Published July 21, 2015
Volume 23, Number 7

Hacienda’s Restaurants Offer Tasty Meals for Any Appetite

By Jay Hipps

When mealtime arrives, Hacienda tenants and residents have a wide variety of options. 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. From a traditional American meal to cuisines from around the world, it’s all available in the park. (All phone numbers are in the 925 area code.)

See an interactive map with all park dining locations using www.hacienda.org. Simply select “Business Locator” under “Tools,” then enter “Restaurant” in the search field and hit return. Click on each business name to see the address and contact information for each restaurant.

Ananda Bhavan
4515 Rosewood Drive #700
Mon.-Thur. 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Sat.-Sun. 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Sri Ananda Bhavan, which also boasts locations in Fremont and Sunnyvale, specializes in the cuisine of South India, where cooks use rich spices and aromatic herbs to create intricate, fulfilling meals of vegetables, lentils, and rice.

5900 Owens Drive
Daily 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Arby’s is famous for what they call “Meatcraft” — the transformation from a cut of meat to a delicious sandwich. From old favorites such as roast beef, Angus steak, brisket, and ham to limited-time offers like pecan chicken salad and smokehouse turkey, Arby’s is your place for meat. Convenient drive-through service is available.

Big Apple Bagels
4555 Hopyard Road #13
Sat.-Sun. 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Mon. 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tue.-Fri.  5:30 a.m. to 3 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, a specialty or gourmet sandwich, 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 a number of dishes suitable for vegetarians. Additional specialties 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.

4801 Hopyard Road
Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Sun. 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Chili’s offers a variety of Southwestern Texas-inspired, classic American favorites at nearly 1,600 locations in dozens of countries. Chili’s has options for affordable, everyday dining, in addition to a number of soups, salads, burgers, fajitas, tacos, seafood, and their famous margaritas. Online ordering available.

Eddie Papa’s American Hangout
4889 Hopyard Road
Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (bar 10 p.m.)
Fri. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (bar 11 p.m.)
Sat. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (bar 11 p.m.)
Sun. 10 a.m. to  9 p.m. (bar 10 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. Catering available.

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 operates under the guiding principle that it’s possible to eat something good that’s also good for you. Their pitas and wraps combine great ingredients with unique flavors, with options like grilled chicken and goat cheese, backyard BBQ steak, Thai beef or chicken, and Mediterranean vegetable. The restaurant also offers a variety of flat-baked, pizza-style pitas, as well as fresh salads, soups, and drinks.

Fahrenheit Wood Fired Pizza
4747 Hopyard Road #5
Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sat. noon to 9 p.m.
“Real wood, real fire, real pizza,” is the motto at family-owned Fahrenheit Wood Fired Pizza, which offers their own signature pizzas, weekly specials, and an option to build your own pie from their extensive list of classic and gourmet ingredients. Their Neapolitan dough is made daily from organic flours, with gluten-free options available. Fahrenheit also offers a selection of local beers and wines, as well as salads and desserts. Both catering and online ordering are available.

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.-Fri. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., with light jazz and pop standards 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; lounge open nightly until 10 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 delicious salads, mesquite fire-roasted kabobs, 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 with semi-private and private rooms to serve groups ranging from 10 to 250 people.

Jamba Juice
4555 Hopyard Road #17
Mon.-Fri. 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sat.-Sun. 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Jamba Juice specializes in blended-to-order whole fruit and 100 percent fruit juice smoothies, juices, and other healthy food like energy bowls with Greek yogurt or soy milk, steel-cut oatmeal, artisan flatbreads, breakfast wraps, toasted bistro sandwiches, and more. Catering 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. 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
Daily 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
L&L brings the traditional Hawaiian “plate lunch” to Pleasanton here, one of close to 200 outlets 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 Suite E-1
Sun. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sat. 8 a.m. to 8 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.

McDonald’s (inside Walmart)
4501 Rosewood Drive
Mon.-Sat. 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sun. 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
McDonald’s extensive menu offers over 20 breakfast items in addition to the hamburgers and cheeseburgers that have made them famous. Other offerings include salads, wraps, a broad selection of coffee drinks, and a number of chicken and fish sandwiches. Diners can save money by choosing Extra Value Meals or items from the Dollar Menu & More.

