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Restaurant Review: Pho Nam Sunnyvale

Pho Nam Sunnyvale is a very popular Vietnamese restaurant on El Camino Real. They serve over 100 varieties of Vietnamese soup called pho (my favorite is #15), and also have delicious side dishes like lumpia. Lunch is under $10 per … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Xanh Vietnamese Restaurant, Mountain View

I had lunch at Xanh Vietnamese Restaurant on Castro St. in downtown Mountain View. They only serve Vietnamese buffet for lunch, but it’s quite elaborate – I counted at least 3 different types of spring rolls (veggie, beef and fried), … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Amber India Restaurant, Mountain View

I had lunch at Amber India Restaurant in Mountain View. It is part of a chain of Indian restaurants in Silicon Valley. Unlike most local Indian restaurants, there’s no lunch buffet, only ordering off the menu. I had a mild … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Five Guys Burgers and Fries

Five Guys is famous for hamburgers that are piled high with condiments, customized with each order. Recently they expanded to the Bay Area, opening locations in San Jose and Sunnyvale, as part of their plan to grow from 1,000 to … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Madhuban Indian Cuisine

I had the lunch buffet at Madhuban Indian Cuisine (“madhuban” means tasty) in San Jose on Thursday. There was a balanced selection of several meat and vegetarian dishes, with two kinds of flavored rice. The food was spicier than most … Continue reading

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