Quality Inn & Suites At NASA Ames
5 Fairchild Drive
Mountain View, CA 94043
Phone: (650) 934-0155
Fax: (650) 968-9562
Imagine delicious, cheap Mexican street food being delivered to your door step. What more could a food-lover want? At one point, La Costeña even held the Guinness Book of World Records title for the Largest Burrito. Although not a record holder anymore, their house specialty Super Burrito is still a huge affair that can suffice as many as three people! Located on the Middlefield Road, this great little place is quite the local favorite when it comes to, spicy, hot burritos. Drop in or call to order!
Experience one of the most distinctive Asian fusion cuisines in a chic and contemporary environment at XANH. Owner and Chef Thuy Pham brings an eclectic menu that is essentially inspired by Asian cuisine with emphasis on Vietnamese specialties. Highlights include the Xanh Full Moon Wraps, Crispy Calamari, Ahi Tuna Tartare, Shaking Beef, Lemon Grass Chicken and the Garlic Noodles. The sleek and high-design interiors perfectly juxtapose the food, with the enchanting waterwall, pendant globes, plush booths and the polished stone bar. The club-like vibe befits every occasion whether casual dining or small celebrations. Great happy hour deals are up for grabs so reserve a table ahead.
Located only a block away from the Mountain View Caltrain Station, this quintessential Izakaya-style restaurant is the perfect place to experience authentic Japanese cuisine. Native Chef Isamu Kanai has laid out a carefully selected menu that is predominantly influenced by traditional Japanese flavors with emphasis on fresh seasonal produce and inventive twists. Some of the highlights include the House-made Pork Gyoza, Hatcho-Miso Beef Tongue, Nagoya Chicken Wings, Rainbow Roll and the Chef's Favorite Omakase. The drinks line-up is made up of a good choice of beers, cocktails, wines and mainly sakes. Atmosphere is casual, service is attentive and prices are grounded. Bushido is certainly a must-visit for any Japanese food lover or even those who've always wanted to try it.
Amarin Thai Cuisine has a few different locations and is a favorite in all areas. This Mountain View restaurant has a warm-colored decor with wooden balustrades, orange table covers, wood-decked flooring and a distinct Asian aura. With the delicious and reasonably priced menu, you can't go wrong when eating here. The exotic aroma wafting from the kitchen will increase your appetite and the friendly service combined with flavors to match the aromas will keep you coming back for more. The menu includes Angel Wings, Spring Rolls, Golden Shrimp Rolls and Exotic Green Curry Grilled Beef.
This cozy, family-run establishment has lovely pieces of Thai art scattered all over the dining area. Bangkok Spoon offers a casual place to relish a quick Thai meal that is high on aromas and flavors. The menu offers all the usual favorites such as Pad Thai Noodles with a choice of toppings, as well as Thai curries made as spicy or mild as you'd like. The specialty of the house is a flavorful clay-pot meal of fresh seafood baked to perfection and served over rice. The service is prompt and friendly for customers who are taking a break from shopping or professionals having a hasty meal during their lunch hour.
The idea of tied houses was popular during the 18th and 19th Centuries. A tied house is a pub owned by a brewery that can only serve that brewery's beer. This particular tied house is owned by the Redwood Coast Brewery and serves more than just great beer. It also has a stellar selection of upscale pub food, fantastic atmosphere and a friendly staff. There are separate menus for lunch, dinner and banquets, which offer classic American pub snacks.
Like an upscale old-world Italian trattoria, Ristorante Don Giovanni features high ceilings, molded plaster, a polished mahogany bar and simple but perfectly prepared Italian food that has not heard even a rumor of 'nouvelle cuisine'. Rich soups make excellent starters with minestrone always on the menu. Second courses include hearty pastas and satisfying gnocchis, prepared al dente with nicely executed sauces that reflect many regional styles. Next comes flavorful entrees such as osso buco. The youngish, upscale crowd is served by a wait staff that is warm and efficient.
If you are in the mood for something wholesome for lunch or dinner, this is the place to come. With perfectly cooked noodles, minced pork or ground beef, soft boiled eggs and fresh vegetables, the ramen dishes served by Shalala will fill you right up. There is also a range of Japanese craft beers to pick from, if you are feeling up for some experimenting with your drink, as well as more traditional drinks like sake. The place is very popular, so you may have to wait a bit during rush hour, but the flavorful ramen waiting for you at the end is definitely worth it.
Tucked in the restaurant strip of downtown Mountain View, Cafe Baklava is an ideal place to get your fix of Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine. Infused with exotic flavors and freshness, the food speaks volumes in terms of authenticity. Must-trys include Borek, Dolma, Doner, Tavuk Guvec and Kofte Pita. The casual atmosphere of the dining room extends to the lovely patio where patrons can enjoy the dishes with a glass of wine. Service is helpful and friendly, while prices are grounded.
There are few sushi bars worth driving out of your way for. Yakko Sushi is one of them. The quality and variety of the ingredients plus the expertise of the chefs make this sleekly contemporary spot a destination eatery for foodies. Seating is Western or Japanese-styled plus along with a few seats at the sushi bar. Find masterful renditions of classics and some inventive creations that change with the whims of the chefs. The service is stellar at this restaurant.
Maru Ichi serves up a delectable variety of tasty Japanese style cuisine. Specializing in noodle dishes, their ramen is hand-pulled and offers a good combination of flavors and textures for a satisfying savory meal. With plenty of options to customize, customers can choose their spice levels and a number of toppings like sliced pork, eggs and more to the basic varieties of kuro,tonkotsu, shoyo and miso ramen. Besides this, they also serve udon and soba noodles, fried chicken, donburi and california rolls which are a good option for a quick snack. With a relaxed, casual environment, the restaurant is a nice option for a meal out with friends and family. The restaurant is quite budget friendly and offers value for money meals at reasonable prices, making it a popular local eatery. For more information, call the restaurant.
Shiva's is a popular North Indian restaurant in town. Its elegantly done up dining hall and private room features wrought iron chandeliers, flower arrangements, candlelight and plush drapes. For lunch service, the food is prepared buffet-style so you will have a lot of options to choose from. It changes daily so there is no monotony. There are plenty of options for both the non-vegetarians and vegetarians. Savor their Bharawan Aloo (stuffed potatoes), Masala Scallops, Tiranga Paneer Tikka, Malai Chicken Tikka, Tandoori Mix Grill, Tandoori Prawn, Malai Kofta, Vegetable Korma, Butter Chicken and Lamb Roganjosh. Round it off with decadent desserts like Rasmalai, Kulfi and Mango Cheesecake. Their bar has an impressive globe-spanning wine list and signature cocktails.