Blossom Valley Shopping & Restaurants

Blossom Valley Shopping

Branham Plaza Shopping Center (aka Snell & Branham Plaza)
179 Branham Lane
San Jose, CA 95136

The Branham Plaza Shopping Center, located at the corner of Snell Avenue and Branham Lane is  a shopping landmark for residents of the eastern neighborhoods of Blossom Valley such as Berry Park, Hayes and Parkview. The shopping center  includes a recently remodeled Safeway (highest grossing store in the area), a Greatclips Hair Salon, a Wells Fargo branch and a good variety of chain restaurants such as Panda Express, McDonalds, Starbucks and High Five Pizza. Parking is scarce, thus shop early or late.

Blossom Valley Restaurants

Cha Cha Sushi
547 W Capitol Expressway
San Jose, CA 95136
Tel: (408) 265-2416

One of the best sushi places of San Jose is actually located in Blossom Valley. A stone throw away from Home Depot, the restaurant, nestled under the arcades of the nearby strip mall (built around a CVS Pharmacy branch) is not obvious to spot from Capitol Expressway but draws crowds of Blossom Valley residents every night. The restaurant is very small, so be prepared to wait outside or take out. Dragon Rolls and Titanic Rolls are highly recommended. Spicy fresh mussels are a must and usually served as appetizers. If no table is available, there is always room at the Sushi bar. Friendly service, reasonable prices (around $40 max), this place is definitely worth checking in Blossom Valley.