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Mountain View Guidebook

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Mountain View Guidebook

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Open Monday thru Thursday 11:30 - 2:30 & 4:30 - 10, Friday 11:30 - 2:30 & 4:30 - 11, Saturday 11:30 - 11, Sunday 11:30 - 9:30 - Happy Hour Monday thru Friday 4:30 - 6:30 Doppio Zero is the highest-rated Italian restaurant in all of Mountain View. They specialize in Neopolitan pizza and Southern Italian cuisine, using the highest quality ingredients they can find, many of which are imported straight from the Mediterranean. Their menu features a number of delicious specialty pizzas that you won’t find anywhere else, and pasta and small plate dishes that are to die for. You can call ahead for a reservation or get your food to go.
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Doppio Zero
160 Castro Street
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Open Monday thru Thursday 11:30 - 2:30 & 4:30 - 10, Friday 11:30 - 2:30 & 4:30 - 11, Saturday 11:30 - 11, Sunday 11:30 - 9:30 - Happy Hour Monday thru Friday 4:30 - 6:30 Doppio Zero is the highest-rated Italian restaurant in all of Mountain View. They specialize in Neopolitan pizza and Southern Italian cuisine, using the highest quality ingredients they can find, many of which are imported straight from the Mediterranean. Their menu features a number of delicious specialty pizzas that you won’t find anywhere else, and pasta and small plate dishes that are to die for. You can call ahead for a reservation or get your food to go.
Open Tuesday thru Thursday 11 - 9, Friday & Saturday 11 - 10, Sunday 11 - 9 If you’re looking for something a little different, Zareen’s is a small, casual restaurant that serves up innovative Indian & Pakistani dishes. The restaurant itself is small, but they have a large outdoor dining area where you can chow down on dishes like the tandoori burger, grilled chicken boti, lamb curry, and chicken tikka masala. They have plenty of vegetarian options, and their naan selection is incredible!
Zareen's
1477 Plymouth St
Open Tuesday thru Thursday 11 - 9, Friday & Saturday 11 - 10, Sunday 11 - 9 If you’re looking for something a little different, Zareen’s is a small, casual restaurant that serves up innovative Indian & Pakistani dishes. The restaurant itself is small, but they have a large outdoor dining area where you can chow down on dishes like the tandoori burger, grilled chicken boti, lamb curry, and chicken tikka masala. They have plenty of vegetarian options, and their naan selection is incredible!
Open Monday thru Thursday 11:30 - 9:30, Friday & Saturday 11:30 - 11:30, Sunday 11:30 - 9:30 Happy Hour Monday thru Friday 3:30 - 6 Cascal is a Pan-Latin restaurant that combines old world spanish influence with the flavors and ingredients of Latin America. Items on their tapas menu come from various locations in Latin America, so you’ll find flavors from places like Brazil, Cuba, Guatemala, etc., and the ingredients are unlike anything you’ll find elsewhere in town.
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Cascal
400 Castro Street
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Open Monday thru Thursday 11:30 - 9:30, Friday & Saturday 11:30 - 11:30, Sunday 11:30 - 9:30 Happy Hour Monday thru Friday 3:30 - 6 Cascal is a Pan-Latin restaurant that combines old world spanish influence with the flavors and ingredients of Latin America. Items on their tapas menu come from various locations in Latin America, so you’ll find flavors from places like Brazil, Cuba, Guatemala, etc., and the ingredients are unlike anything you’ll find elsewhere in town.
Open Monday thru Friday 11:30 - 10, Saturday 10 - 10, Sunday 10 - 9 Happy Hour daily from 4 - 6 Scratch is a New American-style restaurant that serves updated takes on American classics. Their menu is huge, so pretty much anyone is able to find something they’ll love here. They also have vegetarian, gluten free, and kid’s menu items, so those with restricted diets or picky eaters will have options to choose from at Scratch as well!
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Scratch
401 Castro Street
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Open Monday thru Friday 11:30 - 10, Saturday 10 - 10, Sunday 10 - 9 Happy Hour daily from 4 - 6 Scratch is a New American-style restaurant that serves updated takes on American classics. Their menu is huge, so pretty much anyone is able to find something they’ll love here. They also have vegetarian, gluten free, and kid’s menu items, so those with restricted diets or picky eaters will have options to choose from at Scratch as well!
