos ($1.25 or $1.50 ea.?)
There's a taco truck parked, a parking lot and a brink and mortar restaurant. I've never been inside the restaurant but the truck is fine and there's 6 or so tables with umbrellas outside on a patio.
Also I'd start looking around for taco trucks nearby. My guess is there must be a few.
22221 Hathaway Ave, Hayward, CA 94541
At one time La Imperial on C St. was the place to go, it's across the street from Casper's Hot Dogs. Home style Mexican Food, my faves were the Chile Relleno's and Shredded Beef Enchilada's.
948 C St
(between Main St & Mission Blvd)
Hayward, CA 94541
La Imperial if it was ever good, certainly isn't now. Truly dull, clumsy food. If one were in that area, you'd be better off at Le Paradis Francais, which is a Vietnamese restaurant and bakery. 22809 Mission Blvd, (510) 886-2130. Curry Corner is exciting food. The Favorite India 24052 Mission Blvd (510) 583-7550 is good;we havea branch of Pakwan 25168 Mission Blvd. (510) 538-2401.
By "Industrial Hayward" I assume you mean west of Hesperian. Anyway, Tomodachi sushi is on Hesperian, close to Winton. It's next to the Sizzler steak house. Their grilled scallops ,oysters, Lobster, rack of lamb, in addition to sushi makes this my favorite in Hayward. Nice people good service.
Hayward has several excellent restaurants...and good value as well. I mentioned some of these before but I found some additional dishes that I discovered. Timing is important when you go to these places. Call ahead to make sure they got their signature dishes.
Manilla Garden off Hesperian accross from Home Depot has an absolutely awesome filipino roast pork. On Sundays they always have that. Crackling skin and tender juicy meat. The best version I find in US bar none. The only thing rivaling this would be the roast pork from the big dimsum houses such as Koi. At Manilla Garden, it is buffet style and one can eat as much as they want of this awesome dish. If you love roast pork, this is the ultimate roast pork. Their other buffet dishes are pretty good as well. All homestyle but tasty. Get this...it is only like $8-10 or so per person !! I never found a better value anywhere.
Tomodachi is quite good. Ray Sushi if you sit in the bar has good value I think. Both on Hesperian Blvd.
Grand Taipei also on Hesperian across from Chabot has awesome special chef dishes such as sea bass loaded with garlic. If you are garlic lover, this dish is garlic galore and loaded with garlic taste. A bit expensive dish but well worth it - probably $20-30 per dish but you can share with friends. Just stick with special chef dishes - very unique I think and excellent chinese dish.
As I mentioned before, the Hometown Buffet at Southland often has excellent buffet. It has a large grill section. For only $10 or so, you can get pretty good meat. Call ahead to find out if they have the brisket, pork chop and steaks. They are not top quality meat but very tasty. And the fried chicken is way above average.