Eddie Papa's American Hangout — Best American Food Restaurant
Eddie Papa's American Hangout is far from new to the Readers' Choice awards. The family-friendly bar and grill remains a staple on Hopyard Road, with its special regional menus and fun, nostalgic atmosphere.
Andy & Yu's — Best Chinese Restaurant
Recognized as Best Chinese Restaurant for the second year in a row, Andy & Yu's serves fine Chinese, wine, and handcrafted cocktails. A cook since age 12, owner Andy Tsang worked with the original founders for almost 30 years, eventually bringing Andy & Yu's to life.
India Garden — Best Indian Restaurant
India Garden returns to this year's Readers' Choice awards for back-to-back wins in the Best Indian Restaurant category. Their friendly staff serves up traditional dishes with a modern flair, exclusively using fresh, high-quality ingredients.
De La Torre's Trattoria — Best Italian Restaurant
An old favorite among our readers, De La Torre's Trattoria serves as a local gathering spot on West Las Positas Boulevard. The eatery offers Italian classics as well as dishes that change daily, spotlighting local produce, meats and wines. Website
Lokanta — Best Mediterranean Restaurant
Lokanta Mediterranean Grill & Bar has held the title of Best Mediterranean Restaurant for four years, due to the elegant downtown dining experience it offers. Lokanta's menu is a fusion of Anatolian, Greek, and Mediterranean cuisine, composed of local, seasonal and organic ingredients.
Casa Orozco — Best Mexican Restaurant
Founded in 1984, family-run Casa Orozco is well-loved by our readers for its homemade dishes and salsas and handcrafted cocktails. The location on Amador Valley Boulevard has served as the venue for numerous celebrations and fundraisers, supporting the local community. Website
Porky's Pizza Palace — Best Pizza
A newly opened restaurant on Hopyard Road, Porky's Pizza Palace took the No. 1 position for Best Pizza. Porky's pizza is prepared with fresh ingredients daily using hand-thrown dough with real California cheese. Website
Strizzi's — Best Seafood Restaurant
Situated on Main Street, Strizzi's is known for its traditional fresh fish fillets. The signature wood-fired grill used at the fine Italian restaurant lets "the freshness speak for itself." Previous Hall of Fame member Strizzi's spoke to our readers' tastes, landing it another Readers' Choice award this year.
Sozo Sushi — Best Sushi/Japanese Restaurant
Former Hall of Fame member Sozo Sushi consistently serves up satisfactory Japanese food every day of the week. The lunch and dinner menus cover a vast array of sushi, rolls, and hot dishes to cater to hungry customers' palates and sate their appetites.
New Thai Bistro — Best Thai Restaurant
Third-time winner of Best Thai Restaurant, New Thai Bistro on Valley Avenue specializes in authentic comfort Thai food. The agreeable servers add to the dining experience as customers partake in fresh and healthy classics with a modern upgrade.