Sonias Kitchen
360 E William St, San Jose, CA 95112, United States
Review №1

The food are so delicious. I love also the location of this store and the staff are so kind. I will recommend this store to my friends and relatives.

Review №2

Who does not love a good cheese steak? Everything in it is melty goodness! I was able to try a local establishment called Sonia's kitchen that has been part of San Jose history for almost forty years, serving since 1981. When the original owner wanted to sell it, Ms. Elpidia Bataclan Barrera was convinced by her Mom to purchase it. Elpidia is over eighty five years old and still shows up to work every day. She was super nice and helpful when I ordered my sandwich. They have four metal tables for outside dining, but I opt to take it home to eat since we are still shelter in place. I ordered the large combo steak sandwich, which included steak, bell peppers, onions and provolone cheese. I also added mushrooms top of everything else. First off, the sandwich was huge! I had to use a can of Coke for size comparisons. I love how toasted the bread was, it makes every bite crunchy. There was plenty of meat in the sandwich. The meat was tender and was perfectly cooked. There was a great balance of flavor, it was perfectly spiced. They have great locations, right next to SJSU off of E William St. And S Eight St. in San Jose, CA. They are opened from 11 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday, closed on Saturday and Sunday. It's cash only some come prepared. If you are in downtown SJ and looking a quick meal, this is a great spot. It took only less than ten minutes to make my sandwich.

Review №3

Interesting tidbit, grandparents actually used to own the market across the street (though without any name really). Almost every time we came to visit them in store, we would hop on over to Sonya's for some steak sandwiches. Beautiful taste every time, I loved them as a wee child. The lady that owned it was also wonderful. It's been a long while since I've been back there, but I hope to take a trip down memory lane.

Review №4

Best steak sandwiches in the world been coming there since I was a little boy will continue to go in there until the day it end

Review №5

In my opinion it does live up to it's saying of being the best steak sandwich in town .

Review №6

This spot sure knows how to treat their customers. Always with a welcoming attitude. The food is reasonably priced, constantly flavorful and neat.

Review №7

This place gives excellent service as well as tasty meals. My favourite restaurant ever. The meals served quickly and the prices are inexpensive. I recommend this place.

Review №8

Best Burger in San Jose. You can't beat the price or taste. Come try it for yourself. Your welcome

Review №9

Comfort food at it's finest! Simple and to the point. One of my go to places to eat.

Review №10

Been eating here as a kid in the 90s. Place always put a smile on my face. The owners are real sweet and welcoming. I always loved the steak and mushroom sandwich growing up, still do! Highly recommend!

Review №11

Good place too get a good sandwich

Review №12

Good food as always for over thirty years

Review №13

Interesting tidbit, grandparents actually used to own the market across the street (though without any name really). Almost every time we came to visit them in store, we would hop on over to Sonya's for some steak sandwiches. Beautiful taste every time, I loved them as a wee child. The lady that owned it was also wonderful. It's been a long while since I've been back there, but I hope to take a trip down memory lane.

Review №14

The second resturant I visited when I attended college. There is seating outside so most of us purchase our food and take it back to the dorm except in good weather. The food is delicious. The menu has expanded to include burgers and fries but the philly style sandwiches are so good. There is a vegetarian option.

Review №15

Pretty damn good!!!!The owner is really kid friendly, gave my son a Capri sun and he was happy about it :)

Review №16

This is a great little hole-in-the-wall place here in downtown San Jose. It's pretty much just greasy bar food Howard say but the burritos are really good and the quesadillas are even better. I would definitely say this is a nice top if you just looking for a quick bite to eat at a reasonable price. Maybe you stop there are very polite and seem always excited to see you when you walk in.

Review №17

Get the combo cheesesteak with peppers, onions and cheese. CASH ONLY

Review №18

Good food!!! But didn't give me me a discount on large orderof 12 sandwiches...still awesome food anyways!!!111224rtrt11

Review №19

Sonia's Kitchen has consistently been giving great tasting sandwiches for the past twenty years that I've been coming here. My go to sandwich is the Combo Cheese Steak with Mushrooms and extra Provolone. Give Sonia's a try, you'll appreciate the love and flavor people enjoy.

Review №20

Cheap food and the setting here is excellent. The food was tasty. I look forward to going back again. They have so many good reviews for a reason.

Review №21

Cheap food... excellent. I had a cousin come into town and asked me to take him back here. Prices were decent. If it was closer to my home I would be here often.

Review №22

Good ol fashioned burgers

Review №23

I love this place. Still the same all these years. Great pepper steak sandwich

Review №24

I got here at early an hour before they opened 10:am. I was waiting out front in parking spot, they opened 30 min early for me. I ordered a family size steak sandwich with provolone half w/onions. The cost was $25 w/tax. It was about 2 feet long they had cut it in half to fit it in the a bag. The bread was so soft & fluffy. The steak itself was greasy but great tasting & a lil fatty. All in all it's a great spot to get a fast bit to eat thats going to fill you up. I come to Sonia's every time I'm working in the area. A must try if you never have!

Review №25

One of my favorite mom n pop food joints in DT San Jose pistrami sandwich with everything and extra mayo I will be very sad if this place ever closes

Review №26

Good food and fair prices. I ordered the pepper & onion cheesesteak well worth the price. They have no indoor seating, very tiny place. Only 4 tables outside to sit. I will

Review №27

Best Philly cheese steak sandwiches they also do Philly chicken cheesesteak

Review №28

Great Phillie steak sandwiches.

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Review №30

Quick and good service worth ur while

Review №31

The bread is perfectly suited to a cheesesteak sandwich. Not a very healthy option, but it's delicious. I only wish they stayed open a bit later into the evening.

