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Cover Story - August 24, 2012

Best of Mountain View 2012

These are the champions, the restaurants, retailers and professionals who answered the call to compete and came out on top. Readers had the task of judging the top performers and awarding gold medals to the best of the best. From oil changes to acupuncture, bagels to baba ghanoush, pearl tea to pet hospitals, we've got it all. These are your winners, Mountain View, the places you chose for the best service, best products, best food and best places to have fun.

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Posted by Max Hauser
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 24, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Max Hauser is a registered user.

I respectfully wonder if there was a mistake under Sushi/Japanese, possibly a mix-up with the parallel poll by the Palo Alto Weekly. "Best Sushi/Japanese" text above cites a single restaurant, then lists two Sushi Tomo addresses, both in Palo Alto. I don't recall seeing Sushi Tomo on the MV Voice poll, and unlike say Chef Chu's (right at the MV border), one Sushi Tomo location is in downtown PA, miles from MV; the other on El Camino Way, off ECR beyond Charleston. But Sushi _Tomi_ in downtown Mountain View is a popular, widely honored restaurant with a similar name and won this poll for MV last year, and earlier.

Also, compare this year's opening and closing text for Sushi/Japanese winner to last year's:

Sushi/Japanese [2012]:
Known for its fresh fish and traditional sushi, Sushi Tomo presents diners with a wide variety of rolls and sushi options. ... The restaurant is now open for lunch on weekends.

Sushi/Japanese [2011]:
Sushi Tomi is known for its fresh fish and wide variety of very traditional sushi. ... The restaurant is now also open for lunch on weekends.

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Posted by imchinese
a resident of North Whisman
on Aug 25, 2012 at 10:08 am

Chef Chu's for best Chinese? That's a fail. Who votes on this (obviously not Chinese people) Even the waitstaff there comments on how unauthentic the food is.