Number5Kitchen

Number5Kitchen Family Owned and Operated. Serving seasonal cuisine made by awesome local ingredients. 100% San Carlos family owned and operated. We love San Carlos.
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We admire the local farmers and ranchers we source from. We revere and are deeply grateful for the year-round bounty California has to offer. Come say hi and talk good food.

Operating as usual

We are back! We have re-opened our dining room. Indoor and outdoor dining are on. New burrata appertizer with these lovi...
07/16/2021

We are back! We have re-opened our dining room. Indoor and outdoor dining are on.

New burrata appertizer with these loving organic strawberries from #pescadero.

#strawberry
#greenstrawberry
#summereats
#organicproduce
#summermenu
#cityofgoodliving
#cityofgoodliving

We are back! We have re-opened our dining room. Indoor and outdoor dining are on.

New burrata appertizer with these loving organic strawberries from #pescadero.

#strawberry
#greenstrawberry
#summereats
#organicproduce
#summermenu
#cityofgoodliving
#cityofgoodliving

number5Kitchen is closed this weekend for our annual summer break. We look forward to seeing you when we get back on Thu...
07/09/2021

number5Kitchen is closed this weekend for our annual summer break. We look forward to seeing you when we get back on Thursday July 15.

#outofoffice
#pnw
#ferryride
#gonefishing

number5Kitchen is closed this weekend for our annual summer break. We look forward to seeing you when we get back on Thursday July 15.

#outofoffice
#pnw
#ferryride
#gonefishing

Cook and eat only what is in season. Our Spring menu features the finest local produce. Thank you @iacopifarms for provi...
05/25/2021

Cook and eat only what is in season. Our Spring menu features the finest local produce. Thank you @iacopifarms for providing the sweet and gorgeous English peas in our risotto entrée.

#loveyourfarmer
#coastalfarming
#halfmoonbay
#eatlocal
#eatseasonal
#whatsinseason
#englishpeas
#cityofgoodliving
#cityofsancarlos

Cook and eat only what is in season. Our Spring menu features the finest local produce. Thank you @iacopifarms for providing the sweet and gorgeous English peas in our risotto entrée.

#loveyourfarmer
#coastalfarming
#halfmoonbay
#eatlocal
#eatseasonal
#whatsinseason
#englishpeas
#cityofgoodliving
#cityofsancarlos

enjoy local asparagus when we can. The season is expected to end in the next few weeks and we will have to wait until 20...
05/14/2021

enjoy local asparagus when we can. The season is expected to end in the next few weeks and we will have to wait until 2022.

jumbo asparagus with @distefanocheese burrata, spring peas medley
on our spring menu.

"growing asparagus from seed may take years of patience and love before the plants become highly productive" - jaron @onorati_organics

#eatlocal
#eatseasonal
#jumboasparagus
#springgreens
#bayareaeats
#norcal
#cityofgoodliving
#cityofsancarlos
#springpeas

enjoy local asparagus when we can. The season is expected to end in the next few weeks and we will have to wait until 2022.

jumbo asparagus with @distefanocheese burrata, spring peas medley
on our spring menu.

"growing asparagus from seed may take years of patience and love before the plants become highly productive" - jaron @onorati_organics

#eatlocal
#eatseasonal
#jumboasparagus
#springgreens
#bayareaeats
#norcal
#cityofgoodliving
#cityofsancarlos
#springpeas

04/12/2021

We are out of the office this week due to spring break; forestbathing with the family up north.

We will be back with an exciting new Spring menu and stay tuned for our Saturday pop-up lunch!

#californianbeauty
#hedgecreekfalls
#forestbathing
#springbreak
#optoutside
#day1
#roadtrip

get your tuscan ribs family meal tonight. only a few orders left. #whatsfordinner #ribs #fingerlickinggood #foodtogo@mar...
03/21/2021

get your tuscan ribs family meal tonight. only a few orders left.

#whatsfordinner
#ribs
#fingerlickinggood
#foodtogo
@marshallsfarmhoney
#cityofgoodliving
#cityofsancarlos

get your tuscan ribs family meal tonight. only a few orders left.