Review №32

Cant go wrong with a BLT. (Cheese steaks and burgers are good too.)

Review №33

The bombest sandwiches around. My aunt and I used to always go walking there and I would enjoy the best BLT I've ever had in my life with a nice slurpee by my side in the summer heat. We have kept this tradition on for 5 years now, during the summer we leave her apartment, go to 7-11, then to Sonia's, and take our food to a nearby park.

Review №34

Still a classic! Tasty and fast.

Review №35

Been going here for 12 years. The best cheese steak around. It's a pity they're not open on the weekends or extended hours. But, being that it's family owned and operated, I can cut some slack. If you're in the area M-F, 11-5, then stop on in for the freshest cheese steak around.

Review №36

Awesome hole in the wall. Looks like it used to be a gas station. Sonia is a staple in the neighborhood and has been here for more than 20 years! I don't think she has raised the prices that much during that time! Great pastrami and hoaggies. They have a very good following and all walks of life eat here. Great little dive!

Review №37

I've been going here since I was 8 years old. They are delicious sandwiches. I wish they still made lumpias.

Review №38

Located in SJ's South University neighborhood, this Old Skool family-owned sammich shop that's been serving up tasty, greasy cheesesteaks for nearly forty years (since 1981!) now. Clientele is mostly SJSU students, which explains why they're only open on weekdays.The medium-sized sandwiches are nicely proportioned with meat, cheese and one's choice of toppings (e.g., peppers, onions, mushrooms, etc). The bread is pillowy soft, but just a touch too thick to meet my perfect sandwich ratio. Beef is greasy, tasty and has a bit of gristle which gives it that urban flavor one occasionally desires.Sides consist of a meager selection of Lay's, Dorito's―and not much else. Drink selection is also lacking. I'd recommend bouncing across the street to the Spartan Market while they prepare the sammiches for a better selection of drinks and chips.Overall this is a solid 3.5-star location rounded down for lack of sides, but otherwise friendly service, tasty chiw and decent prices will keep me coming back for hopefully another forty years.

Review №39

Best philly cheese steak in town. Sonia is very nice. A must go to place to eat!

Review №40

Best cheese steak sandwiches in San Jose!

Review №41

Really good food.

Review №42

Lady was superr helpful, unfortunately my cheese steak sandwich was lacking cheese and some

Review №43

1st time going there, good pastrami!

Review №44

Sandwiches are so delish.

Review №45

I can remember eating here as a kid, it's a must have when we visit San Jose. Love love love it!

Review №46

I've been.going to this place for years but last week I went by and ordered two sandwiches worst I've ever had I'm kinda saddened by this if I ask for jalepenos I want them to be hot and cook with my sandwich not cold shoved in there with no flavor like there old and waxed cousin noticed the guy didn't even wash his hands b4 he cooked our food ...smh I am so disappointed!!! Won't happen again.

Review №47

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend the juiciest hamburgers.

Review №48

If I die, I want to come back as one of Sonia's philly cheesesteak sandwiches. That is IF I die.

Review №49

Combo steak and cheese sandwiches and good outdoor seating. Dog friendly.

Review №50

Best philly cheesesteakes around this area. Such an incredible hole in the wall. I have not had a burger yet but a coworker said they are very good.

Review №51

Great cheese steaks and burgers, get em from Sonia!

Review №52

I've been coming to this since place since I was a child best Philly cheese steaks this side of the Mississippi

Review №53

Best Steak Sandwich in Town don't worry about looks your in for a surprise.

Review №54

The workers are slow and not very polite, but the sandwiches are worth it. They are fantastic.

Review №55

Very good cheese steak sandwich.

Review №56

I've been going there for years, love the Mushroom Swiss, steak sandwich. They take phone orders, so your food is ready by the time you get there.

Review №57

Been eating here since 1986. Steak, provolone, mushroom. Best anywhere in the Bay Area.

Review №58

Great fast service. a pretty good cheesesteak (it's no Philly cheesesteak but pretty good). Cash only.

Review №59

Great cheese steak sandwich

Review №60

Great service good food

Review №61

Good quick bite

Review №62

Good sandwich and good food

Review №63

Good meat eating

Review №64

Great food, great service

Review №65

The best steak sandwich around love it

Review №66

The BEST AVOCADO STEAK sandwiches...

Review №67

Good food

Review №68

I like chili cheese steak.....i keep coming back time & time again.

Review №69

Great sandwiches

Review №70

.., still a quality meal..,

Review №71

Great sandwiches

Review №72

Awesome sandwich

Review №73

Good sandwiches

Review №74

They have sandwiches.

Review №75

Really is the best

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Review №78

Good food

Review №79

Best burgers in town!

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4.6 Rating
  • Address:360 E William St, San Jose, CA 95112, United States
  • Site:
  • Phone:+1 408-295-5654
  • Hamburger restaurant
  • Cheesesteak restaurant
  • Fast food restaurant
  • Takeout Restaurant
  • Restaurant
  • Sandwich shop
Working hours
  • Monday:11AM–5PM
  • Tuesday:11AM–5PM
  • Wednesday:11AM–5PM
  • Thursday:11AM–5PM
  • Friday:11AM–5PM
  • Saturday:Closed
  • Sunday:Closed
Service options
  • Outdoor seating:Yes
  • Takeout:Yes
  • Delivery:No
  • Fast service:Yes
Popular for
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Solo dining:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance:Yes
  • Quick bite:Yes
  • Good for kids:Yes
  • Casual:Yes
  • Cash-only:Yes
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