Open Monday thru Friday 11 - 2 & 5:30 - 9:30, Saturday 11:30 - 2 & 5 - 9:30, Sunday 11:30 - 2 & 5 - 9 Sushi Tomi serves up some of the best sushi in Mountain View! There might be a bit of a wait to get into this restaurant, but there’s a reason for that--the sushi is just so, so good! The service is great and the restaurant itself has a great atmosphere. They have a number of rolls that you won’t find anywhere else, and if you’re not sure what you’d like, the chef is always ready with a recommendation!
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Sushi Tomi
635 W Dana St
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Open Monday thru Friday 11 - 2 & 5:30 - 9:30, Saturday 11:30 - 2 & 5 - 9:30, Sunday 11:30 - 2 & 5 - 9 Sushi Tomi serves up some of the best sushi in Mountain View! There might be a bit of a wait to get into this restaurant, but there’s a reason for that--the sushi is just so, so good! The service is great and the restaurant itself has a great atmosphere. They have a number of rolls that you won’t find anywhere else, and if you’re not sure what you’d like, the chef is always ready with a recommendation!
Open Monday thru Thursday 11:30 - 2:30 & 5 - 10, Friday 11:30 - 2:30 & 5 - 10:30, Saturday 12 - 3 & 5 - 10:30, Sunday 12 - 3 & 5 - 10 Sakoon is a bright and pleasant Indian restaurant that serves up both traditional and contemporary cuisine. During lunch hours, they have a buffet with a menu that changes daily, and in the evening, they have a set menu with dozens of options to choose from. They offer all the classics you would expect to find in an Indian restaurant, but they put their own twists on them with interesting flavors.
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Sakoon
357 Castro Street
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Open Monday thru Thursday 11:30 - 2:30 & 5 - 10, Friday 11:30 - 2:30 & 5 - 10:30, Saturday 12 - 3 & 5 - 10:30, Sunday 12 - 3 & 5 - 10 Sakoon is a bright and pleasant Indian restaurant that serves up both traditional and contemporary cuisine. During lunch hours, they have a buffet with a menu that changes daily, and in the evening, they have a set menu with dozens of options to choose from. They offer all the classics you would expect to find in an Indian restaurant, but they put their own twists on them with interesting flavors.
Open Sunday thru Thursday 7:30 AM - 11 PM, Friday & Saturday 7:30 AM - 12 AM Crepevine has the best breakfast in Mountain View, but they’re also open late so you can satisfy those breakfast cravings with a savory dinner option! All of their dressings and sauces, as well as their pancake mix, are made from scratch in-house. If you’re not in the mood for breakfast food, they also have salads, pasta, and sandwiches available!
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Crepevine
300 Castro Street
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Open Sunday thru Thursday 7:30 AM - 11 PM, Friday & Saturday 7:30 AM - 12 AM Crepevine has the best breakfast in Mountain View, but they’re also open late so you can satisfy those breakfast cravings with a savory dinner option! All of their dressings and sauces, as well as their pancake mix, are made from scratch in-house. If you’re not in the mood for breakfast food, they also have salads, pasta, and sandwiches available!
Open Tuesday thru Saturday 5:30 - 9 If you’re looking for something a bit more upscale, Chez TJ has you covered. Chez TJ has a French-inspired set menu with new items appearing based on whichever fresh ingredients the chef has available. Because the meals are set, you don’t always get much say in what’s offered, but the curated meals follow the vision that the chef has set out to create.
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Chez TJ
938 Villa Street
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Open Tuesday thru Saturday 5:30 - 9 If you’re looking for something a bit more upscale, Chez TJ has you covered. Chez TJ has a French-inspired set menu with new items appearing based on whichever fresh ingredients the chef has available. Because the meals are set, you don’t always get much say in what’s offered, but the curated meals follow the vision that the chef has set out to create.
Open 11 - 11 daily - Happy Hour wines on Wednesday As the name suggest, Oren’s Hummus is a Middle Eastern restaurant that serves up a number of different hummus plates, as well as other Israeli favorites. They have pita, kebabs, shakshuka, and plenty of outstanding dips & sides. Oren’s is great for folks who are looking for healthy options.
