925 Blossom Hill Road • San Jose, CA 95123-1294
Score (9.5 out of 10)
Westfield has done it again! They’ve taken the previously lackluster Oakridge Mall and turned it into something spectacular! First, they doubled the size, making a giant oval, if you will. Next, they remodeled the interior to look fresh and new. Finally, they added high-end retailers and excellent restaurants.
Westfield really knows how to pick architects. This mall is full of beautiful details. Even the light fixtures are both abundant and beautiful, yet never overbearing.
You’ll find a mix of retailers here, including some new high-end shops (banking on the area’s affluence). Lots of sit-down restaurants are a plus, too.
For movies, Century 20 Theatres is an excellent draw, ensuring large crowds in the beautiful food court.
Three department stores call Oakridge home: Sears, Macy’s (newly expanded), and Target. (Target replaced the old Montgomery Ward in October 2004.)
The food court design is truly outstanding and reminds me of a high-end restaurant in the City. The use of different textures, including fabric, stone, and wood, are evident throughout. You’ll find an expansive collection of eateries and food from throughout the world.
Outside the food court you’ll find the very popular BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, Buca di Beppo, Cheesecake Factory, and P.F. Chang’s Chinese Bistro.
You actually can park on the roof! Then, you can make obscene gestures through the skylights to unsuspecting shoppers. I wonder how long it will take for someone to get arrested!
Valet parking is available outside of California Pizza Kitchen, Cheesecake Factory, and BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse.
Westfield Oakridge mall is located in San Jose CA, at the corner of Santa Teresa Boulevard and Blossom Hill Road. From the West Valley Fwy (85), exit south Santa Teresa.
While you are here
You may also want to visit Almaden Plaza.
Monday – Friday
10:30 AM – 9 PM
10 AM – 9 PM
11 AM – 6 PM
- Century Theatres 20
- Macy’s (236,000 sq. ft.)
Type: Superregional center
GLA: 102,193.344 m2 (1,100,000 sq. ft.)
Owner: Westfield Centres
Management Company: Westfield Centres
Grand Openings: 1973 (mall); 1978 (Macy’s and Bullock’s); 2003 (expansion)
Anchor Closures: 1983 (Bullock’s)
Renovated: 1995; 2003
Architectural Appearance: Chic
Cleanliness: Hospital clean!
Occupancy: Bursting at the seams!
Store Quality: Standard (-0.5)
Parking: Average for a center this size (plus availability of valet)
Location: Very convenient off Hwy 85
Services: Website, security, information booth, printed directory, free shopping bags, free balloons, free package carry-out, valet parking, and more.
Uniqueness: One of a kind gem!