#whatsfordinner
#ribs
#fingerlickinggood
#foodtogo
@marshallsfarmhoney
#cityofgoodliving
#cityofsancarlos

Beef BourguignonPerfect comfort food for this season. #braise#backtobasics#comfortfood#frenchcooking #ouichef #cityofgoo...
02/20/2021

Beef Bourguignon
Perfect comfort food for this season.

#braise
#backtobasics
#comfortfood
#frenchcooking
#ouichef
#cityofgoodliving
#cityofsancarlos

Beef Bourguignon
Perfect comfort food for this season.

#braise
#backtobasics
#comfortfood
#frenchcooking
#ouichef
#cityofgoodliving
#cityofsancarlos

Happy Lunar New Year!We are closed today and will be back tomorrow. #lunarnewyear#yearoftheox#cityofgoodliving #cityofsa...
02/12/2021

Happy Lunar New Year!

We are closed today and will be back tomorrow.

#lunarnewyear
#yearoftheox
#cityofgoodliving
#cityofsancarlos

Happy Lunar New Year!

We are closed today and will be back tomorrow.

#lunarnewyear
#yearoftheox
#cityofgoodliving
#cityofsancarlos

Ringing in 2021 with some of our classic items. We are taking a much needed break and will return on Jan 13 Wednesday wi...
01/06/2021

Ringing in 2021 with some of our classic items.

We are taking a much needed break and will return on Jan 13 Wednesday with a revamped menu.

Be well and see you soon!

#newyearresolution
#2021
#bayareaeats
#toosmalltofail
#saverestaurant
#eatlocal
#eatseasonal
#healthyeating
#cityofgoodliving
#cityofsancarlos

Who deserves a nice meal for Christmas? Everyone. Our simple hope is that a nice warm meal could provide a bit of immedi...
12/31/2020

Who deserves a nice meal for Christmas?

Everyone. Our simple hope is that a nice warm meal could provide a bit of immediate comfort to a family escaping abuse in this pandemic holiday season.
https://www.facebook.com/corasupport
This all started in the beginning of the pandemic when we saw news reporting a spike in domestic violence worldwide. The realities of COVID and its restrictions had caused a perfect storm - financial stress, increased alcohol sales, closed schools and the orders to Stay-at-Home. For over 40 years, CORA has provided 24/7 365 days a year free services and support for those experiencing abuse in San Mateo County. Consider giving the gift of hope in 2020 by supporting CORA. Please give today! www.corasupport.org/donate

Ring out 2020 with us.Order today for pickup Thur, Dec 31 st. Swipe for menu. Order via link in bio.We have put some of ...
12/28/2020

Ring out 2020 with us.

Order today for pickup Thur, Dec 31 st. Swipe for menu. Order via link in bio.

We have put some of our classic items on the menu. Périgord black truffle roasted chicken, angus beef short ribs, prime rib, caesar salad, scallop crudo...

#newyear
#goodbye2020
#goingoutwithabang
#cityofsancarlos
#cityofgoodliving
#eatlocal
#saverestaurant
#toosmalltofail
#familyowned

Say cheese! Perks of growing up in a kitchen. Approved by our CTO!#christmascameearly#christmaseats#thankyoujesus#timeto...
12/21/2020

Say cheese! Perks of growing up in a kitchen. Approved by our CTO!

#christmascameearly
#christmaseats
#thankyoujesus
#timetocelebrate
#kidseat
#californiasfinest
#onlythebest
#chieftastingofficer
#cto

Enjoy Christmas with us.Order today for pickup Thur, Dec 24th. Swipe for menu. Order via link in bio.We have put some of...
12/16/2020

Enjoy Christmas with us.

Order today for pickup Thur, Dec 24th. Swipe for menu. Order via link in bio.

We have put some of our favorite items on the menu. Winter black truffle roasted chicken, Angus beef short ribs, mac & cheese with wild mushroom, winter salad with meyer lemon honey dressing, lemon tart with finger lime...

#christmas
#christmasdecor
#christmasmeal
#citrus
#cityofsancarlos
#cityofgoodliving
#eatlocal
#saverestaurant
#toosmalltofail
#familyowned

Happy Thanksgiving!#familytime#Thanksgiving2020#cityofgoodliving #cityofsancarlos#shoplocalsancarlos#pandemic2020#bayare...
11/27/2020

Happy Thanksgiving!

