According to the restaurant rankers, Cupertino-based GocHi -- "best enjoyed in groups with a healthy appetite for variety" -- finished among the top five eateries in Zagat's Top Japanese South of San Francisco.
On a rating scale of 1 to 30, GocHi earned 25 for food, 19 for decor, 19 for service a an average tab of $40.
Cupertino’s Alexander’s Steakhouse took tops in Japanese cuisine for the second year in a row, Zagat reports.
The Mountain View GocHi, at 1036 Castro St., is open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and dinner from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
The restaurant is closed Mondays.
In Zagat's words: "The 'enormous' menu of 'delicious' 'izakaya-style' fusion fare is 'best enjoyed in groups with a healthy appetite for variety" at this "popular' midpriced Cupertino Japanese offering 'traditional' dishes alongside more 'interesting' choices, like 'awesome pizzas,' plus 'smooth, sweet sake' and 'ice cold beer'; the decor is 'authentic' with 'lots of tatami-style seating' and service is generally 'friendly' (if a little "slow'), so it's 'frequently crowded', making reservations 'highly recommended.'"
Other area eateries are also scoring high on the 2014 Zagat scoreboard, and Patch will keep you posted throughout the week.