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Alexander's Steakhouse
10330 N. Wolfe Rd., Cupertino, CA.
Alexander's is much more than a steakhouse. It's the most exciting restaurant to open in Silicon Valley in a long time and is on its way to becoming a rare bird in the South Bay--a destination restaurant. Kobe-style beef, great seafood, stunning small plate items, and a fantastic wine list are some of the attractions here. Book a table online.

Caffe Torre
15970 Los Gatos Blvd., Los Gatos, CA.
New Italian. This restaurant, a gem tucked away in an unassuming little mall, has a crisp, sophisticated interior. Patron loyalty is built through the warm and congenial hosts. Even better is the great pasta and seafood. Beer, wine. Book a table online.

Armadillo Willy's
10100 S. De Anza Boulevard, Cupertino, CA.
Barbecue. Brisket, spare ribs and baby backs.

Ariake Japanese Restaurant
5190 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA.
Sushi. An array of fresh sushi comes floating your way at this "sushi-boat" style Japanese restaurant. Extensive list of vegetarian items for those so inclined. Also look for bento box specials including tempura, teriyaki, barbecued eel, and barbecued ribs.

Azuma Restaurant
19645 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA.
After more than 25 years, this Cupertino Japanese restaurant still pleases. Look for well known Japanese dishes like chicken teriyaki, ocean fresh sashimi and sushi. Tatami seating surrounds the interior, where tables are cared for by cordial young servers.

Benihana of Tokyo
2074 Vallco Fashion Park (on Wolfe Road), Cupertino, CA.
Japanese. The original Japanese-American dining experience. Crowd-pleasing chefs flip and spin food and utensils alike as they prepare steak and seafood dishes before your eyes. A good-time restaurant especially suited to groups and birthdays. Lunch 11:30am-2pm Mon-Sat; dinner 5-10pm Mon-Sat, until 9:30pm Sun.

Blue Pheasant Bar and Grill
22100 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA.
This 1950s style restaurant on the Blackberry Farm Golf Course serves seafood and steak standards. At night, the grill attracts an older crowd while the lounge does bang up business.

Bombay Oven
20803 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA.
Extensive menu of Indian dishes including fresh tandoori oven baked breads, tandoori meats, curry, and long list of vegetarian specialties.

Canton Delights Seafood Restaurant
10125 Bandley Drive Cupertino, CA.
As the name implies, Canton Delights specializes in Cantonese-style seafood but also offers many dim sum and vegetarian options.

Duke of Edinburgh
10801 N. Wolfe Road Cupertino, CA.
This popular Scottish-style pub offers classic pub fare like bangers, Scottish eggs, and fish and chips. And don't miss the well stocked bar of single malt scotches.

Dynasty Seafood Restaurant
10123 Wolfe Road Cupertino, CA.
Silicon Valley offers ample opportunity to explore some of the best Chinese food outside of China itself. Cupertino's 7-month-old Dynasty Seafood Restaurant is a particularly delicious point of departure. More info

Florentine Restaurant
10275 S. De Anza Blvd., Cupertino, CA
Italian. Bold flavors, fresh ingredients and lavish portions. Casual to dressy. Beer, wine.

20840 Steven Creek Boulevard, Cupertino, CA.
Californian/Italian. A steady performer, Fontana rarely disappoints with its fine foods and big portions. Beer, wine.

Kingswood Teppan Steak House
10935 N. Wolfe Road., Cupertino, CA.
Japanese, Chinese. The first restaurant in Silicon Valley ambitious enough to put teppan, sushi and shabu-shabu under one roof. Shabu-shabu tables are equipped with a portable cooker, serving up to four.

Loon Wah
Chinese. $. The kitchen produces good wok-centric dishes, but its main draw is fresh, hand-pulled noodles. Casual. Beer, wine. 1146 De Anza Blvd, Cupertino, CA. 408.257.8877.

Loon Wah
1146 De Anza Blvd., Cupertino, CA.
Chinese. The kitchen produces good wok-centric dishes, but its main draw is fresh, hand-pulled noodles, which are excellent in lieu of regular chow mein.Casual. Beer, wine.

Mandarin Gourmet
10145 N. De Anza Blvd., Cupertino, CA.
Chinese. Specialties include Peking duck.

Miyake Restaurant
10650 S. De Anza Blvd., Cupertino, CA.
Sushi, served in boats.

Park Place
10030 S. De Anza Blvd., Cupertino, CA.

Porridge Place
10869 N. Wolfe Rd., Cupertino, CA.
Asian/Californian. Small Taiwanese cafe in Cupertino Village. Dishes include bean curd noodles and pan-fried white fish.

T.G.I Friday's
10343 N. Wolfe Rd., Cupertino, CA.
American. Burgers, sandwiches, salads, fruity drinks.

Japanese. $$. Billed as a Japanese seafood buffet, Todai doesn't limit itself to Japanese dishes. Pan-Asian and just plain odd specialties rotate. Open daily. Vallco Shopping Mall (near Sears), 10123 North Wolfe Rd. #2001. 408.996.3444.


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