Published July 16, 2013
Volume 21, Number 7

Hacienda Dining Guide 2013 

One of Hacienda’s goals is to provide an optimum environment for its tenants and residents, and having a wide variety of restaurants contributes to its attainment. The park’s dozens of restaurants provide a number of choices, whether you are looking for a Sunday brunch, a quick bite, a power lunch, Happy Hour, or a delicious dinner to end the day. (All phone numbers are in the 925 area code.)

Anarkalee Restaurant
4515 Rosewood Drive #700
Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m.
Sat.-Sun. 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Customer satisfaction is the top priority at Anarkalee, specialists in Indian and Pakistani cuisine.  Known for its all-you-can-eat weekday lunch buffet, the eatery this month began offering an all-you-can-eat Sunday brunch from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Suitable for groups and business meetings; catering is available.

5900 Owens Drive
Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Arby’s is well known for its slow-roasted and freshly sliced roast beef sandwiches and Market Fresh sandwiches, wraps and salads. Convenient drive-through service is available.

Big Apple Bagels
4555 Hopyard Road #13
Sat.-Mon. 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tue.-Wed. 5:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thur.-Fri.  5:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Start the day at BAB with bagels and cream cheese, gourmet muffins, or one of their five breakfast sandwiches, accompanied by a house-brand Brewster’s Coffee. For lunch, try a Signature Salad or one of their sandwiches or Pizzaah! pizza bread. Catering — and deli trays — are available. 

Blue Fox Indian Cuisine
5681 Gibraltar Drive
Open daily 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Blue Fox offers a daily lunch buffet featuring items from both north and south India, including foods suitable for vegetarians. Additional dishes are offered during dinner hours. Eat in the restaurant or order to go, with free delivery in Pleasanton and Dublin for orders of at least $25. Catering available.

California Café
4432 Rosewood Drive
Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The café serves a changing variety of breakfast and lunch items including soups, salads, sandwiches, ethnic cuisines, and hot grilled items. Daily and weekly menus are posted on the web site.

4801 Hopyard Road
Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Sun. 11 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Chili’s offers a variety of Southwestern-inspired, classic American favorites at nearly 1,600 locations in 33 countries. With lunch combos starting at just $6 and special “$20 Dinner for 2” selections, Chili’s has a number of options for affordable, everyday dining, in addition to a number of soups, salads, burgers, seafood, and over a dozen different margaritas. Online ordering available.

Eddie Papa’s American Hangout
4889 Hopyard Road
Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Fri. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m. to  9 p.m.
Bar closes one hour after restaurant. Sat. and Sun. brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Eddie Papa’s American Hangout is a family friendly, American-style bar and grill featuring signature regional dishes from around the country along with handcrafted artisan beverages. The food is made from scratch and the menu, which features local organic produce, changes with the seasons. Check out their delicious appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, entrees, meat and poultry, sustainable seafood, pasta, and fun, house-made desserts.

Extreme Pita
4555 Hopyard Road #7
Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sat. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sun. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Extreme Pita offers wraps including the Extreme Club, Philly Cheese Steak, Grilled Chicken, Gyros, and Falafel, all of which can be customized to the preferences of each customer. The restaurant also offers a variety of flat-baked, pizza-style pitas, as well as fresh salads, soups, and drinks.

Fahrenheit Wood Fired Pizza
Opening in late August at 4747 Hopyard Road #5

Faz America
5121 Hopyard Road
Mon.-Fri. 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. (11 p.m. on Fridays)
Sat. and holidays, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. 11:30 a.m. to  2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Sun. 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (brunch), 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. 
Happy Hour Mon.-Thur. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Fri. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., with light jazz and pop standards 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; lounge open nightly until 11 p.m.
With an outdoor patio set amid fountains and gardens, Faz is ideal for an intimate dinner for two, an evening out with family or friends, or business entertaining. The menu is inspired by both contemporary and traditional styles of Mediterranean cooking and features items including mesquite fire-roasted kabobs, Mary’s Organic boneless half chicken, and flat-bread pizzas cooked in Faz’s wood-burning oven. Equipped with a full bar, the restaurant also offers complete off-site catering packages and on-site facilities for weddings and other special events.

