Dining in San Jose

Arcadia - Modern American Steakhouse
This restaurant in San Jose prides itself on serving up classic American fare with the best possible ingredients. As the name implies, the most popular item on the menu is the steak. However, there are a number of seafood and even vegetarian dishes that are equally as appealing. Along with great food, Arcadia boasts a sommelier that can make excellent wine pairing recommendations to go with any meal and any budget. A private dining room is perfect for parties or larger groups dining together.

Original Joe's
The decor may not be fancy, but Original Joe's is a clear favorite in the San Jose area. This eatery has been open for more than 50 years, and the recipes have changed very little during that time. Staff are attentive and guests are made to feel welcome. The menu offers hearty Italian-American classics, like lasagna and ravioli, in incredibly large portions. There are often long lines to get into Original Joe's, but that is just a sign of the delicious food inside.

Iguana's Burritozilla
With many Hispanic influences in the area, it should not come as a surprise to learn that there are many Mexican eateries near the San Jose Convention Center. It is Iguana's Burritozilla, however, that is by far the most popular and most loved by families. Diners can choose from a variety of ingredients to fill their own customized burrito, and especially hungry patrons can chow down on the Burritozilla, a burrito that is more than five pounds and measures in at over 17 inches.

Kazoo Restaurant
Asian food enthusiasts will love the Kazoo Restaurant, which is located in San Jose's Japantown just a short trek from the convention center. The restaurant is known for a variety of fresh sushi, but even the unfamiliar can get introduced to this cuisine at Kazoo. A sushi revolver on a track goes around the whole restaurant, and diners can select what looks good and give it a try.

For a meal that is certainly not available in every city, head to the Ethiopian restaurant Zeni. Most of the dishes at Zeni are traditional and authentic meals that are regularly eaten in Ethiopia, and they often consist of stewed meats and vegetables. Small portions of the various dishes are served on injera bread, and guests get to pick and choose what they want to eat as it comes from the kitchen.