Cha Cha Sushi | Isabella's Restaurant | Recycle Book Store | Aqui Cal-Mex | Bill's Cafe

Cha Cha Sushi Near Eaves West Valley: Japanese Food That's Been Thoroughly Vetted

The maki rolls, hand rolls, and vegetarian rolls that chef-owner Hanson Cha serves at Cha Cha Sushi must undergo intense scrutiny before they make it onto his menu. His panel of judges? The entire Cha family. They aren't afraid to tell Chef Hanson when something doesn't meet their standards, and if it doesn't meet theirs, it doesn't meet Cha Cha Sushi's, either.

So you can always expect the freshest, highest quality sushi at Cha Cha Sushi. Sink your teeth into a yellowtail roll stuffed with green onion and cucumber, one with soft shell crab and avocado, or a unique roll packed with freshwater eel and crowned with tobiko. If you prefer a kitchen entree, the chef also makes teriyaki dishes (try the grilled beef), rice bowls topped with eel, and noodle soups featuring veggies and seafood. Dinner specials bring together the best of Chef Hanson's creations: sushi, teriyaki, or fried fare. Make the short drive from Eaves West Valley to Cha Cha Sushi for some of the classic Japanese fare.

Cha Cha Sushi
547 W. Capitol Expressway
San Jose, CA 95136
(408) 265-2416

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Take Your Taste Buds to South America at Isabella's Restaurant in San Jose, Not Far From Eaves West Valley in San Jose

The chef at Isabella's Restaurant is no stranger to South American fare. He's devoted more than two decades of his life to learning about the complex flavors and exotic ingredients that are commonplace south of the equator, and his expertise shines through in virtually every dish at Isabella's.

Make the short drive from Eaves West Valley to Isabella's Restaurant if you're interested in sampling some of his South American fare for yourself. The Peruvian mussels with onions and tomatoes are a flavorful starter, and so are the grilled veal heart kabobs. For the main course, try the bisteck encebollado—a steak seared with a savory blend of tomatoes and onions. The chicken fried rice is another hearty option. Don't miss out on the seafood dishes, either, which include everything from healthy grilled fish to fish-fried rice.

Isabella's Restaurant
700 S. Winchester Boulevard
San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 248-7378

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Wade Through 100,000-Plus Titles at San Jose's Recycle Book Store, Not Far From Eaves West Valley

More than 100,000 books line the shelves at Recycle Book Store in San Jose. This may seem like an impossibly high number, but the local book shop has had plenty of time to accrue the components of its collection. After all, Recycle Book Store opened more than 40 years ago. In the decades since, it's had plenty of time to build a rapport with the people who bring in much of its inventory: San Jose readers.

Recycle Book Store accepts gently used books, but it also sources new and current books for its shelves. Due to the fluid nature of its inventory, you'll probably find something you didn't see before every time you visit this book shop near Eaves West Valley. If you're looking for a book that's no longer in print, Recycle Book Store might just have it, so feel free to ask the staff. The shop also boasts DVDs and comics, if those are what you're seeking.

Recycle Book Store
1066 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126

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Aqui Cal-Mex Serves Unique Fusion Fare Not Far From Eaves West Valley

If you're looking for a unique dinner idea, venture to Aqui Cal-Mex. The San Jose eatery fuses Asian, Latin American, and American Southwest fare by using ingredients and featuring flavors from different parts of the world. Gather a few friends and head to Aqui Cal-Mex, which is located just a short distance from Eaves West Valley, for dinner or lunch.

Check out the variety of appetizers and consider starting with the sampler plate, which includes hummus, black bean dip, and avocado served with tortilla chips. You could order a cup of tomatillo soup and enjoy it with one of the tortilla rollups. When it's time to choose your main course, keep in mind that the Thai peanut bowl with edamame and brown rice or the Cuban pork enchiladas with cheese and plantains are both popular choices. However, there's plenty more on the menu, including enchiladas, quesadillas, and tacos.

Aqui Cal-Mex
5679 Snell Avenue
San Jose, CA 95123
(408) 362-3456

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Bill's Cafe: Breakfast and Lunch in a Casual Environment, a Short Way From Eaves West Valley in San Jose

Looking for a new place to meet with friends on a Saturday morning? Check out Bill's Cafe. Not far from Eaves West Valley, this breakfast and lunch stop has been serving San Jose diners since 1977. Head over with friends for a casual meal in a friendly and upbeat environment. Eat in the dining room, which offers comfortable seating and a cozy environment, or grab a table outside and enjoy your meal under the sun.

Come in for breakfast and you'll find plenty to fill you up, including pancakes, waffles, omelets, scrambles, and more. Customers highly recommend the crab cake Benedict — a pair of crab cakes and poached eggs doused in hollandaise sauce and sitting on English muffins, served with your choice of hash browns or seasoned country fried potatoes. For lunch, you'll find burgers, sandwiches and salads. Try the apple pecan salad with field greens, grapes, celery, and gorgonzola, with a balsamic vinaigrette.

Bill's Cafe
1115 Willow Street
San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 294-1125

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