Jamba Juice
4555 Hopyard Road #17
Mon.-Fri. 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sat.-Sun. 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Jamba Juice specializes in healthy, active-lifestyle food like whole fruit smoothies, fresh squeezed juices and juice blends, hot coffee and teas, hot oatmeal, breakfast wraps, sandwiches and mini-wraps, and a variety of baked goods and snacks. Pick-up orders and catering are also available.

4825 Hopyard Road #2
461-BEEF (2333)
Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
This third-generation family business, which originated as a meat market, is now renowned for its barbeque, deli sandwiches, sauces, and marinades. It has grown to 15 locations in northern California and one in Reno. Choose from dozens of sandwich options, fresh salads prepared daily and their award-winning smoked meats. Kinder’s also offers catering services.

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue
4515 Rosewood Drive #600
L&L brings the traditional Hawaiian “plate lunch” to Pleasanton at this recently-opened outlet, one of over 200 worldwide. With beef, pork, chicken, and combination plates, there are many ways to enjoy this unique mix of American and Asian cuisines. Burgers are also available, as are specialties like musubi and saimin.

Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffee & Smoothies
4833 Hopyard Road #1
Mon.-Fri. 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sat. 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sun. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Maui Wowi serves up some Aloha spirit along with its Hawaiian coffee, Kona espresso drinks, and fresh fruit smoothies. The eatery also offers an extensive food menu which includes breakfast sandwiches, Hawaiian sandwiches, burgers, Hawaiian barbecue, rice bowls, and pastries.

McDonalds (inside Walmart)
4501 Rosewood Drive
Mon.-Sat. 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sun. 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
McDonald’s is famous for burgers and fries, but its menu now includes other sandwiches, McWraps, salads, McCafé coffee drinks, and a host of specials like Extra Value Meals.

Patio Café
5880 Owens Dr. (inside the State Compensation Insurance Fund building)
Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Every week Chef Manager James Hafner creates an inspired five-day menu with a tasty breakfast grill item and creative lunch choices in five categories—soup, salad, panini, entrée, or luncheon grill.

Pho Tastic
4555 Hopyard Road #25
Daily 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Pho Tastic specializes in pho, the Vietnamese noodle soup, and other dishes from that region including hu tieu (rice noodles), mi (egg noodles), bun (rice vermicelli), and mon xao (stir fry). Vietnamese iced coffee and pearl tea drinks are also available at the restaurant, which opened in May.

Red Robin
4503 Rosewood Drive
Sun.-Thurs. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
With 19 different gourmet burgers with names like Bleu Ribbon, Prime Chophouse, and Burnin’ Love, Red Robin can satisfy any appetite. Other entrées include the prime rib dip, arctic cod fish and chips, or try the wraps, or salads. Desserts, cocktails, beer, and wine are also served, and a kid’s menu is available. 

Red Smoke Grill
4501 Hopyard Road #2
Open daily at 11 a.m.; closes Mon.-Thurs. and Sat. at 9 p.m., Fri. at 9:30 p.m., Sun. at 8:30 p.m.
Red Smoke Grill’s unique Santa Maria-style tri-tip barbecue is the specialty of the house, but this convenient, casual eatery offers a variety of freshly prepared appetizers, salads, and entrees made with quality ingredients. Other favorites include rotisserie chicken, grilled chipotle prawns, St. Louis-style pork ribs, and the Red Smoke chopped salad. Family Meals To Go are also offered.

Round Table Pizza
4855 Hopyard Road #1
Sun.-Thurs. 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Round Table’s premium specialty pizzas, all available for dine-in, carry-out, or delivery, are the headline attraction here, but artisan flatbreads, oven-baked pastas, sandwiches, salads, and appetizers are also available. Online ordering available.

Sendo Sushi
4555 Hopyard Road #5
Daily 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Mon.-Fri. 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Sat.-Sun. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Serving traditional Japanese sushi, sashimi, udon, teriyaki, and tempura, the restaurant offers comfortable tables and booths surrounding a large sushi bar. Lunch specials include bento and specialty entrées. Take-out service available.