#familytime
#Thanksgiving2020
#cityofgoodliving
#cityofsancarlos
#shoplocalsancarlos
#pandemic2020
#bayareaeats
#saverestaurants
#supportsmallbusiness
#bayarea
#bayareafamily
#optoutside

the whole family tested negative.Thank you @curativeinc for providing family testing.#staysafe#stayhealthy#wearamask #co...
11/21/2020

the whole family tested negative.
Thank you @curativeinc for providing family testing.

#staysafe
#stayhealthy
#wearamask
#covidtesting

please support locally owned independent restaurants. we ARE part of YOUR community.
11/20/2020

please support locally owned independent restaurants. we ARE part of YOUR community.

ready-to-eat Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder marinated in fennel seed&pollen, coriander, garlic, onion, sichuan peppercorn fo...
11/16/2020

ready-to-eat Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder
marinated in fennel seed&pollen, coriander, garlic, onion, sichuan peppercorn for 24h and slow roasted in our oven for 10h

Great to add to your stew, pasta, ramen, sandwich, tacos, breakfast egg or just snack on it with your favorite beer/wine

Let us do the cooking for your 2020 Thanksgiving. Order today for pickup Wed, Nov 25th. Swipe for menu.  Order via link ...
11/11/2020

Let us do the cooking for your 2020 Thanksgiving.

Order today for pickup Wed, Nov 25th. Swipe for menu. Order via link in bio.

Deeply grateful for the hard work of our partnering small farms and local purveyors to enable us to enjoy the best of California bounty.

Show off your "I Voted" sticker and let us treat you with a warm cup of house-made soup on November 4 and 5!#votingmatte...
11/03/2020

Show off your "I Voted" sticker and let us treat you with a warm cup of house-made soup on November 4 and 5!

#votingmatters
#vote2020
#pleasevote
#vote

view from San Carlos HillsWe will be closed today due to the current weather conditions. #eerie#twilight #bearfire#cityo...
09/09/2020

view from San Carlos Hills

We will be closed today due to the current weather conditions.

#eerie
#twilight
#bearfire
#cityofsancarlos
#cityofgoodliving

Let's write !
09/05/2020

Let's write !

During these uncertain times of COVID-19, seniors can become isolated and lonely, especially if they don’t have family close by. The Adult Community Center (ACC) has started a “Notes to Seniors” program where community members can write encouraging cards and letters to our Seniors and drop them off at the ACC. In recent weeks, a few local Girl Scouts troops have drawn pictures with their notes to send off to our seniors. For those who are interested in participating, there is a drop box in front of the door at the ACC. For more information, contact the ACC at (650) 802-4384.

back from the Sierra.  We are reopening today with all new Summer a la carte menu featuring our summer favorites. Online...
07/10/2020

back from the Sierra.

We are reopening today with all new Summer a la carte menu featuring our summer favorites. Online ordering and outdoor seating now available.

Please see our menu here:
www.number5kitchen.com/menu

#summersquah
#sweet100tomatoes
#sungoldtomatoes
#melon
#gazpacho
#peppers
#organicstrawberries
#cityofsancarlos
#cityofgoodliving

we are out of the office this week and will return on July 10th with an all new Summer menu.  Stay tuned. #summerbreak#g...
06/29/2020

we are out of the office this week and will return on July 10th with an all new Summer menu. Stay tuned.

#summerbreak
#gonefishing
#summerfun
#cityofsancarlos
#cityofgoodliving

#blackouttuesday #westandwithyou 💔
06/02/2020

#blackouttuesday #westandwithyou 💔

Last spring, we’re overjoyed to open our family restaurant right in the very neighborhood we call home. 5 minutes walk f...
05/31/2020

Last spring, we’re overjoyed to open our family restaurant right in the very neighborhood we call home. 5 minutes walk from our condo. 8 years in the making - from culinary school to the bottom of the kitchen hierarchy, climbing each step of the ladder with blood and sweat to roles as Sous Chef and eventually small business owner operating out of a food incubator KitchenTown. Along the way immersing into the wonderful California food supply chain, making friends with independent family farms and learning about sustainable agriculture. They care about the animals, the soil, the ocean and the farm workers. We saw this as the healthiest future for food, us and our planet. Forced ripened tomato picked early at industrial farm shipped here simply isn’t good in many ways. We want our 28-seat restaurant to be the bridge to let everyone know about the serious work of these good people. We routinely work with them to incorporate what’s best that particular week into our ever changing menu at number5kitchen.

