If there is one thing every connoisseur of good food can agree on, it’s that new culinary discoveries are part of the experience. Within the past few months, a handful of new restaurants have cropped up in and around San Ramon, offering a variety of flavors ranging from Asian cuisine to familiar European fare. If you’re looking for something new and delicious to try, the following locations are seven of the best restaurants around San Ramon that have opened in the past six months.
999 Asian Fusion Thai
2468 San Ramon Valley Blvd, San Ramon, CA 94583
Come on down to 999 Asian Fusion Thai for authentic Thai food prepared by chefs with over 20 years of culinary experience. While most dishes are inspired by classic Thai cuisine, such as pad thai and fried rice, they devote themselves to bringing new and innovative recipes to their menu whenever possible. Every meal is prepared and cooked when you place an order, meaning they are always ready to accommodate any dietary restrictions and preferences you may have. Aside from a variety of noodle and fried rice dishes, they also serve all sorts of curry, such as pumpkin curry, green curry, and mango curry.
Mao Izakaya & Sushi
7222 Regional St, Dublin, CA 94568
Mao Izakaya & Sushi offers guests a creative spin on traditional Japanese cuisine while paying respect to the traditions that go into preparing these meals. Their main menu includes chicken katsu, succulent cuts of chicken breast brined for six hours and served alongside cabbage salad, dressing, and rice; Mao special ramen, a Nagasaki-style ramen dish prepared with pork belly, squid, mussel, bok choy, red chile, and bean sprout cabbage; and yuzu-marinated salmon grilled over an open flame and served with pickle daikon. They also have an extensive sushi menu featuring classic and unique rolls for sushi lovers everywhere.
A Sweet Affair
1990 N California Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Satisfy your sweet tooth with a trip to A Sweet Affair Bakery, where you’ll discover all sorts of old-fashioned breads and pastries baked fresh daily. This local bakery has operated in Walnut Creek since 1984 and prides itself on using only the freshest ingredients with no preservatives. Here you will find cookies, macaroons, brownies, cake and cheesecake, a variety of breads, soups, salads, and gourmet sandwiches made to order. Customers may place their orders online, with the exception of sandwiches, if they so desire. A Sweet Affair also offers catering for your private event — be sure to show your support for local establishments and book them for your next party or gathering!
Shahi Darbar Indian Cuisine
26953 Mission Blvd Ste F, Hayward, CA 94544
Take your taste buds on a wild ride of flavor and spice at Shahi Darbar Indian Cuisine, the perfect place for classic and creative Indian fare. Shahi Darbar specializes in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisine to accommodate every guest, as well as procuring halal-certified ingredients and meat. Their expansive menu features delicious kebabs, wraps, rice, vegetable-based dishes, curry, and desserts. Main courses include Amritsari cholle kulcha, a traditional Punjabi bread stuffed with potato and baked in a clay oven and then served with chickpea curry with onions, and curry chawal, a traditional Indian curry consisting of a chickpea flour and yogurt base, served with white basmati rice.
Nick the Greek
5246 Dublin Blvd, Dublin, CA 94568
For tasty Mediterranean-inspired meals, Nick the Greek has got you covered. Inspired by the authentic Greek street food from the founders’ hometown village, Nick the Greek brings a taste of seaside Greek villages straight to you with their charbroiled skewers, rotisserie meats, and fresh vegetables. Treat yourself to a hearty pita topped with beef, chicken, or your choice of souvlaki, or give a gyro bowl a go. Gyro bowls consist of your choice of meat or falafel mixed with basmati rice, feta cheese, cucumbers, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, red wine vinaigrette, and topped with tzatziki and spicy yogurt.
Bella Kitchen Vietnamese Street Food
4567 Livermore Outlets Dr, Livermore, CA 94551
Indulge in classic Vietnamese dishes at Bella Kitchen Vietnamese Street Food, where you’ll find traditional Vietnamese soups, rice dishes, appetizers, bowls, and drinks. Restaurant specialties include the Bella Special, a mouthwatering serving of pork rib, shrimp, mince pork, beef ball, and fish ball in a soup of your choice (egg or rice noodle soup); cube filet mignon stir-fried with bell peppers and onions served over fried rice; and the spicy beef sate, rare steak and brisket marinated and served in a spicy beef peanut broth. They also offer wontons, fried rice, chicken wings, rolls, and tofu. Their soups include a no-meat option for vegetarians and other dietary restrictions you may have, as well as various add-on options to further customize your meals.
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