Would you like information on the most talked about places in San Jose?
We used Yelp and SafeGraph, a data set of commercial attractions and visitor patterns, to research the question to find out which restaurants received oversized advertisements this month.
To find out who made the list, we first looked at the San Jose businesses on Yelp by category and counted the number of reviews they received. Instead of just comparing them based on the number of reviews, we calculated a percentage increase in reviews over the past month and tracked companies that have continuously increased their review volume to identify statistically significant outliers compared to past performance. We then analyzed SafeGraph’s pedestrian traffic data to validate the trends.
Read on to see which places are worth exploring.
Photo: Tostadas / Yelp
Open since June, this Mexican breakfast and brunch place is trending compared to other companies listed as “Breakfast & Brunch” on Yelp.
Across the city, breakfast and brunch spots saw an average 1.4% increase in new reviews last month, while Tostadas saw a 60.8% increase and consistently maintained a solid four-star rating.
It’s not the only outlier in the breakfast and brunch category: iJava Cafe saw ratings jump 4.7%.
Tostadas is located at 304 E. Santa Clara St., Suite A in downtown San Jose. The restaurant specializes in tostadas with chicken, chorizo and prawns. It also offers a vegan tostada made with avocado spread, chilled beans, soy rizo, pico de gallo, and corn. Also, look out for stuffed poblano chilli, shrimp fajitas, and pork lulls, each served with chilled beans and rice.
Tostadas is open Mondays, Tuesdays and Sundays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Aura kitchen and bar
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Whether or not you’ve heard of the Aura Kitchen and Bar in downtown San Jose, the bar is a hot topic according to Yelp review data.
While companies rated as “Bars” on Yelp saw their new reviews increase an average of 1.1% over the past month, Aura Kitchen and Bar saw their new reviews increase by 15.6% over the past month and stayed there a two-star rating. It significantly outperformed the previous month by receiving 6.0 times more reviews than expected based on its previous performance.
There are even more trends in the San Jose bar scene: Social Lady saw ratings jump 15.6% and Giorgio’s Italian Food & Pizzeria, up 1.6%.
The Aura Kitchen and Bar has been open at 389 S. First St. since August 2015 and offers sushi, rice bowls and salads as well as cocktails such as the Watermelon Moonshine (white whiskey, watermelon liqueur and lemon juice) and the California Crush (Absolut Citron, Veev), Lime wedges, blackberries and strawberries).
7 Leaves Cafe
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The 7 Leaves Cafe in West San Jose is also making waves. Since May 2019 in the Saratoga Ave. 375 popular bubble tea, coffee, tea, and macarons open spots saw new ratings rise 31.2% last month, compared to an average rating increase of 2.3% for all tagged Coffee & Tea businesses Yelp.
There’s more than one hot spot in the coffee and tea category in San Jose: Oh My Boba ratings rose 24.4% and Lucky Tea rose 12.7%. For the past month, it has maintained a strong four-star rating among Yelpers.
Look on the menu for homemade flavored teas made from raw ingredients like pandan leaves, mung beans, taro roots, and passion fruit. The restaurant offers jasmine milk tea, Japanese soy matcha, black cream coffee and much more. A range of home-baked macarons are also available.
The 7 Leaves Cafe is open Mondays to Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Fridays from 7 a.m. to midnight, Saturdays from 8 a.m. to midnight and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Great duper burger
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West San Jose’s Super Duper Burgers is numerically the busiest traditional American spot in town.
The traditional American spot, which sells burgers and more, which opened at 5399 Prospect Road in December 2018, increased its number of new reviews by 7.1% over the past month, an outlier compared to the median number of new reviews of 0.9 % for the Yelp category “American (Traditional).”
It’s not the only outlier in the traditional American category: Mesquite and Oak saw ratings jump 5.4% and Cafe Rosalena jump 0.3%.
Super Duper Burgers, locally owned and operated, offers a variety of burgers and sandwiches made with sustainable ingredients. Browse through the natural beef burger, the chicken sandwich or the vegetable burger. Or stop by for an organic shake or a soft ice cream cone.
Super Duper Burgers is open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Jewel of india
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Capital Goss’ established gem of India has seen a sharp surge in pedestrian traffic lately.
While Jewel of India stayed 1.4% last month, in line with the average increase in revaluations for companies rated “Seafood” by Yelp, the company saw double visits, according to SafeGraph’s pedestrian traffic data.
There’s more excitement in the world of San Jose seafood: Slapfish saw ratings rise 6%.
Jewel of India has been located at 2634 Alum Rock Ave. since 2006. open and offers North Indian dishes with specialties such as the Aloo Chaat Papri – crispy flat waffles with potatoes and chutney. When it comes to desserts, the Indian spot serves mango ice cream and gulab jamun, fried milk balls served in a sweet syrup.
Jewel of India is open daily from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. According to SafeGraph, people visit Jewel of India the most on Mondays and Saturdays, and they attract half of all visitors on those two days. When planning your visit, be sure to try the slower periods on Tuesdays.
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