El Estoque

Restaurant Roulette: XLB Kitchen

Restaurant Roulette: XLB Kitchen

Ishani Singh

March 22, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Restaurant Roulette

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]wice a month, El Estoque goes to restaurants around the area and takes a chance by asking the waiter to suggest food for us to try. This week, we continued the alphabetical theme by going to XLB Kitchen in Cupertino. XLB Kitchen is a small Chinese restaurant tucked away off...

Restaurant Roulette: Walia

Restaurant Roulette: Walia

Emily Xia

February 14, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Restaurant Roulette

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]wice a month, El Estoque goes to restaurants around the area and takes a chance by asking the waiter to suggest food for us to try. This week, we continued the alphabetical theme by going to Walia in San Jose. Address: 2208 Business Circle, San Jose, CA 95128 Situated in the heart of downtown San Jose, the small and bustling restaurant Walia offers traditional Ethiopian dishes. The walls are decorated with traditional Ethiopian paintings and old photos, making the atmosphere feel rustic and homey. Along with the relatively cheap...

Restaurant Roulette: Viva Thai Bistro

Restaurant Roulette: Viva Thai Bistro

Charlotte Chui

January 20, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Restaurant Roulette, Reviews

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]wice a month, El Estoque goes to restaurants around the area and takes a chance by asking the waiter to suggest food for us to try. This week, we continued the alphabetical theme by going to Viva Thai Bistro in Cupertino. Address: 19058 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014 ...

Restaurant Roulette: Umami Burger

Restaurant Roulette: Umami Burger

Priya Reddy

December 11, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Restaurant Roulette, Reviews

Twice a month, El Estoque goes to restaurants around the area and takes a chance by asking the waiter to suggest food for us to try. This week, we continued the alphabetical theme by going to Umami Burger in Palo Alto.   Address: 452 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301 Located on Palo Alto’s University Ave., Umami Burger chain of restaurants prides itself in offering burgers and a variety of sides that offer an umami — or savory — flavor profile. It’s their s...

Restaurant Roulette: Tanto Japanese Restaurant

Restaurant Roulette: Tanto Japanese Restaurant

Andrea Schlitt

November 11, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Restaurant Roulette

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]wice a month, El Estoque goes to restaurants around the area and takes a chance by asking the waiter to personally choose our food for us. This week, we continued the alphabetical theme by going to Tanto Japanese Restaurant in Sunnyvale. Address: 1063 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale,...

Restaurant Roulette: Sushi Kuni

Restaurant Roulette: Sushi Kuni

Anirudh Chaudhary

October 20, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Restaurant Roulette

[su_dropcap]T[/su_dropcap]wice a month, El Estoque goes to restaurants around the area and takes a chance by asking the server to personally choose our food for us. This week, we continued the alphabetical theme by going to Sushi Kuni in Cupertino. When you pull up into the parking lot, it’s almost impossible to see the restaurant because of how small and unimposing the building is. The entrance is on the left side of the building, and once you enter you feel either squashed, or hugged, depending on your point of view. T...

Restaurant Roulette: Rio Adobe

Restaurant Roulette: Rio Adobe

Jennie Chen

September 19, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Restaurant Roulette

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]wice a month, El Estoque goes to restaurants around the area and takes a chance by asking the waiter to personally choose our food for us. This week, we continued the alphabetical theme by going to Rio Adobe in Cupertino. Address: 10525 S De Anza Blvd Ste 100, Cupertino, CA 95014 A warm ambience and the sound of bustling kitchen staff greeted customers entering the restaurant. Service is friendly and quick. Unfortunately, customers were not able to order many of the dessert options such as chocolate empanada...

Restaurant Roulette: Q-Pot Korean BBQ & Hot Pot

Restaurant Roulette: Q-Pot Korean BBQ & Hot Pot

Ria Kolli

August 21, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Restaurant Roulette

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]wice a month, El Estoque goes to restaurants around the area and takes a chance by asking the waiter to personally choose our food for us. This week, we continued the alphabetical theme by going to Q-Pot Korean BBQ and Hot Pot in San Jose. [su_gmap height="440" address="1610 E Capitol E...

Restaurant Roulette: Pho Hoa

Restaurant Roulette: Pho Hoa

Shayon Moradi

May 7, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Restaurant Roulette

Twice a month, El Estoque goes to restaurants around the area and takes a chance by asking the waiter to personally choose our food for us. This week, we continued the alphabetical theme by going to Pho Hoa, located on South De Anza Boulevard.     Overall Rating: 7.5/10 Price Rating: 8...

Restaurant Roulette: The Original Pancake House

Restaurant Roulette: The Original Pancake House

Devika Watave

April 27, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Restaurant Roulette

Twice a month, El Estoque goes to restaurants around Cupertino and takes a chance by asking the waiter to personally choose our food for us. This week, we continued the alphabetical theme with a trip to The Original Pancake House. Despite being located in a central spot on De Anza Ave., The Original...

Restaurant Roulette: Nick the Greek

Restaurant Roulette: Nick the Greek

Bill Cheng

February 9, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Lifestyle, Restaurant Roulette, Reviews

[su_dropcap style="flat"]T[/su_dropcap]wice a month, El Estoque goes to restaurants around Cupertino and takes a chance by asking the waiter to personally choose our food for us. This week, we continued the alphabetical theme with Nick the Greek, located on Hollenbeck Ave.     Overal...

Restaurant Roulette: Mori Kitchen

Restaurant Roulette: Mori Kitchen

Anthony Moll

January 18, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Restaurant Roulette, Uncategorized

In this series, El Estoque reviews restaurants in the area alphabetically and tries the restaurant’s recommended dishes. In this edition, EE continued the alphabetic theme with a trip to Mori Kitchen. Mori Kitchen is a Japanese ramen restaurant that replaced Carl’s Jr. on South De Anza Blvd. after...