Restaurants

Pacific catch, Best Seafood

Breakfast/Brunch
Bajis' Cafe

Bajis' Cafe opened in 1980 and has great breakfast options such as its signature skillets and omelets. The most popular omelet is the Loma Verde , which has bacon, avocado, and jack cheese, and comes with red potatoes and toast.
2423 Old Middlefield Way, Suite A, Mountain View
650-967-7477
bajis.com

Runner-up: La Fontaine

Chinese Restaurant
Kirin Chinese Restaurant

Kirin Chinese Restaurant opened around 30 years ago, and won the hearts of our readers this year. This restaurant serves mostly traditional southern Chinese cuisine, but also some northern Chinese dishes. The most popular dishes are the crab, lobster, and the Mongolian beef.
485 Castro St., Mountain View
650-965-1059

Runner-up: Chef Chu's

Red Rock Coffee Company, Best Coffee House (Independent)

Coffee House (Independent)
Red Rock Coffee Company

A reader favorite for years, Red Rock Coffee Company serves up coffee while also supporting the community with donations to the Gunn High School Jazz program, Monte Loma and Stevenson elementary schools and Los Altos Parent Preschool. Red Rock is also a community hub, with open mic and comedy nights, and is one of the stops on the Mountain View Library's Summer Reading program. As the weather has gotten warmer, Red Rock has started serving its affogato again, made with Four Barrel espresso and premium Tin Pot Creamery ice cream. "Our cold brew is fantastic and made in-house," general manager Jean Boulanger said. Recently, it added a curated board game night, every second Tuesday of the month from 7 to 10 p.m., with sign-ups at at bit.ly/rrboardgames.
201 Castro St., Mountain View
650-967-4473
redrockcoffee.org

Runner-up: Dana Street Roasting Company

La Fontaine, Best Fine Dining Restaurant, Italian Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Best Place for a Business Lunch

Fine Dining Restaurant, Italian Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Best Place for a Business Lunch
La Fontaine

La Fontaine captured four awards this year, proving its popularity among our readers. This European fusion restaurant serves French and Italian cuisine and offers brunch on Sundays. Chef and owner Hasan Yildiz recently got a permit for live music at La Fontaine. Yildiz said that there will be jazz and cello music. "It's not going to be loud, it's going to be really mellow," he said.
186 Castro St., Mountain View
650-968-2300
lafontainerestaurant.com

Runners-up: Cascal (Best Fine Dining Restaurant, Best Place for a Business Lunch), Frankie Johnnie & Luigi Too! (Best Italian Restaurant), Bierhaus (Best Patio/Outdoor Dining)

Fusion Restaurant, Vietnamese Restaurant
Xanh Restaurant

Xanh Restaurant continues to impress guests with modern Vietnamese cuisine and signature cocktails such as the sparkling diamond, lychee kiss martini, dirty old man, and Xanhset mojito. (Xanh is pronounced "sun.") This reader favorite also offers catering and a buffet-style lunch.
110 Castro St, Mountain View
650-964-1888
xanhrestaurant.com

Runner-up: Hong Kong Bistro (Best Fusion Restaurant), Pho To Chau (Best Vietnamese Restaurant)

Amber India, Best Indian Restaurant

Indian Restaurant
Amber India

According to Amber India staff, the butter chicken and kadai paneer veg are the most popular dishes at this most popular restaurant. With five locations and plenty of vegetarian options, Amber India has clearly unlocked a winning recipe.
4926 El Camino Real, Los Altos
650-968-7511
amber-india.com

Runner-up: Sakoon

Mediterranean Restaurant, Middle Eastern Restaurant
Mediterranean Grill House

Mediterranean Grill House is a family owned and operated restaurant and a two-time winner of the Best of Mountain View. As owner Hasan Ibrahim says on his website, "I serve the same food to my customers that I would gladly serve to my own family."
650 Castro St. #110, Mountain View
650-625-9990
mediterraneangrillhouse.com

Runner-up: Cafe Baklava

Everest Cuisine, Best New Restaurant (Independent)

Mexican Restaurant, Best Burrito
Taqueria Tres Hermanos

Taqueria Tres Hermanos is a new addition to the Best of Mountain View's winners list, and it is clearly a popular stop for Mexican food. With Mountain View's abundance of top-notch Mexican eateries, that's really saying something.
327 Moffett Blvd. # D, Mountain View
650-967-2105

Runner-up: Fiesta Del Mar Too (Best Mexican Restaurant), La Costena (Best Burrito)

New Restaurant
Everest Cuisine

Everest Cuisine opened earlier this year and is already a favorite among readers. This restaurant serves a variety of Indian and Nepalese dishes, such as the slow-cooked Himalayan lamb special, goat curry and tandoori dishes.
425 N Whisman Road, Mountain View
650-282-5958
everestcuisinemountainview.com

Runner-up: Dong Lai Shun

Seafood
Pacific Catch

Pacific Catch opened three years ago and still reels in customers with its Hawaiian poke plates, especially the popular California-style and original poke plates. Serving a full menu of fish and seafood, it's open for lunch and dinner seven days a week.
545 San Antonio Road, Suite 34, Mountain View
650-941-1810
pacificcatch.com

Runner-up: Fiesta Del Mar Too

Sushi/Japanese Restaurant
Sushi Tomi

Sushi Tomi continues to be Mountain View's favorite Japanese restaurant, and this year is no different. Its commitment to traditional Japanese sushi is clear in the quality food they make. If you are unsure of what to pick, order the "omakase," which is the chef's choice of the day.
635 W Dana St., Mountain View
650-968-3227
sushitomi.com

Runner-up: Niji Sushi

Thai Restaurant
Amarin Thai Cuisine

Once again, Amarin Thai Cuisine has won Best Thai Restaurant in Mountain View. Its drunken noodle dish and curries remain favorites among customers, along with the pad Thai.
174 Castro St., Mountain View
650-988-9323
amarinthaicuisine.com

Runner-up: Shana Thai Restaurant

Vegetarian Cuisine
Garden Fresh

Don't be fooled by menu items listed as "chicken," "pork" or "beef" — Garden Fresh is a 100 percent Humane Planet-certified vegan restaurant and partners with the Palo Alto Humane Society. Its veggie meat dishes are made of soy-based meat substitutes. "Chinese vegan cuisine... is a centuries-old tradition that we are pleased to offer," said owners Alice and Robert Liang on its website.
1245 W El Camino Real, Mountain View
650-254-1688
gardenfresh.us

Runner-up: Amarin Thai