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Cin-Cin Wine Bar
Cin-Cin Wine Bar

Cin-Cin Wine Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cincinwinebar.com
  • Phone: (408) 354-8006
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm,
    Happy Hour: Monday - Saturday: 4:00 - 6:00pm
    Late Night Happy Hour: Thurs - Sat: 9:00 - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, American
  • Executive Chef: Shingo Katsura
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Cin-Cin can create the perfect party platters for your event. Call a minimum of 48 hours in advance to place your order, then come pick it up on the day of your event.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Lisa (408) 354-8006
  • Special Events & Promotions: Whether it’s a Girl’s Night Out, Employee Appreciation or Birthday,Cin-Cin can host your special event. We’ll work with you to create a special menu for your event. Let us design a shared plate menu, wine pairing dinner or prix fixe menu. Call Cin-Cin at 408-354-8006.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Highway 9
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is private parking behind the restaurant. The entrance is on Village Lane.
A word from Cin-Cin Wine Bar
Cin-Cin [chin-chin] is an Italian toast meaning "to your health."

Cin-Cin is a neighborhood wine bar for friends and family to enjoy food and wine produced by sustainable, organic and biodynamic methods. Cin-Cin is a place where you can nourish your palate with pure, sophisticated and intense flavors.

Owners: Lisa Rhorer and Pasquale Romano.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "My husband and I shared 3 different red wine flights and many small plates….the brussels sprouts, beef tacos, and scallops were particularly delicious."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "First visit...will return. Late night snack....Just shared a few small plates plan to try other menu items in the future. Wine was very good also shared 2 flights."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I usually give this restaurant high reviews. Unfortunately this visit the service was terrible."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Wanted a nice dinner with a bottle of wine and was pleasantly surprised and happy with everything."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Upon entering Cin-cin I was immediately aware of the wonderful atmosphere. A friendly host escorted us to our table. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable of food and our wine selections. I was amazed how much we enjoyed the food that satisfied all our senses. The flavor of the small plates that were served was sensational. Shrimp and grits, wild mushroom empanadas, grilled octopus, and steamed buns with pork bellynwere just a few of the fabulous small plates we loved. The whole experience was wonderful. I am going to recommend this restaurant to all of my friends."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "It's really fun to share the small plates, most of which are really tasty. My only complaint is that the place can get a bit noisy when full (which is often)"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Appreciated the excellent service - great place to celebrate our wedding anniversary"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We were celebrating a friends BD, and the energy was great for this. The food was very good but the service was excellent. Our server was extremely attentive, answered any questions we had, in great detail. It was a nice, un rushed dinner. My only complaint is I expected more wine by the glass options from a wine bar. The few offered were meh... Overall- Good Time"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "This was my second time here and it was amazing, just as the first time. The food is always good and the wine, even better!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Being able to order 4 small plates and an appetizer (for two) and a flight of wines was an amazing way to taste a variety of flavors of foods! Loved it and will definitely be back. Charcuterie appetizer, mushroom empanadas, smoked salmon, korean tacos and sliders were all amazing."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "At a Wine Bar I would have expected fewer young children...although most were well behaved, not what I was expecting for a night out....would definitely book a later reservation in the future, if we were to return"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Loved the toasted nuts to start, all our courses had excellent flavor and came out timely. Definitely will return."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "My wife and I love Cin Cin, and it's our favorite "date night" dinner location. The food is amazing, as is the service and location. Can't go wrong here, really."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I was at Cin-Cin with my wife on a Thursday night. From past reservation attempts, I knew it was a popular restaurant. We've opted to limit our dining that evening to a few small plates, and they were all very good. A couple were spicier than we expected, but still delicious. Nice house red. We'll be back to try some of the large plates. Not extremely loud, but when the place is at full swing, the noise level can hamper conversation."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We love Cin Cin. Their small plates are always unique, tasty and well prepared. The wine list has some nice choices. The pork belly buns and fish tacos are my absolute favorites"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "My first time and not knowing what to expect I looked it up online and I must say most of the reviews were spot on. I enjoyed everything from the service to the wine and the food.. I will be going back and commending Cin Cin to all my friends"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Fantastic wine list, delicious tapas, small plates, large plates of wonderfully prepared delicacies"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The food is impeccable, very obvious Cin-Cin spends time on the special meals for the night. The small plates are interesting and very tasty. Erika"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "It's the little things that detract. While the food was very good and our waiter was friendly, overall the service seemed disconnected. Here's a few simple rules: 1) The cocktails should arrive before the appetizers. 2) When you offer the customer a few more crostini, please bring them soon, not 10 minutes later. Just disconnected. On the plus side, the food was delightful and we will probably revisit on a less-busy evening and give it another chance."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Service was spot on, our waitress was so much fun and engaging. Food was very good and well paced, don't miss the deviled eggs, pork belly buns and the bacon mac & cheese. Previously I swore I wasn't coming back due to service and food issues but I am so glad my husband asked to try it again. Cin Cin is now back on our date night list of restaurant choices."