We serve our community using the finest ingredients from the hardest working local farmers, ranchers, foragers and fishmongers. Covid-19 deals a big blow to all restaurants, an industry with thin margins even in the best of times, and even harder for small family-owned neighborhood joint like ours. The choice for using fine local ingredients (like honey from Marshall’s, beans and peas from Iacopi, sea salt from Pacific Flakes, vinegar from Sparrow Lane Sonoma, down to the local extra-virgin olive and grapeseed oil for cooking) also comes with a cost that cuts into our already thin margin. Yet, we believe fine ingredients shouldn’t be exclusive to fine dining.

In the pandemic, we had to let our staff go and scale down to a truly family operation with just me and my wife doing everything from cooking to special delivery for our sick/elderly neighbors. Our go-fund-me campaign helps us provide hot meals to the homeless and the local shelter for domestic violence victims (both seeing an uptake in demand). Friends and patrons have supported us to feed our frontline heroes. We’ve stayed open this whole time for pick-up orders. Any way you slice it, it’s a tough time for all restaurants and everyone in the supply chain. As parents ourselves, financial stability is important, but so does doing something we feel we could make a difference. Feeding people good, genuine food allows us to connect and touch people in the community in such direct ways that our old jobs as chemical engineer and risk manager in banking simply couldn’t. We’ve no regret in diving into this industry and are determined to ride this wave.

If we got the grant, we’d first hire our staff back! Improve ventilation in dining room and kitchen. Invest in outdoor dining furniture and city permit. For our inherited kitchen, we’d add a commercial vacuum packaging machine and an energy-efficient fridge and freezer. For inventory, cutting cost is always the most straight forward. Sourcing from industrial farms would significantly lower food cost and increase margin. But especially at time like this, when headlines report outcries from meat plant workers all over the country, we feel it’s more important than ever to support sustainable agriculture. To do our part in shifting away from the broken food system fueled by profit in the expense of people and environment. We promised from the beginning to never serve in our dining room anything I won’t feed my son - no antibiotic/hormone-laden meat or dairy, no eggs from cage-cramped chicken, no farmed salmon, no slave-caught shrimp. That promise I will keep. The grant will help us support the future of a better food system.

Thank you so much for reading, and thank you for the chance to win the grant Nav!!

Henry Eng. Chef-Owner. number5kitchen. San Carlos CA

@navsmb #navsmb #toosmalltofail #savesmallbusiness #savesmallfarms #saverestaurants #familyowned #independentrestaurant #supportlocal #cityofsancarlos

No Exception Period #blacklivesmatter #unity #community #cityofsancarlos #cityofgoodliving #equality #racialjustice #rac...
05/29/2020

No Exception Period #blacklivesmatter #unity #community #cityofsancarlos #cityofgoodliving #equality #racialjustice #racialhealing #raisekindhumans #bethebridge #onerace #takestand

family meals to gotuscan ribs with local honey glaze@marshallsfarmhoney@swantonberryfarm#togo #porkribs#eatlocal#sourcel...
05/17/2020

family meals to go
tuscan ribs with local honey glaze

@marshallsfarmhoney
@swantonberryfarm

#togo
#porkribs
#eatlocal
#sourcelocal
#knowyourfarmer
#localhoney
#shelterinplace
#summerfood
#fingerlickinggood
#cityofsancarlos
#cityofgoodliving

San Mateo County StrongWe're in this together!
04/17/2020

San Mateo County Strong
We're in this together!

Words cannot express the amount of gratitude we have for our San Mateo Community. It is amazing to see how people are making a difference each and every day. We received meal donations from local restaurants and residents of San Mateo County! It is so awesome to see our community come together and help one another!

Today we received donations to feed 300 essential workers at San Mateo Medical Center. WOW!

Meals donated today from @number5kitchen feed 15 departments at San Mateo Medical Center! Your generous donation reached 200 staff members at the following departments: Administration, Call Center, Hospital Phone Operator’s, Innovative Care Clinic (Primary Care), Intensive Care Unit, Acute Medical Surgical Unit, Laboratory, Medical Staffing Office, OB-GYN, Pediatric Clinic, Radiology, Resource Management, Ron Robinson Senior Care Clinic, Sterile Processing, and Visitor and Employee Screeners.

