Fremont Dining Guide
Zaytoon Steak and Kabab
3701 Peralta Blvd., Fremont, CA; Tel. 510.797.8484
Afghan. The kebabs are served with great, spicy green and red "chutneys" loaded with garlic and vinegar.
De Afghanistan Kabob House
37405 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, CA; Tel. 510.745.9599
Afghan. The restaurant's flagship kebab is the De Afghanistan chaplee kebab, a skewer of fat and juicy beef marinated with green onions, cilantro, garlic and various spices.
Little Sichuan Express
34420-G Fremont Blvd., Fremont, CA; Tel. 510.608.0585
Sichuan Chinese. Specializes in the fiery, complex-flavored dishes of China's western Szechuan province. Their dry-cooked hot spicy chicken is the ultimate finger food for those who like their nibbles spicy.
Ariana's Kabob House
4342 Thornton Ave., Fremont, CA; Tel. 510.792.6122
Afghan and American. Includes Afghan standards like ashak (a kind of ravioli), qabili pallow (a lamb and rice dish) and sabzi challow (a rice, spinach and lamb dish).
39060 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538; Tel. 510.739.1138
Thai. Huge menu of Thai specialties. House specials include praram long song, chicken cooked in peanut sauce and served over spinach; and black pepper and garlic chicken. Bahn Thai has a particularly large menu of seafood items.
5200 Mowry Ave., Fremont, CA 94538; Tel. 510.729.2000
Italian. Old-school, tableside service and Italian-continental standards meet updated, more contemporary fare preparations at this Fremont institution. Embrace the new but don't miss the made-at-your-table Caesar salad and desserts. Black tie service.
New Taste of India
47986 Warm Springs Blvd., Fremont, CA 94539; Tel. 510.252.1111
Indian. All you can eat lunch and dinners are a good value. Fremont's New Taste of India has an extensive selection of tandoori meats, biryani, curries, and specially prepared dinner menus.
37296 Mission Blvd., Fremont, CA; Tel. 510.793.6331
French. Fremont's Papillon restaurant has been serving French-inspired cuisine for the past 20 years. Sit in an elegant dining room or in the atrium. From the menu, look for escargot, frog's legs, and roasted rack of lamb.
Salang Pass Restaurant
37462 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, CA 94536; Tel. 510.795.9200
Afghan. Eat well and feel good about it at Salang Pass. This Afghan restaurant is working to become certified as an Alameda County Green Business. Certification means the restaurant must meet standards for saving energy, conserving water, reducing waste and pollution, and recycling. From the menu, don't miss qabili pilau, Afghanistan's national dish of baked brown rice with lamb and raisins; aushak, ravioli stuffed with leeks and spices; or the burani kadu, soft pumpkin sautéed with garlic and cardamom.
45919 Warm Springs Blvd., Fremont, CA 94539; Tel. 510.656.9141
Greek and Italian. Spin-a-Yarn Restaurant has been a Fremont institution since it opened in the 1950s. Warm Springs Boulevard used to be the primary route between San Francisco and Santa Cruz and many out of town visitors made this a favorite rest stop during their journeys. The restaurant specializes in Greek fare as well as American standards like steak and lobster and rack of lamb.
More East Bay Restaurants
Campo di Bocce
175 E. Vineyard Avenue, Livermore CA
Located just east of Fremont, Campo di Bocce is a great choice for fantastic Italian food and world-class bocce ball courts. Whether you’re looking for a place to celebrate a birthday party, to host a corporate event or to just enjoy time with friends and family, pair dinner and drinks with a few rounds of bocce ball for a unique and entertaining way to spend your day or night.