3945 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone: (650) 493-3141
Fax: (650) 493-6313
Opened since 1981 and now serving five locations in California, Happy Donuts has made locals happy by serving up fresh muffins, bagels, croissants, danish, coffee and of course, donuts! All the donuts and baked goods are made fresh daily and steaming hot for those early morning customers. The small store-front offers sitting and free wireless Internet for those looking to nosh and work. The variety and quantity of baked goods makes it extremely hard to decide what to order but according to locals, the bear claw is unbeatable.
The Ace of Sandwiches is the place to go when you desire a quick snack, yet want more of a gourmet experience without spending a bombshell. Besides standard ham and turkey sandwiches, this eatery offers sandwiches with quirky names such as the Ace-A-Dilla spread with cheddar and American cheese. Other selections include the Blackstone Turkey, Italian Reuben made of roast beef, Herbivore for vegetarians and the Four Alarm Fire with turkey breast. You can even create your own sandwich at this restaurant by selecting from a choice of breads such as the Dutch Crunch Roll, cheese like Monterey Jack and fillings like Alfalfa sprouts.
Thought of by many as the best Sichuan cuisine in the Bay Area, Da Sichuan is a must-try for lovers of Chinese food. For dining-in or take-out, you can choose to eat from the buffet with a choice of two items plus steamed or fried rice or order from the a la carte menu. The owner is incredibly accommodating, always willing to give a recommendation on menu selections and greets everyone with a big smile. This restaurant offers large portions at reasonable prices with the added bonus of free WiFi for those who want to work and eat. Delivery is also available.
Celia's Mexican Restaurant serves hand-made, fresh food daily. Enjoy tacos, burritos, nachos as well as specialties like pollo dishes or sopitos . Family owned Celia's restaurants are located in the Bay Area and have served the public for over 35 years. Every day different specialties are hand-made, including the delicious margaritas.
So Gong Dong Tofu House is a must-try for lovers of Korean food and a great introduction to those who have never tried this deliciously spicy and comforting cuisine. The tofu soup, bimbimbap, and bulgogi are the most traditional items on the menu and a great start into the world of Korean dining. The restaurant can get rather busy around dinner rush so expect to wait a few minutes for a table, but once there, the service is friendly, efficient and yummy. Take-out is also available.
So Gong Dong Tofu House is a typical restaurant severs a brunch of specialties like soondobu, short ribs and pork bulgogi. The must-try dish is tofu soap. Their menu is a three page folded pamphlet and two pages are filled with different kinds of tofu soap, so you have plenty of choices. Seafood tofu soap is fresher than other places, thus, it is highly recommended. There's no reservation can be taken before.
With generous proportions, very reasonable prices for downtown and a wide selection of menu options, you can't really go wrong with Sushi Tomo. Perfect for people on the go and a busy lunch crowd, this restaurant and sushi bar is relatively fast (especially at the sushi bar), friendly and tasty. Choose from the a la carte menu, an assortment of spicy, veggie or fish rolls or just grab a bento box for some variety. Take-out is also available and the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner.
Taqueria El Grullense M & G maybe the best taqueria in Palo Alto. Often full, this convenient place serves typical Mexican food at a very affordable price. From all-day breakfast to tacos and burritos, everything on the menu is delicious. And the portions are also generous. Don't miss this spot while on the road.
Pronounced "See-bo," the restaurant offers a relaxing ambiance and they place great emphasis on tradition and family values. Cibo is a go-to restaurant which serves typical American fare such as salads, burgers, steaks and sandwiches. It is a solid dinner spot where quality is consistent. The interior of the restaurant is warm and inviting, furnished with comfortable couches and adorned with plants that give this place a fresh look. The service is quick and friendly, making eating here a pleasant experience. After the meal do not leave without trying their mango-raspberry ice cream.
Visit Mandarin Roots located in Palo Alto and use chopsticks to enjoy a Chinese dining experience! This restaurant serves traditional Chinese cuisine made using contemporary cooking techniques. On its menu, you can find a variety of famous Chinese dishes such as Peking duck, spare ribs and braised pork belly. In additions to food,Mandarin Roots provide a comfortable environment with fashionable decoration and a spacious dining room.
The Yuans, a family from Taiwan, own this restaurant which has been a favorite in Palo Alto for decades. Hunan Garden has won awards for its fine Chinese cuisine, including the Golden Award for "Best Bay Area Chinese Restaurant." You can savor all kind of specialties either seated in the dining room or at the garden patio. The menu includes dishes like Shredded Pork Fried Rice, Hunan Garden Special Pan Fried Noodles, Sesame Chicken and Beef Chow Fun. A full-service bar is available as well as a banquet room for private parties that can accommodate 80 to 150 guests.
"An Award-Winning California Tradition Since 1974," this restaurant specializes in fresh, distinctive cuisine served in generous portions, with a menu that includes soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches, quesadillas, pastas, chicken, salmon, and breakfast dishes.