Check out the 4 top spots in San Jose's South 101 neighborhood

Men-Bei Ramen | Photo: John D./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on June 17, 2020.

Spending time in South 101? Get to know this San Jose neighborhood by browsing its most popular businesses, from a gamer shop to an Asian fusion eatery.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in South 101, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. Game Kastle

photo: cap p./yelp

Topping the list is hobby shop Game Kastle, which offers tabletop games, electronic games and more. Located at 1350 Coleman Ave., it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 141 reviews on Yelp.

The store is part of a national chain that offers "hard-to-find items, an outstanding selection of amazing products, an impressive gaming space, daily scheduled events and a staff that genuinely wants to help," according to its website.

2. Men-Bei Ramen

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Next up is Men-Bei Ramen, at 1349 Coleman Ave. With four stars out of 465 reviews on Yelp, it's proved to be a local favorite.

Yelper Kerri I. wrote, "Anytime I'm craving Japanese comfort food this is my spot. Such good choices, fair prices and portions are huge."

Trung N. added, "Men-Bei is a wonderful, nice and cozy establishment with all the wonderful service that you would expect from a Japanese family-owned place. The folks here are so friendly and courteous. Food was excellent and while it seems to favor quantity over quality, the food is still very delicious."

3. LV Nails

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Nail salon, hair salon and waxing spot LV Nails is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, at 1347 Coleman Ave., four stars out of 75 reviews.

The salon's offerings include manicures and pedicures, as well as facials, massages and eyebrow services, according to its Yelp profile.

4. Noodle Edition

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Last but not least is Noodle Edition, an Asian fusion and Vietnamese spot. It's another neighborhood go-to, with four stars out of 34 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1331 Coleman Ave. to see for yourself.  

Yelper Tim F. noted, "Right away the staff is fast and friendly, welcoming me at the moment I walked into the door and offering me a seat. The menu is sweet and simple."

Marion R. added, "The food was very good and fresh, and the service was excellent."

This story was created automatically using local business data, then reviewed and augmented by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.

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