New England Lobster Market & Eatery

New England Lobster Market & Eatery 824 Cowan Road Burlingame, CA 94010 Yelp With all my traveling to San Francisco, I’ve been in need of good eats close to SFO.  Sometimes you just gotta grab and go because we all know eating at the airport totally sucks.  Usually, I’m content eating something casual and Asian.  There…

Skool

Skool 1725 Alameda St.  San Francisco, CA 94103 Yelp The theme of the meal was confusion.  At first, I thought Triple F recommended Skool.  Then I thought about it more and maybe I got the place confused with Aina.  Both are Asian fusion type places with Skool leaning more Japanese and Aina more Hawaiian.  We…

Koo

Koo 408 Irving St. San Francisco, CA 94122 Yelp I’ve been to Koo before with Triple F and Running Man.  I just didn’t remember it too well since I never blogged about it.  I’ve come to depend on this blog as my food memory and food road map.  It really is true.  You have to…

Kusakabe

Kusakabe 584 Washington St. San Francisco, CA  94111 Yelp As you’ve noticed, I eat a lot of sushi.  It’s mainly because I know it makes The Annoyer very happy to have his “tasty fish.”  Kusakabe is definitely one of the fancier sushi restaurants in the city.    Omakase can be for $95 or $150.  It…

Swan Oyster Depot

Swan Oyster Depot 1517 Polk Ave. San Francisco, CA 94109 Yelp Swan Oyster Depot is a San Francisco institution.  Anthony Bourdain has visited this place, not once, but twice, while filming “The Layover” in 2012 and “Parts Unknown” in 2015.  It should be no surprise to know the place is overrun with tourists, myself and The Annoyer…

Kato

Kato 11925 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025 Yelp I typically do a fair amount of research into any new restaurant I am checking out.  However, it’s nice to be able to put my faith into another person’s hands.  Ski Bum, a long time Angeleno, is quite attune to the LA dining scene.  She…

Zushi Puzzle

Zushi Puzzle 1910 Lombard St. San Franciscos, CA 94123 Yelp Triple F has raved about Zushi Puzzle for years now.  She loved the place so much, she became a regular.  We were seated at the bar and chef/owner Roger was getting chummy with Triple F, like they’re just the best of old friends.  I exaggerate, but…

Roy’s Ko Olina

Roy’s Ko Olina 92-1220 Ali’inui Dr Kapolei, HI 96707 Yelp I’ve been to Roy’s a few times and have never been terribly impressed by the fancified Hawaiian Asian fusion cuisine.  The food is good, but it’s never been worthy of a strong recommendation or repeat visits.  The Roy’s in Kapolei, which is conveniently located within…

Kiyomizu

Kiyomizu 305 E. 4th St. #105 Santa Ana, CA 92701 Yelp I’ve heard so many great things about SUGARFISH’s sister restaurant, KazuNori, in DTLA.  The hand rolls at SUGARFISH are some of the best I’ve ever tasted, so I assume KazuNori is the same.  The perfectly roasted and deeply flavored nori is what really makes makes…

António

António 7 Rua dos Clerigos Taipa, Macau When I tell people we spent 9 days in Hong Kong, people’s eyes widen a bit.  I will admit, it was a lot of time to spend in a city that’s better known as a shopping and eating rather than a cultural or sight seeing destination.  Technically, we didn’t spend…

Ronin

Ronin 8 On Wo Lane Central Hong Kong Ronin is easily one of those restaurants that pops up as a popular, must-try Hong Kong restaurant for the modern generation.  Unlike Yung Kee, it doesn’t have a long history and tradition.  The place is relatively new, but has garnered quite a popularity in a short time….

Gi Kee

Gi Kee Wong Nai Chung Complex Happy Valley Hong Kong Everyone says you have to eat seafood while in Hong Kong.  I originally planned to eat at Under the Bridge Spicy Crab, but made a last minute change.  The reviews on Trip Advisor were a little underwhelming.  It seemed the place to be years ago,…