Six months is usually considered the earliest a new restaurant, bar or coffeeshop can receive a fair review. Each month, Metro spotlights five of the newest places we think are worth a look-see.

The Wrapped Fish
422 W Capitol Expy, San Jose
One of the food world’s most bizarre fusions—Japanese sushi and Cal-Mexican burrito—can now add one more culture into the mix: Hawaiian poke! The Wrapped Fish features house signature, and custom-built pokerritos, poke bowls—and even poke nachos to order. Looking to celebrate a special occasion? Get one of their signature or custom poke cakes. No, that’s not a typo.

Burger Lounge
1875 S Bascom Ave, Campbell
This SoCal-based burger chain brings its earth-friendly ethos to NorCal for the first time and lands squarely in the revitalized Pruneyard. Burger Lounge specializes in sustainably sourced items and locally grown produce. Their specialty is serving up grass-fed beef, cage-free turkey, line-caught Alaskan cod and organic salads. Be sure to try their seasonal strawberry shake, made with local strawberries, while it’s still around.

Porta Blu
200 Independence Dr, Menlo Park
Located inside the Hotel Nia—overlooking a beautifully landscaped and serene courtyard—is Porta Blu. This dog-friendly, open air restaurant is perfect for a casual lunch date or a romantic evening with a special someone. Their Middle Eastern rack of lamb with a pomegranate molasses is truly top-notch. Combine that with their signature That’s My Jam signature cocktail (featuring vodka, apricot jam, lemon and thyme) and a visit to the “blue door” will always be on one’s mind.

2752 Augustine Dr, Santa Clara
This La Jolla-based favorite makes its way up north and features fancy hipster and authentic tacos. They really up the ante on the humble taco by serving high-end ingredients (e.g., lobster, filet mignon, soft-shell crab) on house-made tortillas. Puesto’s drink game is strong as well, with a nice selection of wines, top-shelf tequilas, margaritas and sangria.

800 Emerson St, Palo Alto
From the people that brought you Kokkari, Evvia and Village Pub comes the latest fine-dining Greek restaurant: Taverna. Features include local, seasonal ingredients to aid in capturing the best of modern Hellenic cuisine. The wine list, with more than 150 different vintages, are sure to please. The grilled octopus and any of their lamb dishes should be listed on every check.