Thank you to @jacksprime who donated lunch meals that fed San Mateo Medical Centers Human Resources and Rehabilitation Departments.

Thank you to @sweetgreen for lunch donations that fed San Mateo Medical Centers Long Term Care, Psychiatry Emergency Services, Infection Control and Respiratory Therapy Departments.

@dohatsuten.ramen.paloalto donated lunch meals that fed San Mateo Medical Centers Patient Experience Department and Acute Psychiatry Departments.

Thank you Dathao Tran who donated dinner from @sajjstreeteats to San Mateo Medical Centers Emergency Room Departments.

As a foundation that supports our local community hospital San Mateo Medical Center we a amazed and filled with so much gratitude towards our community that is coming together during this difficult time.

By donating food you support frontline healthcare staff and our local restaurants! Thank you!!!

If you are interested in donating by feeding frontline staff and supporting a local restaurant please visit https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/rwk5nd

#covidkindness#covid19#covidbayarea#covidcalifornia#mealtrain#donations#fooddonations#localbusinesses#localbuisnessowners#gratitude#lunch#dinner#healthcareheroes#essentialworkers#frontlineworkers#sanmateocounty#betterbayarea

04/11/2020

steamy Pasta Bolognese for the homeless in our own community

We've partnered with Street Life Ministries (streetlifeministries.org) to provide hot meals at their weekly distributions. $100 feeds 15 adults!

Please support us at https://www.gofundme.com/f/number5kitchen-community-meal-fund

#inthistogether
#feedtheneedbayarea
#supportsmallbusiness
#supportlocal
#localsupportinglocal
#locallove
#familyowned
#locallyowned
#toosmalltofail
#weareopen
#strongertogether
#7x7shopslocal
#cityofsancarlos
#cityofgoodliving

We are partnering with Street Life Ministries to provide hot meals to those in need.  100% goes toward the meals at thei...
04/07/2020
number5kitchen Community Meal fund organized by Henry Eng

We are partnering with Street Life Ministries to provide hot meals to those in need. 100% goes toward the meals at their weekly distribution in Redwood City and beyond. Please consider donating.

Will you help us feed more people in our community? The need is huge and growing. This … Henry Eng needs your support for number5kitchen Community Meal fund

NOW OFFERING TAKEOUTWednesday - Saturday 12 - 7 pm650.665.9655 @ 663 Laurel St, San Carlosnumber5kitchen will be serving...
03/18/2020

NOW OFFERING TAKEOUT
Wednesday - Saturday 12 - 7 pm
650.665.9655 @ 663 Laurel St, San Carlos

number5kitchen will be serving a revised menu for TAKEOUT ONLY starting March 18. To order, please call 650.665.9655. Payment will be accepted by credit card over the phone. Pickup will be done at curbside/shop front at 663 Laurel Street in downtown San Carlos. Please find our menu at
http://www.number5kitchen.com/menus

- For our elderly and medically fragile neighbors, my wife will personally provide delivery at no extra cost (within 3 miles of number5kitchen)

- For our first responders and frontline healthcare providers managing COVID-19, we want to show our gratitude with 40% off all orders

- For all of us, 25% off all bottles of wine

Each of our suppliers confirmed that there is no shortage in food items. If you need household staples (egg, milk, butter, rice etc), please let us know when you call. We will do our best to help or perhaps save you an extra trip.

We also have gift cards available at our website. If you are able, we deeply appreciate your support for our family owned and operated small business.

@scchamberofcommerce #buylocal #sancarlos #smallbusinesses #shopsmall #cityofgoodliving #bayareafoodie #bayareaeats
#rallyforrestaurants #eatlocal #familyowned #loveourneighborhood

Address

663 Laurel Street
San Carlos, CA
94070

Caltrain San Carlos Station

Opening Hours

Wednesday 16:00 - 19:30
Thursday 16:00 - 19:30
Friday 16:00 - 19:30
Saturday 16:00 - 19:30

Telephone

(650) 665-9655

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Please put me back on mail/notification list. thank you.