So far San Francisco in February is rainy mess, but that’s not going to stop me from exploring this 7 mile wide city. Today started off with a stroll through Chinatown and let’s just say there were plenty of those cat figures, swords and other random stuff that nobody needs. Then we went to hell on earth, the California DMV. This place is run by a group of donkeys and that’s being generous. My friend needed to do a simple little task of paying a $55 fine, but they do not allow you to pay online. Two and a half hours later and 5 or more trips from the counter to our waiting chairs we had accomplished what seemed impossible. We got out of there just in time because she was about to go postal up in there. It definitely would have made the news that’s for sure.
Next up was the Westfield Mall. It was incredible the amount of stores and eateries inside this mega-mall. One cool thing was their curved escalators that wrapped around a massive foyer. We didn’t really go there to shop so it was just a pit stop.
For lunch we headed to Katana-Ya, a ramen/sushi restaurant in the Tenderloin District that is known to serve the best ramen in San Francisco. Be prepared to wait though because it’s a very small place and it’s very popular with the locals. They keep a clip board outside where you put your own name on a list. Then you just wait outside on the street for your table to be ready. It was worth the wait though. I ordered the Ground Beef and Tofu Ramen which was really good. I don’t know about you but when I think ramen all that comes to mind is college and a salt lick. This was not that. I highly recommend you check this spot out if you are here.
- Katana-Ya – ramen lunch spot in the Tenderloin District
- R Bar and Wreck Room – drinks in Nob Hill
- Westfield Mall