After shopping at the Ferry Building, we hopped onto a cable car and rode to the famous San Francisco Chinatown. This chinatown is the largest outside of Asia, oldest in North America, and covers 24 square blocks. Even though we live in a predominantly Asian part of Southern California, being in San Francisco’s Chinatown felt very different. Here there were lots of people, narrow streets, tiny shops filled with fun stuff, colorful buildings, and the smell of Chinese style dishes and desserts wafting in the air. It almost felt like we were in a different country.
By the time we walked back, San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf was PACKED! There were so many people trying to catch dinner like us. It seemed like everyone had seafood in their hands and a smile on their face.
We walked around all the food stalls, found one that looked good, and jumped in line.
After walking around Cannery Row and visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium, we headed over to The Sardine Factory to get some dinner. We arrived just in time for their prix fixe menu special, so we headed on in.
At the beginning of Monterey Municipal Wharf there is a restaurant that is tucked under the pier, called Sandbar and Grill. It was pretty busy so we decided to try it out. Inside, it was very small but had a cozy feel that I loved.
Calamari, Tender Pieces Pounded thin and Fried Golden. The BEST calamari we’ve ever eaten. They were so tender and crispy. Since then, all other calamari we’ve eaten have now been compared to this standard. We still reminisce about how delicious they were… lol
After our very long day running around Sacramento, we decided to head back to our hotel and have dinner on the Delta King.
The Delta King has 2 separate dining options available: Pilothouse which is their sit down restaurant and Delta Bar and Grill which is more casual. Since we were in the mood for something quick and relaxed, we decided to tryout their bar.