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Elements Restaurant

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6944 Almaden Expy, San Jose, CA 95120-3201
+1 408-927-8773
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17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Boca Raton
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101 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This EuroAsian fusion restaurant in a strip mall way south of San Jose was a great discovery. Surprisingly good, fresh ingredients were nicely prepared. Stuffed chicken and herb crusted salmon were excellent and the wine list quite impressive. It's not cheap but service was very good too.

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Thank Mike Z
San Jose, California
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I hesitate to write this review as I am concerned my favorite neighborhood gem is going to be overrun. But they do such a great job, I needed to give them a recommendation. We come here regularly and have never had a bad meal. The soups are a favorite part with both the wonton and butternut squash being incredibly flavorful... More 

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Thank Greg T
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Arrived at Elements 6:50 pm Friday night. Restaurant neat capacity. Quickly seated, friendly, attentive waiter. Restaurant filled to capacity shortly thereafter. Ordered squash soup, quail, scallops & shrimp & duck. One of the few restaurants that has quail as a menu item every time I have dined at the restaurant. Everyone enjoyed their meals, ordered a bottle of Ladera Sauvignon... More 

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Thank Mark B
San Jose, California
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

The Good: A decent restaurant deep in Almaden Valley is a good find. Wine selection is good both by the bottle and by the glass. Vietnamese beef stew was perfectly done with a great stew broth. The papaya salad was good, but lacked the expected heat. The Bad: Personally would prefer that they perfect the Asian cuisine and abandon the... More 

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TRISTAN T, Manager at Elements Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guests, First of all, thank you very much for dinning with us, and for taking your time to review our restaurant. Your feed back is important and essential for our business. As of July of 2015, most credit cards have been replaced with EMV chip cards. In order to protect customers' cards, there have been a lot of changes... More 

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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

You will be pleasantly surprised to find a gem of a restaurant like this in this strip mall. The strip mall itself has (thankfully) been recently renovated! White tablecloth restaurant. Great appetizers, salads, entrees with excellent presentation. Also has a kids menu which is very helpful. Don't hesitate to make the trip down here even if you are not an... More 

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1 Thank Athienitou
San Jose, California
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Delicious food, friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere! Delightful restaurant whether you are dining with family, friends or business. Does get busy at the weekend so booking required most of the time.

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2 Thank Carlukegirl
San Jose, CA
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102 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

We enjoyed our dinner here. Kids enjoyed Spinach and Chicken Raviolis and we enjoyed Grilled Salmon. The ambience is nice and location is convenient. The Salmon dishes were on the expensive side, unsurprisingly.

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Thank RamKunda
San Jose, California
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

We eat at Elements about once a month and have done so since it opened many years ago. We have sampled almost everything on the menu and have never been disappointed. There is usually a fresh fish special but there is always salmon prepared various ways, always great! The duck is one of my favorites along with the fresh ahi.... More 

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Thank SJBilly
San Jose, California
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Elements is in a strip mall-type location in Almaden Valley. We went midweek and restaurant had plenty of tables available. Waiter did tell us later that Friday and Saturdays can be packed (reservations accepted) and I now know why. Waiter was very attentive. Wine list was ample. We tried the ahi tuna carpaccio as an appetizer, along with the calamari... More 

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Thank Lori S
San Jose, California
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

this is a small place, in an old shopping center in our neighborhood. The food is delicious, the service is also very good. I would highly recommend reservations. We probably eat here once every month or two. Our favorite place for date night. Nothing fancy, but nice.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$32
Cuisine
French, Asian, Fusion
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6944 Almaden Expy, San Jose, CA 95120-3201
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-927-8773
Description
As seen on TV- KRON4 ChannelElements is 2009 & 2010 Consecutive Winner of Best Euro-Asian Fusion Restaurant

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?