Itching to explore the freshest new spots downtown? From a skin care spot to a Portuguese bakery, read on for a list of the newest businesses to arrive in this part of San Jose.
Sunny Island BBQ
304 E. Santa Clara St., Suite B
Sunny Island BBQ is a Hawaiian spot, offering barbecue and more.
The eatery specializes in Hawaiian-inspired fare; the menu includes a variety of combo plates, which include a choice of chicken, pork, beef or kalbi, as well as rice and either mac and cheese or salad. (Take a gander at the menu.)
Sunny Island BBQ currently holds 3.5 stars out of six reviews on Yelp, indicating good reviews.
Yelper TJ T., who reviewed Sunny Island BBQ on Nov. 15, wrote, "If you're in the mood for some amazing Hawaiian food, this is the place. The meat served here is amazing, as the ribs are so tender and juicy and fall right off the bone. They just completely melt in your mouth and have that classic, sweet and savory Hawaiian flavor."
Michelle H. noted, "A hidden gem. It's the kind of hole-in-the-wall restaurant that I drove past for years and didn't even think could be as good, [but] boy was I wrong. The food is so delicious [and] the meat is so tender."
Sunny Island BBQ is open from 10:30 a.m.–9:30 p.m. on weekdays and noon–9:30 p.m. on Saturday. (It's closed on Sunday.)
Spazio Skin Bar
415 E. Taylor St., Suite 20
Spazio Skin Bar is a skin care and waxing spot.
The owner, Diana, specializes in creating a customized experience for patients and their skin care needs, with a variety of treatments, including microdermabrasion, peels, waxing, back facials and more.
30 E. Santa Clara St., Suite 130
Pastelaria Adega is a bakery and Portuguese spot, offering sandwiches and more.
The highlight on the menu is the pastéis de nata, an egg tart pastry that features a crispy and flaky crust and a creamy and sweet middle. The recipe dates back over 300 years, according to the eatery's website.
You'll also find artisan bread like the pao de centeio rye, pao alentejano wheat, broa de milho corn loaves and much more.
With a 4.5-star Yelp rating out of 19 reviews on Yelp, Pastelaria Adega has been getting positive attention.
Cherylynn N., who reviewed Pastelaria Adega on Nov. 23, noted, "The buttery exterior crust was shatteringly flaky with a rich, eggy-cinnamony custard filling and a very lightly blistered top (some tarts were more blistered than others)."
Yelper Jess L. added, "Wonderful service that was patient and smiling even with the throng of customers they were having."
Pastelaria Adega is open from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. daily.