4555 Hopyard Road #15
Mon.–Fri. 4:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sat. 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sun., 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Whether you prefer blond, medium, or dark roast; espresso, cappuccino, or macchiato, Starbucks has a drink that is likely to tickle your fancy. On the food front, this Hacienda location features baked goods from La Boulange of San Francisco as well as hot breakfasts, bistro boxes, salads, and oven-warmed foods. Customers enjoy free WiFi access as well.

4555 Hopyard Road #23
Daily 8:00 a.m. to 10 p.m.
With nearly 40,000 restaurants in over 100 countries, Subway truly covers the globe. Start your day with a breakfast sandwich like the bacon, egg, and cheese or enjoy a freshly-prepared Fresh Fit sandwich or salad for lunch or dinner. This month, the featured $5 footlong is the Western Egg & Cheese, fresh toasted with Black Forest ham, peppers, onions, and melted cheese on flatbread.

Sweet & Savory Café and Bakery
5685 Gibraltar Drive
Mon.-Fri. 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Only the finest and freshest ingredients are used at Sweet & Savory Café and Bakery. Enjoy breakfast and lunch items including sandwiches on artisan breads, creative salads, homemade soups, and delicious desserts and pastries. The restaurant also offers custom catering services and free WiFi. Look for a list of daily specials on the web site.

Sweet Tomatoes
4501 Hopyard Road #1
Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sun. 9 a.m. to  9 p.m.
Many would describe this buffet-style restaurant as “all you can eat,” but at Sweet Tomatoes, they prefer “all you care to eat.” “By combining high-quality, farm-fresh and scratch-made foods for a fixed price, (we) provide guests with the freedom to create their own wholesome meals,” notes the company’s web site. The restaurant features a vast salad bar with tossed salads and seasonal vegetables in addition to soups, fresh breads, and desserts. On Sundays, special brunch items are featured from 9 a.m. to noon.

The Bistro at Courtyard Pleasanton
5059 Hopyard Road
Daily 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., with Happy Hour Mon.-Fri. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
Marriott’s Courtyard Pleasanton hotel features casual dining for breakfast and dinner at The Bistro at Courtyard Pleasanton. Breakfast options include eggs, French toast, and breakfast sandwiches, served alongside Starbucks coffee. A wide selection of appetizers, soups, salads, and sandwiches are on the dinner menu. Beer, wine, and cocktails are also available in the evening.

The Cheese Steak Shop
4825 Hopyard Road #20
Daily 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
With 30 locations in California and two overseas, The Cheese Steak Shop has embraced the mission of bringing authentic Philly cheese steak sandwiches to a wider audience. With rolls, peppers, and Tastykake desserts all shipped directly from Philadelphia, you know you’re in for the real thing. The menu also boasts a variety of chicken sandwiches, Italian hoagies, vegetarian options, salads, fish and chips, and sides, including batter-fried mushrooms. Online ordering available.

The Honey Baked Ham Company
4555 Hopyard Road #11
Mon.-Fri. 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In addition to its namesake hams and specialty meats, this deli café offers both eat-in and take-out meals. For on-site dining, enjoy soups, salads, and side dishes along with sandwiches. For heat-and-serve convenience at home, choose from ham, ribs, turkey, or prime rib as the centerpiece of their family combination meals alongside specialty sides such as green beans, scalloped potatoes, and cranberry salad.

Ume Sushi
4855 Hopyard Road  #6
Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Fri. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Sat. 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.,  4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Sun. 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Ume Sushi serves Japanese cuisine including sushi, sashimi, teriyaki, tempura, udon, and donburi. Special bento box meals are available for both lunch and dinner. Check out the chef’s specials for a variety of creative rolls. A coupon is available on the web site.

See an interactive map with all park dining locations using www.hacienda.org. Simply select “Service Locator” under the “Reference” heading, then click on “Locate Services” and “Restaurants” in each new window. By highlighting a dining icon, you can see the name, address, and contact information for each restaurant.

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