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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Really good Mediterranean restaurant. Nice atmosphere and smack dab in old town Sunnyvale. During the warmer days, they have outdoor seating with heat lamps. Recommendation: Mansaf - tender chunks of lamb cooked in aged yogurt”
  • 52 locals recommend
Entertainment
“NASA is so close by - check it out! (We've had NASA employees stay at our Airbnb - including one from London that said it was the best Airbnb experience he's ever had.)”
  • 24 locals recommend
Electronics Store
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“The one and only Apple store where you can buy t-shirts, pens and other goodies. (temporarily closed, scheduled to reopen on December 1, 2015)”
  • 32 locals recommend
Electronics Store
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“Although the massive Apple space ship is off limits to the general public, you can go to the Visitor Center and enjoy from across the street!”
  • 21 locals recommend
Place to shop
“If you stay with us and love the tech scene, you'd be remiss to miss Apple's HQ just a few kilometers away.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Nature
“Silicon Valley many great things to do see! Great America Theme Park Winchester Mystery House Silicon Tech Museum ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Some of the best coffee in the world. Expect a good 15 minute wait for your coffee. Incredible cinnamon rolls too. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“A grocery store. We don't usually shop here but Safeway is a popular chain.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Department Store
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  • 7 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“Great japanese food is always tricky to find, but this small izakaya does it right. As with all good japanese, the bill can quickly add up but the food is fresh and well made. This restaurant is about a 8 minute walk, right across El Camino.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Route
“Music, bars, restaurants, strange little shops. Many different kinds of ethnic foods. Mostly closed by 10 pm. Farmers Market on Saturday mornings.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Hands down one of the best places to get ramen in the south bay. There is ALWAYS a wait. Luckily, you can now get on the waitlist via Yelp. It opens at 11:30AM for lunch and 5:30/6:00PM for dinner depending on whether it's a weekend or not. Hop on Yelp's waitlist 15-30 min prior to opening time. Recommendations: Entree: Orenchi Ramen (Tonkotsu) (small/regular size if you get appetizers) Appetizer: Hotate Garlic Butter Scallops Fried Calamari Legs Karaage (Fried Chicken)”
  • 15 locals recommend
Place to shop
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
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“There are plenty of nearby Starbucks, but this drive-thru is located at 3605 El Camino Real in Santa Clara, less than 2 miles away. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“High-end Korean restaurant, reasonable cost. Good a place to invite friends to lunch or dinner. Long wait.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Falafel Restaurant
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“The best freshly prepared Falafels, pita bread and more ... we love this low key whole in the wall place! Neighborhood favorite for sure. ”
  • 14 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Mediterranean Restaurant
“Really good Mediterranean restaurant. Nice atmosphere and smack dab in old town Sunnyvale. During the warmer days, they have outdoor seating with heat lamps. Recommendation: Mansaf - tender chunks of lamb cooked in aged yogurt”
  • 52 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
“Great japanese food is always tricky to find, but this small izakaya does it right. As with all good japanese, the bill can quickly add up but the food is fresh and well made. This restaurant is about a 8 minute walk, right across El Camino.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Hands down one of the best places to get ramen in the south bay. There is ALWAYS a wait. Luckily, you can now get on the waitlist via Yelp. It opens at 11:30AM for lunch and 5:30/6:00PM for dinner depending on whether it's a weekend or not. Hop on Yelp's waitlist 15-30 min prior to opening time. Recommendations: Entree: Orenchi Ramen (Tonkotsu) (small/regular size if you get appetizers) Appetizer: Hotate Garlic Butter Scallops Fried Calamari Legs Karaage (Fried Chicken)”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“High-end Korean restaurant, reasonable cost. Good a place to invite friends to lunch or dinner. Long wait.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Falafel Restaurant
“The best freshly prepared Falafels, pita bread and more ... we love this low key whole in the wall place! Neighborhood favorite for sure. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse is proud to serve it with delicious food, amazing beer, and a cool atmosphere. Craft beers and more ...”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bakery
“Best sandwiches and a good (though not great) breakfast. Sandwiches are the bomb, breakfasts are large and less greasy and perhaps tasty than some places.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend

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