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114 El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
(408) 470-3704

Roosters Men's Grooming Center  

Category: Barbers

4.0 star rating
5/14/2014 1 check-in here
Great old-fashion straight razor shave and hair clean up.
1000 Guerrero St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 374-7479

Company Restaurant  

Categories: American (New), Mediterranean
Neighborhood: Mission

1.0 star rating
12/28/2013
Service was incredibly slow even thought we arrived early (6pm). They forgot to put in our risotto orders so they took over an hour to receive. The food itself was very mediocre for the cost ($13 burger that really needed salt to make it edible).  The disturbing part is the burger is the signature dish.

To survive on SF this place has a long way to go.
419 University Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 323-3600

Cafe Venetia  

Category: Coffee & Tea

5.0 star rating
11/8/2013 1 photo 1 check-in here
Love the espresso here as well as some of the unique chocolate-based drinks.
5200 Dent Ave
San Jose, CA 95118
(408) 265-3392

Carden Academy of Almaden  

Categories: Elementary Schools, Middle Schools & High Schools
Neighborhood: Cambrian Park

5.0 star rating
10/16/2013 First to Review
Carden is just the right mix of academics and culture. A very diverse student body and an educational approach that really emphasizes what the children need and at the pace that the children can handle - if they can handle more they get more.  We have 2 children enrolled and have referred multiple other people.

The students are far ahead of the public school curriculum but they don't exhibit signs of stress or pressure.  My wife and I are both MIT alumni and our children are very motivated to work. Our favorite part of Carden actually their responsiveness not only to the kids needs but to ours - each and every incident that occurs at the school is addressed immediately, all teachers must respond to emails within 24 hours if a parent asks a question, and helping your fellow students is highly encouraged - even having older kids "mentor" the younger grades.  I challenge anyone to find the level of 1-1 relationship that Carden gives our children.
73 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10003
(212) 388-0759

Manhattan Parking  

Neighborhood: Gramercy

1.0 star rating
10/2/2013 First to Review
Horrible!  Locked the key inside the car then damaged the window to get them out. We had a spare with us!!!  

Avoid at all costs!!!!
266 E Java Dr
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
(408) 543-0020

Dr. Burrito  

Category: Mexican

1.0 star rating
8/15/2011
This place sucks compared to Taco Bell. Holy crap, how can this place pass for Mexican food in a state where authentic Mexican is so good and easy to find!

NO spices on the grilled chicken. Bland across the board. Just don't go here. Blech!!
547 W Capitol Expy
San Jose, CA 95136
(408) 265-2416

Cha Cha Sushi  

Categories: Sushi Bars, Japanese
Neighborhood: Fairgrounds

5.0 star rating
5/27/2011 12 check-ins here
Best sushi in San Jose.  Super fresh sushi, great recipes.  The location looks odd but its right near my house so I'm good...
1805 Litlle Orchard St
San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 271-8835

Aranda Air  

Category: Heating & Air Conditioning/HVAC
Neighborhood: Fairgrounds

5.0 star rating
12/29/2010
I am a victim of the NIGHTMARE contractor stories you hear about.  Lawsuits, CA State Lic Board, abandonment, you name it and I've been there with contractors.  For that reason, I will NEVER recommend a contractor unless he's good.  And given I know BAD, I can tell you I know good and Louis and his team are good.

They helped me out of a pinch when my furnace, which was installed incorrectly by the original contractor, gave out during a real cold snap.  Louis helped me out and even offered to walk me through some troubleshooting on the phone if he couldn't make it back (my old furnace was working but would shut off randomly).

Ultimately, I went to replace the old furnace and took Louis' recommendation on the upgrade (after double checking his recommendation with my father who ran operations for a multi-national, multi-billion dollar corporation - his recommendation was straight up).  The BAHAC team came in, changed out the A/C in one day (even though it took until 9pm!).

Great bunch of guys, get the job done at a reasonable cost, and HONEST - after my nightmares, being able to take a contractor on his word means alot to me.

If you want to contact me about this write up, please message me and I can chat with you directly.  Don't just take contractors at their word, please.  It will save you alot of heartache and $$$!!!
1875 S Bascom Ave, Ste 2430
Campbell, CA 95008
(408) 377-2255

Salon Raché  

Categories: Hair Salons, Skin Care

5.0 star rating
12/29/2010 2 check-ins here
I've been going to Salon Rache for years.  I figured my hair would be pretty straight forward but after a few hack jobs that made me look like I had some weird illness, I went to Matt at Salon Rache.  He makes it look as simple as it should be.

I'm now taking my two little daughters to Matt (now that they're old enough).  Highly recommend Matt (I can't vouche for the others) if you're looking to get ur hair did!
10175 Tantau Ave
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 725-8535

Azar's Daycare - CLOSED 

Category: Child Care & Day Care

5.0 star rating
Update - 11/9/2010 2 photos
So it seems my review is getting filtered which sucks.  If you read this please feel free to call me directly for my recommendation: (408)889 9993

I think my review got filtered because I actually helped Azar develop her Yelp profile.  Why did I spend the time to do it?  Because what Azar has done for my little angels can never be measured in money or charity - the love that you'd only expect from a grandmother.  I would develop 10 website for her if she asked.

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  • 5.0 star rating
    9/15/2009

    Azar and Zari (Azar's sister who assists in taking care of the kids; I may have the spelling wrong) are heaven-sent.  Our two daughters have been with Azar since they were 3 months old, and they couldn't be happier or healthier! Azar and Zari are incredibly loving and attentive.  Both of our girls (as well as all the other children) clearly adore them.

    Azar has been absolutely instrumental in raising our girls.  Azar taught our 3-year-old "please" and "thank you," her ABCs, and introduced her to time-outs and conflict resolution with other children.  Azar helped potty- train our daughter with no problems!

    We don't have family in the area so Azar was quite literally like having a grandmother living a couple towns over from us.  I can't express the comfort it gives us to know she's there.

    Azar's healthy food has been amazing!  My daughter loves to eat at Azar's house thanks to her yummy, flavorful home cooking.  When my wife was pregnant with our second daughter, Azar made some delicious vegetables with rice for us and I quickly understood why the kids love to eat at Azar's house!

    Azar's wealth of experience with children is invaluable.  She quickly diagnoses issues thanks to the fact that she's seen it all before (she's been doing this for 15+ years).  For example, when our baby had an ear infection we would have never known it because she wasn't fussy.  Then Azar pointed out that we should take her to the doctor right away because she had a little green discharge in her eye.  When we took her into the doctor - voila she had an ear infection that we caught in the early stages!

    I cannot say enough good things about Azar's daycare.  My wife and I have no idea how we would have raised our girls without Azar and Zari. They are truly part of our family, and we are so lucky to have them.

    UPDATE:

    So it seems my review is getting filtered which sucks.  If you read this please feel free to call me directly for my recommendation: (408)889 9993

    I think my review got filtered because I actually helped Azar develop her Yelp profile.  Why did I spend the time to do it?  Because what Azar has done for my little angels can never be measured in money or charity - the love that you'd only expect from a grandmother.  I would develop 10 website for her if she asked.


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