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Oren's Hummus
126 Castro Street
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Open 11 - 11 daily - Happy Hour wines on Wednesday As the name suggest, Oren’s Hummus is a Middle Eastern restaurant that serves up a number of different hummus plates, as well as other Israeli favorites. They have pita, kebabs, shakshuka, and plenty of outstanding dips & sides. Oren’s is great for folks who are looking for healthy options.
Shopping
We love to browse through the selection at East West Bookshop at 324 Castro St. They are one of the largest independent bookstores in the world that specializes in metaphysical and “conscious living” materials. The store has a fun but relaxing environment and caters so well to spiritual/hippie types! Open Monday thru Thursday 11 - 10, Friday & Saturday 11 - 11, Sunday 11 - 9
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East West Bookshop
324 Castro Street
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We love to browse through the selection at East West Bookshop at 324 Castro St. They are one of the largest independent bookstores in the world that specializes in metaphysical and “conscious living” materials. The store has a fun but relaxing environment and caters so well to spiritual/hippie types! Open Monday thru Thursday 11 - 10, Friday & Saturday 11 - 11, Sunday 11 - 9
Right across the street, you’ll find another bookstore, Books Inc, a nice, well-organized local shop that carries titles in fiction and nonfiction, and has a great little kid’s book section! They often host authors, so be sure to check their website to see if there are any special events happening! Booksinc.net - Open Monday thru Friday 10 - 10, Saturday 9 - 10, Sunday 10 - 9
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Books Inc.
317 Castro Street
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Right across the street, you’ll find another bookstore, Books Inc, a nice, well-organized local shop that carries titles in fiction and nonfiction, and has a great little kid’s book section! They often host authors, so be sure to check their website to see if there are any special events happening! Booksinc.net - Open Monday thru Friday 10 - 10, Saturday 9 - 10, Sunday 10 - 9
At 250 Castro Street, you’ll find Therapy Store, a Bay Area exclusive that specializes in unique, trendy, hipster-type gifts, bags, art, and more. Everything is organized by theme, and most of the items you find in the store can’t be found elsewhere. They do an excellent job curating the items they carry to their specific brand, making it a fun place to peruse! Open Monday thru Thursday 12 - 9, Friday & Saturday 11 - 10:30, Sunday 11 - 9:30
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Therapy Stores
250 Castro Street
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At 250 Castro Street, you’ll find Therapy Store, a Bay Area exclusive that specializes in unique, trendy, hipster-type gifts, bags, art, and more. Everything is organized by theme, and most of the items you find in the store can’t be found elsewhere. They do an excellent job curating the items they carry to their specific brand, making it a fun place to peruse! Open Monday thru Thursday 12 - 9, Friday & Saturday 11 - 10:30, Sunday 11 - 9:30
Mountain View is home to some of the biggest tech companies in the world, and the giant that rules them all is Google. If you’re looking for a souvenir to take home with you, why not take home an item that’s unique to the area? The Google Merchandise Store at 1981 Landings Dr has just about any Google-related item you could ever want. Hats, hoodies, tote bags, coffee mugs, pens and more, all branded with the town’s biggest company! Open Monday thru Friday 10 - 6:30
Google Merchandise Store
1981 Landings Dr
Mountain View is home to some of the biggest tech companies in the world, and the giant that rules them all is Google. If you’re looking for a souvenir to take home with you, why not take home an item that’s unique to the area? The Google Merchandise Store at 1981 Landings Dr has just about any Google-related item you could ever want. Hats, hoodies, tote bags, coffee mugs, pens and more, all branded with the town’s biggest company! Open Monday thru Friday 10 - 6:30
If you absolutely need a mall, though, you can head up 82 to Palo Alto, where you’ll find Stanford Shopping Center at 660 Stanford Shopping Center (yes, that’s the address!). Located on the grounds of Stanford University, this place has everything you would expect to find in a mall that caters to college students. All of the hip names like Nordstrom, Banana Republic, Burberry, and more are all located on site. Open Monday thru Friday 10 - 9, Saturday 10 - 7, Sunday 11 - 6
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Stanford Shopping Center
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If you absolutely need a mall, though, you can head up 82 to Palo Alto, where you’ll find Stanford Shopping Center at 660 Stanford Shopping Center (yes, that’s the address!). Located on the grounds of Stanford University, this place has everything you would expect to find in a mall that caters to college students. All of the hip names like Nordstrom, Banana Republic, Burberry, and more are all located on site. Open Monday thru Friday 10 - 9, Saturday 10 - 7, Sunday 11 - 6
Family-Friendly Activities
Open Wednesday thru Sunday 10 - 5 There’s no denying that Mountain View thrives because of the computer and technology industry, so what better place to visit a museum dedicated entirely to computer history? Even if you’re not a technologically-minded person, there’s still a lot of really neat stuff to enjoy here! The museum has a number of exhibits that feature how humans have used technology for centuries to help shape their lives, and it gives a glimpse into what our future might hold. Best of all? It’s completely free to visit!
