A hidden gem of a place is Clover Bakery. Locals know that they make the best Japanese baked goods in town — possibly even in the bay area. (A bold statement, but I stand by it.) We always went in for a pastry or two, but were a little confused when the bakery started serving dinner. Dinner, in a bakery? Eventually, we got over the oddness of it (after all, ramen is served in the grocery store in the same plaza) and decided it was high time to try it.
Boy, were we missing out all this time! This is the first time I felt like I was having a truly authentic Japanese food experience. The tonkatsu was easily the best I’ve ever had. The food even impressed J., who has quite a sophisticated palette for Japanese food. We’ll definitely be back.
4324A Moorpark Ave
San Jose, CA