Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Downtown San Jose Restaurant List Updates! (2015 Q3 Edition)

I have finally caught up again with updates for the Downtown San Jose Restaurants database! We are up to a grand total of 254 eateries! This is yet another record-breaking number for Downtown San Jose! We were at 206 eateries in 2011.

As always there were some significant closures as well. The ones that stood out to me were Little Chef, Falafel Bar, and Azucar. The good news is that the caliber of the new places opening up more than makes up for the ones that closed. Here are some of the newcomers:
  • Noodle Dude - This modern but unpretentious noodle house had some of the best Ramen I've had (Yelpers agree, 4.5 star rating). You order Ramen like you would a burrito at Chipotle--the noodles, ingredients, and broth are all independently selected by the customer, so you get exactly what you're in the mood for. They also have great service.
  • Konjoe-Tei - New Ramen and Izakaya joint in the SoFA Market brought to you by the owners of Konjoe. I've heard great things, also 4.5 stars on Yelp.
  • On the Flipside - New Burger bar in the SoFA Market.
  • Gotta Eatta Pita - Yet another 4.5 star restaurant on Yelp. Very inexpensive yet delicious Mediterranean food.
  • The Joint Eatery - Specializes in diverse comfort food, including Burgers, Sandwiches, and a variety of Appetizers. Oh yeah, also 4.5 stars on Yelp.
Below is the change log from the Downtown San Jose Restaurants Database:

1/10/2015Grub Shack closed
1/24/2015Icebee Replaced with My Milkshake at 151 S. 2nd Street
1/24/2015Falafel Bar closed
1/24/2015Azucar closed
1/25/2015Pete's Coffee on Santa Clara Street closed
1/25/2015La Pinata on San Pedro closed
5/2/2015Added On The Flipside, Konjoe-Tei, Hawaiian Poke Bowl, Milk and Wood, and Vitamina Juices & Blends which are all part of the SoFA Market
5/2/2015First to Market is now called The Craftsman
7/4/2015Konjoe-Tei in the SoFA Market is now officially open
7/4/2015Sama Zama in the SPSM was replaced with Pasta Fresca (same owners)
7/4/2015Little Chef at the SPSM closed
7/4/2015Gotta Eatta Pita has replaced Amir Restaurant at 86 N Market Street
7/4/2015The Joint Eatery is now open at 93 E Santa Clara Street (used to be Grub Shack)

If you haven't bookmarked it yet, here's the link to the spreadsheet! There is also a permanent link over to the right entitled Downtown San Jose Restaurants.

1 comment:

  1. This chart is fabulous! Many thanks! I could have used it when I was searching for a real coffee ice cream milkshake today. The new My Milkshake place on 2nd uses syrup, Smashburger doesn't do coffee ice cream. Had to drive to Santana Row to The Counter. Next time I'm going to CREAM!