Dining February 07, 2020
9 Northern California Restaurants Are Among The Top 100 Places To Eat In America This Year
We’ve always known Northern California’s dining scene to be extraordinary. From blissful wine country restaurants to humble roadside burger shacks, the amount of fantastic eateries in NorCal is truly endless. The fact that nine of our restaurants were recently featured in Yelp’s list of
“America’s Top 100 Places To Eat In 2020” just solidifies that fact. We’re pretty lucky to live in a region that is chock full of fantastic eateries, so be sure to check one of these featured restaurants out the next time you feel like being impressed!
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. Pikul Thai Bistro, Fairfield
As the first Northern California eatery on Yelp's Top 100 list, Pikul Thai Bistro is a strong start to the long list of restaurants that made it. Boasting authentic Thai food in a cozy cafe atmosphere, this humble restaurant is especially well-loved for its classic Pad Thai, Yellow Curry, and Drunken Noodles. Sounds to me like it's time for some Thai food!
2. Shish Ke Baba, San Francisco
Second to be mentioned was a highly-rated Turkish and Mediterranean restaurant in San Francisco named Shish Ke Baba. Boasting authentic Turkish favorites like falafel, hummus, and baba ghanoush, this place will show you that there's a big difference between good and great Mediterranean eats. They boast a wide variety of shish kebabs including chicken, lamb, salmon, and grilled kofta (beef with lamb), all of which are served with rice, salad, hummus, and house bread.
3. Roundhouse Deli, Roseville
It was a pleasant surprise to see this beloved mom-and-pop shop on Yelp's coveted list. Located in Roseville, Roundhouse Deli specializes in serving up mouthwatering comfort food and it's definitely a hot dining spot in the community. The try-trip is a popular choice and comes served on a sandwich or in tacos. This no-frills establishment just goes to show that you don't need to be flashy to make an impression.
4. ACHILLES, Santa Clara
Another Mediterranean spot, ACHILLES is destination where you can enjoy mouthwatering flavors that are also fresh and healthy. Boasting high quality Halal meats like chicken, lamb, and beef (marinated in their special blend of seasoning), visitors can enjoy these perfectly slow-cooked meats in a plate with aromatic rice or in a freshly-baked pita pocket wrap.
5. Kuji Asian Grill, Woodland
Specializing in Asian fusion cuisine, Kuji Asian Grill is a bright spot in Woodland's culinary scene. The chef-owned grill only opened a year ago, but it looks like it's already made quite an impression. With a focus on Korean and Hawaiian influences, visitors can enjoy classic dishes with a special Kuji twist to them—all while enjoying the elegant and casual dining space.
6. 310 Eatery, Albany
Established in 2014, 310 Eatery has been serving up unique eats that they deem to by "Krazy-Delish." The eatery's burgers are the most popular item on the menu, especially the 405 Traffic Jam Burger which is comprised of blended beef and bacon. However, the options are endless! Dishes like the Tokyo Po' Boy Soft Shell Crab Sandwich just give you a taste of the one-of-a-kind creations you'll find at 310 Eatery.
7. Tuna Kahuna, Burlingame
Craving some fresh fish? Look no further than this highly rated poke restaurant, Tuna Kahuna. Like many poke restaurants, you can opt to go with one of their signature bowls or create your own. A popular option is the Yuzu Salmon Bowl, created with fresh and tasty salmon, togarashi, sesame seeds, onions, cilantro, and special yuzu truffle sauce.
8. Trattoria 360, Campbell
Located in the heart of downtown Campbell, Trattoria 360 is the place to go for authentic and upscale Italian cuisine. Serving up freshly made pasta with high quality ingredients, this restaurant is a true hidden gem when it comes to Italian dining. Popular dishes include the Squid Ink Lobster Pasta, Cozze Al Pepe, Slow Roasted Prime Rib, and the Pistachio Panna Cotta for dessert.
8. Porque no? Tacos, Oakland
The last NorCal eatery to be featured on the Top 100 list is another recently opened destination called Porque No? Tacos. Located in Oakland, this place combines all of your favorite Mexican and American brunch dishes, including Chicken & Waffles, French Toast, and Chilaquiles. According to Yelp, they are temporarily closed until February 21, 2020.
Have you been to any of these featured restaurants? What other eateries would you add to the top places to eat in America? Let us know in the comments. For most must-visit dining spots, check out the list we compiled of
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