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If you need to try Vietnamese food for the first time, this place is ideal w/o paying much (only $11 for lunch; compare to $5-8 outside/dish). Decent food, a bit bland for me, but hey, can't expect much from a buffet. Since the place just opened, not very well thought out. Their most popular dishes has an extensions long line. You can easily wait 20 minutes since there are only 2 cooks making banh xeo and banh khot. Plus ppl in front of u would get multiple plates since they had to wait long. The variety of Vietnamese main dishes aren't all available for the day. They only serve a few, so I would suggest you call ahead if they was a particular dish that you really want to eat. FYI, if you want to eat bun bo, pho, or bun rieu, you don't have to wait in that long line. Just stand in front of the line and let one of the cooks knows. BTW, those cooks need a tip jar considering all of their hard constant hard work. Also, it would be better if they had their servers divided up to serve a particular section. This way, they can track their customers better in order to fulfill their needs. Last but not least, their refill system sucks. They can't keep up. Too many servers, not enough cooks. They run out of some of the food and won't even refill not until 30 minutes later. Some they don't even refill after making us wait for a long time. Anyways, hope this would help. I would probably wait until things are improve to even consider returning. It's just a matter of time for them to learn from many of their hickups.
I would like to thank Rico Poveda @ Customized Catering for making my parent’s 50th anniversary an unforgettable event. Rico and his staff not only provided us with an excellent service, but a delicious dinner. It was clear that the food was absolutely spectacular in every way possible. Customized Catering staff performed at a highly professional level, I would recommend to friends, family, and anyone who needs catering. Linens, tables, silverware, glassware, buffet tables, and additional help that we need it on the anniversary celebration were supplied by Rico and his staff. We were pressed on time with setting up and his staff to control and was completed with time to spare and help with the clean up when the party ended. I could not have wished for better. I felt that I had more time to myself when I found Customized Catering, and there was a big load off my mind once I was set with the menu and prices, which were exceptional. He was very easy to work with, responded to my emails quickly, and gave me solutions for all my catering needs. Thank you Customized Catering.
We had the pleasure of working with Rico for our wedding on 10/4/13. We were lucky enough to come across his business card at a bakery where we did a cake tasting, and boy we are glad we did. From the moment I first spoke with Rico over the phone, he was friendly, flexible and enthusiastic about food. His menu really sold us because he served a variety of food. We had chicken marsala, seafood paella, pesto linguini, and roast angus beef. And since it was buffet style people could have one or all the above, yum. We received so many compliments on the food!! My mom was particular about the food and insisted on having excellent food at our wedding, and she was VERY pleased with it. Rico made sure that the food and catering was not going to be stressful for my husband and I. We in fact did not worry about the food or catering. Everything went very smoothly and people raved about our food. Rico is also budget friendly and was able to work with us. He has many years of experience and it shows. Thank you Rico!!
Bay Leaf is my absolute favorite restaurant!!! I am addicted to the Paneer Makhani- a tangy, tomato-y, yet cheesey delight. I frequent the restaurant with my 2 year old son and the cook is always happy to accommodate my son's milder tastes. Not only is the environment family-friendly (playing entertaining Indian music videos), but the perfect place to show off San Jose's unique culture to a guest from out of town, or the perfect place to cuddle up with a date in a romantic and beautiful atmosphere surrounded by golden walls and mystical statues. I am pleased with every aspect of this restaurant: the friendly service, the on-line take out menu, the warm, colorful atmosphere, and above all else the Paneer Kulcha, Paneer Makhani, and Mattar Pulao--and if you don't know what I'm talking about, try the lunch time buffet. Honestly, Bay Leaf is a rare and hidden treasure. Not only is Bay Leaf the best Indian Restaurant in San Jose, but my all-time, absolute favorite restaurant!!!
I am deepest and sad this chicken coop closed it's doors on Friday and It is my second home made a lot of friends and now I.lost them.don't know where their new hang out will be so I can go to see them.I.want management owner to contact me to tell me what exactly happened why he close d the doors he has my email address .I miss my favorite second home visit my friends .I want him.to.'re open the doors there will be a kaiser office build across the street and he will get more business from doctor's and staffs and patients please contact me management .if you reopen the doors please bring back all your bartenders .and front cashiers.I love skyport chicken coop walking dissents to my home. Please find a way to reopen .if I don't have my coop to go to I have no place to go that is walking dissents to my home that I can hang out and visit my friends
I would like to thank Rico Poveda @ Customized Catering for making my very special day into an unforgettable event. Rico not only provided us with an excellent service, but a delicious dinner. I still have people calling me to get his number for there upcoming events. Customized Catering is an outstanding food and services provider; that I would recomment with out a doubt to friends, family, and anyone who needs a catering. Rico set up everything for us: linens, tables, silverware, glassware, buffet tables, and all of the above that we need it on our weadding day. I felt that I have more time to my self when I found Customized Catering!. The food was so good that I wish he had a restaurant to go eat there anytime I remember the taste of the food in my wedding. Thank you Customized Catering. Vasilia & Anthonio Davila.
If you just want to hang out & unwind, the bar is okay. You can play a game of pool, or play the jukebox as loud as you want till the band starts. The Margarita's are extra strong. a great place to go if you want to get a good buzz for your dollar. The food isn't the best, but not the worst either. On Friday & Saturday nights they have free live Ranchera Music, or Tejano Music. Real old school stuff for the O.G.'s of the Story & King era. If ur an O.G. or like Malo / Santana / Little Joe music, then this is ur place. White people wont understand it. Say hi to Sam Goldstine the owner & the Very sexy bartender Deanna on Monday's & Thursday's, you will melt in her hands, she loves to dance sexy if you pick the right song! Great place for large groups or a birthday party!
My sister, who is planning to start a Neapolitan pizza restaurant in the Northeast, visited Naples to gain first hand experience of the pizzas. Post that she trip she came here to visit me. While visiting, she visited the top rated Neapolitan and Neo-style pizza restaurants between San Jose and San Francisco to evaluate their fare, to see how close their pizzas were to the ones she loved in Naples. She rated Pizza Bocca Lupo as the best, most authentic and the closest to the pizzas she had in Naples. In fact, she felt the rest of the pizzerias significantly paled in comparison. In fact, she was surprised how less than good the three in SF were. Congrats, Jenneke and Ronald de Vries! Please keep up the great baking.
Customized Catering, an amazing business that not only served food at my parents vow renual but also turned a romantic night into an unforgettable oasis of tranquility. So much delicious food that satisfied our stomacs as well as our eyes, with exotic beautiful colors that painted the shiny silver platters it made it hord for anyone to resist. It was clear that the food was absolutly spectacular in every way possible, certainly the "cherry on top" of the night. For all those out there reading this, if you need good service try Customized Catering they really customize everything for you. Special thanks to Ricardo Poveda for this amazing night, take a bow, your busines is truly amazing.
Hello my name is Rosemary Contreras I used customize catering for my event for a 25 year anniversary party. Rico is amazing he provided a customize menu for my event that was absolutely delicious! I just wanted to give him the biggest thank you for being a superior chef. He catered to all my needs, request. Rico is so delightful to work with his wife is wonderful his staff is top notch he is an amazing caterer. I would recommend him highly to everyone he works within your budget he gives you ideas everything was excellent. Rico also provided me with all my linens, full dinner service wear. I didn't have to do anything on my special day but enjoy myself and his great food and his great stuff thank you.