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Restaurant Reviews

ABC Seafood
Elegant Chinese. $$$. Extensive menu features meals from both the land and sea, including duck, suckling pig, chicken, Chinese broccoli, and an array of fresh fish and shellfish. Prices may seem a little elevated, but what you get is well worth the expense. Full bar. 768 Barber Lane, Unit 206., Milpitas, CA. 408.435.8888.

Bahay Ihawan
Filipino-Hawaiian. $. Hearty, honest food in large portions; chicken, pork, beef, salmon or crab entrees. Lunches are the best deals. Closed Sun. 100 Dixon Rd, Milpitas, CA. 408.945.9055.

Banana Leaf
Southeast Asian/Malaysian. $$$. A charming, exotic gem of a place with some of the best Southeast Asian food in the county. Each dish holds its place as a work of culinary art, bursting with color and flavor, aroma and spice, with sauces that are masterfully crafted and reduced to glossy consistencies. Closed Sun. 182 Ranch Drive. 408.719.9811.

Lu Lai Garden
Vegetarian Chinese. $. Meatless dim sum, a rare find, brings in a lunch crowd. Regular menu bests:artful veggies, sizzling platters, clay pots. 210 Barber Ct, Milpitas, CA. 408.526.9888.

Pho Tam
Thai/Vietnamese. $$. The attractive room belies the low prices. Fusion menu offers mainstays like bun and claypots. Beer, wine. Closed Mon. 1720 N. Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas, CA. 408.934.3970.

Indian. $. Swagat explores both southern and northern Indian cuisine in its traditional and extensive menu. Casual. Beer, wine. 68 S. Abel St, Milpitas, CA. 408.262.1128.

Zahir's Cafe
California. $$. Coffee-shop comfort mixed with an extensive wine list and a vast menu. Laid-back elegance. Full bar. 1350 S. Park Victoria Dr, #27, Milpitas, CA. 408.946.4000.


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