North Valley, San Jose Places

Part of our San Jose travel guide; our list of the best things to see in North Valley, including Fry's Electronics, Berryessa Flea Market and Heritage Rose Garden.
  • The best place in North Valley San Jose: Fry's Electronics

    Fry's Electronics

    550 E. Brokaw Rd
    Offering the best selection in town for consumer electronics and gadgetry, this particular Fry's branch is unique for its Mayan-themed architecture and decor. It's one of several Fry's stores in the bay area.
    North San Jose food nearby
  • Berryessa Flea Market

    Berryessa Flea Market

    1590 Berryessa Rd
    A huge outdoor flea market including California's largest farmer's market. Everything from furniture and stereos to haircut salons and massages can be found here, if you look hard enough. Spanish is the lingua franca, but you can get by using English.
    North Valley eat nearby
  • Heritage Rose Garden

    Heritage Rose Garden

    Spring St and Taylor St
    half an hour before dawn to half an hour after dusk. free. This garden, initially planted by volunteers in 1995, has a collection of almost 4,000 plants of more than 3,000 rose varieties.
    Downtown restaurants nearby
  • Japantown

    Between Jackson and Taylor on 1st-5th Streets
    The neighborhood surrounding Fifth and Jackson streets (a mile from Downtown) has some good restaurants, retail shops, and cultural facilities. Festivals are held several times a year, and there is a year-round farmer's market on Sundays.
    Downtown food nearby
  • Teatro Visión

    1700 Alum Rock Ave, Suite 265
    Known for putting on high-quality Chicano/Latino plays in San Jose for over 25 years, Teatro Visión celebrates community, culture, and the vision of a better world.
    Alum Rock-East Foothills eat nearby
  • Opera San Jose

    2149 Paragon Drive
    San Jose's resident opera company performs on a restored 1920s vaudeville stage and features some of the most accomplished young voices in the country.
    North San Jose restaurants nearby
  • Point Fermin Lighthouse and Park

    807 Paseo Del Mar
    Free; donations are requested. This lighthouse, built in 1874, can be seen seven days a week from the park surrounding it. Tours of the interior are given every hour during operating hours. No longer in active use, the lighthouse has a fascinating history, including usage as a military lookout post during WWII. The highlight of the tour is a climb to the lighthouse tower. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult and children less than 40 inches in height may not be admitted to the tower.
    Downtown food nearby
  • Gombei

    193 Jackson St
    M-Sa Lunch 11:30AM-2:30PM, Dinner 5PM-9:30PM. $6-14. An inexpensive homestyle Japanese restaurant in Japantown. The udon and teishoku lunches are very popular, so try to schedule your lunch a little early or late to beat the crowd.
  • Kazoo Restaurant

    250 Jackson St
    M-Th Lunch 11:30AM-2PM, Dinner 5PM-9:30PM, F Lunch 11:30AM-2PM, Dinner 5PM-10PM. Sa Lunch noon-2PM, Dinner 5PM-9:30PM. Su Lunch noon-2PM, Dinner 4PM-9PM. $10-30. This Japantown restaurant has friendly service and a large selection of fresh sushi. Try sitting at their sushi boat bar, which can be a lot of fun and remove some of the mystery of ordering sushi for the uninitiated. The menu ranges from traditional to very Californian.
  • Hunan Taste

    998 N 4th St
    An offshoot of Henry Chung's original Hunan Restaurant on Kearny Street in San Francisco (the one with eight tables and a counter space which was once hailed by New Yorker magazine as "The Best Chinese Restaurant in the World"). A quintessential hole-in-the-wall, but the service could not be nicer, as is the hot, garlicky cuisine, if you're so inclined. Beer and wine are available.
  • Okayama Restaurant

    565-A N 6th St
    T-Th Lunch 11AM-2PM, Dinner 5PM-8:30PM. F-Sa Lunch 11AM-2PM, Dinner 5PM-9PM. Su Dinner 5PM-8:30PM. $10-30. One of the older restaurants in Japantown, Okayama is still run by the original family and is known for their signature salad dressing adapted from the original family recipe. Over the years the restaurant has added new twists to their menu to make things modern and original. Their pyramid lunch specials offer a lot of food for little cash.
  • Pizza California

    Pizza California

    1708 Oakland Rd., Suite 500
    We first opened our doors for business in 1997 with a commitment then, as now, to serve excellent pizza and give our customers the best possible service.
    North Valley
  • SJ Omogari Korean Restaurant

    SJ Omogari Korean Restaurant

    154 Jackson St
  • Lee's Sandwiches

    Lee's Sandwiches

    2471 Berryessa Rd
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  • 99 Ranch Market

    99 Ranch Market

    1688 Hostetter Road #E
    "United at heart for a better future" Our objective is to create a shopping experience where service is excellent and efficient, selection is wide and endless, and pricing is competitive. 99 Ranch market is your premier grocery shopping destination
    North Valley
  • Teske's Germania

    255 N 1st St
  • California Sourdough

    California Sourdough

    1150 Murphy Ave
  • Gombei Japanese

    Gombei Japanese

    193 Jackson St
  • Minato Japanese

    Minato Japanese

    617 N 6th St
  • Hukilau


    230 Jackson St
  • A Wish Come True Gala

    88 S
    4th Street. May 14, 2011. Hosted by the San Jose Chapter of the Professional Business Fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi. Black Tie Event to benefit the Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation®. Enjoy a 3 course meal, cocktail bar, live entertainment, silent auction.
    Alum Rock-East Foothills restaurants nearby
  • Cirque du Soleil

    Cirque du Soleil

    Taylor Street Bridge176 Asbury St
  • Sushi Maru

    262 Jackson St
  • Hunan Taste

    998 N 4th St
  • Vung Tau

    Vung Tau

    535 E Santa Clara St
  • Jade China Chinese Food

    2524 Berryessa Rd
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