Almaden Valley Shopping & Restaurants

Almaden Shopping

Almaden Plaza Shopping Center
5353 Almaden Expressway
San Jose, CA 95118
Tel: (408) 264-3766

The Almaden Plaza Shopping Center is located at the corner of Almaden Expressway and Blossom Hill Road and is easily accessible from Highway 85 (Exit Almaden Expressway). The Almaden Plaza has a total of 48 stores ranging from Wholesale stores (Costco) Home Furnishings (Bed Bath and Beyond), Men’s and Women’s Apparels (Ross, TJ Maxx) to Gifts and Bookstores (Barnes And Nobles) and Specialty Stores (Diddam’s Party Store, Workworld). This mall also offers a variety of traditional American restaurants such as Chevy’s, Fresh Choice, Omaha Steaks, Red Lobster, Starbucks, ideal to rest at lunch or diner time.

Almaden Valley Nursery
15800 Almaden Expressway
San Jose, CA 95120-1503
Tel: (408) 997-1234

Looking for plants, flowers, bulbs, seeds, pottery or any other garden related items in Almaden Valley? The Almaden Valley Nursery is the place to go to. Started as family business in 1975, the Nursery, located off Almaden Expressway, close to the Almaden Lake Park is today the leading garden destination in Almaden Valley.

Graystone Glass Works
18401 Graystone Lane
San Jose, CA 95120-1607
Tel: (408) 268-3418

This Almaden Valley based company creates etched glass (carvings on glass) for your windows, your front door, your table tops, your mirrors, etc. It can be customized to your needs or you can choose from a variety of their stock designs.

Unicorn Thrift Shop
1181 Redmond Avenue
San Jose, CA 95120
Tel: (408) 997-9188

This place, located in the Almaden Crossgate neighborhood, is packed with books, clothing and jewelry at reasonable prices. Their $1 sale days are not to be missed. A good local alternative to the nearest Goodwill store located off Almaden Expressway in Willow Glen.

Almaden Restaurants

Elements Restaurant
6944 Almaden Expressway
San Jose, CA 95120
Tel: (408) 927-8773

Elements is one of the top rated Euro-Asian Fusion restaurants in San Jose and offers a contemporary refined mix of Vietnamese and French cuisine. Located off Almaden Expressway, on Via Valiente, the restaurant also hosts weddings, anniversaries, birthday parties as well as corporate events.

La Foret Restaurant
21747 Bertram Road
San Jose, CA 95120
Tel: (408) 997-3458

Zagat-Rated and ranked in the top 5 restaurants in San Jose, La Foret caters to amateurs of refined French Cuisine. The restaurant is located in an old country style historical hotel, off Almaden Road in the foothills of New Almaden. The restaurant also provides banquet rooms for weddings parties up to 130 people.

Sonoma Chicken Coop
5925 Almaden Expressway
San Jose, CA 95120-1769
Tel: (408) 997-1272

Sonoma Chicken Coop is a traditional American restaurant, named after the Sonoma wine area. The name is also inspired by the fact that the menu includes a large selection of rotisserie chicken courses. Located South of Almaden Lake Park, the place (one of four in San Jose) is renowned for its fast service and casual cuisine “made from scratch”. A band plays live most Fridays.