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“Great Salad Bar Option in South SJ”
Review of Sweet Tomato's

Sweet Tomato's
Ranked #253 of 2,348 Restaurants in San Jose
Price range: US$6 - US$15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Buffet
Description: Sweet Tomatoes features made-from-scratch soups and salads and handcrafted muffins, Focaccia, breads, and desserts. The menu is built around freshly made, great-tasting, wholesome recipes with a 55-foot salad bar full of fresh, seasonal vegetables and tossed salads prepared exhibition-style every 20 minutes. Sweet Tomatoes provides its guests with an excellent value by offering unlimited access to its entire menu of high quality fresh items at a fixed price.
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Great Sweet Tomatoes option in South San Jose
Location: Quiet shopping center with ample parking
Layout: Smaller footprint than Coleman Ave./San Jose location, but lines are often much shorter and seating is quickly available.
Food: Sweet Tomatoes is known for their salad bar & wide range of soups, breads/pastas/baked potatoes, and desert options. All in clean, casual, self-serve format at a great price point.

Summary: Recommend for vegetarians/omnivores alike looking for option in South San Jose!

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Thank M_Monteon
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

Sweet Tomatoes is similar to most other salad restaurants. Get in line, load up your plate, put on some dressing and you're ready to eat. The salad was not too bad; fresh lettuce, veggies and a wide variety of other toppings. It is the dressing that adds the calories. The blue cheese was a bit watery as was the ranch dressing.

After your salad, you can hit the pizza bar for some small, somewhat dried out pizza or try the pasta bar. The mac and cheese was O.K., but the spaghetti left a lot to be desired. At the soup bar there were several choices. The onion soup was very thin, but chicken and rice was quite good; I had seconds. There were also an area with bread and rolls, which I passed up. I never made it back for a baked potato, but my friends seemed to like theirs.

For desert they had frozen yogurt, tapioca, chocolate pudding and some fruit. The tapioca was not bad, especially with a dash of chocolate pudding on top.

This was not a bad experience. The bill for six adults, some of which had soda (cost extra) was just over $75. Nothing was terribly bad, but nothing was outstanding. If you are looking for a place without a main course, this was as good as any other salad restaurant. The place was clean and bright and the staff was available if needed.

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Thank CarmineV
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Great menu selections and the food was delicious. Just wish they had thought to vacuum the floors and clean up the food that was spilled on the counters.

Thank Irishtomato19
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Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Have been visiting this location since 2007. Used to be a weekly visit on our minimum day during high school. I moved to Salem, Oregon recently after I got married. Came back to visit family and had to visit Sweet Tomatoes as well. I like how the menu changes but they still keep the favorites. The service at this location is a lot better than the other locations I have visited. Clean & yummy!

Thank Navi D
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

We were looking for a place that two kids and three adults, on a vegetarian could have dinner. The kids were actually the most difficult to please. I was a bit dismayed when my nine year old grandson went through the salad bar with an empty tray, but paid for him anyway. He did OK. Once inside he found the baked potatoes (the first one was under cooked, but they quickly sound one properly cooked), the mac and cheese and of course, the dessert bar. All in all, it worked out OK.

Thank Halems
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