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Best Places To Eat Near Silicon Valley In Fremont, CA

Updated Aug 10, 2018

Fremont, California, USA, is the closest East Bay city to the world famous Silicon Valley. That is why you see people of many different cultures here. Therefore, you will find a variety of restaurants to dine at. This article shares five restaurants that are certainly worth trying.

Even though I have moved from Fremont, I tend to go to Fremont on the weekends to eat out. The restaurants in Fremont make you want to keep coming back. If you find yourself in Fremont and are seeking a place to eat, here are five places to satisfy your hunger:

1. Papillon

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Papillon is a nice French restaurant that is near an underpass and is a great place to eat. Papilon is the French word for butterfly and this fine dining restaurant is as beautiful as a butterfly.

Each and every season is taken care of since the cooks here work with only the freshest of ingredients. What you will find at Papillon are favorites such as roasted rack of lamb and beef wellington with a flakey crust that is quite popular with the locals and tourists alike. They also serve specialties such as escargot, frog legs, and truffles with cognac duck paté.


Address: 37296 Mission Blvd, Fremont, CA 94536

Opening Hours: Lunch: Monday to Friday 11:30 am to 2:00 pm; Dinner: Monday to Thursday 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm, Friday and Saturday 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm, Sunday 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Contact: (510) 793-6331

Website: Papillon

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2. Massimo's

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This is an authentic Italian restaurant and steakhouse that opened in 1976. Basically, the fine food served here is American cuisine with Italian flavors. Massimo means great and this place lives up to its name. Lots of people come here to celebrate special occasions and conduct business meetings due to its serene atmosphere and good, fresh food.

Their menu includes such things as crab spaghetti, cheese ravioli with pesto, and pasta primavera with minestrone.


Address: 5200 Mowry Ave, Ste M, Fremont, CA 94538

Opening Hours: Monday: 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm, Tuesday to Friday: Lunch  11:30 am to 3:00 pm; Dinner  5:00 pm to 9:30 pm, Saturday:  5 pm to 9:30 pm, Sunday: Closed (except Mother’s Day & Easter)

Contact: (510) 792-2000

Website: Massimo’s

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3. Saki’s Spin-A-Yarn Restaurant

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This steakhouse was featured on Season Five of Chef Gordon Ramsay’s reality show, Kitchen Nightmares. There have been notable improvements since the show aired and it has brought in lots of new business, which is great. The locals have been going here for years, though. The service gets lots of positive reviews and so does the food. A lot of people enjoy the Prime Rib as well as the seafood entrees. The owner’s daughter used to attend summer camp with my boys and he would drop her off every morning with a smile. The warmth and friendliness is the same you will find when you enter the restaurant.

Saki’s Spin-A-Yarn Restaurant

Address: 45915 Warm Springs Blvd, Fremont, California

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 11:00 am to 11:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am to 9:00 pm.

Contact: (510) 656-9141

Website: Saki’s Spin-A-Yarn Restaurant

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4. Sala Thai 2

This restaurant is the second of the three Sala Thai restaurants in Fremont. This one is singled out since it is the only one of the three that serves halal food. It is a traditional Thai restaurant with a casual atmosphere that is perfect for family dinners, dates, and other gatherings. I have been here with my family a few times and we enjoyed our meal.

The pad kra pow (spicy basil stir fry), the pra ram, and the pad oyster are the most popular dishes here. There is also squid, tofu, and shrimp in sleeping bag.

Sala Thai 2

Address: 44800 S. Grimmer Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538

Opening Hours: Monday: Closed, Tuesday to Thursday: Lunch 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm, Friday: Lunch 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Saturday: 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Sunday: 12:.00 pm to 9:00 pm

Contact: (510) 445-0088

Website: Sala Thai 2

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5. De Afghanan Cuisine

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Fremont prides itself on being home to the largest population of Afghan Americans in the United States. This Afghani restaurant makes them feel right at home and the locals as well as out of town visitors truly love it here. The ambience is great for a nice and flavorful dinner with friends and family. The kebabs, either beef or lamb, are tender and not at all spicy. Other favorites include the chicken and chaplee kebab combo and sabzi challow.

Afghani food is very good and this place does not disappoint. The kebabs come with tasty rice, and bread is also served. I personally love Afghani bread and have to stop myself from eating too much since it served before the meal and if I eat too much it gets hard to eat the yummy main entrée. Be sure to end your meal with some green tea.

De Afghanan Cuisine

Address: 37395 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA 94536

Opening Hours: Monday: Closed, Tuesday to Sunday 11:45 am to 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Access: Between Beloveria Ct & Peralta Ct

Contact: (510) 857-1009

Website: De Afghanan Cuisine

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Some great eats in Fremont

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Fremont is a place with lots of diverse cultures. It is hard to choose where to eat since there are so many choices. I tried to narrow the list down to five fine dining restaurants with diverse food options. Like I said, it is hard to choose where to eat since so much is offered and all restaurants are pretty good, although everyone has different tastes. It even happens in the same family. So, please check out the five restaurants I have highlighted here. I know that you will not be disappointed.

This article was originally published on Apr 21, 2017

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Tabassum Rahmani is a technical writer, who was born and raised in the USA to Indian parents. She loves to write and has been doing so for over a decade now. She enjoys travelling, especially with...Read more

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