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Computer History Museum
1401 North Shoreline Boulevard
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Open Wednesday thru Sunday 10 - 5 There’s no denying that Mountain View thrives because of the computer and technology industry, so what better place to visit a museum dedicated entirely to computer history? Even if you’re not a technologically-minded person, there’s still a lot of really neat stuff to enjoy here! The museum has a number of exhibits that feature how humans have used technology for centuries to help shape their lives, and it gives a glimpse into what our future might hold. Best of all? It’s completely free to visit!
Open 24 hours Right near the Googleplex, Google’s Mountain View Headquarters, you’ll find the Google Merchandise Store, and a fun display of Android-themed statues. A new statue is added with each Android update, and they periodically add other statues to the mix as seasons and holidays changed. This is a fun place to snag some whimsical photos to remember your trip to Mountain View!
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Google Android Lawn Statues
1981 Landings Dr
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Open 24 hours Right near the Googleplex, Google’s Mountain View Headquarters, you’ll find the Google Merchandise Store, and a fun display of Android-themed statues. A new statue is added with each Android update, and they periodically add other statues to the mix as seasons and holidays changed. This is a fun place to snag some whimsical photos to remember your trip to Mountain View!
Open Tuesday & Wednesday 11 - 5, Sunday 1 - 4 The historic Rengstorff House was one of the first houses to be built in Mountain View, all the way back in 1867. After Henry Rengstorff’s death, though, the house fell into disrepair and was threatened with demolition. Thanks to the city government, the house was saved and restored and turned into a museum, though! There’s a ton of history in the gorgeous home, and its grounds are absolutely beautiful. We recommend taking a docent-guided tour in order to learn the full story of this lovely piece of historical architecture.
Rengstorff House
3070 North Shoreline Boulevard
Open Tuesday & Wednesday 11 - 5, Sunday 1 - 4 The historic Rengstorff House was one of the first houses to be built in Mountain View, all the way back in 1867. After Henry Rengstorff’s death, though, the house fell into disrepair and was threatened with demolition. Thanks to the city government, the house was saved and restored and turned into a museum, though! There’s a ton of history in the gorgeous home, and its grounds are absolutely beautiful. We recommend taking a docent-guided tour in order to learn the full story of this lovely piece of historical architecture.
Open Wednesday thru Saturday 10 AM - 3 PM Moffett Field Historical Society Museum is an aviation-themed museum with an emphasis on the Bay Area’s history in national defense. If you’re interested in the military or the aviation industry in general, you’re sure to love this museum! They have vintage aircraft, and a lot of exhibits related to this region’s ties to NASA and aircraft testing.
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Moffett Field Historical Society Museum
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Open Wednesday thru Saturday 10 AM - 3 PM Moffett Field Historical Society Museum is an aviation-themed museum with an emphasis on the Bay Area’s history in national defense. If you’re interested in the military or the aviation industry in general, you’re sure to love this museum! They have vintage aircraft, and a lot of exhibits related to this region’s ties to NASA and aircraft testing.
Who doesn’t love the thrill of flying a kite?! The Kite Lot is a large open space that consistently has excellent wind for kite flying. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, you’re sure to have a blast here. Even if you aren’t flying one yourself, it’s fun to head out here and watch the more advanced flyers pull off their crazy acrobatic stunts.
Kite Lot
Who doesn’t love the thrill of flying a kite?! The Kite Lot is a large open space that consistently has excellent wind for kite flying. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, you’re sure to have a blast here. Even if you aren’t flying one yourself, it’s fun to head out here and watch the more advanced flyers pull off their crazy acrobatic stunts.