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Chose this wine bar because they had a food menu and cocktails, instead of just cheese plates, beer and wine. We got more than we asked for! Great price on the bubbly flight ($13 for 3, 3-oz pours); the men had martinis. We chose a "nibbler" and 5 small plates to share - perfect for 5 of us. I gave 3 stars for service because we only got 4 of the small plates but we were full by then anyway - our server was attentive and our water was continually refilled by other staff (they leave large bottles on the table for refilling your own water, but the staff came by to refill also). The small plates are decent sized, and you have the option on some of them of adding - both the empanadas and sliders we added a fourth instead of the standard three."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Went here on a Saturday night and had a fantastic evening. They had a nice selection of wine that wasn't overwhelming to peruse nor ridiculously pricey. We ordered a bunch of small plates to share and everything was delicious - the goat cheese crostini and the Korean tacos were especially amazing! Our waiter was very nice and accommodating and brought out the dishes at a good pace to allow us to have a nice relaxing meal. Definitely would eat here again!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Best happy hour. This restaurant has good food, wine and drinks, as well as a congenial atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • " Loved the beet salad. The roasted vegetables and mushroom empanadas were good too."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Service and good was perfect! Place was packed on a Tuesday night! We will be back"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Ambiance was nice but it was a little loud especially with the music on. The food was excellent and the wine selection nice. Our particular waiter was ho hum but the rest of the service staff was very attentive. It was particularly nice to have half off wine on Monday night. This was my second time there and I will definitely go back again."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Executive Chef Shingo Katsura creates some beautiful dishes that taste delicious and he enjoys incorporating a variety of textures. The menu at Cin-Cin has taken flight under his direction. Monday night's are 50% off all wine bottles. Choose from their award winning wine list. Ask your server for a recommendation. Remember to order dessert. Pastry chef Mimi creates some desserts worthy of a fine dining experience."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the option for small plates and the selection was great. The food was tasty and their late night happy hour was something great to accidentally happen upon"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "SO good. Get the sikrong mu tod (short ribs) for sure! Everything was tasty though, we also got: hoi nang rom sod (oysters) which were huge, pau pia yuan (fresh shrimp spring rolls), the kiow wan pak (veggie green curry), mu hang lei (beef red curry) and a few other things that I can't remember :) The sakhoo sai mu, which are steamed tapioca dumplings with pork & peanuts, were surprisingly good, almost like a dessert! Definitely worth trying at least once for the texture alone. We had a group of about 10 people and even though they were pretty busy, our service was great. They were very attentive and had everything out in a timely manner."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Our favorite place!!! Creative and delicious!! Jared is our favorite waiter! "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "A fantastic selection of small plates; a large group of us met here and ate family style and everything we tried was delightful. The drinks, appetizers, and small plates were all delicious and there were plenty of options for both vegetarians and carnivores."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "This is a true gem of a place...we dine early with the kids and love the food all the time..never a disappointment."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "I waited over an hour for our food and finally told the hostess I was leaving as I was getting a headache and needed to eat something. The next day the owner called to say she was sorry and another table had a similar problem. She would resolve the internal issue and she was sending me a gift certificate to come back. I certainly will. Classy owner!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "The food at Cin Cin is always SO good. This is definitely a place for foodies. I love doing wine flights. They have a great selection of different wines and the service is always spot on. only thing that's always rough is parking. Highly recommend Cin-Cin."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "This is a great place to go on a date, or for a girl's night out. It has a relaxing, yet fun ambiance. The food is very delicious. Though I was disappointed in their fish tacos. Their food is always so tasty, that I was surprised their fish tacos had no flavor."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "What can I say about Cin Cin that already hasn't been raved about elsewhere? great food, check. great drink and wine selection, check. What more could you ask for in this little gem of a restaurant, tucked down an alley in Los Gatos? For starters, the Charcuterie Plate is a must, especially when having a glass of wine from the huge wine selection that they offer. We then opted for the "tapas-style" small plate-route, rather than both getting entrées. Korean tacos, sliders and steam buns were our selections, and we were not disappointed. The sliders have this amazing cheddar fondue atop the little, medium rare cooked patty and it is to die for! This isn't our first time here, but its the first time I've decide to review it, and ill be back!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Highly recommend, main courses and small plates were all wonderful. Korean tacos, short ribs, mac & cheese were delicious. Our waitress, Amber, was absolutely awesome. Can't wait to come back."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Very delicious, small plate stle food. I also had one of their origional drinks; mandrin orange something or other that was devine. Not a quiet resturant, but not so loud you couldn't talk. Our waiter was nice, but seemed to be stretched a little thin. Service was fine, but not outstanding. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Very good food (ham-wrapped date appetizer; steak and fries and 38 north chicken for entrees); great wine; very good service (after initially being ignored for a while); good prices...but offset by mediocre ambiance (very loud, in an open-not-intimate space). If being seen is important to you, then you'll probably be really happy, but if you're trying to have quality time with a date... maybe not so much. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "If you don't like talking with your spouse or date, then this is the place to go. It was so loud, and the tables so close to each other, that all you could hear was shouting. Food was OK, but nothing special. Wine list is overrated. Really disappointed."
    Dined on 5/3/2014