Patio Café
5880 Owens Dr. (inside the State Compensation Insurance Fund building)
Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
The Patio Café, currently being refreshed with new décor and equipment, features a different menu every week.  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 with hu tieu (rice noodles), mi (egg noodles), or bun (rice vermicelli), as well as other dishes from that region including mon xao (stir fry). Appetizers like fried wontons and egg rolls are also on the menu, as are Vietnamese iced coffee and pearl tea drinks.

Pick 6 Sports Lounge
4825 Hopyard Road #10
Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Sat.-Sun. 9 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Happy Hour daily 3 to 7 p.m.
A sports bar and lounge aiming to attract young professionals, Pick 6 offers big screens galore as well as an extensive food and drink menu. Start the day with a breakfast burrito, eggs, or French toast, try a half-pound Angus beef burger for lunch, or check out a specialty entrée like grilled Pacific salmon for dinner. Taco/Tequila Tuesdays offer a new tequila every week along with food specials. Event hosting available.

Red Robin
4503 Rosewood Drive
Sun.-Thurs. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
With over two dozen different gourmet burgers with names like Bleu Ribbon, Prime Chophouse, the Southern Charm Burger, and Burnin’ Love, Red Robin can satisfy any appetite. Other entrées include arctic cod fish and chips, Red’s Nantucket seafood scatter, and the Enseñada chicken platter, or try the wraps, soups, 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, St. Louis-style pork ribs, certified Angus burgers, and the Red Smoke chopped salad. Family Meals To Go are also offered; delivery is available as well.

Round Table Pizza
4855 Hopyard Road #1
Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Fri.-Sun. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Round Table offers an enticing array of premium specialty pizzas, all available for dine-in, carry-out, or delivery. Also available are tempting options like artisan flatbreads, oven-baked pastas, sandwiches, salads, and appetizers are also available. Online ordering available.

Sendo Sushi
4555 Hopyard Road #5                   
Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Mon.–Thur. 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Fri.-Sat. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Sat.–Sun. 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Sun. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Serving traditional Japanese sushi, sashimi, udon, teriyaki, tempura, and donburi, the restaurant offers comfortable tables and booths surrounding a large sushi bar. Lunch specials include bento boxes and specialty entrées. Take-out service and catering are available.

4555 Hopyard Road #15
Mon.–Fri. 5 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 a blonde roast, cold brewed, or an espresso drink, Starbucks has a coffee that is likely to tickle your fancy. Non-coffee drinkers have options, too, including Starbucks Refreshers beverages in flavors like cool lime, Valencia orange, or Very Berry Hibiscus. On the food front, hot breakfasts, bistro boxes, sandwiches, paninis, and salads are on offer. Customers enjoy free WiFi access from Google as well.

4555 Hopyard Road #23
4515 Rosewood Drive #500
Sun. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Mon.–Fri. 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sat. 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
With over 40,000 restaurants worldwide, Subway truly covers the globe — and with two separate locations in Hacienda, the park is truly covered as well. Start your day with a breakfast sandwich like the bacon, egg, and cheese or enjoy a freshly-prepared Fresh Fit sandwich, a salad, or a choice from the Simple $6 menu for lunch or dinner. Giant subs and party platters are available.

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 in the house-made dishes 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.
Sweet Tomatoes—like its Southern California sibling, Souplantation—features a vast salad bar with tossed salads, fresh fruits, and seasonal vegetables in addition to made-from-scratch soups, pasta dishes, 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
Mon.–Fri. 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 5 to 10 p.m.
Sat.–Sun. 7 to 10 a.m. and 5 to 10 p.m.
Happy Hour 5 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, sandwiches, and desserts 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 28 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. They come in three sizes—seven, 10, and 15 inches—in both sirloin steak and chicken breast varieties. The menu also boasts a variety of premium and specialty sandwiches, vegetarian options, salads, and sides. 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.

Thrive 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. Catering available.       

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. Check out the chef’s specials for a variety of creative rolls. Gift certificates and to-go orders are available.


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