Food trends come and go. So how can you tell which flavors are trending right now?
We took a data-driven look at the question and used Yelp to find out which local businesses received oversized attention this month.
To see who made the list, we looked at the San Jose businesses by category on Yelp 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 continuously increased their review volume to identify statistically significant outliers compared to past performance.
Read on to see which spots are hot this summer.
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Opened in April, this Vietnamese and Asian fusion spot is trending compared to other companies listed as “Asian Fusion” on Yelp.
City-wide, Asian fusion spots saw new ratings rise an average of 2% last month, while Champa Kitchen saw an 80.8% increase and consistently maintained a compelling 4.5-star rating.
Located at 5560 Monterey Road in Santa Teresa, Champa Kitchen offers spring rolls, curries, pho, vermicelli, Vietnamese coffee and much more.
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According to Yelp review data, whether or not you were excited about Willow Glen South’s Sushi Koya, the popular sushi bar and Japanese restaurant that specializes in seafood and more, is a hot topic.
While companies rated as “Sushi Bars” on Yelp saw an average increase in new reviews of 1.4% over the last month, Sushi Koya saw new reviews increase by 7.8% and kept a superior one over that period 4.5 star rating at. It significantly outperformed the previous month by receiving 2.8 times more reviews than expected based on its previous performance.
Sushi Koya has been open at 2424 Almaden Road since March 2017 and offers shrimp tempura, udon noodles, sashimi rolls and bento rolls.
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The Spoonfish Poke in downtown San Jose is also making waves. The popular Hawaiian spot, which has been open at 111 Paseo De San Antonio since 2017 and sells poke and seafood, saw new reviews rise 6.1% last month, compared to an average reviews increase of 1.6% for all companies tagged “Seafood” “on Yelp. In addition, Spoonfish Poke’s reviews increased more than 200% month over month.
Spoonfish Poke offers homemade sack shells as well as characteristic sack shells with combinations such as the Spartan Dream with salmon, togarashi cream, crab salad, seaweed salad, edamame and much more. Last month, Yelpers earned a solid four-star rating.
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 last December, increased its new reviews by 9.6% over the past month, an outlier when compared to the median number of new reviews of 1.8 % for the Yelp category. “American (traditional).”
The California burger chain offers burgers, including vegetarian burgers, fries, chicken sandwiches, organic shakes, and much more.
Oros Thai Chicken & Rice
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Oros Thai Chicken & Rice from Blossom Valley is currently on the upswing in the Bubble Tea category at Yelp.
While companies rated “Bubble Tea” on Yelp saw their new reviews increase by an average of 4.7% last month, this Thai spot selling bubble tea and more increased its new ratings by 26.4% – The Yelp rating increased from four stars to 4.5 stars.
The store has been located at 5663 Snell Ave since January. open and offers Thai dishes as well as a variety of milk teas with different toppings and ingredients as well as lemonade and smoothies.
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