We Are Proud Of Our Affluent Willow Glen Community. The downtown vicinity of Willow Glen is host to a wide array of fine dining styles. With plenty of good food establishments, people enjoy delicious dishes and libations in leisurly style all year around..
Aqui Cal-Mex Grill
1145 Lincoln Ave., San Jose CA 95125; Tel. 408.995-0381
Contemporary Mexican. Aqui excels in contrasts: Swill margaritas with health-conscious vegetarian exotica; pair fresh juices with meat-packed burritos. The ambiance is chi-chi, yet you serve yourself. Casual. Beer, margaritas.
1115 Willow St., San Jose, CA 95125
Tel. (408) 294-1125
Family Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Bill's Cafe, a San Jose breakfast tradition since 1977. The food comes big and hearty — with quality preparation, fresh ingredients, and the friendliest service around.
Vin Santo Ristorante
1346 Lincoln Ave., San Jose CA 95125; Tel. 408.920.2508
Italian. Seasonal menu, changing chef's specials and fabulous wines keep things interesting at this elegant Willow Glen Italian restaurant. This stylish little bistro serves Northern Italian cuisine in an atmosphere that’s beautiful courtesy of Tuscan updates to the location in the Old Masonic building in Willow Glen.
896 Willow St., San Jose CA 95125; Tel. 408.279.0843
French Bakery. Like Vianne, the wandering shop owner in the movie Chocolat, Flower Flour's Mimi Brown has chosen to grace a small town with her decadent inventions. The flower shop/bakery charms visitors with freshly made to-drool-for pastries, ready-to-go sandwiches and service with a smile.
Edna Ray Chinese Restaurant
1181 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125
Chinese Contemporary Cuisine.
After more than four decades in Los Gatos, Edna Ray comes to Willow Glen, under the direction of head chef Kwong Wing Suen. Chef Suen has over three decades of experience in business and was head chef of Mandarin Gourmet and many top restaurants in Hong Kong, before coming to Edna Ray.
2222 Lincoln Ave., San Jose CA 95125; Tel. 408.978.3665
Mexican. Owner Ubaldo Navarro makes sure all the usual dishes rank well above average, but that's not what makes his eatery special. It's the extra touches: amazing breakfasts, deliciously tart margaritas and a talented balladeer belting out canciones on Saturday nights.
1384 Lincoln Ave., San Jose, CA 95125 Tel. (408) 998-8704
Opa takes pride on providing fresh, homemade foods that are affordable and delicious. All meals are prepared daily in the homemade traditions and spirit of Greek families.
Johns Excellent Foods
1238 Lincoln Ave., San Jose, CA 95125 Tel. 408-998-1440
Greek, Italian and American John's serves longstanding family recipes of Greek, Italian and American comfort foods. Willow Glen residents and visitors enjoy John's generous portions, excellent quality, affordable prices and great service.
1306 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125
Tel. (408) 289-8800
The Best In Taiwanese Cuisine.
For more than two decades, within the Taiwan Restaurant of Willow Glen, comes a nonstop stream of Szechwan, Cantonese and Taiwan specialties, served in two bustling dining rooms.
Willow Street Wood Fired Pizza
1072 Willow St., San Jose CA 95125; Tel. 408.971.7080
Pizza, Italian. In addition to the gourmet pizzas that fired the name, menu options include hearty pasta dishes, generous salads and creative sandwiches (lunch menu). Casual. Beer, wine.
1359 Lincoln Ave., San Jose CA 95125; Tel. 408.271.0837
Italian. Tucked into picturesque Willow Glen, the tiny Siena Bistro offers big tastes. Entrees such as Moroccan Cornish game hen, venison medallions and seasonal risotto vie for palates’ favor, while fabulous deserts, such as a bread pudding dessert worthy of the hall of fame, round off meals gracefully. The ambiance is wonderful whether dining indoors or out on the patio.