Outdoor Activities
Stevens Creek Trail is a nature walk that cuts right through the heart of Mountain View. The trail extends from Shoreline Park, where it connects to the Bay Trail, all the way to the corner of Dale Avenue and Heatherstone Way. It runs through town, through tidal marshlands, all along Stevens Creek, a natural creek that’s been saved from city overhaul and sprawl. The closest access point from here is the Middlefield Entrance, just a couple of blocks southwest on Middlefield Rd.
Stevens Creek Trail
Stevens Creek Trail is a nature walk that cuts right through the heart of Mountain View. The trail extends from Shoreline Park, where it connects to the Bay Trail, all the way to the corner of Dale Avenue and Heatherstone Way. It runs through town, through tidal marshlands, all along Stevens Creek, a natural creek that’s been saved from city overhaul and sprawl. The closest access point from here is the Middlefield Entrance, just a couple of blocks southwest on Middlefield Rd.
Right up the road in Stanford, you’ll find Stanford Dish, part of the Stanford University complex. The Dish is named after an old radio telescope used by the university for research. This is a paved, 3.5 mile hike that offers spectacular views of the peninsula, Stanford Univsersity’s campus, and the mountains. On a clear day, you’re able to see San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, and the East Bay. This is a nice, but not particularly challenging walk that offers up gorgeous views.
Stanford Dish Hiking Trail
Right up the road in Stanford, you’ll find Stanford Dish, part of the Stanford University complex. The Dish is named after an old radio telescope used by the university for research. This is a paved, 3.5 mile hike that offers spectacular views of the peninsula, Stanford Univsersity’s campus, and the mountains. On a clear day, you’re able to see San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, and the East Bay. This is a nice, but not particularly challenging walk that offers up gorgeous views.
No trip to the Bay Area would be complete without visiting the redwood forests! For nature-lovers, this is an absolute must-see. It’s a bit of a drive to get to this park, but it’s totally worth it. This state park is home to over 40 acres of old-growth redwood trees, and it contains some of the tallest and oldest trees in the entire world. In the early 1900s, Teddy Roosevelt visited this area and helped spur an initiative to protect the trees. They are one of the most spectacular natural species in the entire United States and the Bay Area is one of the best places to see them.
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Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
101 North Big Trees Park Road
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No trip to the Bay Area would be complete without visiting the redwood forests! For nature-lovers, this is an absolute must-see. It’s a bit of a drive to get to this park, but it’s totally worth it. This state park is home to over 40 acres of old-growth redwood trees, and it contains some of the tallest and oldest trees in the entire world. In the early 1900s, Teddy Roosevelt visited this area and helped spur an initiative to protect the trees. They are one of the most spectacular natural species in the entire United States and the Bay Area is one of the best places to see them.
General Entertainment
Hours vary, but showings usually start at 11 AM and end around 10:30 Want to catch the latest blockbuster? Or maybe you’re just in the mood for some movie theater popcorn? Head over to Century Cinema 16. This theater complex has comfy, reclining seats and all the theater food you’d expect. There are a number of movie theaters in the area, but this one has by far the largest selection of films, and the most open hours.
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Century Cinema 16
1500 North Shoreline Boulevard
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Hours vary, but showings usually start at 11 AM and end around 10:30 Want to catch the latest blockbuster? Or maybe you’re just in the mood for some movie theater popcorn? Head over to Century Cinema 16. This theater complex has comfy, reclining seats and all the theater food you’d expect. There are a number of movie theaters in the area, but this one has by far the largest selection of films, and the most open hours.
If you’re more in the mood for live entertainment, check Google to see if there are any shows happening over at the Shoreline Amphitheatre. Since it’s part of the LiveNation network, this outdoor venue on the bay regularly has big-name artists in all different genres of music, as well as festivals and comedians. There’s nothing more fun than a last-minute impromptu concert, and who knows? You might just catch your favorite band!
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Shoreline Amphitheatre
1 Amphitheatre Parkway
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If you’re more in the mood for live entertainment, check Google to see if there are any shows happening over at the Shoreline Amphitheatre. Since it’s part of the LiveNation network, this outdoor venue on the bay regularly has big-name artists in all different genres of music, as well as festivals and comedians. There’s nothing more fun than a last-minute impromptu concert, and who knows? You might just catch your favorite band!