100 W Hamilton Ave, Campbell, CA 95008
The place to go for Sushi!! I used to go to Sushi o Sushi a lot but now my family and I go to Tgi's Sushi when we have a craving. The rolls are huge and the sashimi they give is a lot for what you pay for. The flying fish roll is a huge roll with little pieces of fried tempura covering the bottom. The lion king roll is a little spicer than most so keep that in mind. We can usually get by with 3 rolls and a 30 sashimi meal with tuna, salmon and hamachi. The pieces come out really thick so you have to eat it in two bites, not like the other places where they give you a thin piece. I have never had a problem here and will go back as long as they are open.
Le Bateau Ivre-The Drunken Boat Restaurant Coffee House
2629 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
This is a hidden gem in Berkeley. It looks like a house on Telegraph but is actually a great restaurant. I have had the pasta, the tilapia, my Dad loves the steak and everything else in the restaurant. My Dad actually went to the kitchen to thank the chef, It is pretty romantic too, so if you got a date, this is a classy spot.
Los Gatos Cafe
340 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030
Great brunch at this diner/cafe spot in downtown los gatos. Make sure to get here early as there is a line out the door many times. I got the eggs benedict and they were nicely done, with the eggs not being too runny as to douse the whole dish with yolk. Everyone else got a mixture of pancakes or omelets and they all were really satisfied.
House Of Prime Rib
1906 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109
HOPR as we like to call it is a special place. Although I like my steak, prime rib is another thing. People cannot compare this to a steak house because Prime Rib is a different cut of beef and it is different from the rib eyes and NY steaks of the world. The place is always bustling but the service is impeccable. I really like how they always ask the girls first for their orders before the men as a courtesy. Their salad is fantastic and one of the best of any steakhouse. I am not a huge fan of the creamed spinach but that is personal preference. I go for the King Henry cut with the bone and the mashed potatoes. Everytime I go I am left satisfied and the price is reasonable. My cut, which is the largest cut is 35 dollars and that includes sides and the salad. Most other places you couldn't get a steak for less than 40 and that is with no sides at all. HOPR is the way to go!! Make sure you make reservations.