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Great places to eat in Campbell/Los Gatos

Sayurijg May 11, 2012 08:36 PM

I'm moving to Campbell and I really want to get some insider tips on some great places to dine. Could be a place that does amazing dessert, or amazing noodles.

Help me not end up at chuck e cheese!

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    goldangl95 RE: Sayurijg May 11, 2012 09:34 PM

    Blue Line makes excellent Chicago Style pizza and is near there.

    Manresa if you want to break the budget.

    There's Curry House for Japanese curry which is decent, and there is a Chinese bakery and a new dessert place in that same complex.

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      bouncepass RE: goldangl95 May 11, 2012 11:21 PM

      +1 for Blue Line. It's not what I think of as traditional Chicago style since the crust is predominantly cornmeal rather than wheat flour, but I really like it, especially the Classic deep dish. Same people as Little Star in SF.

      Psycho Donuts on the edge of downtown Campbell has got all sorts of crazy combinations. I'm more a honey-glazed raised donut person myself so it's not quite for me but I'm glad I tried it.

      Dan Izakaya is just a few blocks from the Campbell border. I didn't much care for their ramen, but their izakaya dishes (grilled, fried, stir-fried, etc.) are excellent. Just up the street is Santouka in the Mitsuwa shopping center. Top two ramen (with Orenchi) in the South Bay for me.

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      Sayurijg RE: Sayurijg May 12, 2012 12:31 PM

      Excellent! Keep them coming wonderful people!

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        ceekskat RE: Sayurijg May 12, 2012 05:20 PM

        Friend of mine recently went to Nick's on Main in Los Gatos for lunch & was pleasantly surprised by the good food. I haven't been but menu looks good & seems to be reasonably priced. Knowing my friend, she probably had seafood.

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          PulledPork RE: ceekskat May 12, 2012 05:46 PM

          Try Restaurant James Randall in Los Gatos - fantastic eats and awesome cocktails.

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          Sayurijg RE: Sayurijg May 13, 2012 09:47 AM

          Are psycho donuts as good as they sound or is it all hype?

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            budnball RE: Sayurijg May 13, 2012 09:58 AM

            Over sugared hype!

          2. Melanie Wong RE: Sayurijg Aug 8, 2012 10:04 PM

            Speaking of Campbell, has anyone tried the newish Jerusalem Grill & Bar?

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              Ken Hoffman RE: Melanie Wong Aug 31, 2012 10:26 AM


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                Sayurijg RE: Ken Hoffman Aug 31, 2012 07:06 PM

                how exciting! Thankyou!

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                  Sayurijg RE: Ken Hoffman Aug 31, 2012 07:08 PM


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                    Melanie Wong RE: Ken Hoffman Sep 1, 2012 04:03 PM

                    On the spot, thank you, Ken. We're sympatico on on pita bread, so I especially appreciate your opinion in that area.

                2. prima RE: Sayurijg Aug 31, 2012 10:30 AM

                  Guess this is a little late, but if anyone is dining in Los Gatos any time soon, I like Fleur de Cocoa ( http://www.fleurdecocoa.com/ ) for lunch, chocolates and pastries, and Dio Deka (http://www.diodeka.com/) for dinner.

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                    Sayurijg RE: prima Aug 31, 2012 07:08 PM

                    Ideas are ALWAYS welcome. Thankyou!

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                      calumin RE: prima Sep 1, 2012 05:23 PM

                      I second Dio Deka - really good food.

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                        Bean Counter RE: prima Sep 1, 2012 08:38 PM

                        Fleur de cocoa is positively amazing. However I hear the French baker is moving to Australia so I'm not sure they will be able to keep up their standards. My favorite thing to do is go on a Sunday morning and then walk to the Los Gatos FM.

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                          Melanie Wong RE: Bean Counter Sep 1, 2012 08:45 PM

                          Yes, Fleur de Cocoa changed hands a month ago. Here's my post on the summer time only ice creams and sorbets. They're probably done for the season.

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                        Sayurijg RE: Sayurijg Aug 31, 2012 07:09 PM

                        Good grief I have just discovered Falafel's Drive in. It's the best falafel I have EVER eaten.....

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                          drewskiSF RE: Sayurijg Sep 1, 2012 06:39 PM

                          Banana Shake!!

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                            Bean Counter RE: Sayurijg Sep 1, 2012 08:41 PM

                            Yes Falafe drive in is amazing. We live no where near here so I've had to start making my own - almost as good. I prefer the chocolate banana shake.

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                            Claudette RE: Sayurijg Sep 1, 2012 05:48 PM

                            Aqui, Dio Deka, Psycho Donuts (I don't really like donuts, but at least they have interesting combinations and flavors, esp. the Dead Elvis donut.)

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