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Thunderbird Silicon Valley’s Ultimate International Restaurant List

Imagine some of your best meals. Were you traveling and connecting with new or old friends?

Silicon Valley’s food options have opened up over the past 30 years with the influx of different cultures and growing mix of ethnicities that now call this place home. This infusion of people from all over the world has spurred the growth of new cuisines that have become increasingly commonplace, so that if you’re ready for a local food adventure, you could easily pursue and find satisfaction.

Now, you can follow your taste buds and go on a quest to try a new set of flavors and combinations, even without flying overseas. You can now travel locally with your palate and enjoy different international cuisines from Napa Valley to San Francisco and to East Bay as well as from the Bay Area to Santa Cruz.

Below are many of my favorites or those I’d love to enjoy. If you have suggestions to make this list even better, please forward those ideas our way.

Thunderbird Silicon Valley's

Ultimate International Restaurant List:

Adega (San Jose) - Portuguese with one Michelin star

All Spice (San Mateo ) - Indian fusion with one Michelin star

Amarin Thai (Mountain View) - Thai

Anatolian Kitchen (Palo Alto) - Turkish & Kurdish

Arte (Palo Alto)

I - Italian

Ben Tre (San Mateo, Millbrae, San Bruno) - Vietnamese

Bistro Jeanty (Yountville) - French

Cafe Venetia (Palo Alto) - Italian-inspired

Cascal (Mountain View) - Latin American

Chef Zhao (Palo Alto) - Shanghainese

Coupa Cafe (Palo Alto) - Venezuelan

Darbar (Palo Alto) - Indian

DishDash (Sunnyvale/Milpitas) - Middle Eastern

Doppio Zero (Mountain View) - Neapolitan

Espetus (San Mateo) - Brazilian

Evvia (Palo Alto) - Greek

Gochi Fusion (Mountain View, Cupertino) - Japanese

Iberia (Belmont) - Spanish

Indo (Palo Alto) - Indonesian

Joya (Palo Alto) - Latin American

Kabul (Sunnyvale) Afghan

Kemuri (Redwood City) - Japanese

Koi Palace (Daly City, Dublin, Milpitas) - Cantonese

La Bodeguita del Medio (Palo Alto) - Cuban

La Boheme (Palo Alto) - French

La Catalana (San Jose) - Catalonian

La Viga (Redwood City) - Latin

Layang Layang (Milpitas, San Jose) - Malaysian

LV Mar (Redwood City) - Latin

Mandarin Roots (Palo Alto) - Hunanese

Manresa (Los Gatos) - New American farm-to-table with three Michelin stars

Morocco’s (Mountain View) - Moroccan

Oren’s Hummus Shoppe (Palo Alto, Mountain View) - Israeli

Osteria (Palo Alto) - Tuscan

Pampas (Palo Alto) - Brazilian

Ramen Dojo (San Mateo) - Japanese

Ramen Parlor (San Mateo) - Japanese

Rangoon Ruby (Belmont, Palo Alto, San Carlos) - Burmese

Saigon (Sunnyvale) - Cantonese

Sakoon (Fremont/Mountain View) - Indian

Scratch (Mountain View) - American

Shalizaar (Belmont) - Persian

Shiok (Menlo Park) - Singaporean

Steins (Mountain View) - American take on a classic German biergarten

Sumika Grill (Los Altos) - Japanese

Tamarine (Palo Alto) - Vietnamese

Tannourine (San Mateo) - Lebanese & Mediterranean

Terun (Palo Alto) - Neapolitan

The Kickin’ Crab (San Jose) - Cajun

So Gong Dong Tofu House (Palo Alto) - Korean

Xanh’s (Mountain View) - Vietnamese

Zareen’s (Palo Alto, Mountain View) - Indian, Halal, Pakistani


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